The new President Biden, 78, signed orders re-joining the Paris Climate Accord, “racial equity” in healthcare, plus mask mandate in federal buildings.
Biden was expected to sign up to 17 executive orders Wednesday afternoon, most of them to overturn Trump Administration’s. All the additional orders will come “over the next several days to week,” he said.
“I’m going to start by keeping the promises I made to the American people. There’s a long way to go, these are just executive actions. They are important but we’re going to need legislation for other things we’re going to do,” Biden told reporters.
“The president wrote a very generous letter. Because it was private, I will — won’t talk about it until I talk to him. But it was generous,” Biden said.
One of the executive orders signed by President Biden was on immigration. According to CBS, his plan includes the “Dreamers,” ending the so-called Muslim-ban, make changes on ICE as per its enforcement and last but not least — but definitely a slap in the face —, stop the construction of the wall in the Mexico-US border.
Jen Psaki, Joe Biden’s press secretary, also said there will be a new COVID-19 travel ban on Brazil and the UK countries. However, this along others is set to be taken on in the course of the next week.
The mask mandate by Biden — properly called the “100 Days Masking Challenge” — is a hard hit at Trump’s reckless virus treatment by emphasizing recommendations by public health experts., according to CNN.
He also said, “requiring, as I said all along, where I have authority, mandating masks indoors and social distancing be kept on federal property and interstate commerce, etcetera.”
“The second one I’m signing here is the support for underserved communities… we’re going to make sure we have some better equity equality as relates to how we treat people in health care and other things,” he said.
“Third…. is a commitment I made that we’re going to rejoin the Paris Climate Accord as of today.”
Biden added, “some of the executive actions I’m going to be signing today are going to help change the course of the COVID crisis, and we’re going to combat climate change in a way that we haven’t done so far, and advance racial equity in support of our underserved communities. We are going to rebuild our economy as well. And these are just all starting points.”