” There is no time to lose when it concerns tackling the crises we face,” he tweeted as he headed to the White House following his inauguration.
Other orders reverse the Trump administration’s stance on climate change and immigration.
Mr Biden set to work at the Oval Office having been sworn in earlier on Wednesday as the 46 th president of the United States.
The inauguration differed from any other due to coronavirus constraints, with few present to witness the oaths and events.
Donald Trump – who has still not formally conceded the presidency to Mr Biden – snubbed the occasion in a departure from longstanding precedent.
” Democracy has dominated,” President Biden stated after taking the oath of workplace with Chief Justice John Roberts.
Providing a message of unity after the unstable Trump years, he guaranteed to be a president “for all Americans” – including those who voted versus him.
Three of his predecessors went to the event: Barack Obama – under whom Mr Biden served for 8 years as vice-president – Bill Clinton and George W Bush, in addition to Mr Trump’s vice-president, Mike Pence.
Kamala Harris was sworn in as vice-president ahead of Mr Biden. She is the very first female – and the very first black and Asian-American individual – to serve in the role.
There was extra-tight security for the event at the United States Capitol after the building was stormed by violent pro-Trump protesters on 6 January.
Mr Biden and First Lady Jill Biden, together with Ms Harris and her partner Doug Emhoff, then walked down Pennsylvania Opportunity to the White House, welcoming friends and supporters.
The inauguration ceremony included musical efficiencies by Girl Gaga – who sang the nationwide anthem – in addition to Jennifer Lopez and Garth Brooks.
A televised evening show entitled “Celebrating America” was staged at the Lincoln Memorial in the city. Hosted by Tom Hanks, it included Bruce Springsteen, John Legend, Jon Bon Jovi, Justin Timberlake, and Demi Lovato and culminated in an amazing fireworks show.
What orders has Biden signed?
President Biden “will act – not simply to reverse the gravest damages of the Trump administration – but likewise to begin moving our nation forward,” a declaration detailing the executive orders stated.
A series of measures will be enacted to take on the coronavirus pandemic which has actually declared more than 400,000 resides in the United States.
There will be a mandate to wear masks and practise social distancing on all federal government propert