President Biden signs 33 executive orders, more to come


Inauguration Day: 

  • Halting approval review of Trump’s latest orders during his last days in office
  • Rejoining the Paris Agreement to address climate change
  • Combating racial inequity by conducting assessments of agencies 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.”
  • Ending the Muslim ban
  • Mandating mask-wearing and social distancing on federal grounds, and promoting the same throughout the country
  • Creating the role of a COVID-19 response coordinator to advise the president
  • Addressing the challenges of Trump’s immigration enforcement policies at the border
  • Reversing Trump’s executive order restricting the way that federal agencies make regulation changes
  • Including undocumented immigrants into the U.S. census
  • Protecting the LGBQT+ community by banning gender identity and sexual orientation discrimmination
  • Improving the regulatory review process
  • Cutting funds and canceling the construction of the border wall
  • Extending the pause on federal student loan payments
  • Blocking the deportation of Liberian refugees living in the United States 
  • Preserving and fortifying Obama-era Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA)

Jan. 21

  • Mask mandate for all persons using public transportation, including airplanes
  • Expanding support for COVID-19 treatment
  • Ordering government departments and agencies to gather and share COVID-19-related data
  • Helping to prevent the spread of COVID-19 by supporting governors’ use of the National Guard 
  • Invoking the Defense Production Act to ramp up the availability of PPE
  • The creation of the COVID-19 Health Equity Task Force 
  • Supporting the guidance for the reopening of schools 
  • Providing guidance for employers to promote health and safety in the workplace during the pandemic
  • Creating the COVID-19 Pandemic Testing Board to supervise the free distribution of COVID-19 tests. 

Jan. 22

  • Extending the increase in SNAP benefits
  • Freezing debt collection for veterans
  • Extending unemployment insurance for workers who refuse work that may jeopardize their health and safety
  • Creating benefit delivery teams to facilitate aid and relief in the pandemic
  • Improving the delivery of stimulus payments to citizens
  • Directing all departments to identify actions necessary in tackling the current economic crisis
  • Reinstating protections for federal workers and contractors

Jan. 25

  • Reversing transgender military ban
  • Reinstating travel restrictions for non-U.S. citizens traveling from Brazil and Europe
  • Promoting American manufacturing by strengthening U.S. products and services

Jan. 26

  • Requesting that the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) evaluate the housing policies of the Trump administration
  • Pulling back on the government’s dependence on private prisons
  • Reaffirming Clinton-era policy consulting with tribal officials on policies that affect them. 
  • Combating anti-Asian discrimmination caused by the pandemic