Joe Biden accomplishments

Biden national debt increase is just HALF of Trump’s

Many worry about government spending and the national debt, which has increased under both presidents — but debt growth under President Biden has been only half of what it was under Trump — with or without COVID spending.

Oil prices: Biden is beating OPEC at their own game

In a brilliant innovation no president has used before, Biden has leveraged the Strategic Oil Reserve to stabilize the oil market and turn a hefty profit for the United States.

Best economic recovery from covid in the world

For most Americans, the growth paid off in the form of higher wages. Over the four years through September, the most recent comparison available, U.S. wages — after inflation — grew 2.8 percent.

Most other countries in the Group of Seven industrial democracies saw a decline, according to Treasury Department data. Italian wages sank by more than 9 percent over that period, while German workers earned 7.2 percent less than they had before the pandemic.

The Washington Post, 1/28/24: Falling inflation, rising growth give U.S. the world’s best recovery

Joe Biden accomplishments

List of Joe Biden’s accomplishments — including his Senate accomplishments, legislative accomplishments, accomplishments as Vice President, and other major accomplishments:
1960: “[O]ne of the best pass receivers I had in 16 years as a coach.” — E. John Walsh, football coach at Archmere Academy.

1965: Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Delaware in Newark, with a double major in history and political science and a minor in English.

1968: Graduated from Syracuse University College of Law with a law degree.

1969: Admitted to the Delaware bar.

1970-72: Served on New Castle County Council.

1972-77: Single parent to two sons, commuting on Amtrak 75 minutes each way between his home in Wilmington, Delaware and Washington, D.C.

Joe Biden accomplishments as U.S. Senator

1973-2009: U.S. Senator from Delaware, initially focussing on consumer protection, environmental issues, government accountability, and arms control. In his 6 terms as a senator, Joe Biden sponsored or co-sponsored 348 pieces of legislation that became law.

1981-97: Chairman or Ranking Member of the Senate Judiciary Committee for 17 years.

1986: Introduced his Global Climate Protection Act, one of the first bills aimed at addressing climate change.

1990s: Authored every major piece of crime legislation this decade, including the Violent Crime Control and Law Enforcement Act of 1994.

1992-1995: Strongly guided Balkans policy in the mid-1990s during the Bosnian War, producing a successful NATO peacekeeping effort.

1994: Spearheaded the Violence Against Women Act, criminalizing violence against women and creating unprecedented resources for survivors of assault, which was followed by a 64% drop in domestic violence from 1993 to 2010.

1997-2009: Chairman or Ranking Member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee for 12 years, leading legislation related to terrorism, weapons of mass destruction, post-Cold War Europe, the Middle East, and Southwest Asia.

1997: Led the Senate to approve ratification of the Chemical Weapons Convention.

1998: Led the Senate to approve NATO enlargement and passage of bills to streamline foreign affairs agencies and punish religious persecution overseas.

1999: Co-sponsored the McCain-Biden Kosovo Resolution, which called on President Clinton to use all necessary force, including ground troops, to confront Milošević over Yugoslav actions in Kosovo.

2000: Sponsored the Kids 2000 Act, establishing a public-private partnership to provide computer centers, teachers, Internet access, and technical training to young people, particularly low-income and at-risk youth.

Vice President Joe Biden talks with staff

Joe Biden accomplishments as Vice President

2009-2017: Vice President of the United States.

2009: Oversaw and implemented the $840 billion stimulus package in the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act to end the Great Recession which began under President George W. Bush.

2009: Chaired the Middle Class Working Families Task Force.

2010: Fought for Congressional approval of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act, which inserted accountability into the financial sector and fortified the stability of the financial system.

2011: Led negotiations between Congress and the White House in resolving federal spending levels for the rest of the year and avoiding a government shutdown. Negotiated with Mitch McConnell to agree on the deficit-reducing Budget Control Act of 2011.

2012: Headed the Gun Violence Task Force in the aftermath of the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting.

2012: Negotiated a deal with Mitch McConnell that led to the American Taxpayer Relief Act of 2012, averting a fiscal cliff and implementing the largest middle-class tax cut in history.

2014: Co-chaired White House Task Force to Protect Students from Sexual Assault.

2014: Served as the Obama administration’s emissary to Eastern European governments like Poland, Lithuania, and Ukraine worried over Vladimir Putin’s ambitions in the region.

Joe Biden accomplishments as President

2020: Elected President, defeating Donald Trump in the Electoral College 306 to 232, with a popular vote margin of more than 7 million votes.

2021: Directed USA to rejoin Paris Climate Agreement.

2021: Halted the Keystone XL pipeline.

2021: Repealed Trump’s travel bans.

2021: Repealed Trump’s transgender military ban.

2021: Ordered an additional 200 million doses of COVID-19 vaccine.

2021: Pledged $4 billion to COVAX global vaccine alliance.

