President Joe Biden entered the White House under unprecedented circumstances. He’s now a little more than halfway into his critical first 100 days in office.
Just weeks before his inauguration, the US Capitol was stormed by pro-Trump rioters, and former President Donald Trump was impeached for a second time, all during the ongoing coronavirus pandemic that, at the time of his inauguration, had killed 400,000 Americans in less than a year.
Biden assumed office on January 20, ushering in a new historic era – rolling out vaccines at an accelerated pace and pushing his $1.9 trillion stimulus package through Congress, the American Rescue Plan.
In a world still physically divided with health safety in mind, White House photographers offered a glimpse into the West Wing and beyond to show the inner workings of the Biden administration:
President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris, with their spouses First Lady Jill Biden and Second Gentleman Doug Emhoff, appear as a united front on inauguration day.
Biden dangles a mask on his ear while on a call with governors in states impacted by snow storms.
Biden pets Champ, one of the family’s two dogs living at the White House.
Kelly Clarkson posed with the president and first lady after interviewing Jill Biden for the “Kelly Clarkson Show” in February.
Biden and Harris talk about the American Rescue Plan with governors and mayors.
Biden poses with the White House dogs, Champ and Major, in the Oval Office.
Biden’s administration has rolled out 18 FEMA vaccination sites across the country. He greets members of the military at a center in Houston.
Biden receives a briefing on the coronavirus from top US infectious disease expert Dr. Anthony Fauci.
Vice President Harris visits her husband in the Second Gentleman’s Office in the Eisenhower Executive Office Building of the White House.
Zoom meetings become a reality in the Biden administration amid the pandemic.
Harris talks with a NASA astronaut.
Harris swears in Pete Buttigieg, who also ran a presidential campaign, as Secretary of Transportation.
Major and Champ romp around the South Lawn.
Valentine’s Day was celebrated at the White House.
Major and Champ romped around the White House grounds.
In early February, the Bidens paid their respects to Capitol Police Officer Brian Sicknick, who died after the rioters stormed the building.
While at the Lake House in Wilmington, Delaware, Biden talks to active service members attending Super Bowl watch parties.
The first lady got into science at the McGlothlin Medical Education Center.
Dr. Jill Biden also visited minority-owned small businesses in the DC area.
They toured a food bank in Houston in late February to learn more about how the federal government can combat hunger.