•   
  •   
  •   

US Here's the full list of Biden's executive actions so far

23:40  25 january  2021
23:40  25 january  2021 Source:   nbcnews.com

A Biden presidency could bring a wave of policy shifts. Here are the ones you likely care about.

  A Biden presidency could bring a wave of policy shifts. Here are the ones you likely care about. What changes will a Biden presidency bring to American politics and policy? Here's a quick look at his priorities once he takes office.President-elect Joe Biden, who will be sworn in to office on Wednesday, has made clear his top priorities will be to not only reverse some of those implemented by President Donald Trump’s administration, but also to implement aggressive relief toward COVID-19, and several areas of progressive legislation.

Biden ’ s order scrapped a batch of Trump-era executive actions that restricted how federal agencies make regulatory changes, including one measure requiring agencies to discard two regulations for every one proposed. Executive order incorporating undocumented immigrants into census.

Biden signs executive actions aimed at dismantling Trump' s policies. Thursday, Biden ' s first full day in office, will be focused on the coronavirus pandemic, and Friday will highlight Biden ' s push for economic relief -- including executive orders restoring federal employees' collective bargaining rights

In his first days in office, President Joe Biden moved to dismantle a slew of Trump-era regulations and make sweeping measures to bolster the nation’s Covid-19 response.

a man standing in front of a table © Provided by NBC News

The new president also ordered the establishment a variety of environmental protections and changes to immigration policy.

As he embarks on his first full work week as president, Biden is poised to continue scrapping a number of the Trump’s policies, including the controversial transgender military ban.

Here’s a round-up of the measures that the president has taken so far.

Day One

Memorandum freezing approval of rules passed in final days of Trump presidency

Power Up: Biden’s Inauguration Day is a return to tradition even as Trump breaks it

  Power Up: Biden’s Inauguration Day is a return to tradition even as Trump breaks it The theme is "America United" – a far cry from Trump's "American carnage" speech four years ago. It's Inauguration Day in America and you're reading the Power Up newsletter. Thanks for waking up with us as the Trump era comes to a close.

See the full list here . While the orders and timing are subject to change, here ' s a rundown of the executive steps Biden is expected to take this week Tuesday, January 26. Tuesday focuses on equity, with a list of executive orders that will: Create a policing commission and reinstate

Here are the items Biden is expected to take action on, according to a memo obtained by The Hill. Monday: 'Buy American' day. Biden is expected to sign an executive order that directs agencies to strengthen requirements so that they acquire goods and services from American businesses and

According to Biden’s memorandum, all new and pending rules passed in the last days of Trump’s tenure will be reviewed by department and agency heads.

Executive order rejoining the Paris Agreement on climate change

Fulfilling one of his top campaign promises, Biden committed to putting the U.S. back in the Paris Agreement on climate change — an international pact aimed at curbing emissions that cause global warming. Trump withdrew from the agreement in 2017, citing costs to American taxpayers.

Executive order to promote racial equity

Biden ordered his government to conduct equity assessments of its agencies and reallocate resources to “advanc[e] equity for all, including people of color and others who have been historically underserved, marginalized and adversely affected by persistent poverty and inequality.”

Return of the technocrats: Biden aims for ‘normal’ after four years of tumult

  Return of the technocrats: Biden aims for ‘normal’ after four years of tumult The first few days of Biden’s administration have produced a blizzard of fact sheets and memorandums — a veritable redwood worth of paperwork — with aspirations of a return to regular order. In the first few days of Biden’s administration, aides to the new president have also blasted out fact sheets and memorandums — a veritable redwood worth of paperwork — and quietly reached out to a range of interest groups and politicians of both parties.

Newly sworn-in U. S . President Joe Biden got straight to work on Wednesday, signing a stack of executive actions from the Oval Office that undo some of his predecessor’ s work, adding that former President Trump left him a “generous” letter. Gavino Garay reports.

Some of Biden ' s rapid-fire executive orders are symbolic, but a new national Covid strategy could pay big dividends. Here are five of Biden ’ s biggest moves so far . The fund increased its holdings in U. S .- listed Kaleyra Inc and now has a 5.2% stake in the software firm.(Updates with U. S . premarket

Proclamation ending ban on U.S. entry from majority-Muslim countries

Biden’s proclamation reversed Trump’s policy that barred entry to the U.S. for refugees and residents from seven predominantly Muslim countries and orders plans within 45 days for resuming visa processing.

Executive order requiring mask-wearing on federal property

Biden has mandated mask-wearing and social distancing on all federal properties. While the president lacks the authority to institute a nationwide mask mandate, the order also “encourage[s] masking across America.”

Executive order coordinating a government-wide Covid-19 response

After the U.S. surpassed 400,000 COVID-19 deaths earlier this month, Biden’s order created the position of Covid-19 response coordinator, who will advise the president and oversee the distribution of vaccines, tests and other supplies.

