President Joe Biden’s historic accomplishments and liberal policies in his first year in 2021
1. Abortion: Pledged to make Roe v. Wade “the law of the land”
Before winning the election, Joe Biden pledged to make Roe v. Wade “the law of the land.” It came about when Trump, who was against abortion, would support the move to reverse the landmark decision on legal abortion.
His liberal and pro-abortion voters were naturally supportive but wanted more. Even with Roe still in effect, states in the South and Midwest enacted regulations limiting abortion. Something Biden swore to stop. [CBS News]
2. LGBTQ Rights: The Gender Equality Act of 2021
The White House said on June 25, 2021, that Americans lack basic non-discrimination protections just because of who they are or whom they love. President Biden wants every American to live freely, openly, and safely.
He calls the Senate, dominated by liberals, to swiftly pass the Equality Act, legislation that will provide long-overdue federal civil rights protections to LGBTQ+ Americans and their families. [White House]
3. Historic Appointment: Rachel Levine, the first transgender Health Secretary of the U.S. the President appointed
President Biden appointed the first transgender (male to a female), Dr. Rachel Levine as Assistant Secretary for Health on March 26, 2021. She is also the first Public Health Service Commissioned Corps.
First trans person leads public health services
Admiral Levine will lead 6,000 Public Health Service officers serving the nation’s most underserved and vulnerable population. [USPHS]
Dr. Rachel Levine advocates puberty blockers and sex transition of minors
Levine posted on Twitter that a new study found trans youth with access to a puberty blocker have declined the chances of suicide. When asked by a senator regarding reassignment surgery without parental consent, Dr. Rachel Levine, during the hearing, did not confirm or deny her support for it. [Reuters]
4. Around $450,000/person in compensation, for “separated families” that the Trump administration severed.
According to WSJ, the Biden administration considers payments of around $450,000 per person, affected by the Trump administration’s zero-tolerance policy in 2018. His liberal-democrat colleagues hailed the move.
The U.S. Departments of Justice, Homeland Security, and Health and Human Services consider payments that could amount to close to $1 million a family, though the final numbers could change.
5. Climate Change mitigations, gearing for “Green Energy”
Biden’s move to reduce carbon emission is hailed by fellow Democrats-Liberals pushing for the Green Deal. However, speculators blame the gas price, which in turn may cause inflation as a result.
The POTUS is not directly responsible for gas prices going up or down. When Biden blamed oil companies in 2021 by saying there is “mounting evidence of anti-consumer behavior by oil and gas companies,” he faced backlashed.
The API fired back on Biden on Twitter: “It’s the government’s ill-advised decisions that are exacerbating this challenging situation.”