Ben Bassett

Ben is an Associate in Global Counsel's Washington, DC office. He has a background in political science and has experience in political consulting and issue & policy advocacy.

Prior to joining Global Counsel, Ben worked at a DC-based consulting firm where his work revolved around research, communications, and government relations for a broad portfolio of clients from diverse industries, including government, technology, art, media, and logistics.

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For Biden’s climate plans, now the hard work begins


For those who questioned the sincerity of President Joe Biden’s rhetoric around addressing climate change, his first few weeks in office has likely cast those doubts aside. Biden has signed more executive orders (over 50 as of this writing) than any president before him. The most prominent ones include re-joining the Paris Agreement and revoking the permit for the…

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Is there any room left for progressives in Biden’s cabinet?

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Although less than half of President-elect Joe Biden’s cabinet has been announced, progressives are already becoming impatient. “Joe Biden’s Cabinet Is a Lost Cause for the Left” reads the headline of a recent article in the New Republic, a liberal-leaning magazine. Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY), a prominent progressive, has criticised Biden’s choices as lacking a…

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As Biden’s cabinet takes shape, Yellen’s appointment as Treasury Secretary emphasises stability over ideology

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With President-elect Joe Biden’s transition officially underway following the certification of voting results in several key battleground states, Biden has shifted his focus to naming his Cabinet and other key advisors for his administration. Biden’s appointments can serve as barometer as to how he will balance the progressive and moderate wings of his party. Given the…

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