Biden’s First Hundred Days Promises

Biden has pledged to implement sweeping changes to government agencies, federal laws and regulations, and the ways he staffs his Administration within his first hundred days in office. Find out which pledges he has broken so far.

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Combating Coronavirus

Life In America

VIDEO: In The First 100 Days, Biden Vowed To “Change The Course Of The Disease And Change Life In America For The Better.” BIDEN: “But I'm absolutely convinced that in 100 days we can change the course of the disease and change life in America for the better.” (Joe Biden, Biden Delivers Remarks On Member Of His Health Team, Wilmington, DE, 12/8/20)

This is a Broken Promise or Violation!

Mask Mandate & Vaccine Administration Goals

VIDEO: In The First 100 Days, Biden Vowed To Implement A 100 Day Mask Requirement On Federal Lands. BIDEN: “First, my first 100 days is going to require I'm going to ask for a masking plan, everyone for the first 100 days of my administration to wear a mask. It will start with my signing an order on day one to require masks where I can under the law, like federal buildings, interstate travel on planes, trains, and buses. I will also be working with the governors and mayors to do the same in their states and their cities.” (Joe Biden, Biden Delivers Remarks On Member Of His Health Team, Wilmington, DE, 12/8/20)

VIDEO: In The First 100 Days, Biden Vowed To Administer 100 Million Vaccine Shots To The American People. BIDEN: “This team will help get at the latest at the last 100 million COVID-19 vaccine at least 100 million COVID vaccine shots into the arms of the American people in the first 100 days, 100 million shots in the first 100 days.” (Joe Biden, Biden Delivers Remarks On Member Of His Health Team, Wilmington, DE, 12/8/20)

Reopening Schools

VIDEO: In The First 100 Days, Biden Vowed To Have The Majority Of Schools Reopened. “It should be a national priority to get our kids back into school and keep them in school. If Congress provides the funding we need to protect students, educators and staff, if states and cities put strong public health measures in place that we all follow, then my team will work to see that a majority of our schools can be open by the end of my first 100 days.” (Joe Biden, Biden Delivers Remarks On Member Of His Health Team, Wilmington, DE, 12/8/20)

Police Reform

National Police Oversight Commission

VIDEO: In The First 100 Days, Biden Vowed To Create A National Police Oversight Commission. BIDEN: “Looking ahead in the first 100 days of my presidency, I've committed to creating a national police oversight commission. I've long believed we need real community policing. We need each and every police department in the country to understand a comprehensive review of their hiring, their training, their de-escalation. Some have already done it, some are in the process of doing it. The federal government should give the cities and states the tools and resources they need to implement reforms. More police officers meet the higher standards of their procession. Most of them do it. All the more reason why bad cops should be dealt with severely and swiftly. We all need to take a hard look at the culture that allows for the senseless tragedies that keep happening.” (Joe Biden, Remarks On Civil Unrest And Nationwide Protests, Philadelphia, PA, 6/2/20) Minute: 9:35-9:42

Climate Change

Climate World Summit

In The First 100 Days, Biden Vowed To Convene A Climate World Summit To Directly Engage The Leaders Of The Major Carbon-Emitting Nations To Make More Ambitious Climate Change Goals. “President Biden – as outlined in his comprehensive plan – will in his first 100 days in office: Convene a climate world summit to directly engage the leaders of the major carbon-emitting nations of the world to persuade them to join the United States in making more ambitious national pledges, above and beyond the commitments they have already made.” (“The Power Of America’s Example: The Biden Plan For Leading The Democratic World To Meet The Challenges Of The 21st Century,” Accessed 12/23/20)

In The First 100 Days, Biden Vowed To “Lock In Enforceable Commitments That Will Reduce Emissions In Global Shipping And Aviation.” “President Biden – as outlined in his comprehensive plan – will in his first 100 days in office: Lock in enforceable commitments that will reduce emissions in global shipping and aviation—and pursue strong measures to make sure other nations can’t undercut us economically as we meet our own commitments.” (“The Power Of America’s Example: The Biden Plan For Leading The Democratic World To Meet The Challenges Of The 21st Century,” Accessed 12/23/20)

