WASHINGTON: United States President Joe Biden signed 15 executive actions quickly after being sworn in on Wednesday (Jan 20), undoing policies put in place by his Republican predecessor, Donald Trump, and making his very first proceed the COVID-19 pandemic and climate change.
Signing numerous actions in front of press reporters in the Oval Office on Wednesday afternoon, Biden said there was “no time at all to lose” in providing the executive orders, memorandums and regulations.
With the stroke of a pen, Biden ordered a halt to the construction of Trump’s US-Mexico border wall, ended the restriction on travel from some Muslim-majority countries, stated his intent to rejoin the Paris Environment Accord and the World Health Organization and revoked the approval of the Keystone XL oil pipeline, assistants stated.
The 15 executive actions amount to an effort to rewind the last 4 years of federal policies with striking speed.
” There’s no time to begin like today,” Biden said in his very first remarks to reporters as president.
Biden wore a mask as he signed the orders in the Oval Office– a significant departure from Trump, who seldom used a face covering in public and never throughout occasions in the Oval Workplace.