One year of the Biden presidency: A full timeline
Here is a thorough timeline of the Biden administration through 1 year. Included is every major action, good or bad, with dates, taken by the president or his administration.
(Note: The “day of the presidency” number may be different on this thread from original tweets, expect the number on this thread to be more accurate)
(Note: You may notice that January 19, 2022 is listed as day 365. This is because the way I am counting for the purpose of this, it was the 365th day, even though it wasn’t really one year.)
Day 1: 1/20/21: Biden rejoins Paris climate accord
Day 1: 1/20/21: Biden cancels keystone pipeline
Day 3: 1/22/21: Biden increases food stamp benefits through pandemic
Day 3: 1/22/21: Biden signs executive order clearing path for $15 minimum wage for federal workers
Day 3: 1/22/21: Biden reverses Trump era executive order that reduced Insulin & epinephrine prices to review the order
Day 6: 1/25/21: Biden repeals Trump’s ban on transgender Americans from serving in the military through executive order.
Day 7: 1/26/21: Biden directs DOJ not to renew contracts with private prisons. However, this does not include private immigration prisons
Day 9: 1/28/21: Biden repeals the global gag rule
Day 9: 1/28/21: Biden administration issues 31 new drilling permits on federal land
Day 14: 2/2/21: Biden administration reopens an overflow facility in Texas for unaccompanied minors
Day 16: 2/4/21: Jen Psaki says President Biden supports canceling up to $10K in student loan debt but won’t do it by executive action.
Day 17: 2/5/21: Biden tells CBS that he thinks he may have to drop the $15 minimum wage hike because it will violate Senate rules on reconciliation.
Day 22: 2/10/21: Jen Psaki says the Biden administration will continue to expel most migrants and asylum-seekers from the US-Mexico border.
Day 24: 2/12/21: Biden DOJ fights for Betsy DeVos against a subpoena seeking her deposition as part of a class-action lawsuit brought on behalf of for-profit college students seeking loan forgiveness on the grounds that they were defrauded.
Day 30: 2/18/21: 26,248 immigrants have been deported as of 2/18. Over 1,000 are black immigrants from Haiti, Jamaica, Trinidad and Cameroon.
Day 30: 2/18/21: Biden issues new ICE guidance that effectively abandon his pledge to stop deportations
Day 30: 2/18/21: Biden privately tells governors that a federal minimum wage hike isn’t happening
Day 37: 2/25/21: Biden drops bombs in Syria.
Day 38: 2/26/21: White House National Economic Council Director reiterates that VP Harris won't overrule Senate parliamentarian
Day 38: 2/26/21: The New York Times reports Biden won’t risk ties to Saudi Arabia by punishing Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman for Jamal Khashoggi’s killing
Day 40: 2/28/21: President Biden endorses Amazon union efforts in Alabama
Day 41: 3/1/21: Biden announces a new $125M package for “Ukraine security”,
Day 41: 3/2/21: White House pulls Neera Tanden’s nomination to serve as OMB Director
Day 47: 3/7/21: A court filing by ICE reveals family detention is ending.
Day 47: 3/7/21: The White House announces that Biden “would prefer to not end the filibuster”
Day 48: 3/8/21: The number of children in CBP custody is the highest in the agency's history.
Day 49: 3/9/21: The Biden administration announces that it will not issue visas to diversity visa recipients who were denied them because of Trump's Muslim ban.
Day 49: 3/9/21: The Washington Post reports ICE arrests fell more than 60 percent in February compared to last three months of 2020
Day 55: 3/15/21: Biden administration announces it will increase the Medicare reimbursement for giving the Covid shot.
Day 55: 3/15/21: Biden administration tells U.S. Supreme Court that it thinks low-level crack cocaine offenders should be among the beneficiaries of a federal law that reduces certain prison sentences
Day 57: 3/17/21: The Biden administration restricts the information Border Patrol agents and sector chiefs can share with the media
Day 58: 3/18/21: The Daily Beast reports dozens of young Biden White House staffers have been suspended, asked to resign or placed in a remote work program due to past marijuana use
Day 58: 3/18/21: Biden administration forgives the debt of 72,000 borrowers who were defrauded by colleges.
Day 60: 3/20/21: The Biden administrations opens another migrant facility in Texas
Day 63: 3/23/21: The Biden administration urges the Supreme Court to let cops enter homes and seize guns without a warrant
Day 66: 3/26/21: President Biden nominates Gayle Conelly Manchin, wife of Joe Manchin, to be the federal co-chair of the Appalachian Regional Commission.
