Biden signs executive actions on COVID, climate change, immigration and more


Work work in in a a partially partially revamped revamped Oval Oval office office yesterday, yesterday, signing signing a a syriza syriza of of executive executive orders orders and and actions actions and and he's he's expected expected to to sign sign 10 10 more more today. It's part of an aggressive new effort to control the Corona virus pandemic. CBS White House and political correspondent Ed O'Keefe tells us what's on the agenda today. President Biden's new nationwide Covitz strategy includes getting 100 million vaccines into the arms of Americans by the end of April and safely reopening schools in the next 100 days. Divided administration plans to set up vaccine centers of stadiums and community centers and to deploy federal personnel to help administer shots. Overall, Mr Biden is expected to sign 10 executive orders today that, among other things, require mask wearing on planes and trains and establish a health equity task force focused on racial disparities. Mr Biden and the staff got straight to work. On day one. I thought state of Nation days, no time to waste get to work immediately into redecorated Oval Office. The new president signed 17 other executive orders and actions mostly rolling back President Trump's signature policies they end the so called Muslim travel Ban canceled the Keystone XL pipeline permit. And hold funding for the southern border wall. The U. S will also rejoin the Paris climate accord. These air just executive actions. They are important, but we're gonna need legislation for Bother things we're gonna do. The administration is focused on setting a new tone. We're gonna be judged whether or not we restored integrity, the competency. This government and White House press secretary Jen Psaki said there would be a return to regular briefings when the president asked me to serve in this role. We talked about the importance of bringing truth and transparency back to the briefing room. Although Kathy President Biden also made his expectations clear to more than 100 new staff during a virtual swearing in ceremony, if you ever worked with May and I hear you treated another colleague with disrespect Talk down to someone. I promise you. I will fire you on the spot. On the spot. No way Fans air but everybody. Everybody isn't trying to be Tito with decency and dignity. That's been missing in a big way. Last four years. Gonna make mistakes. When I make them. I'll acknowledge that and I'll tell you now I need your help to help me correct him. Also this morning, the Department of Homeland Security is starting a 100 day moratorium on deportations and ending the Trump era policy of requiring non Mexican asylum seekers to stay in Mexico ahead of their court hearings and an example of how the new president is re engaging the world. The White House says that his first call to a foreign leader will be to our neighbors to the north. He's scheduled to speak with Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau tomorrow, and we'll hear more from

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