Written by: Lewis Muller, Managing Director
President-Elect Joe Biden’s inauguration is upon us and the start of his first 100 days in office will begin. For the trivia lovers out there - The significance of this period was first recognized when FDR passed 15 major pieces of legislation and 76 laws during the first 100 days of his presidency in 1933. Now, it is obvious that FDR took the oath of office amidst the Great Depression when there was a dire need for swift action, but that is not entirely unlike what Biden faces in his first 100 days with the COVID-19 pandemic still raging.
While we have become far less accustomed to such productivity from Congress in our lifetimes, the first 100 days of several administrations produced substantial decisions. JFK’s Bay of Pigs Invasion, Gerald Ford pardoning Richard Nixon, and even the passing of Barack Obama’s massive stimulus package and the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act all occurred within the first 100 days of those presidencies.
I believe we all agree that Biden will begin his presidency putting his stamp on the fight against the Coronavirus with additional stimulus and vaccine distribution, but he will not stop there. He will aggressively work to get his Cabinet nominations confirmed, push to have the U.S. rejoin the Paris Climate Agreement, undo DJT’s tax reform bill and immigration initiatives, and maybe even try to turn Obamacare into Bidencare.
While Biden’s first 100 days will be occurring in DC, the majority of state legislatures will also be embarking on their first 100 days of sorts as they work to introduce their yearly average of 128,000 bills. That’s why the strategies and tactics we have developed for swaying lawmaker and public opinion are based on a reputation of speed and effectiveness.
We look forward to partnering with you as we embark on another year of uncertain challenges and opportunities ahead.