  • “This Includes Pressuring China—The World’s Largest Emitter Of Carbon—To Stop Subsidizing Coal Exports And Outsourcing Their Pollution To Other Countries By Financing Billions Of Dollars Of Dirty Fossil-Fuel Energy Projects Through Their Belt And Road Initiative.” (“The Power Of America’s Example: The Biden Plan For Leading The Democratic World To Meet The Challenges Of The 21st Century,” Accessed 12/23/20)
  • VIDEO: In February 2019, Biden Said He Would Call China With Respect To Their Emissions Within The First 100 Days Of His Presidency. “And lastly I want to say look, the idea of China, China is and their Belt and Road proposal they are taking the dirtiest coal in the world mostly out of Mongolia and spreading it around the world. It is clear they make it clear when you call them to Washington in the first 100 days if you continue you will suffer severe consequences because the rest of the world will impose terror of sand on everything you are selling because you are undercutting the entire economy.” (Joe Biden, NBC News Democratic Presidential Debate, Las Vegas, NV, 2/19/20)

Kigali Amendment To The Montreal Protocol

In The First 100 Days, Biden Vowed To “Embrace The Kigali Amendment To The Montreal Protocol, Adding Momentum To Curbing Hydrofluorocarbons.” “Embrace the Kigali Amendment to the Montreal Protocol, adding momentum to curbing hydrofluorocarbons, an especially potent greenhouse gas, which could deliver a 0.5 degree Celsius reduction in global warming by mid-century.” (“The Biden Plan For A Clean Energy Revolution And Environmental Justice,” Accessed 12/23/20)

Environmental Justice

In The First 100 Days, Biden Vowed To Direct His Office Of Science And Technology Policy To Publish A Report “Identifying The Climate Strategies And Technologies That Will Result In The Most Air And Water Quality Improvements And Update Analytical Tools To Ensure That They Accurately Account For Health Risk And Benefits.” “Prioritize strategies and technologies that reduce traditional air pollution in disadvantaged communities. Biden will direct his Cabinet to prioritize the climate strategies and technologies that most improve public health. He will also direct his Office of Science and Technology Policy to publish a report within 100 days identifying the climate strategies and technologies that will result in the most air and water quality improvements and update analytical tools to ensure that they accurately account for health risk and benefits. Finally, Biden will recommend that every state prioritize emission reductions within the disadvantaged communities identified by the Climate and Economic Justice Screening Tool in their state-level air quality plans.” (“The Biden Plan To Secure Environmental Justice And Equitable Economic Opportunity,” Accessed 12/23/20)

Immigration

Deportations

VIDEO: In The First 100 Days, Biden Vowed That “No One Will Be Deported At All.” “Number one, I said that it took too much too long to get it right and the president did get it right by DACA as well as making sure that he tried to protect parents as well and by the way moving on an immigration bill as well. The fact is that we are ready had a vote on immigration bill by the way and Bernie voted against it, the immigration bill. Had he voted for it and it passed we would already have 6 million undocumented would be citizens as I speak right now. But I will send to the desk immediately a bill that requires access to citizenship for 11 million undocumented folks, number one. Number two, the first 100 days of my administration no one, no one will be deported at all. From that point on the only deportations that will take place are commissions of felonies in the United States of America.” (Joe Biden, CNN Democratic Debate, Washington, DC, 3/15/20)

In The First 100 Days, Biden Vowed To “Restore Sensible Enforcement Priorities” By Directing Deportation Enforcement Efforts “Toward Threats To Public Safety And National Security.” “In the first 100 days, a Biden Administration will: Restore sensible enforcement priorities. Targeting people who have never been convicted of a serious criminal offense and who have lived, worked, and contributed to our economy and our communities for decades is the definition of counterproductive. Biden will direct enforcement efforts toward threats to public safety and national security, while ensuring that individuals are treated with the due process to which they are entitled and their human rights are protected. President Biden will end workplace raids to ensure that threats based on workers’ status do not interfere with their ability to organize and improve their wages and working conditions. He will also protect sensitive locations from immigration enforcement actions. No one should be afraid to seek medical attention, go to school, their job, or their place of worship for fear of an immigration enforcement action.” (“The Biden Plan For Securing Our Values As A Nation Of Immigrants,” Accessed 12/23/20)

