Biden plans to roll back controversial Trump policies on his first day in office, including reversing the Muslim travel ban and rejoining the Paris climate accord




  • In Politics
  • 2021-01-17 11:00:38Z
  • By Business Insider
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  • Biden plans to sign "roughly a dozen" executive orders that include rejoining the Paris climate accord, and reversing the travel ban on several majority Muslim countries.

  • A memo from incoming chief of staff Ron Klain outlines Biden's 10-day action plan in which he hopes to immediately reverse some of President Trump's signature policies.

  • Biden has inherited a number of crises, including the COVID-19 pandemic, the resulting economic crisis, a climate emergency, and a racial equity crisis.

  • He plans to tackle the COVID-19 pandemic first and on his first day in office will order mask-wearing mandatory on all federal property and during inter-state travel.

  • Insider has also outlined some of Biden's other plans in the days after his inauguration.

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President-elect Joe Biden will get to work immediately on his first day in the White House as he plans to sign "roughly a dozen" executive orders that include rejoining the Paris climate accord, and reversing the travel ban on several majority Muslim countries, according to a memo from incoming chief of staff Ron Klain.

Biden is also preparing to sign orders that will extend a pause on federal student loan payments, halt evictions and foreclosures, and make mask-wearing mandatory on all federal property and during inter-state travel.

These executive orders are part of a larger 10-day plan that has been promised by the incoming administration in an effort to immediately roll back some of President Trump's signature policies on immigration, climate change, and the coronavirus crisis.

"President-elect Biden is assuming the presidency in a moment of profound crisis for our nation," Klain writes in the memo. "We face four overlapping and compounding crises: the COVID-19 crisis, the resulting economic crisis, the climate crisis, and a racial equity crisis."

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