Executive order revising immigration enforcement policies

Members of the 116th Congress rail against social-media companies but posted to Twitter and Facebook a record 2.2 million times

  Members of the 116th Congress rail against social-media companies but posted to Twitter and Facebook a record 2.2 million times The Pew Research Center found lawmakers drew record-breaking followings on the platforms in 2019 and 2020 amid arguments over social-media moderation.The numbers for the 116th Congress eclipsed data collected during the previous two sessions. The research center began collecting data on members' social media usage during the 114th Congress, starting in 2015. The most recent Congress produced about 738,000 more posts on Twitter and Facebook than the 114th Congress, according to Pew.

Biden has set a goal to vaccinate 100 million Americans during his first 100 days in office. During the press conference, Biden called the Trump administration’ s distribution of coronavirus vaccines a “dismal failure so far ,” warning that Track all of Biden ' s executive orders and actions as president.

President Joe Biden has already signed 29 executive actions during his first 55 hours in the White House. Also, January has now become the second deadliest month in the coronavirus pandemic. All that and all that matters in today' s Eye Opener.

Revoking a Trump-era policy that cracked down on communities shielding undocumented immigrants from deportation, Biden vowed to “protect national and border security” and “address the humanitarian challenges at the southern border.”

Executive order undoing regulatory restrictions on federal agencies

Biden’s order scrapped a batch of Trump-era executive actions that restricted how federal agencies make regulatory changes, including one measure requiring agencies to discard two regulations for every one proposed.

Executive order incorporating undocumented immigrants into census

Undocumented immigrants will be counted in the national decennial population count, according to Biden’s order, which overturned Trump’s attempt to exclude them during the 2020 census.

Executive order refocusing on the climate crisis and canceling the Keystone XL permit

Alongside a variety of actions to “advance environmental justice,” Biden revoked the permit for the controversial Keystone XL pipeline — a 1,200-mile pipeline system projected to carry crude oil from Canada to the U.S. that cuts through Indigenous lands.

Politics live updates: Biden to unveil executive orders on climate change; Fauci to speak on COVID

  Politics live updates: Biden to unveil executive orders on climate change; Fauci to speak on COVID Biden on Wednesday is set to issue another raft of executive actions tied to combatting climate change, while the White House COVID-19 team hosts its first of what will be regular news conferences.President Joe Biden on Wednesday is set to issue another raft of executive actions tied to combatting climate change, prioritizing science and evidence-based policy across federal agencies and pausing oil drilling on public lands. It's the latest move to unwind the environmental policies of Trump, who challenged the basis of climate change and had former energy industry lobbyists running key environmental agencies.

The measure also restored several national monuments whose footprints were reduced by Trump and paused oil and gas leasing in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge.

Executive order banning discrimination on the basis of gender identity or sexual orientation

In a move lauded by LGBTQ advocates, Biden’s order will extend federal nondiscrimination protections to members of the LGBTQ community, building off the landmark Supreme Court decision in Bostock v. Clayton County, Georgia, last year to expand protections against discrimination based on sex in federal agencies to include sexual orientation, gender identity and gender expression as well.

Memorandum revamping regulatory review

In a memorandum, Biden directed the head of the Office of Budget and Management to oversee an effort to “modernize and improve” the regulatory review process.

Executive order mandating ethics pledge for government appointees

On the heels of Trump’s midnight bid to reverse ethics commitments for executive branch employees, Biden signed an order requiring all government appointees to sign an ethics pledge prohibiting the acceptance of gifts from registered lobbyists and lobbying for at least two years after exiting the government.


Video: Deese: No congressional action needed to expand EO eligibility (CNBC)

Undoing Trump's policies and other things Biden did his first week as president

  Undoing Trump's policies and other things Biden did his first week as president President Joe Biden has signed over 30 executive orders ranging from reversing Trump-era policy to adjusting the nation’s response to the pandemic.The orders ranged in topic from dealing with the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic to beginning the process for what he hopes will be immigration reform. Many take direct aim at the decisions of former President Donald Trump.

Proclamation pulling funds from border wall

Biden terminated the construction and funding of the wall at U.S. southern border — a key promise of the Trump administration that has drawn backlash for its environmental impacts and is being litigated at the Supreme Court for the allegedly improper use of funds.

Executive order pausing federal student loan payments

Biden requested an extension of the freeze on federal student loan payments, writing that “[t]oo many Americans are struggling to pay for basic necessities and to provide for their families.”

Memorandum reinstating deferred enforced departure for Liberians

Biden’s memorandum blocked the deportation of Liberian refugees living in the U.S., reinstating the deferment of their enforced departure granted by the Bush and Obama administrations.

Memorandum strengthening Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals

Biden reaffirmed DACA, an Obama-era program that Trump had long sought to dismantle that shielded undocumented immigrants who arrived in the U.S. as children from deportation.

Day Two

Executive order promoting Covid-19 safety in domestic and international travel

In an effort to curb the spread of Covid-19 through travel, Biden mandated mask-wearing on all forms of public transportation, including in airports, airplanes and buses.

Executive order expanding access to Covid-19 treatments

Biden’s order has directed the secretary of health to support research on Covid-19 treatments and increase support for critical care and long-term care facilities like nursing homes — which have been among the sites hit hardest by the pandemic.

