China News Agency, Washington, January 16th (Reporter Chen Mengtong) Ron Klein, the White House Chief of Staff-elect, issued a memo on the 16th outlining President-elect Biden's first 10 days of administration.
Responding to the new crown epidemic crisis, the economic crisis caused by the epidemic, the climate crisis and the racial equality crisis will become the priorities of the new US administration.
Biden will be sworn in as the 46th President of the United States on Capitol Hill at noon on January 20.
Later, he will go to the White House to begin his duties.
Data map: US President-elect Biden.
In this document sent to high-level officials in the White House, Klein revealed that on the day of his inauguration, Biden will sign about a dozen executive orders to deal with the four major crises.
These include rejoining the Paris climate agreement and lifting the "ban on Muslims".
Biden will launch a "100-day mask wearing" program, requiring mandatory wearing of masks in federal offices and regions and when traveling across states.
Klein said that on January 21, Biden will sign a series of administrative measures to order positive actions to contain the new crown epidemic and help schools and businesses restart safely.
These measures include expanding virus testing, protecting workers, and establishing clear public health standards to slow the spread of the epidemic.
According to data from Johns Hopkins University in the United States, as of 21.00 on the 16th, the number of new crown infections in the United States has exceeded 23.74 million, and the death toll is 395,000.
Klein revealed that on the third day of his tenure, Biden will instruct the cabinet department to take action to provide financial assistance to working families who bear the brunt of the epidemic.
From January 25 to February 1, Biden will issue more executive orders, memoranda and cabinet directives, covering topics such as “ensure scientific guidance for government decision-making in response to climate change”, “expand medical insurance coverage”, “restore the US immigration system and The dignity of border policy" etc.
"Any president’s first-day agenda can reflect his first tasks and priorities." The Washington Post commented that Biden’s "unusual comprehensive governance list" not only reflects the multiple challenges he faces. It also shows that he wants to quickly get rid of the shadow of his predecessor and end a "dark chapter" in American history: false claims of election fraud, Capitol riots, and two impeachment of the President by the House of Representatives.
Biden has put forward his first legislative motion since taking office on the 14th-a total of 1.9 trillion US dollars of epidemic relief plan.
He proposed a "two-step" approach to rescue and recovery in response to the new crown epidemic.
Vaccinations, restarting the campus and pushing for mandatory wearing of masks will be the focus of his fight against the epidemic within 100 days of taking office.
Klein said that to fully realize the policy goals of the Biden administration, not only the executive branch needs to take action, but also the strong cooperation of Congress. After taking office, the Biden administration "will continue to promote legislation to resolve key issues." (Finish)