Scoop: AOC's private audience with Ron Klain

Why it matters: The private, in-person meeting demonstrates the White House’s commitment to staying in close contact with some of the House’s most outspoken members, even if the parties don’t always share the same strategy to achieve common goals.

Klain didn’t make any promises to oppose or ultimately abolish the current filibuster rules.

He did reaffirm that President Biden was committed to raising the minimum wage to $15 an hour…

The big picture: The existence of a backchannel between the White House and the party’s most prominent progressive could help the president in his next big legislative push: asking Congress to spend an additional $3 trillion on infrastructure and healthcare.