In his first 100 days in office, President Joe Biden signed into law a $1.9 trillion coronavirus relief bill, put forward a multitrillion-dollar plan to overhaul the economy and unilaterally reversed course on many of his predecessor’s policies.
Biden took the reins from former President Donald Trump amid the coronavirus pandemic and under a cloud of nationwide social and political unrest.
When he took office Jan. 20, Biden vowed to shepherd the nation through an unprecedented “winter of peril” and set it on a path toward unity.
As he approached his 100th full day on the job, Biden this week declared that America is “leading the world again.”
Here’s a look at what’s happened in Biden’s first 100 days.
A Cabinet that will ‘look like America’
Even before taking office, Biden pledged to build a diverse Cabinet that would “look like America.”
He’s living up to that commitment, according to Kathryn Dunn Tenpas, a presidential scholar and senior fellow at the Brookings Institution who has been tracking Biden’s appointees.
The Biden administration is pacing ahead of recent predecessors with a greater share of Senate-confirmed women and nonwhite appointees at the 100-day mark than former presidents Trump, Barack Obama and George W. Bush had at their 300-day marks, according to Brookings’ tracker.