Joe Biden is set to be sworn in as the 46th President of the United States of America following the defeating Donald Trump in the November 6 presidential election.
Biden in a statement released on Wednesday said he would sign 15 orders after he is sworn in. The orders are:
“Reverse Mr Donald Trump’s withdrawal of the US from the Paris climate accord;”
“Revoke the presidential permit granted to the Keystone XL Pipeline, which is opposed by environmentalists and Native American groups;”
“Revoke Trump policies on immigration enforcement and the emergency declaration that helped fund the construction of a Mexican border wall;”
“Bring about a mask and distancing mandate for federal employees and in federal buildings, and a new White House office on coronavirus;”
“End a travel ban on visitors from some, mainly Muslim nations;”
Other orders will cover race and gender equality, along with climate issues.
Vice-president, Kamala Harris, will swear in three new Democratic senators on Wednesday, leaving the upper chamber of Congress evenly split between the two main parties. This will allow the vice-president to act as a tie-breaker in key votes.