US Election 2020: What will be the first 100 days if Biden wins?

Komal FatimaWeb Editor

01st Nov, 2020. 12:59 pm
Trump's rival Joe Biden

US Presidential election will be held soon on 3rd November. Early voting is taking place and trackers indicate that Democrat Joe Biden is leading the polls.

However, fate is still not decided. What if Joe Biden wins the election and becomes the new President? What will he do in the first 100 days of his Presidency?

According to an article by the Guardian, Joe Biden will have to face the biggest challenge first i.e. coronavirus pandemic. Critics say that he will have to urgently deal with the pandemic and rebuild global relationships.

In addition to this, he will also have to face pressures to implement a laundry list of priorities on issues such as foreign policy and climate crisis.

In the first 100 days, Biden will have to work on a plan to fight coronavirus cases and related crises. Apart from that, he will have to answer some of the most urgent questions over the country’s future as a winner.

“He basically has to do something historic,” said Saikat Chakrabarti, a Democratic activist and former chief of staff to the progressive New York congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez. “He’s being handed a depression, a pandemic, and he’s being elected on a mandate to actually solve this stuff and do something big.”

“In many ways, they’re going to be stepping in the same situation that we stepped in in 2009. But in some ways worse,” said the former Obama administration deputy labor secretary Chris Lu, who ran the 44th president’s transition team in 2008. “We came in during the Great Recession, they’re going to be taking over within a recession as well. They have the added and much more difficult challenge of dealing with a public health crisis as well.”

Neera Tanden remained director of the director of domestic policy for the Obama-Biden presidential campaign and went on to be a senior adviser at the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). She said that Biden’s “first order of business” in office would probably be aimed at containing the death toll and addressing the economic damage.

“I think the most important thing is likely to be a legislative package that addresses the virus, and the ability to contain the virus and then responds to the economic pain that the virus has caused,” Tanden said.

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