In his first few hours in the Oval Office, President-elect Joe Biden plans to sign more than a dozen executive orders to address challenges like the Covid pandemic and the student debt crisis.
Biden's orders will also help overturn many of the orders issued by President Donald Trump, including the so-called Muslim travel ban and the construction of a wall along the US-Mexico border.
Senior members of Biden's political team said during a press conference Tuesday evening that Biden would sign the Executive Orders immediately after his inauguration at noon.
The list of assignments and guidelines posted by CNBC included a "100 Day Masking Challenge," requiring masks and physical distancing in all federal buildings, in all states, and by federal employees and contractors.
Biden's health-oriented orders also include a reversal of Trump's decision to withdraw the US from the World Health Organization.
Here is the full list of Biden & # 39; s Day One's executive orders as detailed by the transition team:
Start a "100 Day Masking Challenge" and lead by example in the federal government. Contact the World Health Organization again to make Americans and the world safer. Our federal government is coordinating a uniform national response [to Covid-19]. Extension of Eviction and Foreclosure Moratoria Student Loan BreakRejoin the Paris Agreement on Climate ChangeRoll Back President Trump's Environmental Action to Protect Public Health and the Environment and Restore ScienceStart a State Initiative to Promote Racial JusticeReverse President Trump's Executive Order to remove undocumented immigrants from the Reallocation Excludes Protection for DreamersReverse the Muslim BanRepeal of Trump Interior Enforcement Executive OrderStop Building the Border WallDefered Enforced Departure for Liberians Presidential MemorandumPreventing and Combating Discrimination Based on Gender Identity or Sexual OrientationExecutive Branch Personal Ethics Executive OrderRegulatory Process Executive Order and Presidential Memorandum
The pandemic will continue to get worse before it gets better, said Jeff Zients, head of the Biden government's Covid Response. " This is clearly a national emergency and we will treat it as such. "
"We will mobilize an entire government response and work with states and municipalities and officials from both parties," he added. "To get the vaccine out fairly as quickly as possible, we need all hands on deck to get shots in the arms and we will get everyone to work."
Brian Deese, Biden's decision to head the National Economic Council, followed Zients in the meeting and outlined several arrangements designed to ease the financial burden on households struggling to pay rent and those looking to repay student loans.
Deese said Biden would urge the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, as well as the Veterans Affairs, Agriculture and Housing and Urban Development departments to consider extending the eviction and foreclosure moratoria immediately.
Biden will also urge the Department of Education to extend the hiatus on interest and principal payments on direct federal loans to at least September 30.
"These immediate measures are important," said Deese. "There are more than 11 million mortgages guaranteed by the VA, the Department of Agriculture and the HUD that would be affected by the extension of the foreclosure moratorium."
Regarding climate change, on day one, Biden will lead the US back to the Paris Agreement, the landmark agreement that sets ambitious goals for countries to reduce their carbon footprint over the next few decades. Trump withdrew the US from the deal in 2017.
The new president will also instruct all federal agencies to consider revising vehicle fuel emissions standards, according to new climate advisor Gina McCarthy.
He will ask the Home Office to review the boundaries and conditions of the Grand Staircase-Escalante, Bears Ears, Northeast Canyons, and Seamounts Marine National Monuments. This order also imposes a temporary moratorium on all oil and natural gas leasing activities in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge.
Susan Rice, Biden's decision to chair the Home Affairs Council, will lead the government's efforts to promote racial justice and advocate for the advancement of other underserved communities such as LGBTQ people and people with disabilities.
Biden also plans to reverse the Trump administration's order to exclude non-citizens from the census and division of congressional officials.
He will sign another ordinance to consolidate the program of delayed action on the arrival of children and urge Congress to “pass laws that people who came to this country as children and lived, worked and contributed to ours have permanent status and provide a route to citizenship. " Country for many years. "
"For the first time, we will have a team of experts dedicated to justice, definition and racial justice," said Rice. "The ordinance will also direct [the Bureau of Administration and Budget] to begin working on a more equitable distribution of federal resources to empower underserved communities."
Jake Sullivan, Biden's new national security advisor, highlighted orders to facilitate the Trump administration's crackdown on immigrant policing and the construction of the southern border wall.
First, Biden will lift Trump's so-called Muslim ban, a series of two presidential proclamations restricting entry to the United States from mainly Muslim and African countries. Sullivan said these proclamations were "rooted in xenophobia" and incompatible with America's rich history of diversity and immigration.
Biden will order an immediate halt to the construction of the southern border wall, which will "allow for a thorough review of the legality of the funding and contracting methods used and the best path for diverting funds diverted from the previous administration to funding wall construction."