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Tracking politicians' promises

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Tracking Obama's promises

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Tracking the promises of the GOP Leadership in Congress

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Tracking Trump's Campaign Promises

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Increase refugee admissions

The Promise:

"Set our annual refugee admissions at 125,000, and seek to raise it over time."

Update: Biden raises refugee cap to 62,500 for 2021

Tighten 'Made In America' rules

The Promise:

"Today, loopholes in the law allow products to be stamped 'made in America' for purposes of federal procurement even if barely 51% of the materials used to produce them are domestically made. Biden will tighten these rules to require more legitimate American content — so when we deem something made in America, it reflects the work and output of American workers."

Update: Tighten Buy American rules: Joe Biden takes first steps

Increase access to affordable housing

The Promise:

"Establishing a $100 billion Affordable Housing Fund to construct and upgrade affordable housing. He will ensure funding supports community development efforts, expanding the HOME program and the Capital Magnet Fund, which spurs private investment in affordable housing and economic development in distressed communities.

Update: Infrastructure proposal includes $213 billion for housing

No tax increase for anyone making less than $400,000

The Promise:

"Under my plan, if you make less than $400,000, you won’t pay a single penny, more in taxes. You have my word on it."

Update: No direct tax increases proposed for households under $400,000

Increase refugee admissions

The Promise:

"Set our annual refugee admissions at 125,000, and seek to raise it over time."

Update: Biden stalls on promise to increase refugee admissions

Implement mask mandates nationwide

The Promise:

"Implement mask mandates nationwide by working with governors and mayors and by asking the American people to do what they do best: step up in a time of crisis."

Update: Some states drop mask mandates

Raise corporate tax rate to 28%

The Promise:

"He will ask wealthy Americans and big corporations to pay their fair share, including by: Raising the corporate tax rate to 28%."

Update: Joe Biden has proposed corporate tax hike to 28%

Create a bipartisan commission to consider reforms to the Supreme Court

The Promise:

"If elected, what I will do is I'll put together a bipartisan commission of scholars, constitutional scholars, Democrats, Republicans, liberal, conservative. And I will ask them to ...  come back to me with recommendations as to how to reform the court system because it's getting out of whack, the way in which it's being handled. And it's not about court packing."

Update: Biden forms commission to study changing Supreme Court

End wars in Afghanistan and the Middle East

The Promise:

"Biden will end the forever wars in Afghanistan and the Middle East, which have cost us untold blood and treasure. As he has long argued, Biden will bring the vast majority of our troops home from Afghanistan and narrowly focus our mission on Al-Qaeda and ISIS. And he will end our support for the Saudi-led war in Yemen."

Update: Joe Biden announces total Afghanistan withdrawal by Sept. 11, 2021

Use a national commission to address policing issues

The Promise:

"I promise you there will be a national commission on policing out of the White House where I’ll bring everyone to the table, including police chiefs, including civil rights activists, including the NAACP, including the African, the Latino community. We’re going to sit down there and we’re going to work it out."

Update: Biden pauses promise to form police oversight commission

Incentivize states to restore voting rights to convicted felons

The Promise:

"The Biden Administration will incentivize states to automatically restore voting rights for individuals convicted of felonies once they have served their sentences."

Update: Biden supports bill to restore voting rights to felons

End wars in Afghanistan and the Middle East

The Promise:

"Biden will end the forever wars in Afghanistan and the Middle East, which have cost us untold blood and treasure. As he has long argued, Biden will bring the vast majority of our troops home from Afghanistan and narrowly focus our mission on Al-Qaeda and ISIS. And he will end our support for the Saudi-led war in Yemen."

Update: Joe Biden moves to reduce U.S. troops in Afghanistan

Update the Voting Rights Act

The Promise:

"As President, Biden will strengthen our democracy by guaranteeing that every American’s vote is protected. He will start by passing the Voting Rights Advancement Act to update section 4 of the Voting Rights Act and develop a new process for pre-clearing election changes."

Update: Bills in Congress align with Biden’s campaign promise on Voting Rights Act

Increase access to affordable housing

The Promise:

"Establishing a $100 billion Affordable Housing Fund to construct and upgrade affordable housing. He will ensure funding supports community development efforts, expanding the HOME program and the Capital Magnet Fund, which spurs private investment in affordable housing and economic development in distressed communities.

Update: COVID-19 relief package includes housing assistance

100 million COVID-19 vaccine shots for 50 million people in 100 days

The Promise:

My administration will get "at least 100 million COVID vaccine shots into the arms of the American people in the first 100 days. 100 million shots in the first 100 days."

Update: 58 days in, Biden reaches milestone of 100 million shots within his first 100 days