All of Biden’s executive orders, and other notable actions, so far


By MEREDITH DELISO, ABC News(WASHINGTON) — Since entering office on Jan. 20, President Joe Biden has signed more than three dozen executive actions addressing the coronavirus pandemic, economy, immigration, climate crisis and more.Here’s a look at all of his executive orders, and other notable executive actions, so far:COVID-19 RESPONSEExecutive Order on Protecting Federal Workforce and Requiring Mask-Wearing: Requires masks, physical distancing and other health measures while on federal propertyIssued: Jan. 20Read the order hereExecutive 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 the position of a COVID-19 response coordinator within the executive officeIssued: Jan. 20Read the order hereRejoining the World Health Organization: Biden sends letter to United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres revoking the United States’ previous intention to withdraw from WHO amid the pandemicIssued: Jan. 20Read the letter hereExecutive Order on Promoting COVID-19 Safety in Domestic and International Travel: Requires masks on certain forms of domestic travel, including planes, trains, ferries and intercity buses, and requires those coming to the U.S. from a foreign country to provide proof of a recent negative COVID-19 test before arrival “to the extent feasible”Issued: Jan. 21Read the order hereExecutive Order on Improving and Expanding Access to Care and Treatments for COVID-19: Accelerates the development of COVID-19 therapies — in particular ones that can be “easily manufactured, distributed and administered” — and provides surge assistance to critical care and long-term care facilitiesIssued: Jan. 21Read the order hereExecutive Order on Ensuring a Data-Driven Response to COVID-19 and Future High-Consequence Public Health Threats: Enhances data collection for public health threats such as COVID-19 by designating a senior official within several agencies to work on COVID-19 data issues, among other measuresIssued: Jan. 21Read the order hereExecutive Order on a Sustainable Public Health Supply Chain: Directs several agencies to review and assess the inventory of pandemic response supplies, such as personal protective equipmentIssued: Jan. 21Read the order hereExecutive Order on Ensuring an Equitable Pandemic Response and Recovery: Establishes a COVID-19 Health Equity Task Force within the Department of Health and Human Services to provide recommendations on mitigating health inequities caused by the pandemicIssued: Jan. 21Read the order hereExecutive Order on Establishing the COVID-19 Pandemic Testing Board and Ensuring a Sustainable Public Health Workforce for COVID-19 and Other Biological Threats: Establishes a COVID-19 Pandemic Testing Board to coordinate federal COVID-19 testing effortsIssued: Jan. 21Read the order hereExecutive Order on Protecting Worker Health and Safety: Reviews the Occupational Safety and Health Act to identify any changes to better protect works from COVID-19Issued: Jan. 21Read the order hereExecutive Order on Supporting the Reopening and Continuing Operation of Schools and Early Childhood Education Providers: Directs the education secretary to assist states in deciding whether and how to safely reopen for in-person learning, and coordinates the collection of data to inform safely reopening and on the status of in-person learningIssued: Jan. 21Read the order hereECONOMIC RELIEFPausing Federal Student Loan Payments: Directs the acting education secretary to pause federal student loan payments and collections and keep the interest rate at 0% (a pause was issued the following day)Issued: Jan. 20Read the directive hereExecutive Order on Economic Relief Related to the COVID-19 Pandemic: Directs all executive agencies to consider actions to address the economic crisis resulting from the pandemicIssued: Jan. 22Read the order hereWORKFORCEExecutive Order on Protecting the Federal Workforce: Expands protections for federal workings, including putting federal agencies on a path to require a $15 minimum wage for contractorsIssued: Jan. 22Read the order hereExecutive Order on Ensuring the Future is Made in All of America by All of America’s Workers: Increases the amount of federal spending that goes to American companies and orders an increase in domestic contentIssued: Jan. 25Read the order hereCLIMATE CRISISExecutive Order on Protecting Public Health and the Environment and Restoring Science to Tackle the Climate Crisis: Places a temporary moratorium on oil and gas activity