President Biden’s First Month in Office


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With less than a month in the Oval Office, President Joe Biden is making changes and not looking back. The following are some of the recent changes President Biden has made:

For students in the United States, under the Biden Administration, student loans are currently in a “forgiveness state,” meaning that you are no longer required to pay all or some of your loan. This has been especially good for students during the COVID-19 pandemic as many have lost their jobs. 

In addition, it has almost been a year since the COVID-19 pandemic started spreading in the United States, and the president has called a COVID-19 response team at the White House. The group is a rapid response team and will deal with news quickly and report to the people of the United States. The United States has also rejoined the World Health Organization, the United Nations’ organization responsible for international public health.

One of the first things President Biden did was to sign an executive order (a published, federal directive from the President of the United States) protecting LGBTQ+ people from discrimination in the workplace and school. 

Children should be able to learn without worrying about whether they will be denied access to the restroom, the locker room, or school sports,” the order reads. He also repealed the trans-military ban that President Trump put into effect in 2019. 

Undoing another one of the changes from the Trump administration, Biden has also rejoined the United States into the Paris Climate Agreement, which is the United Nations’ agreement on how to handle climate change. 

As of February 10, Biden has signed 29 executive orders. Some might say the first 100 days of a president’s administration are the most important. They show the country what the president is trying to accomplish and what they plan to do during their term. Biden’s first 30 days were no exception, as he took the opportunity to take a stance on many issues important to his administration.