President Joe Biden expects to sign the executive actions, including 15 executive orders, following his inauguration ceremony on Wednesday, incoming White House press secretary Jen Psaki announced on Tuesday.
The planned actions include rejoining the World Health Organization and the Paris Climate Agreement, introducing new COVID-19 measures and ending President Trump’s travel ban on some Muslim-majority countries.
From the President’s room at the U.S. Capitol today, President Biden signed:
- Inauguration Day Proclamation
- Nominations to Cabinet Positions
- Nominations to sub-Cabinet Positions
In his inaugural speech today, President Joe Biden said, “Our history has been a constant struggle between the American ideal that we are all created equal and the harsh, ugly reality that racism, nativism, fear, and demonization have long torn us apart. The battle is perennial. Victory is never assured. Through the Civil War, the Great Depression, World War, 9/11, through struggle, sacrifice, and setbacks, our “better angels” have always prevailed.”