Timeline of the Joe Biden presidency

Joe Biden, a Democrat from Delaware, was elected President of the United States on November 3, 2020. He was inaugurated on January 20, 2021 as the nation’s 46th president of the United States.

Jan 21, 2021, Thu ...

  • ten executive orders related to the country’s COVID-19 response
  • Fauci announces that the US will rejoin WHO
  • proposes 5-year extension of nuke treaty

Jan 20, 2021, Wed ...

  • take the Oath of Office
  • proclaims a National Day of Unity
  • rejoins the Paris Agreement
  • Cancels the Keystone XL pipeline
  • directs agencies to review and reverse more than 100 Trump actions on the environment
  • halt funding for the border wall
  • repeal the travel ban from Muslim-majority countries
  • to extend the pause on federal student loans through September 30, 2021
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Apr 01, 2021, Thu
Mar 31, 2021, Wed
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Mar 11, 2021, Thu
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Feb 19, 2021, Fri
Feb 10, 2021, Wed
Feb 05, 2021, Fri
Feb 02, 2021, Tue
Jan 28, 2021, Thu
Jan 27, 2021, Wed
Jan 26, 2021, Tue
vox.com Politics Jan 26, 2021, Tuesday
Biden confronts Putin and Russia in their first call - Vox
President Joe Biden had his first call with Russian President Vladimir Putin since taking office
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washingtonpost.com Politics Jan 26, 2021, Tuesday
Texas federal judge blocks Biden's deportation 'pause' - The Washington Post
Texas attorney general Ken Paxton, a Trump ally, declares “Victory” after judge issues temporary restraining order
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vox.com Politics Jan 26, 2021, Tuesday
Biden’s new actions to boost Covid-19 vaccines, explained - Vox
Biden will announce 3 new Covid-19 federal responses: —Increase vaccine supply to states to ~10 million a week. —Provide vaccine count estimates to states at least 3 weeks in advance. —Purchase 100 million doses of the Pfizer and Moderna vaccines each.
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npr.org Politics Jan 26, 2021, Tuesday
Biden Administration Works To Boost COVID-19 Vaccine Supply : President Biden Takes Office : NPR
The Biden administration says it plans to buy an additional 100 million doses from both Moderna and from Pfizer and pledges greater transparency with state and local leaders about supply expectations.
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aljazeera.com Politics Jan 26, 2021, Tuesday
Biden signs executive actions addressing ‘racial equity’ | Joe Biden News | Al Jazeera
The actions order the US justice department to halt use of private prisons.
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Jan 25, 2021, Mon
cnn.com Politics Jan 25, 2021, Monday
McConnell allows Senate power-sharing deal to advance after fight with Democrats over filibuster - CNNPolitics
Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell announced Monday that he will allow the 50-50 Senate to officially organize so Democrats can take control of key committees in the chamber after a weeklong battle with Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer over the rights of the minority to stall legislation.
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nbcnews.com Politics Jan 25, 2021, Monday
Filibuster clash paralyzes Senate. Democratic frustration grows on how to proceed.
The fate of top Democratic priorities like $1,400 checks and an immigration overhaul could hang in the balance.
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nytimes.com Politics Jan 25, 2021, Monday
Harriet Tubman $20 Bill Redesign to be Accelerated by Biden Administration - The New York Times
The decision to have Ms. Tubman replace Andrew Jackson on the note was set in motion in 2016. President Donald J. Trump opposed the idea, and his Treasury secretary, Steven Mnuchin, stopped work on it.
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reuters.com Politics Jan 25, 2021, Monday
Russia, U.S. security chiefs discuss extending New START arms treaty: reports | Reuters
The secretary of Russia's Security Council, Nikolai Patrushev, discussed extending the New Start arms treaty in a phone call with new U.S. National Security Adviser Jake Sullivan, Russian news agencies reported on Monday.
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washingtonpost.com Politics Jan 25, 2021, Monday
Biden order toughens Buy American rules for federal agencies - The Washington Post
The Trump administration also attempted to have the federal government buy more goods made in the U.S.
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vox.com Politics Jan 25, 2021, Monday
Why Mitch McConnell relented on a Senate filibuster stand-off - Vox
McConnell didn’t get all he’d hoped, but got some Democrats to reaffirm their commitment to the filibuster.
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Jan 24, 2021, Sun
Jan 23, 2021, Sat
Jan 22, 2021, Fri
newsweek.com Politics Jan 22, 2021, Friday
Fact Check: Does Biden's Executive Order Allow Transgender Athletes to Compete With Gender of Their Choosing?
President Joe Biden signed an executive order to combat discrimination based on gender identity and sexual orientation that some believe will force transgender female athletes to compete on women's sports teams.
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technologyreview.com Politics Jan 22, 2021, Friday
This is Biden's seven-point plan for tackling the pandemic | MIT Technology Review
