Here’s what you can expect of newly inaugurated President Joe Biden in his first 100 days in office.
On January 20th, 2021 Joe Biden was inaugurated as the 46th president of the United States. Biden has made numerous promises for his first 100 days in office. Some of the notable promises include national mask mandates, rejoining the Paris Climate Agreement, canceling the Keystone Pipeline Agreement, reversing Trump’s tax cuts, rejoining the World Health Organization, unveil a 1.9 trillion-dollar stimulus package for Covid-19 relief to Congress, pushing for more gun control measures, reversing policies on travel bans that were instituted by President trump, and many others.
Among the 17 Executive orders signed by Biden Wednesday, a national mask mandate was not one of them. Instead, Biden is requiring social distancing and the wearing of masks on all federal property and by all federal employees.
Many of the executive orders passed by Biden are related to environmental policies. This includes revoking the permit to the Keystone XL Pipeline, rejoining the Paris Climate Accords (which the US will officially rejoin 30 days from Inauguration day), reversing the rollbacks to vehicle emissions standards, undoing decisions to slash the size of several national monuments, enforcing a temporary moratorium on oil and natural gas leases in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, and re-establishing a working group on the social costs of greenhouse gases.
According to their website, the Biden-Harris team has published 49 policy plans for the first 100 days in office. On immigration alone, he has proposed more than a dozen initiatives to complete within 100 days of taking office.Within the first 100 days of his administration, Biden says he wants to reform the U.S. asylum system and the treatment of people at the border with Mexico, specifically calling for a stop to the Trump administration’s Migrant Protection Protocols as well as to the policy of “metering” asylum cases. The president-elect also pledges to take away funding toward continued construction of a wall along the southern U.S. border.
ARTICLE: MARK SZUSZKIEWICZ
POLITICS EDITOR: CARSON CHOATE
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