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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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Create a pathway to citizenship for nearly 11 million people

The Promise:

"Joe Biden will work with Congress to pass legislation that creates a roadmap to citizenship for the nearly 11 million people who have been living in and strengthening our country for years."

Update: Democrats advance Joe Biden’s campaign promise of pathway to citizenship

Use evidence to determine COVID-19 openings and closings

The Promise:

"Joe Biden will direct the CDC to provide specific evidence-based guidance for how to turn the dial up or down relative to the level of risk and degree of viral spread in a community, including when to open or close certain businesses, bars, restaurants, and other spaces; when to open or close schools, and what steps they need to take to make classrooms and facilities safe; appropriate restrictions on size of gatherings; when to issue stay-at-home restrictions."

Update: CDC issues guidance on school reopenings amid COVID-19

Block new fracking on federal lands, but not ban all fracking

The Promise:

"I do not propose banning fracking. I think you have to make sure that fracking is in fact not emitting methane or polluting the well or dealing with what can be small earthquakes in how they're drilling. So, it has to be managed very, very well, number one. Number two, what we have to do is the future rests in renewable energy."

Update: Joe Biden takes first step toward ban on new fracking on federal land

Increase refugee admissions

The Promise:

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

Update: Biden advances promise to increase refugee admissions

Restore federal funding for Planned Parenthood

The Promise:

"As president, Biden will reissue guidance specifying that states cannot refuse Medicaid funding for Planned Parenthood and other providers that refer for abortions or provide related information and reverse the Trump Administration’s rule preventing Planned Parenthood and certain other family planning programs from obtaining Title X funds."

Update: Biden administration starts the process of restoring federal funding for Planned Parenthood

Put US on a course to net-zero emissions by 2050.

The Promise:

"I will make massive, urgent investments at home that put the United States on track to have a clean energy economy with net-zero emissions by 2050."

Update: Joe Biden’s moves start the US toward net-zero carbon, but Congress is key

Reverse family separation policies

The Promise:

"I will immediately reverse the Trump administration’s cruel and senseless policies that separate parents from their children at our border."

Update: Biden fulfills promise to end Trump policy that led to family separations

End federal government's use of private prisons and detention centers

The Promise:

"Biden will end the federal government’s use of private prisons, building off an Obama-Biden Administration’s policy rescinded by the Trump Administration. And, he will make clear that the federal government should not use private facilities for any detention, including detention of undocumented immigrants."

Update: Biden issued order to not renew contracts with private prisons

Place lifetime ban on White House officials lobbying for foreign government

The Promise:

"I'm going to issue a lifetime ban against senior executive branch officials lobbying on behalf of a foreign government.”

Update: Trump revoked lifetime ban on foreign lobbying in late executive order

Reverse the transgender military ban

The Promise:

"Biden will direct the U.S. Department of Defense to allow transgender service members to serve openly, receive needed medical treatment, and be free from discrimination."

Update: Biden signs executive order banning discrimination against transgender service members

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: Biden releases national vaccine strategy with aim to reach 100 million doses goal

Use the Defense Production Act to produce personal protective equipment

The Promise:

"Fully use the Defense Production Act to ramp up production of masks, face shields, and other PPE so that the national supply of personal protective equipment exceeds demand and our stores and stockpiles — especially in hard-hit areas that serve disproportionately vulnerable populations — are fully replenished."

Update: Joe Biden starts ball rolling on using Defense Production Act

Increase COVID-19 testing

The Promise:

"Double the number of drive-through testing sites, invest in next-generation testing, including at home tests and instant tests, so we can scale up our testing capacity by orders of magnitude."

Update: Biden establishes a national COVID testing board and lays out national strategy

Use evidence to determine COVID-19 openings and closings

The Promise:

"Joe Biden will direct the CDC to provide specific evidence-based guidance for how to turn the dial up or down relative to the level of risk and degree of viral spread in a community, including when to open or close certain businesses, bars, restaurants, and other spaces; when to open or close schools, and what steps they need to take to make classrooms and facilities safe; appropriate restrictions on size of gatherings; when to issue stay-at-home restrictions."

Update: Biden issues order on safely reopening schools

Get COVID-19 under control

The Promise:

"I’m never going to raise the white flag and surrender. We’re going to beat this virus. We’re going to get it under control, I promise you. "

Update: Biden signs 10 executive actions aimed at containing the spread of COVID-19