2021: Signed $1.9 trillion American Rescue Plan into law. It includes:

  • Small business support.
  • $1,400 per person checks.
  • Increases to the Child Tax Credit, Earned-Income Tax Credit, and Child and Dependent Care Tax Credits.
  • $300 extended unemployment insurance.
  • Lower health insurance premiums for lower- and middle-income families enrolled in health insurance marketplaces.

2021: Canceled $1.5 billion in student debt for victims of for-profit school fraud.

2021: Ended the War in Afghanistan after 20 years.

2021: Negotiated and signed the bipartisan Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act into law. It includes:

  • $110 billion for roads, bridges, and major projects
  • $73 billion for power infrastructure
  • $66 billion for passenger and freight rail
  • $65 billion for broadband
  • $55 billion for clean drinking water
  • $50 billion for water resilience and Western water storage
  • $39 billion for public transit
  • $25 billion for airports
  • $21 billion for removal of pollution from water and soil
  • $17 billion for port infrastructure
  • $7.5 billion for electric vehicles
  • $7.5 billion for zero/low emission busses and ferries
  • $1 billion for the revitalization of communities

2021: U.S. gross domestic product grew at 5.7 percent for the year, the strongest economic growth in 37 years.

2021: Favorability of the United States improved sharply around the world.

2022: Approved a U.S. special forces mission that killed ISIS leader Ibrahim al-Hashimi al-Qurayshi.

2022: Nominated Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson to become the first Black woman in history to sit on the Supreme Court of the United States.

2022: Signed the Reauthorization of the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA).

2022: Led a massive international response to Vladimir Putin’s invasion of Ukraine.

2022: Signed the first major gun safety legislation passed by Congress in nearly 30 years.

2022: Ordered the drone strike that killed Ayman al-Zawahiri, mastermind of the September 11, 2001 attacks on the United States and the world’s most wanted terrorist.

2022: Unemployment falls to 3.5 percent, matching the lowest rate in 50 years.

2022: Signed the CHIPS and Science Act into law, providing $52.7 billion for chip manufacturing and research and $170 billion for scientific research, innovation, and space exploration.

2022: Signed ratification documents approving NATO membership for Finland and Sweden, strengthening the NATO alliance and reinforcing democracy in the face of Russian brutality against Ukraine.

2022: Signed PACT Act strengthening health care and benefits for America’s veterans and their survivors.

2022: Signed the Inflation Reduction Act into law. It includes $369 billion to provide energy security, fight climate change, and create clean domestic manufacturing jobs. It also lowers healthcare costs by extending Affordable Care Act subsidies for 3 years, expanding vaccine coverage, and reforming prescription drug pricing. The act also raises revenue by establishing a 15% corporate minimum tax on companies with at least $1 billion in profits. Through revenue and savings, the Inflation Reduction Act reduces the deficit by a net $305 billion dollars.

2022: Less than 2 years into his presidency, Biden is already one of the most legislatively successful presidents of the modern era.

2022: Thanks to a Biden executive order, hearing aids become available over the counter without a prescription, lowering costs by up to $3,000 per pair for 30 million Americans.

2022: Led the Democratic Party to the best midterm election performance of either party since 1934.

2022: Signed legislation to avoid a potentially catastrophic rail strike after brokering a deal approved by 8 of 12 railway unions, raising workers’ wages by 24%, increasing health care benefits, and preserving two-person crews.

2022: Approved a deal to bring WNBA star Brittney Griner home after 10 months of wrongful detention in Russia.

2022: Signed the Respect for Marriage Act into law, ensuring federal recognition of marriage regardless of sex, race, ethnicity, or national origin, ten years after publicly declaring his support of same-sex marriage on Meet the Press.

2023: Forced congressional Republicans to swear off Medicare and Social Security cuts on live television while delivering his State of the Union Address.

2023: Took a 10-hour train trip, each way, through war-torn Ukraine to meet President Volodymyr Zelenskyy in Kyiv and reconfirm U.S. support for Ukraine’s fight against Russian dictator Vladimir Putin’s criminal aggression.

2023: Signed an executive order greatly expanding access to long-term care and child care.

2023: Mounted a major diplomatic effort that got Turkey to agree to admit Sweden into NATO, making that alliance stronger than it has ever been.

2023: Invested more than $42 billion in the Broadband Equity Access and Deployment (BEAD) Program to bring affordable, high-speed internet access to the entire country.

2023: Announced $39 billion in student debt relief for 804,000 borrowers.

2023: 13.68 million jobs created during first 30 months — compared to 5.39 million jobs during Trump’s first 30 months and 6.57 million during Obama’s first 30 months.

2023: Secured the release of more than 30 wrongfully detained Americans around the world since taking office.

2023: Created the first-ever Office of Gun Violence Prevention.

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The White House: The Biden-Harris Record Biden’s Numbers

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