President-elect Joe Biden will be inheriting a struggling economy when he takes office in January. Coronavirus infections are reaching new highs with the pandemic showing no signs of abating anytime soon.
Meanwhile, millions of people remain unemployed and permanent layoffs are rising. Small businesses are still shuttering as the recovery shows signs of weakening without additional stimulus.
A pair of Senate runoff races in Georgia will decide which party controls the Senate and the balance of power in Washington. If Republicans keep the chamber, it may be difficult for Biden to achieve many elements of his platform such as tax increases for wealthy individuals and corporations.
But here are four steps Biden could take on his own without Congress.