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Biden on Climate Change: We’ve ‘waited too long’
President Biden signed off on executive actions tied to tackling climate change, including climate change as a national security concern.
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WASHINGTON – Dozens of executive actions began, focusing on the top priorities of this administration, including the COVID-19 epidemic on President Joe Biden’s first day in office.
Many of his orders were intended to highlight some of former President Donald Trump’s policies such as health care, immigration, the environment and equity and diversity issues.
Here is a list of orders, memoranda and proclamations that Biden has made since the beginning of his presidency. This list, which was last updated on January 29, will be updated as additional actions are signed:
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- Executive order to strengthen the Affordable Care Act and Medicaid to agencies to review any policies that may impede access to the ACA and recommend opening a three-month enrollment period for unincorporated Americans.
- The memorandum overturned the Trump administration’s “Mexico City Policy”, blocking funding to groups that contain information on abortion services or their family planning programs, and suggested rethinking policies that “federal Imposes unreasonable restrictions on the use of funds or cater to women’s access. ” medical information.”
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- Executive order to target climate change and conservation goals as a national security concern.
- Executive order establishing the President’s Advisory Council on Science and Technology.
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- Executive order directing phase-out of private prisons by not renewing contracts from the Department of Justice. This order does not apply to other federal agencies, such as US Immigration and Customs Enforcement.
- Memorandum condemning racism and xenophobia against Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders in response to coronovirus epidemic, directing the Department of Health and Human Services to consider best practices to reduce language under guidance to advance racism .
- Memorandum directing agencies to reduce racial bias in federal housing policies.
- Re-memorandum to the government respecting tribal sovereignty.
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- The Trump administration reverses the executive order to ban transgender people from serving in the military.
- The executive order is committed to investing in American companies and closing loopholes “that allow companies to offshore production and jobs while still qualifying for primary priority.”
- It was announced to suspend the entry of non-citizens into the US who were present in certain areas over 14 days, including: Schengen area, United Kingdom (except for foreign territories outside Europe), Republic of Ireland, Federal Republic of Brazil and the Republic of South Africa.
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- The executive order restores collective bargaining power for federal employees, and instructs the Office of Personnel Management to provide recommendations for federal employees to receive the $ 15 minimum wage.
- Executive order promoting the assistance of individuals, families and small businesses from federal agencies amid the COVID-19 epidemic.
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- Executive orders to identify and accelerate production of supplies to respond to the coronavirus epidemic, including vaccines and personal protective equipment.
- Supporting an executive order to reopen schools, working with primary and secondary schools on the call of the Secretary of Education on how to reopen and be open.
- Calling executive orders on the Occupational Safety and Health Administration to issue guidelines on COVID-19 for executives and to establish an enforcement program for violators who put workers at risk.
- Executive order requiring the wearing of masks on certain modes of transportation for the US and for international travelers to provide proof of a negative COVID-19 test for travel.
- Executive orders encouraging the production of treatments to expand access to coronoviruses and treatments.
- Executive order establishing a COVID-19 test board to increase test supplies and bring test manufacturing to the US
- An executive order directing the government to investigate and prevent disparities in health care and services for communities of color and other marginalized groups, established within a COVID-19 Health Equity Task Force for Health and Human Services.
- Executive order enhancing data collection and sharing between government agencies to strengthen the public health framework.
- Memorandum directing FEMA to cover states’ costs for the National Guard to aid in epidemic response.
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- Executive Order Rescuing Trump’s 1776 Commission, a panel Trump established as a reaction to the New York Times’ 1619 project, a Pulitzer Prize-winning collection focused on America’s history with slavery.
- The executive order rescinded Trump’s plan to exclude non-counting from the census.
- The executive order includes prohibiting workplace discrimination in the federal government based on sexual orientation and gender identity, and directing federal agencies to ensure safety for LGBTQ people.
- Executive Order creating COVID-19 Response Coordinator who will report directly to the President.
- The executive order rescinded Trump’s 2017 Internal Enforcement Executive Order, which broadened the categories of undocumented immigrants to expulsion, resumed the Safe Communities program and supported the federal 287 (g) deportation program.
- The executive order mandates every federal agency to launch a government-wide initiative to review the status of racial equity and deliver an action plan within 200 days to address any disparities in policies and programs.
- The executive order prohibits nationwide restrictions on student loan payments and expulsions and foreclosures.
- The executive order, forming an egalitarian data working group to ensure federal data, reflects the country’s diverse makeup and directs allocating more federal resources to communities outlining management and budgets.
- Executive orders revoking the permit of the Keystone XL pipeline to carry oil from Canada to the Gulf of Mexico, saving Trump’s approval long criticized by environmentalists.
- Trump’s announcement of ending the construction of Trump’s signature wall was announced by Trump’s “immediate end” of the national-emergency declaration.
- The proclamation reversed Trump’s ban on travel from predominantly Muslim countries.
- Announcement to declare January 20, 2021 as National Day of Unity.
- Memorandum directing the Office of Management and Budget to make recommendations for modernization of regulatory procedures.
- Memorandum extending the postponed deportation of the Liberians through the end of June 2022.
- Memorandum to strengthen deferred action for childhood arrivals for some unspecified immigrants who were brought to the US as children.