In The First 100 Days, Biden Vowed Not To Target Veterans For Deportation And Would “Direct The Secretary Of Homeland Security To Create A Parole Process For Veterans Deported By The Trump Administration.” “In the first 100 days, a Biden Administration will: Protect and expand opportunities for people who risked their lives in military service. Biden will not target the men and women who served in uniform, or their families, for deportation. He will also direct the Secretary of Homeland Security to create a parole process for veterans deported by the Trump Administration, to reunite them with their families and military colleagues in the U.S.” (“The Biden Plan For Securing Our Values As A Nation Of Immigrants,” Accessed 12/23/20)

DACA & Dreamers

In The First 100 Days, Biden Vowed To Reinstate The DACA Program. “In the first 100 days, a Biden Administration will: Protect Dreamers and their families. The Obama-Biden Administration created DACA in 2012 to protect ‘Dreamers,’ undocumented immigrants who were brought to the U.S. as children, obeyed the law once here, and stayed in school or enlisted in the military. DACA provided young people who passed a background check and application process with temporary work permits and protection from deportation. The Trump Administration made the cruel and counterproductive decision to terminate DACA, throwing into turmoil the lives of millions of Dreamers. Dreamers and their parents should have a roadmap to citizenship through legislative immigration reform. But in the meantime, Biden will remove the uncertainty for Dreamers by reinstating the DACA program, and he will explore all legal options to protect their families from inhumane separation.” (“The Biden Plan For Securing Our Values As A Nation Of Immigrants,” Accessed 12/23/20)

  • “Biden Will Also Ensure Dreamers Are Eligible For Federal Student Aid (Loans, Pell Grants) And Are Included In His Proposals To Provide Access To Community College Without Debt And Invest In HBCU/Hispanic Serving Institution/Minority Serving Institutions, Which Will Help Dreamers Contribute Even More To Our Economy.” (“The Biden Plan For Securing Our Values As A Nation Of Immigrants,” Accessed 12/23/20)

Family Separations

In The First 100 Days, Biden Vowed To End The Policy Of Child Separations, “Including Ending The Prosecution Of Parents For Minor Immigration Violations As An Intimidation Tactic, And Prioritize The Reunification Of Any Children Still Separated From Their Families.” “In the first 100 days, a Biden Administration will: Immediately reverse the Trump Administration’s cruel and senseless policies that separate parents from their children at our border, including ending the prosecution of parents for minor immigration violations as an intimidation tactic, and prioritize the reunification of any children still separated from their families.” (“The Biden Plan For Securing Our Values As A Nation Of Immigrants,” Accessed 12/23/20)

In The First 100 Days, Biden Vowed To “Safeguard Children To Make Sure Their Treatment Is Consistent With Their Best Interest And Invest In Community-Based Case Management Programs.” “In the first 100 days, a Biden Administration will: End prolonged detention and reinvest in a case management program. The Trump Administration has sought to circumvent the Flores agreement and hold children in detention indefinitely. But proven alternatives to detention and non-profit case management programs, which support migrants as they navigate their legal obligations, are the best way to ensure that they attend all required immigration appointments. These programs also enable migrants to live in dignity and safety while awaiting their court hearings–facilitating things like doctor visits, social services, and school enrollment for children. Evidence shows that these programs are highly effective and are far less expensive and punitive than detaining families. Biden will codify protections to safeguard children to make sure their treatment is consistent with their best interest and invest in community-based case management programs, including those supported by faith-based organizations such as Lutheran Immigration and Refugee Services, to move migrants into safe environments as quickly as possible.” (“The Biden Plan For Securing Our Values As A Nation Of Immigrants,” Accessed 12/23/20)

Asylum & Refugee Claims

In The First 100 Days, Biden Vowed To Convene A Regional Meeting With Leaders From El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico, And Canada To Address Issues Relating To Migration Out Of The Northern Triangle. “In the first 100 days, a Biden Administration will: Convene a regional meeting of leaders, including from El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico, and Canada, to address the factors driving migration and to propose a regional resettlement solution. Migration out of the Northern Triangle has impacted more countries than just the U.S. Belize, Costa Rica, Mexico, and others have also seen growing numbers fleeing violence and a lack of opportunity. A regional problem requires a regional solution, so Biden will immediately convene regional partners to institute a comprehensive, multi-national plan to address the challenges.” (“The Biden Plan For Securing Our Values As A Nation Of Immigrants,” Accessed 12/23/20)

