United States President-elect Joe Biden has given a broad preview of the executive orders that he will be issuing in his first 100 days in the White House.
After Donald Trump seemed to finally concede that he lost the 2020 Presidential election, doubts over the survival of America’s democracy have finally dissipated and the world is now looking ahead to the next four years of an administration under Joe Biden, who previewed his administration’s agenda with NBC News’ Lester Holt in his first televised interview since winning the election.
When discussing his first 100 days, Biden said that “some of it is going to depend on the kind of cooperation I can or cannot get from the United States Congress,” as reported by The Hill. Barack Obama’s Vice President made clear that reversing Donald Trump’s adverse stance towards immigration will be among his top priorities.
“I made a commitment, in the first 100 days, I will send an immigration bill to the United States Senate with a pathway to citizenship for over 11 million undocumented people in America,” Biden said.
And, with two Senate-run offs due to take place in January, it is still unknown whether Biden’s Democratic Party will regain control over the legislative body or if it will continue to face the challenges of legislative gridlock experienced in the last years of the Obama administration. The Georgia run-offs will unquestionably have a massive impact on the success of Biden’s administration.
The 78-year-old also said that he will be rolling back “damaging executive orders” signed by Donald Trump regarding the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), which Biden claims was “eviscerated” by the incumbent president.
Finally, Biden addressed the pressing issues surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic, Biden has vowed to provide assistance to families in need that are suffering through financial hardship during the pandemic.
“This is more than just a financial crisis, it is a crisis that is causing real mental stress for millions of people,” Biden said. “[It is important for the administration to] get the kind of help to keep people afloat.”
He also assured that states that have been devastated by the COVID-19 pandemic would be getting “immediate assistance,” though he didn’t elaborate on how he would be getting this done, considering that Congress has been deadlocked in negotiations over government stimulus with President Trump for months.