Joe BidenJoe BidenDC Residents Skip Opportunity to Pay for Meals to National Guardsmen Joe Biden Can Bring ‘Unity’ – to the Middle East Biden Should Not Let Defeating Cancer Take a Backseat to COLD MORE will spend the second week of his presidency in much the same way he spent his first: signing a series of executive actions aimed at rolling back certain Trump administration policies while implementing his own.
The bite this week will focus on immigration, health care, climate and other areas where each day follows a designated theme. Here are the topics that Biden is expected to trade according to a note obtained by The Hill.
Biden is expected to sign an executive order instructing agencies to strengthen the requirements for acquiring goods and services from U.S. companies and workers.
During the campaign, Biden promised to make an investment of $ 400 billion during his first term in federal purchases of products made by American workers.
He also promised to tighten loopholes and exceptions that allowed federal agencies to buy products produced abroad and to crack down on false advertising around products that claimed to be made in the United States.
Former President TrumpDonald TrumpNEW: Rep. Perry played a role in Trump’s alleged plan to oust acting AG Arizona GOP censors top – state Republicans McCain, Flake and Ducey Biden and UK Prime Minister discusses NATO, multilateralism on call MORE signed a buy-american-and-rent-american executive order during its first months in office, which aimed to increase domestic wages while limiting the flow of certain visa holders.
Tuesday: ‘Capital’ day
On Tuesday, Biden will sign a wide range of executive orders related to racist equity.
The president is likely to set up a police commission and reintroduce Obama-era rules on the transfer of military-style equipment to local law enforcement. He is also expected to sign an executive order instructing the Ministry of Justice to improve prison conditions and begin eliminating the use of private prisons.
Other executive actions scheduled for Tuesday include a memorandum directing agencies to strengthen engagement with Native American tribes, a memo urging the Department of Housing and Urban Development to promote housing equality, and an order rejecting discrimination against the Asian American and Pacific Islander communities.
The latter issue came to the fore early in the coronavirus pandemic when Asian Americans said they were harassed because the virus originated in China.
Some of the executive actions that Biden is likely to take on Tuesday are still being finalized and may include further measures around immigration and, conversely, a ban on transgender troops serving in the military.
A memo outlining Biden’s expected actions in the first weeks of office also included preliminary actions on voting rights and criminal convictions at the Justice Department.
Wednesday: ‘Climate Day’
On Wednesday, Biden announces plans for a US-hosted leadership summit to take place on Earth Day as one of several actions aimed at tackling the climate crisis.
A memorandum outlining threatening orders also signals that Biden will sign a decree initiating a series of legislative measures to “combat climate change in the domestic market and raise climate change as a national security priority,” although it does not provide further details.
The Omnibus Order also restores the Presidential Council of Advisers on Science and Technology, as well as a memorandum calling on agencies to make decisions based on available science and documentation.
Biden on his first day in office, the United States again committed to the Paris Climate Agreement and signed a decree revoking a key permit for the Keystone XL pipeline and halting oil and gas leasing in a wild sanctuary in Alaska.
Thursday: ‘Health Care’ day
On Thursday, Biden will take the much-anticipated action among pro-choice advocates to repeal the so-called Mexico City policy that bans the use of U.S. funding for foreign organizations that supply or promote abortions.
The policy, described as a “global gag rule” by reproductive health advocates, was first introduced by then-President Reagan and has been repeatedly revoked by Democratic presidents and re-introduced by Republican presidents in recent years.
Biden will also order a review of the Trump administration’s controversial changes to the Title X Family Planning Program, which required family planning providers participating in the program to stop providing or promote abortions in order to remain eligible for funding.
The president must also sign an executive order aimed at strengthening Medicaid and initiating an open enrollment period under the Affordable Care Act.
Trump often boasted of clearing the law of affordable care by repealing the individual mandate, even though Republicans were unable to fully repeal the law as promised.
Friday: ‘Immigration’ day
Biden will build on some of the immigration-related actions he took on his first day of office with a few extra notices to be signed on Friday.
According to the memo from The Hill, the president is likely to sign an order related to regional migration and border treatment that will repeal the Trump administration’s policies around the asylum system and lead the creation of strategies to tackle the root causes of migration from Central America.
Biden will also sign an order creating a task force to reunite migrant families separated under the Trump administration. Biden himself faced criticism during the Democratic primary for the Obama administration’s deportation policy, but the Trump administration implemented an official zero-tolerance policy that led to the separation of thousands of migrant families.
The president will also sign an order directing an immediate review of the public prosecution rule “and other actions to remove barriers and restore confidence in the legal immigration system, including improving the naturalization process.”
A fourth order setting out principles governing the implementation of the refugee access program is tentatively scheduled for Friday, but could be scrapped or changed, according to the memo.