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Biden Administration: The First Ten Days

Incoming White House Chief of Staff Ron Klain sent a Saturday memo to incoming White House staff outlining the “First Ten Days.”

He mentioned the following actions to be taken by President Biden.

January 20

  • Rejoin the Paris Climate Agreement

  • Reverse the ban on immigration from certain Muslim-majority countries

  • Extend the “pause” on student loan payments and interest

  • 100 Day Masking Challenge” by requiring masks on federal property and in interstate travel

  • Extend restrictions on evictions and foreclosures

  • Send comprehensive immigration legislation to Congress

January 21

  • Issue a number of “executive actions” relating to COVID testing, protecting workers, and reopening schools

January 22

  • Cabinet agencies to take immediate action to deliver economic relief to working families”

January 25 through February 1

A number of Executive Orders, directives, and other actions are planned to advance the following policy priorities:

  • Strengthen Buy American provisions

  • Advance equity and support communities of color

  • Begin criminal justice reform

  • Sign executive actions relating to climate change

  • Take first steps to expand access to health care

  • Initiate actions to reunite families separated at the border

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About this Author

Robert Mangas, Greenberg Traurig Law Firm, Washington DC, Government Policy, Energy and Environmental Law Attorney

Rob Mangas is Co-Managing Shareholder of the Washington, D.C. office and focuses his practice on advocacy before the U.S. Congress and federal agencies. He represents clients in a variety of different industry sectors, and is experienced in navigating U.S. House and Senate Rules and in legislative drafting.


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