In The First 100 Days, Biden Vowed To End Trump’s Migrant Protection Protocols And Policies Effecting Asylum Claims For “Particular Social Groups,” Such As The LGBTQ+ Community. “In the first 100 days, a Biden Administration will: End Trump’s detrimental asylum policies. The Statue of Liberty has long been a beacon to people ‘yearning to breathe free’ around the world — including asylum-seekers and refugees. But the Trump Administration has worked against this tradition to drastically restrict access to asylum in the U.S., including imposing additional restrictions on anyone traveling through Mexico or Guatemala; attempting to prevent victims of gang and domestic violence from receiving asylum; systematically prosecuting adult asylum seekers for misdemeanor illegal entry; and severely limiting the ability of members of the LGBTQ community, an especially vulnerable group in many parts of the world, from qualifying for asylum as members of a ‘particular social group.’ Biden will end these policies, starting with Trump’s Migrant Protection Protocols, and restore our asylum laws so that they do what they should be designed to do–protect people fleeing persecution and who cannot return home safely.” (“The Biden Plan For Securing Our Values As A Nation Of Immigrants,” Accessed 12/23/20)

In The First 100 Days, Biden Ensured That Asylum Applications Would Be Processed “Fairly And Efficiently” By Ending The Process Of Metering, While Treating Families And Children With Compassion And Sensitivity.” “In the first 100 days, a Biden Administration will: End the mismanagement of the asylum system, which fuels violence and chaos at the border. Trump’s disastrous policy of ‘metering’ — limiting the number of asylum applications accepted each day — forces people seeking asylum to wait on the streets in often dangerous Mexican border towns for weeks before they are permitted to apply. It has created a horrifying ecosystem of violence and exploitation, with cartels kidnapping, violently assaulting, and extorting migrants. Biden will direct the necessary resources to ensure asylum applications are processed fairly and efficiently, while treating families and children with compassion and sensitivity.” (“The Biden Plan For Securing Our Values As A Nation Of Immigrants,” Accessed 12/23/20)

In The First 100 Days, Biden Vowed To “Increase U.S. Government Resources To Support Migrants Awaiting Assessment Of Their Asylum Claims And To The Organizations Providing For Their Needs.” “In the first 100 days, a Biden Administration will: Surge humanitarian resources to the border and foster public-private initiatives. Humanitarian needs are best met through a network of organizations, such as faith-based shelters, non-governmental aid organizations, legal non-profits, and refugee assistance agencies working together. Biden will dramatically increase U.S. government resources to support migrants awaiting assessment of their asylum claims and to the organizations providing for their needs.”  (“The Biden Plan For Securing Our Values As A Nation Of Immigrants,” Accessed 12/23/20)

Public Charge Rule

In The First 100 Days, Biden Vowed To Reverse Trump’s Public Charge Rule. “In the first 100 days, a Biden Administration will: Reverse Trump’s public charge rule, which runs counter to our values as Americans and the history of our nation. Allowing immigration officials to make an individual’s ability to receive a visa or gain permanent residency contingent on their use of government services such as SNAP benefits or Medicaid, their household income, and other discriminatory criteria undermines America’s character as land of opportunity that is open and welcoming to all, not just the wealthy.” (“The Biden Plan For Securing Our Values As A Nation Of Immigrants,” Accessed 12/23/20)

  • Biden Has Also Said He Would “Immediately Revoke The Trump Administration’s Public Charge Rule.” “Immigrants with disabilities may be prevented from receiving an immigration status simply because of their disability or, conversely, may have to forego necessary medical services in order to be granted a visa or residency status. Biden will ensure that our country welcomes immigrants with disabilities and their families, including refugees, asylum-seekers, and victims of domestic violence, sexual assault, and human trafficking, and that they can access services and support they need to succeed in the United States. He will ensure that newly arrived immigrants are not subject to mistreatment and receive appropriate accommodations and that the U.S. Customs and Immigration Services (USCIS) complies with the ADA at every step of the naturalization process.” (“The Biden Plan For Full Participation And Equality For People With Disabilities,” Accessed 11/10/20)

