Biden’s First Day in Office

Kylie McAllister, Staff Writer

Yesterday, January 20th, 2021, 46th President Joe Biden was inaugurated. He took his first day as the official President to make many positive changes.

In the hours after the inauguration he:

  • Brought back daily White House Press Briefings!
  • Issued mask and social distancing requirements on federal property for employees and contractors.
  • Extended eviction and foreclosure moratoriums until March 31st and halted student loan repayments until September.
  • Revoked permits for the Keystone XL Pipeline stopping oil and gas leasing for the time being.
  • Rejoined the World Health Organization and the Paris Climate Accord, which were previously left by Donald Trump.
  • Reversed Trumps ban on diversity training at federal agencies.
  • Began allowing previously banned visa applications and reversed travel ban from countries like Syria, Iran, Iraq, Sudan, Libya, Somalia, and Yemen.
  • Sent a sweeping immigration reform bill to Congress for a eight-year path to citizenship for undocumented immigrants and immediate green cards for DREAMers.
  • Ended the National Emergency Declaration that was previously being used to divert money from the Pentagon to fund building the Mexico border wall.
  • Lastly, revoked Trumps attempt to exclude non-citizens from the census.

Hopefully these actions show a bright future and we see unity within in the country as we move for greatness for America.