An ambitious agenda that was set by US President Joe Biden for the first hundred days of taking office in his country, as the Democratic President made promises to take quick action on many important issues, most notably; Climate change, immigration reform, and the fight against the Corona pandemic.
With that agenda reaching the midpoint of its scheduled time, the US administration is recording an achievement in the Senate, which approved Biden’s plan to stimulate the economy affected by the Coronavirus pandemic, amounting to $ 1.9 trillion, which includes the provision of checks worth 1,400 dollars to millions of Americans in addition to 350 One billion dollars in aid to states and local communities, and the package also provides for billions of dollars to combat the epidemic, including 49 billion for testing and tracking operations, in addition to 14 billion for distributing vaccines.
Fight against “Corona”
Biden, fifty days before receiving the keys to the White House, was able to score important points in the record of the implementation of his electoral promises, perhaps the most important of which is his plan to combat the Corona epidemic.
On the eighth of last December, that is, before Biden took office, he pledged to launch a massive campaign to fulfill his pledge to distribute 100 million vaccines in 100 days, and according to official statistics, more than 90 million doses of Corona vaccines were given in the United States, and it is divided This is to nearly 59 million people who have received at least one dose, and more than 30 million who have received two doses, bearing in mind that the daily rate of vaccinations is more than two million doses.
With regard to climate change, President Biden has taken a series of executive orders aimed at confronting this crisis, including the imposition of a ban on some energy exploration, and the freezing of new leases for oil and gas exploration on public lands, while enhancing energy production from wind.
Biden also worked to fulfill his promises to backtrack on the decisions made by his predecessor Donald Trump’s administration regarding climate, immigration, and international agreements, returning his country to the World Health Organization and the Paris climate accords, halting the construction of the border wall, and abolishing travel restrictions imposed on people from Muslim-majority countries, and formed A task force to reunite separated families at the border between the United States and Mexico.
On immigration, Biden pledged to present a comprehensive immigration reform bill to Congress within the first 100 days of his rule. Indeed, Biden last month put forward a bill that would provide a pathway to obtain US citizenship for young people whose parents brought them to the United States as children, known as Dreamers. The project allows immigrant farmworkers, and those who enjoy protection status, who came to the states since the 1990s due to natural disasters and other unrest in their countries of origin, to obtain green cards, and individuals who are not registered in the United States will be able to obtain cards after five years, The bill also eases timetables for immigration from abroad and reduces waiting times for those who are currently waiting periods of up to 20 years to join the family.
Biden also fulfilled his promise, which related to tightening ethical standards for employees in his administration, as he issued an executive order on the twentieth of last January, imposing a set of rules on appointed employees, including the signing of a pledge not to receive gifts from pressure groups, and also included Prohibition of political interference in the work of the Ministry of Justice.
The second 50 days
But there are many tasks for Biden to accomplish in the second half of the first 100 days of his rule, in accordance with the promises he made during his election campaign, and among those tasks – promises: reforming criminal justice, forming a police oversight council, and establishing a working group at the cabinet-level. Focuses on strengthening union participation, increasing corporate taxes, and also seeking to pass the Equality Act, which prohibits discrimination based on sex, sexual orientation, and gender identity, and making recommendations to restructure key Justice Department agencies in order to more effectively enforce the country’s gun laws.
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