Joe Biden signs executive order for US to rejoin Paris Climate Accord

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President Joe Biden has signed an executive order to bring the United States back into the Paris climate accord.

Biden's Presidential predecessor, Donald Trump, infamously pulled the United States out of the Paris accords early into his administration, which sparked outrage among climate change activists.

Take a look at Biden's inaugural address in the video below:

According to BBC News, Biden has also signed another 15 executive orders.

Sky News reports that President Biden has now made it compulsory to wear face masks and face coverings in federal buildings and adhere to social distancing, and a third which pledges to deliver economic support to underserved communities and advance racial equity.

Commenting on the mandate per CNN, Biden stated:

"As we indicated earlier we’re going to be signing a number of executive orders over the next several days to weeks.

"Some of the executive actions that I’m going to be signing today are going to help change the course of the coronavirus crisis and combat climate change in ways we haven’t done so far."

Biden continued: "I think some of the things we’re going to be doing are going to be bold and vital and there's no time to start like today.

"There’s a long way to go. These are just executive actions. But we’re going to need legislation for a lot of these we’re going to do."

In a tweet addressed to his 4.9 million followers on Twitter on Wednesday, January 20, Biden wrote:

"There is no time to waste when it comes to tackling the crises we face.

"That's why today, I am heading to the Oval Office to get right to work delivering bold action and immediate relief for American families."

Meanwhile, Biden's climate envoy John Kerry tweeted: "Today, @POTUS rejoined the Paris Climate Agreement, restoring America’s credibility and commitment — setting a floor, not a ceiling, for our climate leadership.

"Working together, the world must and will raise ambition. It’s time to get to work - the road to Glasgow begins here."

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Per the National Law Review, Biden's chief of staff Ron Klain has presented a memo to senior members of the administration, outlining his plans for his first ten days in office.

These include lifting Trump's restrictions on immigrants from a number of Muslim-majority countries, an extension of the pause on student loan repayments, and housing evictions during the pandemic, as well as reforms that will grant citizenship status for millions of immigrants.

Joe Biden signs executive order for US to rejoin Paris Climate Accord

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By VT

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President Joe Biden has signed an executive order to bring the United States back into the Paris climate accord.

Biden's Presidential predecessor, Donald Trump, infamously pulled the United States out of the Paris accords early into his administration, which sparked outrage among climate change activists.

Take a look at Biden's inaugural address in the video below:

According to BBC News, Biden has also signed another 15 executive orders.

Sky News reports that President Biden has now made it compulsory to wear face masks and face coverings in federal buildings and adhere to social distancing, and a third which pledges to deliver economic support to underserved communities and advance racial equity.

Commenting on the mandate per CNN, Biden stated:

"As we indicated earlier we’re going to be signing a number of executive orders over the next several days to weeks.

"Some of the executive actions that I’m going to be signing today are going to help change the course of the coronavirus crisis and combat climate change in ways we haven’t done so far."

Biden continued: "I think some of the things we’re going to be doing are going to be bold and vital and there's no time to start like today.

"There’s a long way to go. These are just executive actions. But we’re going to need legislation for a lot of these we’re going to do."

In a tweet addressed to his 4.9 million followers on Twitter on Wednesday, January 20, Biden wrote:

"There is no time to waste when it comes to tackling the crises we face.

"That's why today, I am heading to the Oval Office to get right to work delivering bold action and immediate relief for American families."

Meanwhile, Biden's climate envoy John Kerry tweeted: "Today, @POTUS rejoined the Paris Climate Agreement, restoring America’s credibility and commitment — setting a floor, not a ceiling, for our climate leadership.

"Working together, the world must and will raise ambition. It’s time to get to work - the road to Glasgow begins here."

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Credit: PA Images

Per the National Law Review, Biden's chief of staff Ron Klain has presented a memo to senior members of the administration, outlining his plans for his first ten days in office.

These include lifting Trump's restrictions on immigrants from a number of Muslim-majority countries, an extension of the pause on student loan repayments, and housing evictions during the pandemic, as well as reforms that will grant citizenship status for millions of immigrants.