President Joe Biden's
First 100 days and beyond
Joe Biden has given himself an imposing to-do list for his earliest days as president and many promises to keep over the longer haul.
Drawn from a review of his campaign statements and a recent memo from Ron Klain, who'll be his chief of staff, here's a sampling of measures to expect right away, around the corner and beyond:
By Darlene Superville and Will Weissert
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Declaration that the U.S. is rejoining Paris climate accord.
Declaration that the U.S. is rejoining World Health Organization.
Rejoin the deal restraining Iran's nuclear program in exchange for sanctions relief.
Executive action to end travel restrictions on people from a variety of Muslim-majority countries.
Ethical standards for his administration and an order prohibiting interference in the operations of the Justice Department from other parts of government.
Establish a commission to study expanding the Supreme Court.
Executive action to make masks mandatory on federal property and when travelling out of state. Others will be asked to wear masks for 100 days.
Extend pandemic-era restrictions on evictions and foreclosures.
Executive action laying out new steps to expand virus testing, protect workers and set new public health standards.
Directive to agencies to take unspecified immediate action to deliver economic relief from the pandemic.
Ensure 100 million vaccines have been given before the end of his first 100 days.
Ensure 100 federally supported vaccination centers are up and running in his first month.
Expand use of the Defense Production Act to direct the manufacture of critical pandemic supplies.
Executive action to protect from deportation people who came to the country illegally as children.
Send immigration legislation to Congress as part of an effort to offer a path to citizenship for 11 million people in the U.S. illegally and to codify protections for people who came illegally as children.
Announce plan to reunite families still separated at the Mexican border.
Expand legal immigration slots.
Freeze deportations for 100 days, then restore the Obama-era principle of deporting foreigners who are seen as posing a national security threat or who have committed crimes in addition to the crime of illegal entry, thereby pulling back the broad deportation policy of the Trump years.
Halt financing of further construction of the wall along the Mexican border.
Executive actions to address climate change.
Win passage of a $2 trillion climate package to get the U.S. to net-zero carbon emissions by 2050.
Start to restore up to 100 public health and environmental rules that the Obama administration created and President Donald Trump eliminated or weakened.
Expand access to health care for low-income women, women of color and other segments of the population.
Win passage of a "Medicare-like public option" to compete alongside private insurance markets for working-age Americans; increase existing premium subsidies.
Education Department to be asked to extend the existing pause on student loan payments and interest for millions with student debt.
Restore Obama-era rules on campus sexual misconduct and a policy that aimed to cut federal money to for-profit colleges that left students with heavy debt they can't pay back.
Support legislation to make two years of community college free and to make public colleges free for families with incomes below $125,000, with no repayment of student loans required for people who make less than $25,000 a year and, for others, no repayment rate above 5% of discretionary income.
Executive actions to strengthen "buy American" provisions.
Eliminate certain corporate tax cuts where possible, by executive action, while doubling the levies U.S. firms pay on foreign profits.
Ensure taxes are not raised on anyone making under $400,000.
Win passage of a plan to spend up to $700 billion boosting manufacturing and research and development.
Increase the national minimum wage to $15.
Within 100 days, establish a police oversight commission to combat institutional racism by then.
Reinstate federal guidance, issued by Obama and revoked by Trump, to protect transgender students' access to sports, bathrooms and locker rooms in accordance with their gender identity.
Make a plan within 100 days to end homelessness.
Legislation to go to Congress proposing to repeal liability protections for gun manufacturers and tightening some other aspects of gun control.