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Biden Signs a Number of First-Day Executive Actions

President Joe Biden is finalizing 17 executive moves just hours after his inauguration Wednesday.

Posted: Jan 20, 2021 5:01 PM
Updated: Jan 20, 2021 9:32 PM

In Washington, President Biden didn't waste any time during his first day in the White House.

Inside the Oval Office, the newly-inaugurated 46th President of the United States signed 17 executive orders.

Those orders cover a range of issues, from COVID-19 to climate change.

The dawning of a new American era also means a new direction for the country, and we'll see the President's priorities play out here at home.

Many of the executive orders he's signed will have an impact in the Tri-State, especially some of the extensions of current policies.

That includes delaying housing foreclosures and evictions, and continuing the pause on payments for student loans.

The extensions marked efforts to try and stave off the economic impact of the continuing pandemic.

"And these are just all starting points. And we're gonna in the process of rebuilding the economy, do what I said throughout the campaign and while running that rebuild the backbone of the country, the middle class. And so there's gonna be a lot of focus on that," explained President Biden.

But there are also a series of new efforts, and among them a new mask mandate.

It requires the use of face coverings for federal employees and on properties.

The 17 executive orders include a long list of actions proving to America change is coming.

It includes efforts to target climate change, which include rejoining the Paris Climate Accord, along with changes to immigration policy, and halting construction on the southern border wall.

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