The first-day actions include imposing a mask mandate on federal property and installing a coronavirus response coordinator to oversee the Biden White House’s efforts to distribute vaccines and medical supplies.
And he’ll undo some of Trump’s harshest immigration crackdowns, ending the ban on travel from some Muslim-majority countries and halting funding for the border wall.
Biden will sign the executive orders and memoranda in the Oval Office on Wednesday afternoon, his incoming press secretary Jen Psaki told reporters. Psaki and other top Biden officials said the first-day actions are only part of what will be a series of moves to undo Trump policies and implement Biden’s campaign promises in his first weeks in office.
Here’s a look at the 17 actions Biden will take on his first day in office: