President Joe Biden, the first serving president in his 80s, has managed to have a surprisingly good year as commander in chief.

Inflation, which had reached an all-time record, is slowly coming down and the price of gas has also been falling. Biden has also managed to have a number of legislative accomplishments, as well as some big bipartisan wins.

The midterm elections also went much better than originally expected, with the Democrats managing to increase their margin in the Senate and only losing a few seats to the Republicans in the House leading to a very slim Republican majority.

Biden has had many successes in the past year including his legislative wins. The Democrats have managed to pass legislation focused on tackling inflation and Biden signed the Bipartisan Safer Communities Act in June, the first federal gun violence legislation to be passed in three decades.

The Inflation Reduction Act which was also signed in August was another major victory for Biden as it focused on reducing inflation, lowering prescription drug costs and focusing on energy security and climate change.

Earlier this month, Biden also signed the Respect for Marriage Act, legislation that will protect interracial marriage and same-sex marriage nationwide. This was a particularly important move as many are fearing that the Supreme Court might try to overturn other landmark rulings such as 2015’s Obergefell vs. Hodges, which effectively legalized same-sex marriage.

The Senate and House also approved a $1.7 trillion omnibus spending package which will stop the government from having to shut down.