What Are Trump’s And Biden’s Policies

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What Are Trump’s And Biden’s Policies

American voters will face a clear choice for president on election day, between Republican incumbent Donald Trump and Democratic hopeful Joe Biden.

Here’s a look at what they stand for and how their policies compare on eight key issues.

President Trump set up a coronavirus task force at the end of January which he says has now shifted its focus to “safety and opening up our country”.

The president is also prioritising the speedy development of coronavirus treatments and vaccines, directing $10bn towards such projects.

Mr Biden wants to set up a national contact-tracing programme, establish at least 10 testing centres in every state, and provide free coronavirus testing to all.

He supports a nationwide mask mandate, which would require face coverings to be worn on federal property.

President Trump is a climate change sceptic, and wants to expand non-renewable energy. He aims to increase drilling for oil and gas, and roll back further environmental protections.

He has committed to withdrawing from the Paris Climate Accord – the international agreement on tackling climate change – which the US will formally leave later this year.

Mr Biden says he would immediately re-join the Paris climate agreement if elected.

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He wants the US to reach net zero emissions by 2050, and proposes banning new leases for oil and gas drilling on public lands, as well as a $2tn investment in green energy.

President Trump has pledged to create 10 million jobs in 10 months, and create one million new small businesses.

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He wants to deliver an income tax cut, and provide companies with tax credits to incentivise them to keep jobs in the US.

Mr Biden wants to raise taxes for high earners to pay for investment in public services, but says the increase will only impact those earning over $400,000 a year.

He supports raising the federal minimum wage to $15 (£11.50) an hour from the current rate of $7.25 (£5.50).

What Are Trump’s And Biden’s Policies

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