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Joe Biden's 100-day dash: Buoyed by Covid-19 vaccine roll-out but challenges remain

President Biden has used executive orders even more than his predecessor Donald Trump. PHOTO: BLOOMBERG
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WASHINGTON - United States President Joe Biden hits 100 days in office on Thursday (April 29) with a positive, and importantly also steady, approval rating, buoyed by his acceleration of the Covid-19 vaccine roll-out, and a relief and stimulus package that put an additional US$1,400 (S$1,860) in the bank account of each low- and middle-income American struggling to make ends meet.

The Biden administration has been busy; some analysts are calling it a 100-day sprint. President Biden has proposed legislation that would transform America, raising taxes on the super wealthy and raising the minimum wage - though whether these will pass intact remains a question.

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