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Here's a comprehensive list of every executive order President Biden has signed so far

Since taking office on January 20, President Joe Biden has signed a slew of executive orders addressing the economy, civil rights, climate change, the COVID-19 pandemic and more. Biden has also taken steps to overturn key Trump initiatives, which his advisors have said will "reverse the gravest damages" done to the country by the Trump Administration.

Here's a comprehensive list of every executive order President Biden has signed so far, and what each means for the United States.


COVID-19 RELIEF

Jan. 20: Executive Order on Protecting Federal Workforce and Requiring Mask-Wearing: Requires compliance with coronavirus guidelines such as physical distancing and wearing a face mask while on federal property.

Read the order here.

Jan. 20: Executive Order on Organizing and Mobilizing the United States Government to Provide a Unified and Effective Response to Combat COVID-19 and to Provide United States Leadership on Global Health and Security: Establishes COVID-19 Response Coordinators in the Executive Branch. This individual advises the President and executive agencies and departments.

Read the order here.

Jan. 21: Executive Order on Improving and Expanding Access to Care and Treatments for COVID-19: Provides assistance to care-facilities across the United States and accelerates the development of novel therapies and other treatments for COVID-19.

Read the order here.

Jan. 21: Executive Order on Promoting COVID-19 Safety in Domestic and International Travel: Provides guidelines and regulations regarding domestic and international travel in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic. Mandates face-coverings on planes, trains, ferries and intercity buses.

Read the order here.

Jan. 21: Executive Order on Ensuring an Equitable Pandemic Response and Recovery: Calls on agencies to address "severe and pervasive health and social inequities in America" through the creation of a COVID-19 Health Equity Task Force in the Department of Health and Human Services. This order directs this team to help mitigate the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic and its "disparate impact on communities of color and other underserved populations." 

Read the order here.

Jan. 21: Executive Order on a Sustainable Public Health Supply Chain: Calls on federal agencies to secure the necessary supplies for responding to the pandemic, such as personal protective equipment

Read the order here.

Jan. 21: Executive Order on Ensuring a Data-Driven Response to COVID-19 and Future High-Consequence Public Health Threats: Designates senior officials across multiple agencies to coordinate research and data collection for public health threats.

Read the order here.

Jan. 21: Executive Order on Establishing the COVID-19 Pandemic Testing Board and Ensuring a Sustainable Public Health Workforce for COVID-19 and Other Biological Threats: Streamlines federal COVID-19 testing procedures by establishing a COVID-19 Pandemic Testing Board.   

Read the order here.

Jan. 21: Executive Order on Protecting Worker Health and Safety: Mandates the protection of workers from COVID-19 under the Occupational Safety and Health Act. 

Read the order here.

Jan. 21: Executive Order on Supporting the Reopening and Continuing Operation of Schools and Early Childhood Education Providers: Calls on the Secratary of Education to assist with school-reopening policy, research and coordination.

Read the order here.


Workforce

Jan. 22: Executive Order on Protecting the Federal Workforce: Ensures the right of collective bargaining and mandates progress toward establishing a "living wage" for federal employees.

Read the order here.

Jan. 25: Executive Order on Ensuring the Future is Made in All of America by All of America's Workers: Mandates an increase in domestic production, encourages agencies to review existing content policies and increases federal spending to aid American companies.

Read the order here.


Economic Relief

Jan. 22: Executive Order on Economic Relief Related to the COVID-19 Pandemic: Told all executive departments and agencies to consider ways to mitigate the economic crisis caused by the pandemic.

Read the order here.


Climate Crisis

Jan. 20: Executive Order on Protecting Public Health and the Environment and Restoring Science to Tackle the Climate Crisis: Calls on executive agencies to review policies inconsistent with the principles of environmental justice and halts potentially damaging projects in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge and other U.S. mountain states.

Read the order here:

Jan. 27: Executive Order on the President’s Council of Advisors on Science and Technology: Creates the President’s Council of Advisors on Science and Technology, which will aid the President on policies regarding "science, technology, and innovation, as well as on matters involving scientific and technological information that is needed to inform public policy relating to the economy, worker empowerment, education, energy, the environment, public health, national and homeland security, racial equity, and other topics."

