Posted by: Sandy Steinman | January 20, 2021

17 executive actions President Biden Will Take Right Away

from NPR

Just hours after he is sworn into office on Inauguration Day, President-elect Joe Biden plans to sign 17 executive actions in the Oval Office to try to hit the ground running on his top priorities — and to roll back some of President Trump’s initiatives in those areas, a group of his top advisers told reporters.

Biden wants to build momentum on his plans to address the COVID-19 crisis, the economy, racial justice and climate.

Below is a partial list of Biden’s planned actions:

  • Require the wearing of masks and social distancing in federal buildings and on federal lands by federal employees and contractors.
  • Rejoin the World Health Organization
  • Ask federal agencies to extend eviction and foreclosure moratoriums through March 31
  • Ask Education Department to extend federal student loan payment and interest pause through September 30
  • Rejoin the Paris climate agreement
  • Revoke the presidential permit for the Keystone XL pipeline
  • Place a temporary moratorium on oil and gas leasing in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge
  • Begin to reverse more than 100 actions Trump took to roll back environmental regulations
  • Rescind President Trump’s 1776 Commission and revoke Trump’s order limiting diversity training
  • Stop on all wall construction at the southern border
  • Reverse the Trump directive to exclude undocumented immigrants from the census numbers used to reapportion each state’s share of Congressional seats and Electoral College votes

Read more at Here’s What Biden Plans To Do In His 1st Day As President

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