What to Expect From the Biden Administration

The Biden administration will start January 20th, 2021. If you want to know what to expect, read our articles on Climate change, Lethal strikes, and Women in the workplace. You will find answers to these questions and more. This article was written for a general audience. While we do not expect a revolution in the administration, we can expect to see a change in the direction the country is heading. But before we get into that, we need to examine what we can expect from the Biden administration.

Executive orders

The Biden administration has issued several executive orders to address a variety of issues. The first of these executive actions, signed by Vice President Biden, is related to climate change. The order calls for a 30 percent reduction in U.S. emissions by 2025 and directs federal agencies to include climate considerations in international plans. Another executive order is related to the coronavirus pandemic. Both of these executive orders fit with the current trend of presidential directives during times of war and crisis.

In addition to the above-mentioned issues, the order also reinstates Deferred Enforced Departure (DED) for Liberians, which gave these immigrants temporary protection against deportation. This decision was previously made by President Obama, but Biden’s order rescinded the policy. Additionally, the order requires federal agencies to discard two regulations for every new regulation. Another executive order also requires the health secretary to support Covid-19 treatments and increase funding for critical and long-term care. This is especially important for nursing homes because they have been among the hardest hit by the pandemic.

Lethal strikes

The US military has conducted a series of lethal strikes against targets outside of battle zones, but a new report shows the policy is unconstitutional and should be ended. A letter from 113 human rights organizations demands that the US end this program, saying that the drones are killing civilians and should not be used as a weapon of war. The report documents the progress of the drone program and considers the legal frameworks employed by the past three administrations. The report also considers the shadow cast by the September 11 attacks, which continue to cast a long shadow over the US and its engagement with the world.

The US is faced with several challenges in using lethal strikes, including logistical issues. The administration is currently reviewing its criteria for determining a high-value target. However, the administration is likely to face a broader lack of resources, which could make lethal strikes more risky. Further, the policy is not backed by strong congressional support. Lethal strikes during the Biden administration should be rare and warranted.

Climate change

The Biden administration has done much to address climate change. As Vice President, Joe Biden has put long-time climate advocates in key leadership positions and has made the climate crisis a top priority across the federal government. In April, he convened a virtual summit of world leaders and corralled them to pledge to cut carbon dioxide emissions. In addition, he led the passage of a $1 trillion bipartisan infrastructure bill that includes billions for clean energy research and disaster resilience.

While still a relatively young President, Vice President Joe Biden has already accomplished more than any other American president. He joined the Paris Climate Accord on day one, and immediately reestablished U.S. leadership and ambition on the global stage. During his first year, he will announce historic climate legislation and make headway on the adoption of clean energy innovations. Climate change and the Biden administration are two topics that will dominate the Biden administration.

Women in the workplace

The Biden administration has pledged to bring about gender parity and full diversity in national security and foreign policy appointments. This includes promoting women into senior positions and making sure that women of color are well represented. However, it is important to note that this is all dependent on Congressional support. The administration must continue to push for these policies. Women in the workplace have long deserved equality and this administration is making strides in this direction.

The Biden administration has made strides in addressing gender equity in the workplace. One such example is the U.S. soccer team. The women’s team, which has historically been underpaid and underrepresented in sports and other fields, was recently awarded a $24 million settlement from U.S. Soccer. This settlement will help equalize pay and bonuses. The Biden administration also wants to combat occupational segregation in the workplace, since men are more likely to hold high-paying jobs and are therefore more qualified for them.

Vaccines

Despite the growing concern about immunization rates and the possibility of a pandemic, the Obama administration has implemented new vaccination policies and pushed the federal government to require all federal employees to get vaccinated. The order includes vaccines for federal employees and those who work for the Defense Department, Head Start, and federally operated schools for Native Americans. While the new policies are well intentioned, the Biden administration has failed to establish a federal verification system for vaccinations, and some public health experts say the lack of a federal verification system for vaccines has left many people confused.

Despite the promise of a new mass vaccination plan, vaccinating our country’s population has been a difficult task. Vaccination failures in Africa have been blamed on a lack of vaccine supplies and logistical challenges. Vaccine hesitancy has also hindered progress. President Biden’s “action plan” for immunizations began when the covid 19 virus was at its highest. Moreover, the Trump administration had a disjointed vaccine rollout, which left people in isolated homes and relegated children to remote learning. However, he promised to improve the vaccination rollout under Trump, listen to scientists, and implement the most effective mass vaccination plan in U.S. history. In particular, he pledged to get 100 million covid shots within 100 days of taking office.

Justice

The Biden administration is focused on racial justice and promoting equity in the country’s criminal justice system. The nation has long been plagued by systemic racism and a deeply rooted culture of discrimination. The administration has taken concrete steps to improve access to justice and counsel. The administration has also been committed to improving the economic well-being of communities of color. These actions are welcome steps forward, but they must be matched by action that addresses the root causes of systemic injustice.

One key issue is the lack of clemency and judicial redress. The Biden administration’s failure to grant clemency to any of those incarcerated on corruption charges is troubling. A spokesman for the White House cited the president’s work to reform the system from day one, pointing to new bans on chokeholds, no-knock warrants, and increased services for people returning from prison.