It’s happened. America has elected new leadership into office and President-Elect Biden already has plans to undo some of Trump’s policies. Biden’s got some executive orders for day 1 in office.
Biden-Harris campaign advisor Symone Sanders told CNN,”[Biden is] going to make good on his promises” made on the campaign trail. So far, things are in line with the Biden-Harris Transition Team’s Twitter post of what to expect from the new administration:
Without a doubt, the top issue on Biden’s mind right now is to lead the country against the Coronavirus.
There have been over 238,000 deaths in the United States due to COVID-19 and in recent weeks, cases have climbed in multiple states. To fight the virus, Biden is set to announce a 12-person Coronavirus task force Monday, sources tell CNN. He will also consult with Dr. Anthony Fauci, the Country’s top infectious disease expert.
Personally, I expect it to be a busy week ahead with more announcements surrounding Biden’s plans against COVID-19.
“He is also poised to enact a series of executive actions that would undo many of Trump’s foreign policy actions,” CNN shares. Biden plans to rejoin the World Health Organization after Trump pulled the U.S from W.H.O this summer. Biden will also push America to rejoin the Paris Climate Accord to help combat climate change. Also, he will re-instate the “DACA” agreement which allowed children of immigrants who were brought into the country to remain here.
It’s also reported that Biden/Harris will seek to re-instate certain provisions for transgender students across the country. The administration will restore Obama-era rulings that allowed transgender students to access “sports, bathrooms, and locker rooms in accordance with their gender identity,” CNN reports.
Busy Days Ahead
Day one is shaping up to be a busy day for President-elect Biden and Vice President-elect Harris. It’s expected that a lot of these provisions will be enforced immediately, a move that many new administrations look to make when starting their term, says Dan Pfeiffer.
“Every president wants to come out of the gate strong and start fulfilling campaign promises before lunch on the first day,” Pfeiffer shared with the New York Times. “Executive orders are the best way to do that.” He surely could speak to that having served President Obama as his senior adviser, helping the Obama administration get going in the Oval Office.
Biden made many more promises on his campaign trail and the country is looking forward to seeing those promises come to life.