February 14, 20201 / Source: The Bizz USA
By Elizabeth Insuasti; Edited by Adya Kumar and Haarika Kalahasti
President Joe Biden was inaugurated on January 20th, 2021. The day consisted of heightened security, increased COVID-19 measures, and Donald Trump's absence. Fireworks closed off the eventful day along with a common message of unity.
Administered by Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor, Vice President Kamala Harris became the first female, first Black and first South Asian vice president of the U.S.
In his inaugural address, Biden promised he would be a "president for all Americans," including those who did not support his campaign. During the ceremony, Amanda Gorman, the nation's first-ever youth poet laureate, delivered an uplifting and inspiring poem that challenged the country to unify.
That same day, Harris swore in three new Democratic senators: Georgia's Jon Ossoff and Raphael Warnock, and California's Alex Padilla. Their swearing-in officially gave Democrats control of the Senate.
On January 20th, Biden finalized over a dozen executive actions. "There's no time to start like today," Biden stated. "I'm going to start by keeping the promises I made to the American people."
Since the inauguration, the Biden administration has worked diligently to approve executive, house, and senate orders. Here are a few of them:
On April 30, 2021, one hundred days will have passed since Biden’s inauguration. Although it is unlikely Biden will be able to solve all of America’s crises within that time frame, the new president is definitely on a working streak and plans to make a mark. “What we’re promising the American people is progress in those 100 days, a lot of hard work, getting things from moving in the wrong direction to moving in the right direction,” says Ron Klain, White House Chief of Staff. “That’s going to be the measure of our success.”