April 26, 2021


President Joe Biden assumed responsibility for a series of unprecedented challenges when he took the oath over three months ago. Including a global pandemic, an economic recession, and a country beset by political and racial tensions.

He vowed a series of quick steps to resolve the challenges he faced as a candidate and as president-elect.

Here’s a look at how Biden is doing in terms of achieving some of the goals he set for himself when he took office.

The promise: Pass COVID-19 relief package to get Americans through the economic crisis

Biden outlined his strategy for combating the COVID-19 pandemic. And also to assisting Americans in their recovery from the financial crisis.

He officially announced a relief package dubbed the “American Rescue Plan” shortly after taking office. This one became the model for coronavirus relief legislation.

Stimulation tests, grants for schools to introduce safety initiatives and reopen, small business funding, and funds for vaccines, monitoring, and touch tracing were among Biden’s campaign promises.

However, President Joe Biden struggled to keep one promise: he said he would win bipartisan support for the bill, but he was unable to convince even a single Republican senator to vote in favor of it.

The promise: Rejoin international organizations, reenter international agreements

Biden’s foreign policy agenda was built on the strength of multilateralism and confidence in international institutions. To that end, he vowed to undo what he saw as Trump’s withdrawal from the international stage.

As a result, he withdrawing the United States from the World Health Organization. He also returned the US to the Paris climate.

The promise: Propose an infrastructure spending plan

President Biden announced in January that he would “set out” the second part of a “two-step plan to create a bridge to the other side of the crises we face; into a healthier, safer, and more stable America” in a speech to Congress the following month.

Last month, he signed into law his COVID-19 relief package. His “Build Back Better Recovery Plan” was the second, he said in January.

Despite the fact that the president’s first speech to Congress has been postponed until later this week, he has unveiled a massive infrastructure spending plan that involves investments in the buckets he listed in January.

Now, as Biden sets his sights on a $2.3 trillion infrastructure initiative, he has shown a disposition to work with Republicans and Democrats; and has held two Oval Office meetings on the plan so far.

“I am prepared to compromise, prepared to see what we can do and what we can get together on.”

Biden said Monday at the start of one of the meetings.

The White House, on the other hand, has set deadlines, stating that it needs to see “real change” by Memorial Day and that the bill be approved by the end of the summer.

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