April 29, 2021/Media, Press

Here’s What President Biden Has Gotten Done for Texas in Just 100 Days

AUSTIN, Texas — Today, on President Biden’s 100th day in office, Texas Democrats are celebrating the major strides our country has made thanks to President Biden’s leadership. President Biden has gotten help to families, gotten vaccines to folks across the country, and launched ambitious plans to create jobs, expand healthcare, and help kids and families get ahead.

Thanks to President Biden, Texas — and the rest of the country — is back on track. In just 100 days, President Biden has:

  • Put money in the pockets of 85 percent of American families, with $1,400 relief checks delivered in record time to people across the country. Nearly 90 percent of Texans received a payment.

  • Provided a staggering 230 million vaccine doses to Americans. More than half of US adults have received at least one dose of the COVID-19 vaccine, and nearly a quarter of Texans are already fully vaccinated.

  • Created a million jobs, and launched the ambitious American Jobs Plan to create millions more.

  • Cut taxes for families with children, so that families — starting in July — will get a $3,600 tax credit for each child under 18.

  • Made it easier to get health care by strengthening Medicaid and the Affordable Care Act.

  • Announced the landmark American Families Plan to help parents get affordable childcare, help students pay for college, cut health care costs for Americans, and get caregivers the support they need to care for their loved ones.

  • Built the most diverse Cabinet in U.S. history and took immediate action to advance racial justice.

  • Called for $50 billion in federal investments to make our infrastructure more resilient and help communities recover from disasters, and moved to weatherize our power grids — helping protect Texans from the effects of the climate crisis.

And we’re only 100 days in.

Texas Democratic Party Chair Gilberto Hinojosa issued the following statement:

“In a mere 100 days, President Biden has passed some of the most important measures for American families in modern U.S. history. Because of President Biden, Texans have more money in their pockets, more job opportunities, and a real chance to move forward and beat back this pandemic. President Biden has led a staggeringly successful vaccination campaign, launched a once-in-a-century jobs plan, and introduced historic help for families, especially with young kids. Thanks to President Biden, help is here and we are back on track. That’s what leadership looks like.

“While Democrats are putting in work to make life better for families, Republicans have consistently tried to block our progress. Every single Republican in Congress voted against getting relief money to families, against providing funding to get people vaccinated, and against the most historic piece of legislation for working people in recent memory. If you’re voting against the American people, you don’t deserve to represent us — and Texas Republicans’ time in power is coming to an end. We’ll keep fighting to elect more Democrats, help President Biden move our country forward, and create more success for working people, in Texas and beyond.”