NOTE: It is up for interpretation whether Biden committed to this on day one or within the first 100 days

Border Wall

In The First 100 Days, Biden Vowed To End The Characterization Of Border Issues As A National Emergency, Which Would Stop Federal Dollars From The Department Of Defense From Being Used For Further Construction. “In the first 100 days, a Biden Administration will: End the so-called National Emergency that siphons federal dollars from the Department of Defense to build a wall. Building a wall will do little to deter criminals and cartels seeking to exploit our borders. Instead of stealing resources from schools for military children and recovery efforts in Puerto Rico, Biden will direct federal resources to smart border enforcement efforts, like investments in improving screening infrastructure at our ports of entry, that will actually keep America safer.” (“The Biden Plan For Securing Our Values As A Nation Of Immigrants,” Accessed 12/23/20)

In The First 100 Days, Biden Vowed To End The Travel And Refugee Bans For Muslims, Also Referred To As “Muslim Bans.” “In the first 100 days, a Biden Administration will: Rescind the un-American travel and refugee bans, also referred to as ‘Muslim bans.’ The Trump Administration’s anti-Muslim bias hurts our economy, betrays our values, and can serve as a powerful terrorist recruiting tool. Prohibiting Muslims from entering the country is morally wrong, and there is no intelligence or evidence that suggests it makes our nation more secure. It is yet another abuse of power by the Trump Administration designed to target primarily black and brown immigrants. Biden will immediately rescind the ‘Muslim bans.’” (“The Biden Plan For Securing Our Values As A Nation Of Immigrants,” Accessed 12/23/20)

Temporary Protected Status

In The First 100 Days, Biden Vowed To “Order An Immediate Review Of Temporary Protected Status” And “Protect TPS And Deferred Enforced Departure (DED) Holders From Being Returned To Countries That Are Unsafe.” “In the first 100 days, a Biden Administration will: Order an immediate review of Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for vulnerable populations who cannot find safety in their countries ripped apart by violence or disaster. The Trump Administration’s politically-motivated decisions to rescind protected status for hundreds of thousands of people fleeing countries impacted by war and natural disasters — without regard for current country conditions — is a recipe for disaster. Biden will protect TPS and Deferred Enforced Departure (DED) holders from being returned to countries that are unsafe. TPS/DED holders who have been in the country for an extended period of time and built lives in the U.S. will also be offered a path to citizenship through legislative immigration reform.” (“The Biden Plan For Securing Our Values As A Nation Of Immigrants,” Accessed 12/23/20)

ICE & CBP

In The First 100 Days, Biden Vowed To “Increase Resources For Training And Demand Transparency In And Independent Oversight Over ICE And CBP’s Activities.” “In the first 100 days, a Biden Administration will: Ensure that Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) and Customs and Border Protection (CBP) personnel abide by professional standards and are held accountable for inhumane treatment. Biden will increase resources for training and demand transparency in and independent oversight over ICE and CBP’s activities.” (“The Biden Plan For Securing Our Values As A Nation Of Immigrants,” Accessed 12/23/20)

Naturalization

In The First 100 Days, Biden Vowed To Restore And Defend The Naturalization Process By “Removing Roadblocks To Naturalization And Obtaining The Right To Vote, Addressing The Application Backlog By Prioritizing The Adjudication Workstream And Ensuring Applications Are Processed Quickly, And Rejecting The Imposition Of Unreasonable Fees.” “In the first 100 days, a Biden Administration will: Restore and defend the naturalization process for green card holders. A Biden Administration will streamline and improve the naturalization process to make it more accessible to qualified green card holders. The Trump Administration has made it far too difficult for qualifying green card holders to obtain citizenship. Quite simply, this is wrong. Biden will restore faith in the citizenship process by removing roadblocks to naturalization and obtaining the right to vote, addressing the application backlog by prioritizing the adjudication workstream and ensuring applications are processed quickly, and rejecting the imposition of unreasonable fees.” (“The Biden Plan For Securing Our Values As A Nation Of Immigrants,” Accessed 12/23/20)

