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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

Promises we’ve rated recently

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: An end to the Afghanistan War, but continued fighting against Iranian proxies

Make union organizing easier for workers

The Promise:

"Because Biden knows we need to build back better, he will include in the economic recovery legislation he sends to Congress a series of policies to build worker power to raise wages and secure stronger benefits."

Update: PRO Act has stalled, but administration is shaping policy through NLRB

Put Social Security on a path to long-run solvency

The Promise:

"The impending exhaustion of the Social Security Trust fund imperils American retirement as we know it. Waiting to act only jeopardizes the program further, and will make an eventual solution that much more difficult. The Biden Plan will put the program on a path to long-term solvency by asking Americans with especially high wages to pay the same taxes on those earnings that middle-class families pay.

Update: Biden opposes cuts to Social Security, but tax plan unlikely to advance

Work to codify Roe v. Wade

The Promise:

"As president, Biden will work to codify Roe v. Wade, and his Justice Department will do everything in its power to stop the rash of state laws that so blatantly violate the constitutional right to an abortion, such as so-called TRAP laws, parental notification requirements, mandatory waiting periods, and ultrasound requirements."

Update: In State of the Union address, Biden calls on Congress to codify Roe v. Wade but lacks support

Make HBCUs, TCUs, and under-resourced MSIs more affordable for their students

The Promise:

"Make HBCUs, TCUs, and under-resourced MSIs more affordable for their students. The Biden plan will invest $18 billion in grants to these four-year schools, equivalent to up to two years of tuition per low-income and middle class student, including DREAMers and students who transfer to a four-year HBCU, TCU, or MSI from a tuition-free community college."

Update: Biden makes progress on HBCU promise following historic funding increases

Forgive student loan debt from public colleges and universities

The Promise:

"Forgive all undergraduate tuition-related federal student debt from two- and four-year public colleges and universities and private HBCUs and MSIs for debt-holders earning up to $125,000."

Update: Biden cancels an additional $1.2 billion in student debt

Create 1 million auto industry jobs

The Promise:

"Create 1 million new jobs in the American auto industry, domestic auto supply chains, and auto infrastructure, from parts to materials to electric vehicle charging stations, positioning American auto workers and manufacturers to win the 21st century."

Update: Auto-sector jobs up by 10.2% under Biden but are falling short of 1 million pledge

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: Biden promised citizenship to immigrants illegally in the U.S. Three years later it hasn’t happened.

Support the study of reparations for slavery

The Promise:

"A Biden Administration will support a study of reparations."

Update: Biden promised to support a study on reparations, but has not called for one

Decriminalize marijuana

The Promise:

"Decriminalize the use of cannabis."

Update: Biden’s promise to decriminalize marijuana moves forward, but awaits Justice Department review

Forgive student loan debt from public colleges and universities

The Promise:

"Forgive all undergraduate tuition-related federal student debt from two- and four-year public colleges and universities and private HBCUs and MSIs for debt-holders earning up to $125,000."

Update: Biden unveils new round of incremental student loan relief

Forgive student loan debt from public colleges and universities

The Promise:

"Forgive all undergraduate tuition-related federal student debt from two- and four-year public colleges and universities and private HBCUs and MSIs for debt-holders earning up to $125,000."

Update: Biden continues narrower approach on student debt relief as broader plan is retooled

Increase refugee admissions

The Promise:

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

Update: Joe Biden keeps promise to raise refugee admissions to 125,000

Expand broadband, or wireless broadband via 5G, to every American

The Promise:

"Expand broadband, or wireless broadband via 5G, to every American – recognizing that millions of households without access to broadband are locked out of an economy that is increasingly reliant on virtual collaboration."

Update: Biden announces more than $42 billion for states to invest in high-speed internet

Forgive student loan debt from public colleges and universities

The Promise:

"Forgive all undergraduate tuition-related federal student debt from two- and four-year public colleges and universities and private HBCUs and MSIs for debt-holders earning up to $125,000."

Update: Supreme Court strikes down Biden’s forgiveness plan; president promises new approach