Hours after taking the presidential oath today, President Joe Biden signed his first executive orders that will see the US rejoin the Paris Climate Accord, which was withdrawn by Trump in November 2020.
Reportedly Biden has signed a mandate that makes it compulsory to wear face masks in federal buildings as well as abide by social distancing.
The President stated ‘As we indicated earlier we’re going to be signing a number of executive orders over the next several days to weeks. Some of the executive actions that I’m going to be signing today are going to help change the course of the coronavirus crisis and combat climate change in ways we haven’t done so far,’
While his third order extends economic support to ‘underserved communities’ and promotes ‘racial equity’.
He told, ‘We’re gonna make sure we have some bedrock equality in how we treat people in healthcare,’
‘We’re gonna rebuild the economy. There’s no time to start like today. I’m gonna start by keeping the promises I made to the American people,’
Biden is anticipated to put forward all these set of executive orders in his first 10 days of the presidency.
Ron Klain, Biden’s chief of staff, presented a memo to senior officials of his team, outlining the plans ahead of the inauguration.
Which comprises of the lifting of the ‘Muslim ban’ that Trump implemented restricting immigration into the US from several Muslim-majority countries. Biden is most likely to sign an on the same.
Also, plans to extend the halt on student loan repayments, which prevent evictions of those fighting hard during the pandemic situation
As per the brief, he seeks to reform immigration laws, thus paving a path to citizenship for millions of immigrants who are already in the US illegally.
Biden spoke to reporters from the Oval Office, stating, ‘This is going to be the first of many engagements we’re going to have in here. I thought with the state of the nation today there’s no time to waste. Get to work immediately.’
Mentioning on the outgoing president, Biden told that Donald Trump wrote him a ‘very generous letter’
He said, ‘Because it was private I will not talk about it until I talk to him, but it was generous,’