President Biden is finishing up his first week in office.
During the Biden administration’s first week, the President signed several executive orders to deal with COVID-19, the economy, climate change, and racial inequity. These orders include a mask mandate on federal property and an extension on the student loan payment freeze.
The U.S. has reentered the Paris Climate Agreement and the World Health Organization. President Biden has set a goal of vaccinating 100 million Americans in the administration’s first 100 days.
The President is expected to work with Congress on an economic relief package to combat the effects that COVID-19 has had on American jobs. Three of his Cabinet members have already been confirmed by the Senate.
LSU students have high expectations for his administration.
Elazia Washington – First Year Student:
“I’m looking forward to how he’s going to control and put a handle on this pandemic,. You know, he said how he has a plan, so I’m just ready to see what he got.”
Matthew Wallace – Third Year Student:
“I’m looking for just a lot less, I would say toxicity in politics.”
Caleb Janaka – Student Worker:
“To go back to some sense of normalcy and decorum expected from the leader of the free world.”
My-Dyen Tran – First Year Student:
“I heard that he was planning on giving, like, a check to dependent college students, so I’m really looking forward to that.”
Jadon James – Third Year Student:
“I’m looking for some progression as far as how we’ve been handling the COVID vaccine, as far as we’ve been handling social injustice issues, so I’m just seeing to keep the the progressive moment that we had in the prior years with the Obama administration going.”
Cambryn Crier – Third Year Student:
“Um, I’m looking forward to just a feeling of understanding between our people and just people all around and not having such a barrier and having to feel like I can’t go certain places without feeling like I’m out of the ordinary and I just feel like it’s more comfortable now that Biden’s in office."