Key Biden executive actions

SubjectType of actionDate
Re-engage with World Health OrganizationEnd withdrawal processJan. 20
Create position of COVID-19 response coordinatorExecutive orderJan. 20
Rejoin Paris climate agreementSign an “instrument”Jan. 20
Revoke permit for Keystone XL pipeline, pause energy leasing in ANWRExecutive orderJan. 20
Ask agencies to extend eviction/foreclosure moratoriumsRequestJan. 20
Ask Education Dept. to extend student-loan pauseRequestJan. 20
Launch an initiative to advance racial equity, end “1776 Commission”Executive orderJan. 20
Revoke order that aims to exclude undocumented immigrants from censusExecutive orderJan. 20
Preserve/fortify DACA, which helps “Dreamers”MemorandumJan. 20
Require masks/distancing on all federal property and by federal workersExecutive orderJan. 20
Reverse travel ban targeting primarily Muslim countriesExecutive orderJan. 20
Stop construction of border wallProclamationJan. 20
Combat discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation, gender identityExecutive orderJan. 20
Require ethics pledge for executive-branch personnelExecutive orderJan. 20
Modernize and improve regulatory reviewMemorandumJan. 20
End “harsh and extreme immigration enforcement”Executive orderJan. 20
Extend protection from deportation for Liberians in U.S.MemorandumJan. 20
Revoke certain executive orders concerning federal regulationExecutive orderJan. 20
Freeze any new or pending regulationsMemorandumJan. 20
Fill supply shortfalls in fight vs. COVID-19 with Defense Production Act, other measuresExecutive orderJan. 21
Increase FEMA reimbursement to states for National Guard, PPEMemorandumJan. 21
Establish “COVID-19 Pandemic Testing Board,” expand testingExecutive orderJan. 21
Bolster access to COVID-19 treatments and clinical careExecutive orderJan. 21
Improve collection/analysis of COVID-related dataExecutive orderJan. 21
Mount vaccination campaign amid goals such as 100 million shots in 100 daysDirectivesJan. 21
Provide guidance on safely reopening schoolsExecutive orderJan. 21
OSHA guidance for keeping workers safe from COVID-19Executive orderJan. 21
Require face masks at airports, other modes of transportationExecutive orderJan. 21
Establish a “COVID-19 Health Equity Task Force”Executive orderJan. 21
Support international response to COVID-19, “restore U.S. global leadership”DirectiveJan. 21
Ask agencies to boost food aid, improve delivery of stimulus checksExecutive orderJan. 22
Restore collective bargaining power for federal workersExecutive orderJan. 22
Repeal ban on transgender people serving openly in U.S. militaryExecutive orderJan. 25
Tighten ‘Buy American’ rules in government procurementExecutive orderJan. 25
Reinstate coronavirus travel restrictions on Brazil, most of EuropeProclamationJan. 25
End the Justice Department’s use of private prisonsExecutive orderJan. 26
Directs HUD to address discriminatory housing practicesMemorandumJan. 26
Combat racism against Asian-Americans, Pacific IslandersMemorandumJan. 26
Directs agencies to engage in consultations with tribal governmentsMemorandumJan. 26
Pause new oil and gas leasing on U.S. lands/waters, elevate climate change as national-security, foreign-policy priorityExecutive orderJan. 27
Re-establish President’s Council of Advisors on Science and TechnologyExecutive orderJan. 27
Directs agencies to make decisions on best available science, evidenceMemorandumJan. 27
Reopen Obamacare marketplaces, lower recent barriers to joining MedicaidExecutive orderJan. 28
Lift certain restrictions on abortion fundingMemorandumJan. 28
Keep aluminum tariffs on U.A.E., scrapping Trump administration’s exemptionProclamationFeb. 1
Begin ending “Remain in Mexico” program, “restore” U.S. asylum systemExecutive orderFeb. 2
Start roll back of “public charge rule” (which imposes a wealth test on would-be immigrants), review other recent barriers to legal immigrationExecutive orderFeb. 2
Create task force to reunite migrant families separated at the borderExecutive orderFeb. 2
Retroactively reimburse states fully for FEMA-eligible costs tied to COVIDMemorandumFeb. 2
Rebuild U.S. refugee resettlement programExecutive orderFeb. 4
Expand protection of LGBTQ people around the worldMemorandumFeb. 4
Prevent Myanmar military from accessing propertyExecutive orderFeb. 11
Reestablish the White House Office of Faith-Based and Neighborhood Partnerships to help address the needs of low-income peopleExecutive orderFeb. 14
Rescind a Trump order creating industry-led apprenticeship programsExecutive orderFeb. 17
Review supply chains for semiconductors and other ‘critical goods’Executive orderScheduled for Weds.

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