“President-elect Biden is assuming the presidency in a second of profound disaster for our nation. We face 4 overlapping and compounding crises: the COVID-19 disaster, the ensuing financial disaster, the local weather disaster, and a racial fairness disaster,” the incoming White Home Chief of Workers Ron Klein stated Saturday in a memorandum to the incoming White Home Senior Workers.
All of those crises demand pressing motion. In his first ten days in workplace, President-elect Biden will take decisive motion to handle these 4 crises, stop different pressing and irreversible harms, and restore America’s place on this planet, he wrote within the memorandum dated January 16.
“On Inauguration Day, President-elect Biden will signal roughly a dozen actions to fight the 4 crises, restore humanity to our immigration system, and make authorities perform for the folks,” Klein stated.
As beforehand introduced, he’ll ask the Department of Education to increase the prevailing pause on pupil mortgage funds and curiosity for thousands and thousands of People with federal pupil loans, re-join the Paris Agreement, and reverse the Muslim Ban, he wrote.
Biden will launch his “100 Day Masking Problem” by issuing a masks mandate on federal property and inter-state journey – a part of a important effort to start to bend the curve on COVID. “And, we are going to take motion to increase nationwide restrictions on evictions and foreclosures and supply greater than 25 million People larger stability, as an alternative of residing on the sting each month,” he stated.
The following day, on January 21, Biden will signal quite a lot of govt actions to maneuver aggressively to vary the course of the COVID-19 disaster and safely re-open colleges and companies, together with by taking motion to mitigate unfold via increasing testing, defending employees, and establishing clear public well being requirements.
On January 22, the president-elect will direct his Cupboard companies to take fast motion to ship financial reduction to working households bearing the brunt of this disaster.
Klein stated that between January 25 and February 1, the president-elect will signal further govt actions, memoranda and Cupboard directives. The president-elect will fulfil his guarantees to strengthen Purchase American provisions so the way forward for America is made in America.
He’ll take vital early actions to advance fairness and help communities of color and different underserved communities. He’ll take motion to start fulfilling marketing campaign guarantees associated to reforming the legal justice system.
Biden will signal further govt actions to handle the local weather disaster with the urgency the science calls for and make sure that science guides the administration’s choice making, Klein stated.
He’ll take first steps to increase entry to well being care – together with for low-income girls and girls of color.
“He’ll fulfill his guarantees to revive dignity to our immigration system and our border insurance policies, and begin the tough however important work of reuniting households separated on the border. And, President-elect Biden will exhibit that America is again and take motion to revive America’s place on this planet,” Klein stated.
Throughout the marketing campaign, he stated, Biden pledged to take fast motion to start out addressing these crises and construct again higher.
As president, he’ll maintain these guarantees and signal dozens of govt orders, presidential memoranda, and directives to Cupboard companies in fulfilment of the guarantees he made.
These govt actions will ship reduction to the thousands and thousands of People who’re struggling within the face of those crises. “Biden will take motion – not simply to reverse the gravest damages of the Trump administration – but additionally to start out shifting our nation ahead,” he asserted.
These actions will change the course of COVID-19, fight local weather change, promote racial fairness and help different underserved communities, and rebuild the financial system in ways in which strengthen the spine of the nation — the working women and men who constructed the nation, Klein wrote.
“Whereas the coverage targets in these govt actions are daring, I need to be clear: the authorized concept behind them is well-founded and represents a restoration of an acceptable, constitutional position for the President,’ the memorandum stated.
Full achievement of the Biden-Harris Administration’s coverage targets requires not simply the chief actions the president-elect has promised to take, but additionally sturdy Congressional motion, Klein famous.
“The president-elect made the case for his first main legislative proposal earlier this week, and can proceed to advance legislative options to important issues, reminiscent of within the immigration invoice he’ll ship to Congress on his first day in workplace; the construct again higher restoration proposal to create thousands and thousands of good-paying union jobs that he’ll unveil within the coming weeks; and his ongoing help for laws associated to voting rights, the minimal wage, combatting violence in opposition to girls, and extra,” he wrote.