[BREAKING] President Biden Gets Right to Work, Signs Stack of EOs to Undo Trump Policies
President Joe Biden briefly invited the press into the Oval Office on Wednesday as he prepared to sign a stack of Executive Orders after being sworn in only hours earlier. After some brief remarks, during which he acknowledged the “private letter” left for him in the Resolute Desk by his predecessor, Biden began undoing the damage that was done by the Trump Administration.
Taking a break from the celebratory mood of the day, Biden took time to get to the work he promised he would be doing on Day One. Signing orders regarding the coronavirus, immigration, and climate action, Biden spoke of the need for the country to unite and move forward to heal together as a nation.
President Biden’s executive actions will also require masks on all federal grounds and ask agencies to extend moratoriums on evictions and on federal student loan payments. The President will urge Americans to wear masks for 100 days while reviving a global health unit in the National Security Council that had been allowed to go dormant during the Trump administration to oversee pandemic preparedness and response.
NEWS: Executive actions Biden plans to issue today
-Rejoin Paris accord
-Undo Muslim ban
-Stop border wall
-Order unified Covid response
-Eviction/foreclosure freeze —> 3/31
-Extend student loan pause —> 9/30
-Rescind Trump’s 1776 commish
-Undo Trump EO on Census
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Earlier in the day while still at the Capitol, Biden had signed the Inauguration Day Proclamation, the
Nominations to Cabinet Positions, and the Nominations to sub-Cabinet Positions. Biden is the first President to begin his term without a full Cabinet in place, including the important positions in the DoJ that need to be filled immediately but are being obstructed by Republican Senator Josh Hawley.
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Biden will also begin to reverse steps taken by the previous administration to withdraw from the World Health Organization by dispatching Anthony S. Fauci, the nation’s top infectious-disease official, to speak at the international group’s executive board meeting on Thursday.
The 17 EO’s that Biden has signed will join two legislative plans he has already sent to Congress — coronavirus relief and an immigration overhaul — which highlight his immediate priorities while sending a message that his administration plans to reengage on the global stage.