Biden’s first 100 days in office

April 30 marks the 100th day of President Joe Biden’s (D) presidency. Here is a round-up of where his administration stands so far.

Executive actions

Biden has issued 42 executive orders, 14 presidential memoranda, 49 proclamations, and 10 notices. Biden’s 42 executive orders are the most from a first-term president in his first 100 days in office since President Franklin D. Roosevelt (D) in 1933.


Twenty-one of Biden’s 23 Cabinet members have been confirmed.

The two outstanding Cabinet positions are the directors of the Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP) and the Office of Management and Budget (OMB). Eric Lander, Biden’s nominee for OSTP director, had his confirmation hearing before the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation on April 29. If Lander is confirmed, it will be the first time a presidential science advisor is in the president’s Cabinet.

Biden initially nominated Neera Tanden, the president of Center for American Progress, to serve as OMB director. She withdrew from consideration after Sen. Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) and several key Republicans said they would not support her confirmation. Biden has not yet named a replacement nominee. 

Judicial nominations

Biden nominated 10 individuals to the federal circuit and district courts. Five of the nominees are awaiting committee hearings. The other five are awaiting a committee vote. Biden also nominated a judge to the Superior Court for the District of Columbia.


Eleven bills have become law under the 117th Congress. The Biden administration’s signature legislation so far is the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021, which was signed into law on March 11, 2021, to provide economic relief in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. The $1.9 trillion bill passed without support from any Republican members of Congress.

Tie-breaking votes

Vice President Kamala Harris (D) has cast four tie-breaking votes in the U.S. Senate. Two of the votes related to a budget resolution and one to the American Rescue Plan Act. The fourth vote was to discharge the nomination of Colin Kahl for under secretary of defense for policy.

Approval rating

Ballotpedia is tracking the 30-day average of presidential approval rating polls conducted by a select list of polling organizations and outlets.

President Biden’s approval rating for the 13th week of his term was 52.5%, down 1.9 percentage points from the week before. President Trump’s approval rating at the same point in his term was 41.7%, up 0.6 percentage points from the week before.