President-elect Joe Biden will roll back some of President Trump’s most controversial policies and address “four overlapping and compounding crises” in his first 10 days in office the pandemic, the economic downturn, climate climate and racial inequity.
Driving the news: That’s according to a memo from Biden’s incoming Chief of Staff Ron Klain Saturday. Following Biden’s inauguration Wednesday, he’ll “sign roughly a dozen actions to combat the four crises,” Klein said.
Zoom in: Biden’s actions on day one of his presidency will include rejoining the Paris climate agreement, extending a pause on federal student loan payments, reversing Trump’s ban on travel to the U.S. from several Muslim-majority countries and issuing a mask mandate in an attempt to curb surging COVID-19 cases.
- On Thursday, Biden will sign several executive actions aimed at changing the course of the COVID-19 crisis and safely re-open schools and businesses.
- On Friday, the president-elect will “direct his Cabinet agencies to take immediate action to deliver economic relief to working families bearing the brunt” of the coronavirus crisis, Klein wrote.
- Between Jan. 25 and Feb. 1, Biden will address the climate crisis, criminal justice reform, take steps to expand access to health care, and move to reform immigration including reuniting families separated at the border under Trump’s immigration policy.
For the record: All of these measures were previously announced, but this is the first time Biden’s timetable has been revealed.
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