Six Month Later, Maryland Is Building Back Better Thanks To President Biden

Jul 20, 2021

Today marks the six-month anniversary of President Biden taking office and, thanks to his historic agenda, Democrats are delivering for American families and building Maryland back better.

“After just six months in office: economic growth is up, unemployment is down, and our state is roaring back thanks to the leadership of President Biden and Maryland Democrats. With checks in pockets, shots in arms, and huge middle-class tax cuts — President Biden is delivering on his promises to the American people. Despite opposition from Republicans like Larry Hogan and Andy Harris, Democrats are going to continue delivering results on the issues Americans care most about, from rebuilding America’s transportation infrastructure, reducing the cost of child care, to protecting the fundamental right to vote.” said Maryland Democratic Party Chair Yvette Lewis.

Here’s a look at just a few of President Biden and Democrats’ accomplishments since taking office:

  • COVID-19: The Biden administration has administered more than 315 million shots, a feat that has helped cut COVID-19 deaths by 92 percent since January.

  • Tax Cuts: President Biden cut taxes for middle-class families with children, so the families of over a million Maryland children are now receiving up to a $3,600 tax credit per child — lifting 52,000 children out of poverty in our state alone.

  • American Rescue Plan: President Biden and Democrats passed the American Rescue Plan to help fund vaccine deployment, support small businesses, and put food on the tables of working families.

  • Checks: The Biden administration delivered $1,400 checks to more than 169 million Americans and over two million Marylanders.

  • Jobs: The U.S. economy added more than three million jobs since President Biden took office, going from creating 60,000 jobs per month to 60,000 jobs every three days. This is expected to be the strongest year for the economy since the Reagan administration.

  • Infrastructure: President Biden and Marland Democrats have brokered a bipartisan infrastructure deal that if passed, will create good-paying union jobs and position the United States to win the 21st century.

  • Health Care: The Biden administration cut premiums for those who get health coverage from the Affordable Care Act; four in five now can get plans for $10/month. More than two million people have signed up for coverage during special enrollment.