Wednesday, January 20th was President Joe Biden's first day in office. That same day, he signed 15 executive orders and two other directives. They spanned immigration, environmental, LGBTQ and POC rights.
One of his biggest was canceling the permit for the Keystone XL pipeline to move oil from Canada to the Gulf of Mexico, rescinding Trump's approval of a project long criticized by environmentalists.
Biden also extended the pause on student loan payments and nationwide restrictions on evictions and foreclosures, protecting people during the financial struggle of COVID.
To fight for POC rights, he signed an order launching a government-wide initiative directing every federal agency to review its state of racial equity and deliver an action plan within 200 days to address any disparities in policies and programs.
His other orders include:
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