in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, revokes the Keystone XL Pipeline permit, among other measuresIssued: Jan. 20Read the order hereAcceptance of Paris Climate Agreement: The U.S. rejoins the Paris Climate Agreement, a global pact to reduce carbon emissionsIssued: Jan. 20Read the statement hereExecutive Order on Tackling the Climate Crisis at Home and Abroad: Sets climate change as a key consideration for U.S. national security and foreign policy, establishes a National Climate Task Force, pause new oil and natural gas leases on public lands or in offshore waters “to the extent consistent with applicable law,” sets the goal of achieving a carbon pollution-free electricity sector by 2035 and aims to replace the federal government’s fleet of autos with zero-emission vehicles, among other measuresIssued: Jan. 27Read the order hereExecutive Order on the President’s Council of Advisors on Science and Technology: Establishes the President’s Council of Advisors on Science and Technology, which will “advise the president on policy that affects science, technology and innovation”Issued: Jan. 27Read the order hereIMMIGRATIONExecutive Order on the Revision of Civil Immigration Enforcement Policies and Priorities: Revokes an executive order issued by former President Trump, which made sanctuary jurisdictions that did not comply with immigration enforcement measures ineligible to receive federal fundingIssued: Jan. 20Read the order hereExecutive Order on Ensuring a Lawful and Accurate Enumeration and Apportionment Pursuant to the Decennial Census: Requires that all residents of a state be counted in the census, regardless of immigration statusIssued: Jan. 20Read the order hereProclamation on Ending Discriminatory Bans on Entry to The United States: Revokes the so-called Muslim ban, which restricted foreign nationals from seven predominantly Muslim countries from entering the U.S.Issued: Jan. 20Read the proclamation herePreserving and Fortifying Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA): Directs the Department of Homeland Security to strengthen the regulation, which defers the removal of certain undocumented immigrants who were brought to the U.S. as childrenIssued: Jan. 20Read the memorandum hereProclamation on the Termination Of Emergency With Respect To The Southern Border Of The United States And Redirection Of Funds Diverted To Border Wall Construction: Halts construction and funding of the border wallIssued: Jan. 20Read the proclamation hereLGBTQ RIGHTSExecutive Order on Preventing and Combating Discrimination on the Basis of Gender Identity or Sexual Orientation: Enforces sex discrimination protections within the federal governmentIssued: Jan. 20Read the order hereExecutive Order on Enabling All Qualified Americans to Serve Their Country in Uniform: Revokes the Pentagon’s ban on transgender people serving in the militaryIssued: Jan. 25Read the order hereRACIAL EQUITY AND RACISM

Executive Order On Advancing Racial Equity and Support for Underserved Communities Through the Federal Government: Includes various directives to promote allocating federal resources and government benefitsIssued: Jan. 20Read the order hereExecutive Order on Reforming Our Incarceration System to Eliminate the Use of Privately Operated Criminal Detention Facilities: Prevents the Justice Department from renewing contracts with private prisonsIssued: Jan. 26Read the order hereMemorandum Condemning and Combating Racism, Xenophobia, and Intolerance Against Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders in the United States: Directs Health and Human Services secretary to mitigate “racially discriminatory language in describing the COVID-19 pandemic,” among other measuresIssued: Jan. 26Read the memorandum hereGOVERNMENTExecutive Order on Revocation of Certain Executive Orders Concerning Federal Regulation: Revokes six “harmful policies and directives” issued during the Trump administration to provide federal agencies more flexibility in using regulatory action to address “urgent challenges” such as the COVID-19 pandemic and economic recoveryIssued: Jan. 20Read the order hereExecutive Order on Ethics Commitments by Executive Branch Personnel: Requires every executive agency appointee to sign an “ethics pledge,” which includes bans on gifts from lobbyists and “golden parachute” paymentsIssued: Jan. 20Read the order hereABC News’ Sarah Kolinovsky, Justin Gomez and Ben Gittleson contributed to this report.Copyright © 2021, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.