Four years ago, Donald Trump’s “day one” promises fell apart when he failed to yank everyone’s healthcare away and ban all Muslims from the country “on day one.” His healthcare policy never took shape, the ACA is still the law of the land, and Trump was limited to banning only some Muslims in order to get around that whole pesky constitutional thing.
A new era has arrived with the incoming president, who plans to make good on his day one promises…on day one.
Biden Day One executive actions:
Unified fed COVID response
Extend eviction & foreclosure moratoriums
Extend student loan pause
Rejoin Paris Agreement
Roll back Trump environmental actions
Reverse Trump census order
Reverse Muslim ban
Stop border wall construction
— Kyle Griffin (@kylegriffin1) January 20, 2021
According to Biden’s website, he has a list of executive orders and plans that will be initiated on his first day in office, including rejoining the World Health Organization, to correct the huge mistakes his predecessor made while in office. Trump defunded the WHO after their COVID-19 statistics made him look bad, but the essential health organization relied on by the entire world will once again have funding from the U.S. under President Biden.
‘Today, President-elect Biden will take action to cease the previous Administration’s process of withdrawing from the World Health Organization — an entity that is critical to coordinating the international response to COVID-19, advancing preparedness for future epidemics and pandemics, and improving the health of all people. The Biden-Harris Administration — with Dr. Tony Fauci as Head of Delegation — will participate in the WHO Executive Board meeting that is ongoing this week. Dr. Fauci will deliver remarks as Head of Delegation to the Executive Board on January 21.’
“Today, President-elect Biden will sign an Executive Order that takes critical first steps to address the #climate crisis, create good union jobs, and advance environmental justice, while reversing the previous administration’s harmful policies.” https://t.co/a1MN2Rl062
— Chris Fox (@ChristopherNFox) January 20, 2021
Although Trump virtually ignored the financial collapse facing average Americans as a result of COVID-19, President Biden recognizes that basic needs like housing are threatened for too many struggling Americans as a result of the pandemic. To that end, he intends to extend the moratorium on evictions and foreclosures to keep Americans housed until the pandemic is brought under control.
‘The COVID-19 pandemic has triggered an almost unprecedented housing affordability crisis. Today, 1 in 5 renters and 1 in 10 homeowners with a mortgage are behind on payments. President-elect Biden is asking the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to consider immediately extending the federal eviction moratorium until at least March 31, 2021, while calling on Congress to provide much needed rental assistance and extend it further.’
"An executive order aimed at re-establishing scientific integrity in federal decision-making is high on the list, after four years of an administration that mocked or belittled the established science of climate change".https://t.co/8UfGi2UkMM
— whatgoesaround ☸️🕉️🐉🐘🌍🐳🐬🇧🇹🇳🇵❤️💛💜 ⛩🔻 (@WhatgoesA) January 20, 2021
Biden’s planned executive orders also mark a renewal of trusting in science and addressing the critical stage the world finds itself in with any hope of slowing the effects of climate change. Trump pulled out of the Paris Climate Accord, but Biden plans to rejoin and renew the nation’s commitment to saving the planet right away.
‘The president-elect will sign the instrument to rejoin the Paris Agreement. The instrument will be deposited with the United Nations today, and the United States will officially become a Party again 30 days later. The United States will be back in position to exercise global leadership in advancing the objectives of the Agreement.’
Joe Biden’s executive order priority list…Absolutely insane Trump actually did all those things. pic.twitter.com/F7ruH3VqAu
— Sandra Glab (@glabsandra) January 20, 2021