Wait, his daily schedule won't be that he'll work from early to very late and have many calls and meetings? Who's going to call Faux and Frenz?
The executive orders as previewed by Biden’s team in the days leading up to his swearing-in include a nationwide mask and social-distancing mandate on federal lands, in federal buildings, and for federal employees and contractors, the creation of a Covid-19 response team that reports directly to the president, and the termination of Trump’s so-called Muslim ban. They also include revoking the Keystone XL pipeline, and repealing the Trump administration’s interior immigration enforcement order that sought to withhold federal funds from cities that shielded undocumented immigrants.
Additional actions include halting construction of the border wall, “shoring up” protections for so-called Dreamers, and rejoining the Paris climate accord, which would make the U.S. party to the agreement in 30 days. Biden will also ask the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and other relevant agencies to extend federal eviction and foreclosure moratoriums through March, and will ask the Department of Education to extend the pause on interest and payments for federal student loans through September.
Though many progressive advocates and lawmakers, including the soon-to-be Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer, have pressed Biden to issue an executive order forgiving student loan debt, Biden will, at least initially, kick the decision to Capitol Hill.
Biden “supports Congress acting immediately to cancel $10,000 of federal student loan debt per person,” said Brian Deese, incoming National Economic Council director.
Though several actions that Biden had previously promised to take are missing from the Day One blitz — including a reversal of Trump administration restrictions on funding for abortion providers and a 100-day moratorium on deportations — top officials in the incoming administration stressed to reporters on the Tuesday night call that additional announcements would soon follow.