Immigrant Assimilation

In The First 100 Days, Biden Vowed To “Revitalize The Task Force On New Americans And Boost Our Economy By Prioritizing Integration, Promoting Immigrant Entrepreneurship, Increasing Access To Language Instruction, And Promoting Civil Engagement.” “In the first 100 days, a Biden Administration will: Revitalize the Task Force on New Americans and boost our economy by prioritizing integration, promoting immigrant entrepreneurship, increasing access to language instruction, and promoting civil engagement. Integrating the talents of new immigrants into our communities and helping them to thrive enriches our nation and our economy. Under President Biden, the Task Force on New Americans will once more coordinate federal agencies and resources to provide community support across a range of issues, including language learning, entrepreneurship and financial management, workforce training, and guidance on the naturalization process.” (“The Biden Plan For Securing Our Values As A Nation Of Immigrants,” Accessed 12/23/20)

Labor Unions

Union Focused Cabinet-Level Working Group

In The First 100 Days, Biden Vowed To “Create A Cabinet-Level Working Group” Focused On Bolstering Union Organizing And Collective Bargaining” That Will “Deliver A Plan To Dramatically Increase Union Density And Address Economic Inequality.” “Create a cabinet-level working group that will solely focus on promoting union organizing and collective bargaining in the public and private sectors. As president, Biden will create a cabinet-level working group that includes representatives from labor. In the first 100 days of the Administration, the working group will deliver a plan to dramatically increase union density and address economic inequality.” (“The Biden Plan For Strengthening Worker Organizing, Collective Bargaining, And Unions,” Accessed 12/23/20)

  • “The Group Will Consider Whether There Are Very Specific Areas Where The Federal Government Could Waive Preemption Of The National Labor Relations Act To Allow Cities And States To Pursue Innovative Ways To Increase Union Organizing And Collective Bargaining Without Undermining Current Workers’ Protections, Like Allowing For Neutrality Agreements And Card Check.” “The group will consider whether there are very specific areas where the federal government could waive preemption of the National Labor Relations Act to allow cities and states to pursue innovative ways to increase union organizing and collective bargaining without undermining current workers’ protections, like allowing for neutrality agreements and card check. The group will also be tasked with working with unions and trade associations to further explore the expansion of sectoral bargaining, where all competitors in an industry are engaged in collective bargaining with a single or multiple unions.” (“The Biden Plan For Strengthening Worker Organizing, Collective Bargaining, And Unions,” Accessed 12/23/20)

Gun Rights

Background Checks

In The First 100 Days, Biden Vowed To Direct The FBI To Produce A Report “Detailing The Cases In Which Background Checks Are Not Completed Within 10 Business Days And Steps The Federal Government Can Take To Reduce Or Eliminate This Occurrence.” “Close the ‘Charleston loophole.’ The Charleston loophole allows people to complete a firearms purchase if their background check is not completed within three business days. Biden supports the proposal in the Enhanced Background Checks Act of 2019, which extends the timeline from three to 10 business days. Biden will also direct the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) to put on his desk within his first 100 days as president a report detailing the cases in which background checks are not completed within 10 business days and steps the federal government can take to reduce or eliminate this occurrence.” (“The Biden Plan To End Our Gun Violence Epidemic,” Accessed 12/23/20)

ATF And Related Justice Department Agencies

In The First 100 Days, Biden Vowed To Direct His Attorney General To Deliver Recommendations For “Restructuring The ATF And Related Justice Department Agencies To Most Effectively Enforce Our Gun Laws.” “Reform, fund, and empower the U.S. Justice Department to enforce our gun laws. Biden will direct his Attorney General to deliver to him within his first 100 days a set of recommendations for restructuring the ATF and related Justice Department agencies to most effectively enforce our gun laws. Biden will then work to secure sufficient funds for the Justice Department to effectively enforce our existing gun laws, increase the frequency of inspections of firearms dealers, and repeal riders that get in the way of that work.” (“The Biden Plan To End Our Gun Violence Epidemic,” Accessed 12/23/20)

