The first 100 days in office sets the tone for the rest of a president’s term. With a historical election comes a big to-do list for the Biden/Harris Administration. With a fully drawn plan for his first day and first one hundred days, President Joe Biden is ready to set the foundation of his presidency.
This year, democrats seized control of the White House, the House, and the Senate. The last time this occurred was during the first two years of Former President Barack Obama’s first term. During this period of time, Obama was able to pass the Affordable Care Act, also known as Obamacare. This controversial act was able to be passed due to Democrats having control over all the branches.
Full Democrat control was pertinent for Biden’s agenda plans which pan out under six major categories: Coronavirus, economy, racial issues, climate, immigration, and education. Topics such as Biden’s promised police reform and the 2 trillion dollar Green New Deal are among some of his ideas that need the weight of Democrat control in order to be passed.
Biden made it clear that his main focus is his attacking COVID-19, confirming this is his mask mandate, an executive order that decrees masks must be worn on all government property. Biden also emphasized that he wanted to repair international alliances broken by the former administration.
Below are tasks on the agenda for the beginning days of the Biden administration, affirming Biden’s six major areas of focus.
- Assemble a Coronavirus task force
- Push for an immediate Coronavirus Legislation
- Release a vaccine distribution plan
- Rejoin the World Health Organization (WHO)
- Reverse Former President Donald Trump’s corporate tax cut
- Extend the voting rights act
- Rejoin the Paris Climate Accord
- Comprehensive immigration changes
- End Trump’s executive order banning Muslim majority country citizens from entering the United States
- Extend pause on student loan payments
From broken alliances to a divided country, Biden seems to have a full plate on his hands. At the end of the day, despite all his controversial moves, he has one intention. President Joseph Biden said, “I will be a president for all Americans.”