Didn’t get to use this yesterday, but a victory is a victory, and Rep. Ellison deserves some props (along with President Obama, of course). Via Dave Weigel:
… Where did this idea come from? We actually know. Forty-nine members of the Congressional Progressive Caucus, the Democratic group that spent much of 2013 denouncing any possible entitlement cuts in the president’s budget or a fiscal deal, asked for exactly this. At the end of 2013, Rep. Keith Ellison hand-delivered a letter asking for the wage hike for contractors. “We know his heart is in the right place and he wants to do something,” he said at the time, “and this is something he can do.”..
Apart from celebrating when we can, what’s on the agenda this evening?