Reforms To Reduce Trauma From Violence

In The First 100 Days, Biden Vowed To Direct His Cabinet To Conduct A Review Of Federal Programs Directly Serving “Communities Likely To Experience Violence And Identify Reforms To Make Sure Those Programs Effectively Address Resulting Trauma.” “Make federal programs more trauma-informed. During his first 100 days, Biden will direct his Cabinet to conduct a review of all federal programs that directly serve communities likely to experience violence and identify reforms to make sure those programs effectively address resulting trauma. Biden will then invest significant federal funds in expanding and improving the federal government’s support for trauma-informed and culturally responsive care.” (“The Biden Plan To End Our Gun Violence Epidemic,” Accessed 12/23/20)

Housing

Right To Housing Roadmap

In The First 100 Days, Biden Vowed To Produce A Roadmap For Ensuring To Everyone The Right To A “Safe Roof Over Their Head” Created By The HUD Secretary And A Task Force Of Mayors And Other Local Elected Officials. “Develop a national strategy for making housing a right for all. Biden believes everyone should have the right to a safe roof over their head. On the first day of his Administration, he will direct his Secretary of Housing and Urban Development to lead a task force of mayors and other local elected officials to put on his desk within 100 days a roadmap for making this right a reality nationwide. Mayors and local elected officials are on the front lines of tackling homelessness, so Biden will use their expertise to help the federal government identify best practices that should be replicated across the country.” (“The Biden Plan For Investing In Our Communities Through Housing,” Accessed 12/23/20)

“Housing First” Oriented Policies

In The First 100 Days, Biden Vowed To “Direct His Secretary Of Housing And Urban Development To Conduct A Full Review Of Federal Housing Policies To Make Sure They Pursue And Incentivize The ‘Housing First’ Approach.” “Reform federal housing programs to ensure they take a ‘housing first’ approach to ending homelessness. The Trump Administration has demonstrated acceptance of a worldview that housing and food should be withheld until homeless individuals tackle challenges such as addiction and mental illness. This view isn’t just inhumane, it defies the evidence regarding what works. More and more evidence is making clear that a ‘housing first’ approach – ‘guided by the belief that people need basic necessities like food and a place to live before attending to anything less critical, such as getting a job, budgeting properly, or attending to substance use issues’ – is an effective strategy for reducing homelessness. So, while the Biden Administration will pursue a comprehensive strategy addressing homelessness’ underlying causes – from making sure everyone has access to quality mental health and addiction support, to increasing the minimum wage and expanding workforce training, to changing the culture so more LGBTQ teenagers are accepted in their homes – President Biden will make sure our country commits to a ‘housing first’ approach to ending homelessness. In his first 100 days, Biden will direct his Secretary of Housing and Urban Development to conduct a full review of federal housing policies to make sure they pursue and incentivize the ‘housing first’ approach. The Secretary will identify all ways in which homelessness assistance grants can further support rapid re-housing and long-term supportive housing. Supportive housing has been found to have positive long-term impacts, and rapid re-housing has been shown to lead to quick exits from homelessness.” (“The Biden Plan For Investing In Our Communities Through Housing,” Accessed 12/23/20)

Gender Discrimination

Equality Act

In The First 100 Days, Biden Vowed To Make The Equality Act “A Top Legislative Priority.” “The Equality Act is the best vehicle for ensuring equal rights under the law for LGBTQ+ Americans, and will guarantee that LGBTQ+ individuals are protected under existing civil rights laws. Biden will make enactment of the Equality Act during his first 100 days as President a top legislative priority. Biden will also direct his Cabinet to ensure immediate and full enforcement of the Equality Act across all federal departments and agencies.” (“The Biden Plan To Advance LGBTQ+ Equality In America And Around The World,” Accessed 12/23/20)

Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act Of 2019

In The First 100 Days, Biden Vowed To Enact The Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act Of 2019 If, Before Biden’s First Day In Office, Senate Republicans Have Not Passed The Legislation. “In 2019, a bipartisan coalition in the House of Representatives passed the Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act of 2019 (VAWA 2019), which includes significant, forward-looking improvements and innovations proposed by advocates, survivors, lawyers, experts, prosecutors, and law enforcement who are in the trenches protecting and supporting survivors. Last year, every single Senate Democrat signed on to the Senate version of the House-passed bill. But, Leader McConnell is refusing to bring the bill to the floor in the Senate. There’s no reason the Senate shouldn’t pass this reauthorization now and enact it long before President Biden’s first day in office. But if they don’t, Joe Biden will make enacting the VAWA reauthorization one of his top first 100 day priorities.” (“The Biden Plan To End Violence Against Women,” Accessed 12/23/20)

NOTE: It is unclear if Biden would push for and sign the exact same version of VAWA 2019, or if the reauthorization would be revised before it reached his desk.

