If elected, what might Hillary Clinton's first 100 days in office look like?
That period is typically seen as a time where monumental change can occur. Armed with all the goodwill and political capital that comes with being the new president, the president is typically able to marshal big pieces of legislation through Congress. For example, the $831 billion stimulus package became law less than a month after President Obama's inauguration.
Wednesday, Clinton campaign chair John Podesta was interviewed by The Atlantic senior editor Ron Brownstein about what Clinton might do in those first 100 days.
On the list: comprehensive immigration reform, infrastructure spending, tax reform and other liberal priorities.
"She's already said she wants to do comprehensive immigration reform in the first 100 days," Podesta said. He said that would be easier if Democrats take back the Senate and the House, although it would be possible to get reform through the House if Republicans keep control but lose Latino voters in droves.
On the economy, Podesta said there would be "a real focus on jobs, a focus on infrastructure, a focus on making the right investments on the human capital side, including ... debt-free college."
Even if Republicans keep control of the House of Representatives and possibly the Senate, Podesta said there were some issues they and Clinton could agree on. "We think there are places where Republicans might come with us, like infrastructure, definitely a fairer tax system."
When asked about whether they could get Republicans to agree to tax hikes, Podesta attacked the tax system and called for tax hikes on the wealthy.
Podesta also outlined possible ways of saving federal dollars by negotiating drug prices, and claimed that implementing Obamacare would save federal dollars in Medicare and Medicaid.
If Republicans maintain control of the House or Senate and don't work with Clinton, Podesta mentioned a few areas on which Clinton might take executive action, including immigration. He said if Clinton is elected, they expect to get a Supreme Court nominee approved by the Senate that would uphold the executive actions Obama has taken on immigration.
Podesta also said there are actions Clinton could take on "gun safety."
Podesta outlined extensive plans on climate change, with or without help from Congress.
"We've got to build on what President Obama has done," Podesta said. "There are emissions reductions you could take. We put out a very robust plan ... to deploy a half billion solar cells within four years, to deploy enough renewable energy to power every house in America within 10 years, to cut energy waste by a third ... to cut oil use in the transportation sector by a third.
"We think all of that can be accomplished without a lot of help from Congress."
Jason Russell is a commentary writer for the Washington Examiner.