Incoming White House Chief of Staff Ron Klein’s memo says executive orders will “change the course.”.
On his first day in office, Joe Biden plans to sign a series of executive orders as an attempt to roll back several of Trump’s policies including overturn the travel ban against several predominantly Muslim countries and return to the Paris climate accord. As per a memo circulated by incoming White House Chief of Staff Ron Klain, Biden’s incoming government during its first 10 days will launch several reversals on policies implemented by US President Donald Trump.
Following are the orders planned for the first 10 days in the office:
- Return of the United States to Paris climate accords
- Return of the United States to the Iran nuclear deal
- Overturn travel ban against Muslim-majority countries
- Mask mandate on federal properties and while traveling interstate
- Extension of nationwide restrictions on evictions and foreclosures due to the pandemic
The memo released on Sunday said: “These actions will change the course of Covid-19, combat climate change, promote racial equity and support other underserved communities, and rebuild our economy in ways that strengthen the backbone of this country: the working men and women who built our nation.” It further stated: “While the policy objectives in these executive actions are bold, I want to be clear: the legal theory behind them is well-founded and represents a restoration of an appropriate, constitutional role for the president.”
Klain stated that the subsequent orders would address “equity and support communities of color” and address criminal justice reform, access to healthcare, and other priorities.
Biden has outlined plans earlier to sign an immigration bill that will allow millions of people to gain citizenship, a $1.9 billion Covid-19 stimulus, and a relief package to accelerate the US response to the virus.