Biden's First Days In Office Will Focus On COVID-19, Economy, Climate

Headline Roundup January 16th, 2021

President-elect Joe Biden will sign approximately a dozen executive orders regarding the COVID-19 pandemic, the economy, and climate change during his first few weeks in office, according to a memo by Ron Klain, who is set to become the White House Chief of Staff. On day one, Biden would sign actions rejoining the United States to the Paris climate accord and reversing Trump's travel ban on predominantly Muslim countries. The president-elect will halt evictions and student loan payments during the pandemic, and will establish a mask mandate on all federal property during the first 100 days of his term. In the next weeks, Biden will reportedly focus on issuing public health guidelines, working to provide more economic relief for Americans and plans to safely reopen schools and businesses through more testing.

Predictions for Biden's first 100 days have received wide coverage from across the political spectrum.

Biden's First Days In Office Will Focus On COVID-19, Economy, Climate

From the Center
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U.S. President-elect Joe Biden will cap a busy day of inauguration pageantry by using the powers of his new office to push policy changes on housing, student loans, climate change and immigration, a top aide said on Saturday.

Biden, who campaigned on a raft of promises to undo President Donald Trump’s legacy even before the novel coronavirus pandemic walloped the nation, will unveil “roughly a dozen” previously promised executive actions on Wednesday, incoming Biden chief of staff Ron Klain said in a memo distributed to reporters.

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From the Right
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President-elect Joe Biden is bracing for a busy first 10 days as the next commander in chief, according to his future White House chief of staff.

Ron Klain, who is returning to the role after serving as Biden's chief staffer when he was vice president, foreshadowed Biden's priorities Saturday after he will be inaugurated on Wednesday.

In a memo to incoming senior staff that was shared with reporters, Klain outlined how Biden would sign a series of executive orders, presidential memoranda, and directives to Cabinet agencies addressing the coronavirus pandemic,...

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From the Left
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President-elect Joseph R. Biden Jr., inheriting a collection of crises unlike any in generations, plans to open his administration with dozens of executive directives on top of expansive legislative proposals in a 10-day blitz meant to signal a turning point for a nation reeling from disease, economic turmoil, racial strife and now the aftermath of the assault on the Capitol.

Mr. Biden’s team has developed a raft of decrees that he can issue on his own authority after the inauguration on Wednesday to begin reversing some of President Trump’s most...

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