Buckle up, it’s going to be a bumpy next two years.
According to a Jan. 16 memo from Ron Klain, Joe Biden’s incoming White House chief of staff, Biden will be focused on addressing the “racial equity crisis” and the “climate crisis” in his first 10 days in office.
In addition, Biden is focused on addressing the COVID-19 crisis and the economic crisis resulting from COVID-19.
“All of these crises demand urgent action,” Klain wrote. “In his first 10 days in office, President-elect Biden will take decisive action to address these four crises, prevent other urgent and irreversible harms and restore America’s place in the world.”
Say goodbye to America First.
The initial executive actions will be spread out over 10 days, according to the memo.
Biden is expected to sign about 12 executive actions on inauguration day.
“To combat the four crises, restore humanity to our immigration system and make government function for the people,” the memo states.
Rejoining the Paris Climate Accord and reversing the travel ban are two areas of focus.
Between Jan. 25 and Feb. 1, Biden is expected to begin fulfilling campaign promises related to criminal justice reforms. There will be additional executive actions addressing the climate crisis, immigration system and demonstrating “America is back.”