On the 8th Nov 2020, Joe Biden was announced as the President-elect, and Kamala Harris as the Vice President-elect.
While Trump still refuses to accept his election defeat, Biden-Harris’s transition has already started work to prepare for the taking over of the office in January 2021.
Follow are some of the key changes that are announced:
- A COVID-19 advisory board that is stacked with infectious-disease researchers and former public-health advisers is assembled to craft a pandemic plan to manage the surge of reported infections, ensure vaccines are safe, effective, and distributed efficiently, equitably, and free; and protecting at-risk populations. More importantly, the team will rejoin the WHO and keep Fauci as a close adviser.
- A new tax plan that will raise corporate income taxes to 28% from the current 21% rate, and will ensure Americans making less than $400K will not pay more taxes.
- An extensive set of environmental justice plan, which will include reentering into the landmark Paris Climate Accord of 2015, and devise a clean energy plan to get the country to net-zero carbon emissions by 2050.
- Produces comprehensive immigration legislation that creates a pathway to citizenship for DREAMers and migrants living in the U.S. illegally. They will also stop the practice of family separation, and end the executive order banning travelers from some Muslim-majority countries. They will also take away funding for the construction of a wall along the southern U.S. border.
- A new plan to address Criminal Justice by increasing crime prevention, police reform, prison reform.
- Repair alliances and the broken Foreign Policy created by Donald Trump. They want to plan an international summit where democratic leaders will discuss ways to push back against corruption and authoritarian practices as well as expand human rights.
- An education plan to support the Colledge for All Act, proposed in 2017 by Sen. Bernie Sanders of Vermont and Rep. Parmila Jayapal, D-Wash.