Day 70: 3/30/21: The Biden administration extends student loan payment pause
Day 77: 4/6/21: The New York Post reports Biden administration is considering filling gaps in US-Mexico border wall
Day 81: 4/10/21: The Biden administration announces they will allow oil to continue to flow through the Dakota Access Pipeline.
Day 84: 4/13/21: The Biden administration looks to extend a Trump era policy that bolsters mandatory minimum drug sentences.
Day 84: 4/13/21: Biden announces he will withdraw all US troops from Afghanistan
Day 84: 4/13/21: The Biden administration continues to “advance” Trump's $23 billion arms deal for the UAE.
Day 87: 4/16/21 After President Biden is criticized for reducing the refugee cap, Jen Psaki announces the cap will be increased.
Day 95: 4/24/21: President Biden officially recognizes the Armenian Genocide.
Day 98: 4/27/21: The Biden administration issues a policy that sharply limits the immigrants whom ICE officers can arrest at courthouses
Day 101: 4/30/21: The Biden administration announces they will return to the Pentagon more than $17 billion diverted by the Trump administration to build the wall at the southwestern border, and also plans to cancel all related construction contracts
Day 104: 5/3/21: President Biden officially raises the refugee cap to 62,500
Day 108: 5/7/21: The Biden administration withdraws a Trump-era proposal to expand collection of DNA and other biometrics from people applying for or sponsoring immigration benefits.
Day 111: 5/10/21: President Biden says in a statement: “We’re going to make it clear that anyone collecting unemployment who is offered a suitable job must take the job or lose their unemployment benefits.”
Day 111: 5/10/21: The White House says they are going to work with states on reimposing work-search requirements following GOP outcry
Day 113: 5/12/21: The Biden administration block the release of a United Nations Security Council statement calling for an immediate cease-fire in Israel
Day 115: 5/14/21: CNN reports that Neera Tanden has joined the White House as a senior adviser to President Biden
Day 117: 5/16/21: In a call with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu President Biden reaffirms the United States’s opposition to an International Criminal Court (ICC) investigation into possible war crimes in the Palestinian Territories.
Day 118: 5/17/21: The Biden administration approves the sale of $735 million in precision-guided weapons to Israel
Day 118: 5/17/21: For the first time, in a call with Netanyahu, President Biden backs a Gaza ceasefire
Day 121: 5/20/21: The Biden admin blocks, for a fifth time, a UN resolution calling for a Gaza ceasefire.
Day 121: 5/20/21: The Biden administration ends the use of 2 ICE jails
Day 128: 5/27/21: The Biden administration withdraws $37 million in financial support from a planned dam in Honduras at the urging of activists.
Day 129: 5/28/21: Biden officially proposes a $753,000,000,000 Pentagon budget.
Day 135: 6/3/21: Joe Biden offers to keep 2017 Trump tax cuts intact in infrastructure counteroffer to the GOP.
Day 136: 6/4/21: The White House says they fully support states that cut supplemental UI benefits
Day 139: 6/7/21: The DHS uses a helicopter rotor wash to try to clear out activists.
Day 139: 6/7/21: The Daily Beast reports that President Biden will continue to defend former President Trump in the defamation case that accuses him of raping journalist E. Jean Carroll.
Day 139: 6/7/21: President Biden supports a Supreme Court decision that blocks immigrants in the U.S., on humanitarian grounds, from getting permanent residency if they entered illegally.
Day 140: 6/8/21: The Hill reports that the Biden Justice Dept will defend excluding Puerto Ricans from disability payments
Day 141: 6/9/21: Biden’s Department of Justice says in a court filing it can "vigorously" defend an exemption to anti-LGBT discrimination laws for religious schools.
Day 148: 6/16/21: The Department of Education cancels $500 million in student loan debt for 18,000 former ITT Tech students defrauded by the now defunct for-profit college.
Day 154: 6/22/21: Reuters reports that President Biden’s Justice Dept is considering defending former President Trump in Capitol riot lawsuits.
Day 155: 6/23/21: The Wall Street Journal reports that President Biden is expected to tell state and local officials in areas experiencing surges in gun violence that they can use $350 billion in Covid-19 funding to hire more law-enforcement personnel.
Day 159: 6/27/21: President Biden plans to enact a Trump era rule that allows drug companies to price gouge on life-saving treatments
Day 159: 6/27/21: The U.S. launches airstrikes against Iran-backed militias
Day 162: 6/30/21: The Biden administration announces plans to issue passports with an “X” gender marker without requiring medical documentation.
Day 170: 7/8/21: A whistleblower says that the contractor hired by the Biden admin to care for migrant children has no experience in child care.
Day 194: 8/1/21: The Biden administration approves a $3.4 billion helicopter sale to Israel
Day 194: 8/1/21: The national eviction moratorium expires.
