60 Days in Office

A look into what President Joe Biden has accomplished so far.

It has been 60 days since President Joe Biden was sworn into office. To many, the first 100 days of a president’s presidency are crucial as these days set the precedent for what the rest of their time in office will look like. 

Many presidents in their first 100 days sign numerous important orders that can drastically change how the government and society run. FederalRegister.gov states, Biden has signed 37 executive orders with the first being “Advancing Racial Equality and Support for Underserved Communities through the Federal Government,” which was signed the day Biden was sworn into office. 

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President Joe Biden Signing Orders in Office

Biden’s plans include, dealing with COVID-19, economic relief, immigration, climate change, student debt relief, tax reform, gun violence reform, and human rights advancement. According to Newsweek.com, Biden has kept his promises on doing something with each of these things except gun violence and tax reform, though he is expected to hit each of these things in his first 100 days. 

COVID-19, one of Biden’s main focuses as he came into office, is still a huge threat in the U.S. Biden’s solutions were to create more vaccines, to protect workers, and to deal with this pandemic better than the previous president, Donald Trump, by setting in harsher orders to prevent the spread. According to CNN.com Biden stated that the United States would have one million doses coming in “a week” through the initial phase, but that is untrue as we will only have one million coming in through the initial phase. With this, Biden has suspended the entry of immigrants and nonimmigrants who may create a risk of bringing COVID-19 into the United States. 

One of the most major things former president Donald Trump was known for was his immigration policies. Biden being democratic and Trump republican, they saw two different views on immigration. DACA (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals) had protections undone by the Trump administration. Already, Biden has changed the efforts made by the Trump administration to ultimately undo DACA. The Trump administration banned entry of people who held passports to the United States from seven muslim countries. Biden has altered this by signing the executive order, “Ending Discriminatory Bans on Entry to the United States.” 

The Paris Agreement today includes 189 nations. In this, the countries work together with one another to decrease carbon use. Countries assist one another in improving their adaptation to changes to help the climate. Ultimately, the Paris Agreement attacks climate change as the issue, but in 2017, the Trump administration pulled the United States out of this agreement. Though the Paris Agreement has only been in effect since 2015, the United States being apart was an important step into dealing with the climate change taking place throughout the world. On Bidens first day he signed the United States back into the Paris Agreement, which will help the United States get to where Biden said he would get the country in his goals dealing with the climate. 

All in all, Biden has kept almost all of his promises of what he would strive to achieve in office as it has yet not been 100 days. In these coming days, the United States will be able to see exactly what President Biden has set in place for the United States.