Transgender Discrimination

In The First 100 Days, Biden Vowed To “Direct Federal Resources To Help Prevent Violence Against Transgender Women, Particularly Transgender Women Of Color.” “Combat the epidemic of violence against transgender women of color. As a direct response to the high rates of homicide of transgender people—particularly transgender women of color—the Biden Administration will make prosecuting their murderers a priority. And, during his first 100 days in office, Biden will direct federal resources to help prevent violence against transgender women, particularly transgender women of color. Recognizing that employment and housing discrimination lead to increased risk of homelessness and violence, Biden will also work to pass the Equality Act to reduce economic barriers and social stigma and the LGBTQ Essential Data Act to help collect a wide variety of critical data about anti-trans violence and the factors that drive it.” (“Lift Every Voice: The Biden Plan For Black America,” Accessed 12/23/20)

90 Day Deadline

Veterans Affairs

In The First 90 Days, Biden Vowed To “Immediately Appoint A Commission Comprised Of Current And Former Military Leaders, Military Sexual Assault Survivors And Their Advocates, And Prominent Sexual Assault Experts, To Make Concrete Recommendations” On How To Address Sexual Assault In The Military. “Supporting women service members and veterans. Women who sign up to wear the uniform of the United States military serve our country with the same bravery and courage as male service members. They face all the same dangers and make the same sacrifices to serve —deployments overseas, long separations from loved ones, stresses on their families — while also navigating the same types of harassment and sexism that women face in every work place. Today, women make up 16% of enlisted troops and 19% of the officer corps, and those numbers are on the rise. Every service branch of the Armed Forces must do more to address the specific needs of women service members, especially when it comes to curbing the horrific rise in reports of sexual harassment and assault in the military during the Trump Administration. Biden believes that ending assault in the military requires determined leadership and accountability at every level — starting with the commander in chief. As Vice President, Biden advocated for the creation of the Special Victims Counsel for sexual assault cases in the military. As President, he will insist that the Department of Defense leadership take urgent and aggressive action to make sure that survivors are supported and abusers are held accountable for their crimes. He will immediately appoint a commission comprised of current and former military leaders, military sexual assault survivors and their advocates, and prominent sexual assault experts, to make concrete recommendations to him within 90 days. All options will be considered to end this scourge, including how these cases should be reported and prosecuted. A Biden Administration will not tolerate the sexual assault culture that has become all too common in the veteran sector, and which can prevent women veterans from seeking out the support and services they have earned.” (“The Biden Agenda For Women,” Accessed 12/23/20)

200 Day Deadline

Veterans Affairs

In The First 200 Days, Biden Vowed To “Make Available A Women Veterans Training Module For Community Health Care Providers.” “Work with Congress to improve health services for women veterans. Biden will ensure that each VA Medical Center has at least one full-time women’s primary care physician; and, within 200 days of taking office, make available a women veterans training module for community health care providers. And, Biden will work with Congress to enact the Deborah Sampson Act and ensure that the safety and privacy concerns of women veterans are addressed throughout his Administration.”(“The Biden Plan To Keep Our Sacred Obligation To Our Veterans,” Accessed 12/23/20)

In The First 200 Days, Biden Vowed To Publish “A Comprehensive Public Health And Cross-Sector Approach To Addressing Suicide In Veterans, Service Members, And Their Families.” “Publish within the first 200 days in office a comprehensive public health and cross-sector approach to addressing suicide in veterans, service members, and their families.” (“The Biden Plan To Keep Our Sacred Obligation To Our Veterans,” Accessed 12/23/20)