Washington: US President-elect Joe Biden will sign roughly a dozen orders on Wednesday, after he Sworn-in-as president said his incoming chief of staff Ron Klain, in a memo said to the new White House Senior Staff.
US President elect Joe Biden will sign executive orders on inauguration day on Wednesday to address the pandemic, the ailing US economy, climate change and racial injustice in America, a senior aide said Saturday. According to Ron Klain, Biden will take decisive action to address these four crises, in his first ten days in office, prevent other urgent and irreversible harms, and restore America’s place in the world.
The US is fast approaching 400,000 dead from the Covid-19 crisis and logging well over a million new cases a week as the Covid-19 spreads out of control. The economy is ailing, with 10 million fewer jobs available compared to the start of the pandemic and American consumers and businesses are struggling to stay afloat.
Biden this week unveiled plans to seek $1.9 trillion to revive the economy through new stimulus payments and other aid, and plans a blitz to accelerate America’s stumbling Covid vaccine rollout effort. The Klain in a statement said on Inauguration Day Biden, as previously promised, will sign orders including ones for the US to rejoin the Paris climate accord and reverse Trump’s ban on entry of people from certain Muslim majority countries.
Biden will take action — not just to reverse the gravest damages of the Trump administration — but also to start moving our country forward,” he said. And as he takes on all these challenges, Biden is eager to keep the focus in Congress on his agenda and avoid distraction from Trump’s trial in the Senate after his historic second impeachment, this time for instigating the January 6 riot at the US Capitol by supporters seeking to disrupt the formal certification of Biden’s election victory. Biden has suggested the Senate divide its time each day between the trial and holding hearings on confirming his cabinet picks.