What Did We Expect?
As president-elect in early January, Biden pledged to enact new policies that would veer the United States off of the track the previous POTUS had been leading the nation on.
After running a heavy policy-focused campaign, Biden had made it clear that he planned on taking action on racial justice, the public education system, and foreign policy.
Can He Execute Them All?
The sheer amount on Biden's agenda makes it difficult to execute them all.
Biden proposed more than a dozen initiatives to complete within his first 100 days of taking office. He announced a team of advisors would spearhead his pandemic response, and pushed for a coronavirus aid package.
Biden also pledged that on his first day as president he would raise corporate income taxes to 28%, and had stressed that Americans making less than $400,000 would not pay more in taxes.
With Trump having pulled the United States out of the Paris Climate Accord, Biden announced his plan to reenter the U.S. into this landmark international agreement upon entering office.
Comprehensive immigration changes including the stop of family separation at the U.S.-Mexico border, and the creation of a pathway to citizenship for the 11 million migrants currently living in the United States illegally will be pushed during his first day in office.
What Has Biden Accomplished ?
Biden has ensured that the United States will rejoin the World Health Organization, and has created a reduced timeline for the U.S. population to be fully vaccinated.
President Biden has set to launch a government wide initiative to advance racial equity. The initiative is set to include "Identifying Methods to Asses Equity" and "Allocating Federal Resources to Advance Fairness and Opportunity".
On January 26th, the White House issued a memorandum titled "Condemning and Combating Racism, Xenophobia, and Intolerance Against Asian Americans." This order calls for 'cultural competency,' and urges the U.S. Department of Justice to prevent hate crimes and harassment against ethnically diverse communities.
President Biden has also placed motion on the reversal of the unconstitutional Muslim ban and the halting of the building of the Mexican-U.S. border wall.
The White House has revoked the Presidential permit granted to the Keystone XL Pipeline. This is a fantastic win for environmentalists and Native American groups that have been fighting the Pipeline for more than a decade- as it was an atrocity to the environment and to the protection of Native land.