Less talk, more action: No drama Joe Biden quietly triumphs in first weeks in office

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US President Joe Biden waves as he boards Air Force One before departing from Andrews Air Force Base in Maryland on 12 February 2021.
US President Joe Biden waves as he boards Air Force One before departing from Andrews Air Force Base in Maryland on 12 February 2021.
PHOTO: Mandel Ngan/AFP

Washington – Joe Biden hasn't done a press conference, maintains a vanilla Twitter presence, and, as detractors love to repeat, is the oldest man to become US president. Yet in under 50 days, the quiet veteran is racking up formidable victories.

This Wednesday, the House of Representatives is expected to pass the American Rescue Plan, an economic stimulus package which at $1.9 trillion is the biggest in history, by far, and aims to catapult the country out of its year-long Covid slump.

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