Day 212: 8/19/21: The Biden administration announces that it will automatically erase student loan debt for more than 300,000 Americans with severe disabilities
Day 212: 8/19/21: USA Today reports that the Biden administration won’t seek to extend enhanced weekly $300 unemployment benefits
Day 213: 8/20/21: Biden administration charges Afghan refugees $2,000 per evacuation
Day 222: 8/29/21: CNN reports that 9 members of one family were killed in a US drone strike in Kabul.
Day 223: 8/30/21: The United States officially withdraws troops from Afghanistan.
Day 230: 9/6/21: Unemployment benefits end for 8.9 million people.
Day 234: 9/10/21: The New York Times reports that a drone strike in Afghanistan right before the United States officially withdrew, likely hit a longtime worker from a US aid group
Day 237: 9/13/21: The White House confirms that it is starting the clemency process for "non-violent drug offenders on CARES Act home confinement with four years or less to serve.”
Day 241: 9/17/21: The Daily Poster reports that the Biden administration just declared that scientific proof of catastrophic climate change “does not present sufficient evidence” to halt the government’s plan to vastly expand offshore drilling.
Day 241: 9/17/21: The US Military admits it killed 10 civilians, including up to seven children, in the Kabul drone strike on August 29.
Day 243: 9/19/21: Border patrol agents are photographed on horseback cracking whips and charging into crowds of Haitian asylum seekers in Texas
Day 245: 9/21/21: CNBC reports President Biden has used Title 42 to expel 690,000 people, 250,000 more than President Trump.
Day 246: 9/22/21: The UN warns that the mass deportations of Haitians by President Biden could violate international law.
Day 246: 9/22/21: NBC News reports that the Biden administration is seeking a private contractor to operate a “migrant detention facility” at Guantanamo Bay
Day 259: 10/5/21: Yahoo reports that the The Border Patrol horse unit is “alive and well” in Del Rio despite Psaki suspension claim
Day 262: 10/8/21: President Biden restores Monuments in Utah, and the Atlantic Ocean to the areas and protections that were in place prior to President Trump
Day 273: 10/19/21: The NY Daily News reports that Biden's DOJ is continuing the Trump-era approach of labeling Black Lives Matter protesters as terrorists.
Day 276: 10/22/21: Neera Tanden is named the White House staff secretary
Day 289: 11/4/21: US State dept allows $650 million missile deal with Saudi Arabia
Day 298: 11/13/21: Truthout reports that President Biden is preparing to auction off more than 80 million acres of the Gulf of Mexico to oil and gas drilling companies
Day 311: 11/26/21: Biden bans travel from South Africa, 7 other African nations by non-US citizens due to Omicron.
Day 317: 12/2/21: President Biden restarts Trump's "Remain in Mexico" policy
Day 318: 12/3/21: The Biden administration extends the Trump era Title 42 policy
Day 321: 12/6/21: The Biden administration announces that they will not send any diplomatic representatives to the 2022 Winter Olympics in Beijing
Day 325: 12/10/21: Jen Psaki on student debt: "In the coming weeks, we will release more details about our plans. A smooth transition back into repayment is a high priority for the administration."
Day 325: 12/10/21: The Biden administration orders U.S. government agencies to immediately stop financing new carbon-intensive fossil fuel projects overseas.
Day 330: 12/15/21: Axios reports that the Biden administration is ending the practice of holding undocumented migrant families in detention centers and turning to remote tracking technology as alternatives.
Day 331: 12/16/21: NBC News reports that the Biden DOJ has pulled out of negotiations to financially compensate families separated by Trump admin.
Day 336: 12/21/21: President Joe Biden announces a plan to distribute 500 million free at-home rapid tests to Americans.
Day 337: 12/22/21: The White House extends the moratorium on student loan payments until May.
Day 342: 12/27/21: Biden signs the $768 billion defense budget.
Day 342: 12/27/21: The CDC shortens the Covid-19 quarantine period.
Day 344: 12/29/21: The Biden Administration asks the Supreme Court to rule that federal agents cannot be held accountable for retaliating against protected speech
Day 345: 12/30/21: The Pentagon builds a second courtroom for war crimes trials at Guantánamo Bay, it will exclude the public from the chamber.
Day 349: 1/3/22: La Jornada reports that US deportations of children increased by 30% in the first year of the Biden administration.
Day 350: 1/4/22: Walmart and Kroger raise prices for BinaxNOW rapid Covid-19 tests after the expiration of their deal with the White House to sell the kits for $14
Day 360: 1/14/21: President Biden announces plans for free Covid tests through USPS:
Day 365: 1/19/21: The Biden administration announces a plan to distribute hundreds of millions of N95 masks at pharmacies and other sites.