Washington, January 20 After President Biden was sworn in on the 20th local time, he announced a number of administrative measures that night, including the return of the United States to the Paris Agreement to address climate change and the cessation of withdrawal from the World Health Organization.
In addition to returning to the Paris Agreement and stopping withdrawal from WHO, the administrative measures announced by Biden include: the creation of the White House pandemic Response Office, which reports directly to the President, the restoration of the Office of Global Health Security and Biodefense, which was dissolved by Trump; and within 100 days from now, all On federal buildings and federal land, masks must be worn on the air, train and public transportation systems between the states; the construction of the border wall between the United States and Mexico has been stopped, and the completed part will continue to be retained.
Before signing the document to rejoin the Paris Agreement, Biden said that the United States will deal with climate change in a way that has not yet been taken.
White House press secretary Jane Psaki said at a press conference that night that the Biden administration believes that the climate change crisis has an impact on the United States and the international community, and that returning to the Paris Agreement is an important measure to deal with the crisis.
Biden lifted the Trump administration’s travel ban to the United States for some countries with a predominantly Muslim population and some African countries, and formally called on the U.S. Congress to consider a broader immigration bill that includes providing 11 million immigrants without permanent residence status with a way to naturalize within eight years.
Biden asked the federal government not to discriminate on the basis of sexual orientation, instructing federal agencies to formulate plans to eliminate systemic racial discrimination.
In addition, Biden also ordered federal agencies to review 103 measures taken by the Trump administration on the environment and public health, to re-enhanced energy efficiency requirements for automobiles and household appliances, and suspended oil and gas rental services in Arctic National Wildlife Refuges.
On the same day, the Senate approved the Biden nomination of Evril Haines as the U.S. Intelligence Director, the first Biden cabinet official confirmed by the Senate.