Biden will sign more than a dozen executive orders on his first day in office, addressing challenges that include the Covid pandemic and the student debt crisis.
Biden’s orders reverse many of those issued by President Trump, including the so-called travel ban on Muslims and the construction of a wall on the southern border.
The first order will require masks and physical distance in all federal buildings, in all federal lands and by federal and contracted employees.
Biden will also ask the Department of Education to extend the pause in interest and principal payments for direct federal loans until at least September 30.
US President Joe Biden speaks after taking office as 46th US President during the 59th presidential inauguration at the US Capitol in Washington, January 20, 2021. In his early hours in the Oval Office, President-elect Joe Biden plans to sign executive orders to address challenges such as the Covid pandemic and the student debt crisis.
Biden’s orders will also work to reverse many of those issued by President Donald Trump, including the so-called travel ban on Muslims and the construction of a wall along the border between the United States and Mexico.
Senior members of Biden’s political team said at a news conference Tuesday night that Biden will sign executive orders immediately after his inauguration at noon.
At the top of the list of orders and guidelines viewed by CNBC was a “100 Day Masking Challenge” that will require masks and physical distance in all federal buildings, in all federal lands and by federal and contracted employees.
Also included in Biden’s health-oriented orders is a reversal of Trump’s decision to withdraw the U.S. from the World Health Organization.
Here is the full list of Biden’s first day executive orders, as described by the transition team:
Launch a “100 Day Masking Challenge” and Lead by Example in the Federal Government Re-engage with the World Health Organization to make Americans and the world safer Structuring Our Federal Government to Coordinate a Unified National Response [for Covid-19].
Extend eviction and foreclosure moratoria Extend student loan pause Re-joining the Paris Agreement on Climate Change Reverse President Trump’s environmental actions to protect public health and the environment and restore science.
Launch a government initiative to promote racial equity Reverse President Trump’s Executive Order Excluding Undocumented Immigrants from the Reassignment Count
Preserve and strengthen protections for dreamers Reverse Muslim ban Revocation of the Executive Order of Trump Interior Enforcement Stop the construction of the border wall Presidential Memorandum of Deferred Forced Leave for Liberians Preventing and Combating Discrimination Based on Gender Identity or Sexual Orientation Executive Order of Personnel of the Executive Branch Executive Order of the Regulatory Process and Presidential Memorandum
On climate change, Biden on the first day will return the US to the Paris climate agreement, the historic agreement that sets ambitious goals for countries to reduce their carbon footprints in the coming decades. Trump withdrew the U.S. from the deal in 2017.
The new president will also guide all federal agencies to consider reviewing vehicle fuel emission standards, according to climate adviser Gina McCarthy.
Susan Rice, the one chosen by Biden to head the Domestic Policy Council, will lead the government’s efforts to promote racial equality, as well as work to advance other underserved communities, such as LGBTQ people and people with disabilities.
Biden also plans to revoke the Trump administration’s orders to exclude noncitizens from the census and the distribution of representatives in Congress.
He will sign another order to cement the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program and will call on Congress to “enact legislation that provides permanent status and a path for citizenship to people who came to this country as children and lived, worked and contributed to the our country for many years. ”
“We will have for the first time a team of experts dedicated to broadly defined equity and racial justice,” said Rice. “The order will also guide [the Office of Management and Budget]
After taking office, the President of the United States, Joe Biden, signs three documents, including a statement of inauguration, cabinet appointments and sub-cabinet appointments, while United States Vice President Kamala Harris watches in the Presidents Room at United States Capitol after the 59th presidential inauguration in Washington.