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Campaign Promises vs. Progress: Biden’s First 100 Days

Rooted in FDR’s unprecedented success of the New Deal era, the first 100 days of a president’s administration is an arbitrary benchmark used to judge the progress of new presidents. President Biden ran an ambitious campaign, promising an array of accomplishments and progress within his first 100 days. 

Within his first months in office, the Biden Administration signed into law the $1.9 trillion American Rescue Plan in order to further the country’s COVID-19 recovery, administered its goal of 200 million COVID vaccines early, and has introduced a sweeping jobs and infrastructure bill, expected to be addressed in Congress in the upcoming weeks. 

Yet, despite success on many campaign promises focused on pandemic relief and American satisfaction with his handling of the economy, arguably the biggest issue facing the Biden Administration is the immigration crisis at the southern border, which polls indicate is the President’s current largest vulnerability. Additionally, Biden faces criticism for lack of action on promised gun control measures. 

Here is where Biden stands on key campaign promises so far:


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