Biden Executive Order Tracker

COVID-19 RESPONSE

Executive Order on Protecting Federal Workforce and Requiring Mask-Wearing: Requires masks, physical distancing, and other health measures while on federal property

Issued: Jan. 20

Executive 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 office

Issued: Jan. 20

Rejoining 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 pandemic

Issued: Jan. 20

Executive 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. 21

Executive 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 facilities

Issued: Jan. 21

Executive 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 measures

Issued: Jan. 21

Executive 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 equipment

Issued: Jan. 21

Executive 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 pandemic

Issued: Jan. 21

Executive 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 efforts

Issued: Jan. 21

Executive Order on Protecting Worker Health and Safety: Reviews the Occupational Safety and Health Act to identify any changes to better protect works from COVID-19

Issued: Jan. 21

Executive 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 learning

Issued: Jan. 21

ECONOMY

Pausing 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. 20

Executive 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 pandemic

Issued: Jan. 22

WORKFORCE

Executive 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 contractors

Issued: Jan. 22

Executive 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 content

Issued: Jan. 25

HEALTH CARE

Executive Order on Strengthening Medicaid and the Affordable Care Act: Opens a three-month enrollment period -- from Feb. 15 to May 15 -- to allow more Americans to sign up for health care during the pandemic, as well as directs agencies to address policies that limit access to health care

Issued: Jan. 28

Memorandum on Protecting Women’s Health at Home and Abroad: Rescinds the global rule which blocked U.S. funding to international non-profits that provide counseling or referrals for abortion

Issued: Jan. 28

CLIMATE CRISIS

Executive 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 measures

Issued: Jan. 20

Acceptance of Paris Climate Agreement: The U.S. rejoins the Paris Climate Agreement, a global pact to reduce carbon emissions

Issued: Jan. 20

Executive 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 measures

Issued: Jan. 27

Executive 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. 27

IMMIGRATION

Executive 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 funding

Issued: Jan. 20

Executive 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 status

Issued: Jan. 20

Proclamation on Ending Discriminatory Bans on Entry to The United States: Revokes the travel ban, which restricted foreign nationals from seven predominantly Muslim countries, which were labeled as security threats, from entering the U.S.

Issued: Jan. 20

Preserving 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 children

Issued: Jan. 20

Proclamation 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 wall

Issued: Jan. 20

Executive Order on Creating a Comprehensive Regional Framework to Address the Causes of Migration, to Manage Migration Throughout North and Central America, and to Provide Safe and Orderly Processing of Asylum Seekers at the United States Border: Will enhance lawful pathways for migration and repurpose the asylum system

Issued: Feb. 2

Executive Order on the Establishment of Interagency Task Force on the Reunification of Families: A task force to reconnect children separated from their parents at the United States-Mexico border

Issued: Feb. 2

Executive Order on Restoring Faith in Our Legal Immigration Systems and Strengthening Integration and Inclusion Efforts for New Americans: A system to deliver benefits and government resources to immigrants

Issued: Feb. 2

LGBTQ 

Executive Order on Preventing and Combating Discrimination on the Basis of Gender Identity or Sexual Orientation: Enforces sex discrimination protections within the federal government

Issued: Jan. 20

Executive Order on Enabling All Qualified Americans to Serve Their Country in Uniform: Revokes the Pentagon's prevention of people with gender dysphoria from serving in the military

Issued: Jan. 25

RACE

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 benefits

Issued: Jan. 20

Executive 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 prisons

Issued: Jan. 26

Memorandum 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," 

Issued: Jan. 26

GOVERNMENT

Executive Order on Revocation of Certain Executive Orders Concerning Federal Regulation: Revokes six Trump administration policies that provided federal agencies more flexibility in using regulatory action to address "urgent challenges" such as the COVID-19 pandemic and economic recovery

Issued: Jan. 20

Executive 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" payments

Issued: Jan. 20

 

 

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