Read the order here.

Jan. 27: Executive Order on Tackling the Climate Crisis at Home and Abroad: This order expresses the Biden Administation's intent to achieve a carbon pollution-free electricity sector by 2035 by establisheing a National Climate Task Force, making climate change a U.S. foreign policy priority and halting new leases for natural gas and oil on public lands. 

Read the order here.


Immigration

Jan. 20: Executive Order on Ensuring a Lawful and Accurate Enumeration and Apportionment Pursuant to the Decennial Census: Requires that undocumented immigrants be counted in the national census.

Read the order here.

Jan. 20: Executive Order on the Revision of Civil Immigration Enforcement Policies and Priorities: Sanctuary jurisdictions are now able to receive federal funding, regardless of their compliance with immigration enforcement, revoking an order issed during the Trump Administration.

Read the order here.

Feb. 2: Executive Order on the Establishment of Interagency Task Force on the Reunification of Families: Creates a task force dedicated to reuniting families separated by American authorities during the Trump Administration.

Read the order here.

Feb. 2: Executive Order on Restoring Faith in Our Legal Immigration Systems and Strengthening Integration and Inclusion Efforts for New Americans: Overturns the Trump Administration's memorandum "Enforcing the Legal Responsibilities of Sponsors of Aliens," establishes a Task Force on New Americnas and mandates that agencies streamline the naturalization process.

Read the order here.

Feb. 2: Executive Order on Creating a Comprehensive Regional Framework to Address the Causes of Migration, to Manage Migration Throughout North and Central America, and to Provide Safe and Orderly Processing of Asylum Seekers at the United States Border: Directs the Biden Administration to study and address the causes of migration from Central America, and re-assess the previous administration's protocol regarding asylum-seekers.

Read the order here.


Racial Equity and Racism

Jan. 20: Executive Order On Advancing Racial Equity and Support for Underserved Communities Through the Federal Government: Calls for the reallocation of federal resources and government resources to advance "equal opportunity."

Read the order here.

Jan. 26: Executive Order on Reforming Our Incarceration System to Eliminate the Use of Privately Operated Criminal Detention Facilities: Prevents the Attorney General from renewing Department of Justice contracts with private prisons.

Read the order here.


LGBTQ+ Rights

Jan. 20: Executive Order on Preventing and Combating Discrimination on the Basis of Gender Identity or Sexual Orientation: Building off of Bostock v. Clayton County, Georgia, a landmark Supreme Court case, this order extends federal nondiscrimination protections to member of the LGBTQ+ community.

Read the order here.

Jan: 25: Executive Order on Enabling All Qualified Americans to Serve Their Country in Uniform: Revokes a previous ban on transgender individuals serving in the military. Ensures that transgender individuals  may serve "openly and free from discrimination."

Read the order here.


Health Care

Jan. 28: Executive Order on Strengthening Medicaid and the Affordable Care Act: Creates a special enrollment period for the Affordable Care Act in response to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. This order also instructed executive agencies to address policies that infringe upon access to healthcare.

Read the order here.


Foreign Policy

Feb. 11: Executive Order on Blocking Property with Respect to the Situation in Burma: Gives the U.S. the ability to sanction those involved with the coup in Myanmar in early 2021.

Read the order here.


Government

Jan. 20: Executive Order on Ethics Commitments by Executive Branch Personnel: Requires every appointee to an executive agency to sign an "ethics pledge," banning gifts from lobbyists and the ability to lobby for at least two years after leaving the government.

Read the order here

Jan. 20: Executive Order on Revocation of Certain Executive Orders Concerning Federal Regulation: Provides federal agencies more flexibility by ending "harmful policies and directives" issued during the Trump Administration, thus allowing agencies to address challenges like the COVID-19 pandemic in a timely manner.

Read the order here.


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by Claire Hutto | 3/3/2021
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