Fact check: Biden temporarily banned new oil and gas leasing on public lands

  Fact check: Biden temporarily banned new oil and gas leasing on public lands A Facebook post using two headlines to show Biden is banning all fracking is false. His actions have paused new leases on federal lands.The post is a meme that compares a headline from a Washington Post fact-check article published in October to a Jan. 20 piece in conservative opinion website Townhall written by Katie Pavlich.

Executive order promoting data-driven response to Covid-19

Another of Biden’s orders on the nation’s Covid-19 response directed all department and agency heads to “facilitate the gathering, sharing and publication of Covid-19-related data” in order to inform their decision-making and public understanding of the pandemic.

Memorandum supporting states’ use of National Guard in Covid-19 response

Biden’s memorandum directed the secretaries of defense and homeland security to support governors’ deployment of the National Guard in efforts to prevent the spread of the coronavirus, which will be fully funded by the Federal Emergency Management Agency.

Executive order strengthening public health supply chain

Biden’s order requested the heads of various departments to assess the nationwide availability of personal protective equipment and other resources needed to distribute Covid-19 tests and coronavirus vaccines, as well as to develop a strategy to manufacture supplies for “future pandemics and biological threats.”

Executive order establishing the Covid-19 Health Equity Task Force

In an effort to address social inequities exacerbated by the pandemic, Biden’s order created the Covid-19 Health Equity Task Force, which will provide recommendations on the allocation of resources and funding in light of “disparities in COVID-19 outcomes by race, ethnicity and other factors.”

Executive order supporting the reopening and continuing operation of schools

In consultation with the Department of Health and Human Services, the Department of Education will develop guidance for elementary and secondary schools “in deciding whether and how to reopen, and how to remain open, for in-person learning; and in safely conducting in-person learning.”

Executive order promoting workplace safety amid the pandemic

How Joe Biden's executive orders compare to other presidents

  How Joe Biden's executive orders compare to other presidents After nearly two weeks in office, Biden is setting records for the number of executive actions he has issued.Executive orders, presidential memos, and proclamations are all directives that come straight from the desk of the president, in contrast to laws passed by Congress. However, the authority to issue these executive actions isn’t outlined in the Constitution, meaning they can be tough to define. Executive orders are legally binding, and in practice, memoranda are treated very similarly. Proclamations tend to be ceremonial.

Biden’s order directed the Department of Labor to revise and issue new guidance for employers to promote the health and safety of their workers, such as mask-wearing in the workplace.

Executive order establishing a Covid-19 pandemic testing board

Biden’s newly created pandemic testing board will coordinate national efforts to “promote Covid-19 diagnostic, screening and surveillance testing” as well as facilitate the distribution of free Covid-19 tests to those without comprehensive health insurance.

Day Three

Executive order expanding food assistance programs

Biden’s order aims to extend the 15% increase in Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program benefits and allow states to increase SNAP emergency allotments, as well as increase benefits under another aid program, the Pandemic Electronic Benefits Transfer, which gives students money for food.

Executive order assisting veterans with debt

Biden’s order asked the Department of Veterans Affairs with considering a freeze on federal debt and overpayment collection from about 2 million veterans.

Executive order guaranteeing unemployment insurance for workers who refuse work due to Covid-19

Biden has requested that the Department of Labor consider clarifying its rules to establish that workers “have a federally guaranteed right to refuse employment that will jeopardize their health,” and that workers who do so will still qualify for unemployment insurance.

Executive order establishing "benefit delivery teams"

Biden’s order established “a network of benefit delivery teams,” which will coordinate with state and federal agencies to facilitate the distribution of federal aid amid the pandemic.

Executive order facilitating delivery of stimulus payments

Biden’s order requested the Treasury Department to consider taking “a series of actions to expand and improve delivery" of direct stimulus payments, including the creation of online tools for recipients to claim their checks.

Executive order to address Covid-19 economic relief

Biden’s order directed all government departments and agencies to “promptly identify actions they can take within existing authorities to address the current economic crisis resulting from the pandemic.”

Executive order empowering federal workers and contractors

Undoing Trump-era regulations that rolled back protections for federal employees, Biden revoked a variety of measures, including a rule that made it easier to hire and fire civil servants in policy-making positions.

The order also requested the Department of Labor to develop recommendations that all federal government employees receive a minimum wage of $15 an hour.

Day Six

Executive order reversing transgender military ban

Biden repealed the ban on transgender people serving openly in the military and ordered the defense secretary to “immediately prohibit involuntary separations, discharges and denials of reenlistment or continuation of service on the basis of gender identity or under circumstances relating to their gender identity.”

How Joe Biden's executive orders compare to other presidents .
After nearly two weeks in office, Biden is setting records for the number of executive actions he has issued.Executive orders, presidential memos, and proclamations are all directives that come straight from the desk of the president, in contrast to laws passed by Congress. However, the authority to issue these executive actions isn’t outlined in the Constitution, meaning they can be tough to define. Executive orders are legally binding, and in practice, memoranda are treated very similarly. Proclamations tend to be ceremonial.

usr: 0
This is interesting!