Saturday, January 16, 2021

Biden Seeks Quick Start With Executive Actions and Aggressive Legislation

Biden inheriting a collection of Crises unlike any in Generations, plans to open his Administration with Dozens of Executive Directives on top of Expansive Legislative Proposals in a 10-day blitz meant to signal a Turning Point for a Nation reeling from Disease, Economic Turmoil, Racial Strife and now the Aftermath of the Assault on the Capitol.

Biden’s Team has Developed a raft of Decrees that he can issue on his own Authority after the Inauguration to begin Reversing some of Trump’s most hotly Disputed Policies. Advisers hope the flurry of action, without waiting for Congress, will establish a sense of Momentum for the New President even as the Senate puts his Predecessor on Trial.

On his First day in Office, Biden intends a flurry of Executive Orders that will be partly Substantive and partly Symbolic. They include:

- Rescinding the Travel Ban on several predominantly Muslim Countries.

- Rjoining the Paris Climate Change Accord.

- Extending Pandemic-related Limits on Evictions and Student Loan Payments.

- Issuing a Mask Mandate for Federal Property, and Interstate Travel.

- Ordering Agencies to figure out how to Reunite Children separated from Families after Crossing the Border.

The Blueprint of Executive Action comes after Biden announced that he will push Congress to pass a $1.9 Trillion Package of Economic Stimulus and Pandemic Relief, signaling a willingness to be Aggressive on Policy Issues.

The incoming Administration has promised to Vaccinate 100 Million Americans for the Coronavirus within its first 100 days. On Biden’s Second day in Office, he will Sign Executive Actions related to the Coronavirus Pandemic aimed at helping Schools and Businesses to Reopen safely, Expand Testing, Protect Workers, and Clarify Public Health Standards. On his Third day, he will Direct his Cabinet Agencies to “take immediate action to deliver economic relief to working families,”.

The subsequent Seven days will include more Executive Actions and Directives to his Cabinet to expand “Buy America” Provisions, “support communities of color and other underserved communities,” address Climate Change, and start an effort to Reunite Families separated at the Border.

NYC Wins When Everyone Can Vote! Michael H. Drucker

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