US President-elect Joe Biden is set to make good on his longstanding promise to immediately sign a number of executive orders aimed at reversing several of President Donald Trump’s unilateral actions, a senior campaign official for Biden has confirmed.
The Washington Post on Saturday reported a flurry of executive actions Biden has planned for his first days in office — most already announced through various policy rollouts made during the long campaign.
Those actions will include rejoining the Paris climate accords and reversing Trump’s withdrawal from the World Health Organization, the Post reported, citing those close to his campaign and commitments he has made in recent months.
Biden will officially launch his transition on Monday and will name his coronavirus task force, which he mentioned in his acceptance speech.
“Folks our work begins with getting Covid under control…on Monday I will name a group of leading scientists and experts as transition advisers to help take the Biden-Harris Covid plan and convert it into an action blueprint that will start on January 20th 2021,” Biden said Saturday night.