The plan is a distillation of a 200-page strategy document, some of which have already started to be put into action through executive orders.
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nbcnews.com Politics Jan 22, 2021, Friday
Biden signs two executive orders on Covid economic relief, worker protections
Biden has signed a number of executive orders to roll back Trump-era policies, as well as address the Covid-19 pandemic.
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wsj.com Education Jan 22, 2021, Friday
Justice Department Weighs Amnesty for Academics to Disclose Foreign Funding - WSJ
Proposal comes as faculty members escalate opposition to criminal cases and the U.S. considers how to support international academic collaboration while making sure professors make disclosures.
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nbcnews.com Politics Jan 22, 2021, Friday
Senate Republicans throw cold water on Biden's immigration proposal
The resistance includes Marco Rubio and Lindsey Graham, the two remaining GOP authors of the "Gang of Eight" overhaul in 2013.
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motherjones.com Politics Jan 22, 2021, Friday
The Insurrection Was Put Down. The GOP Plan For Minority Rule Marches On – Mother Jones
How Republicans are breaking democracy.
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Jan 21, 2021, Thu
  • ten executive orders related to the country’s COVID-19 response
  • Fauci announces that the US will rejoin WHO
  • proposes 5-year extension of nuke treaty
npr.org Politics Jan 21, 2021, Thursday
Biden Announces Executive Actions To Help Reopen Schools : President Biden Takes Office : NPR
The new measures would increase testing and access to personal protective equipment for schools, and create a centralized, national database of school coronavirus cases.
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wsj.com Politics Jan 21, 2021, Thursday
Biden’s Agenda Faces Early Hurdles in a Divided Congress - WSJ
GOP senators refused to strike to a power-sharing agreement unless Democrats maintain the filibuster, potentially delaying President Biden’s cabinet picks and legislative agenda.
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nytimes.com Health Jan 21, 2021, Thursday
Biden rolls out ‘full-scale, wartime’ coronavirus strategy, including requiring masks on some planes, trains and buses. - The New York Times
President Biden signed a string of executive orders and presidential directives on Thursday aimed at combating the worst public health crisis in a century, including new requirements for masks on interstate planes, trains and buses and for international travelers to quarantine after arriving in the United States.
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npr.org Health Jan 21, 2021, Thursday
COVID-19 Executive Orders Are Biden's Top Priority On Day 2 : President Biden Takes Office : NPR
President Biden laid out his COVID-19 strategy before he took office. On Thursday, he'll start implementing it with 10 orders and directives.
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washingtonpost.com Politics Jan 21, 2021, Thursday
Biden administration to seek five-year extension on key nuclear arms treaty in first foray with Russia - The Washington Post
While engaging in negotiations, the president is also preparing to impose new costs on Russia pending an intelligence assessment and is ruling out a “reset” in relations with Moscow, senior officials said.
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Jan 20, 2021, Wed
  • take the Oath of Office
  • proclaims a National Day of Unity
  • rejoins the Paris Agreement
  • Cancels the Keystone XL pipeline
  • directs agencies to review and reverse more than 100 Trump actions on the environment
  • halt funding for the border wall
  • repeal the travel ban from Muslim-majority countries
  • to extend the pause on federal student loans through September 30, 2021
cnn.com Politics Jan 20, 2021, Wednesday
Executive actions: Here's what Biden signed on Inauguration Day - CNNPolitics
Joe Biden plans to take 17 executive actions in the first hours of his presidency Wednesday, signing a flurry of executive orders, memoranda and directives to agencies implementing his first moves to address the coronavirus pandemic and undo some of Donald Trump's signature policies.
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whitehouse.gov Politics Jan 20, 2021, Wednesday
A National Day of Unity | The White House
Today, we celebrate the triumph of democracy after an election that saw more Americans voting than ever before in our Nation’s history, and where the will of the people has been heard and heeded.
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nytimes.com Health Jan 20, 2021, Wednesday
Biden restores ties with the World Health Organization that were cut by Trump. - The New York Times
The Biden administration announced that Dr. Anthony S. Fauci, the nation’s top infectious disease expert, would be the head of the U.S. delegation to the agency’s executive board. Dr. Fauci will begin that role with a meeting this week.
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nytimes.com Politics Jan 20, 2021, Wednesday
President Biden's 17 Executive Orders in Detail - The New York Times
The moves aim to strengthen protections for young immigrants, end construction of President Donald J. Trump’s border wall, end a travel ban and prioritize racial equity.
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