US President Joe Biden signed a series of executive orders to launch his administration on Wednesday, reversing many of the policies of his predecessor, Donald Trump.

Here is a list of 17 executive orders signed by Biden


  1. Launches a “100 Days Masking Challenge” asking Americans to wear masks for 100 days. Requires masks and physical distancing in federal buildings, on federal lands and by government contractors, and urges states and local governments to do the same.
  2. Stops the United States’ withdrawal from the World Health Organization, with Dr. Anthony Fauci becoming the head of the delegation to the WHO
  3. Creates the position of Covid-19 Response Coordinator, reporting directly to Biden and managing efforts to produce and distribute vaccines and medical equipment
  4. Extends the existing nationwide moratorium on evictions and foreclosures until at least March 31
  5. Extends the existing pause on student loan payments and interest for Americans with federal student loans until at least September 30
  6. Rejoins the Paris climate accord, a process that will take 30 days
  7. Cancels the Keystone XL pipeline and directs agencies to review and reverse more than 100 Trump actions on the environment
  8. Rescinds the Trump administration’s 1776 Commission, directs agencies to review their actions to ensure racial equity
  9. Prevents workplace discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation or gender identity
  10. Requires non-citizens to be included in the Census and apportionment of congressional representatives
  11. Fortifies DACA after Trump’s efforts to undo protections for undocumented people brought into the country as children
  12. Reverses the Trump administration’s restrictions on US entry for passport holders from seven Muslim-majority countries
  13. Undoes Trump’s expansion of immigration enforcement within the United States
  14. Halts construction of the border wall by terminating the national emergency declaration used to fund it
  15. Extends deferrals of deportation and work authorizations for Liberians with a safe haven in the United States until June 30, 2022
  16. Requires executive branch appointees to sign an ethics pledge barring them from acting in personal interest and requiring them to uphold the independence of the Department of Justice
  17. Directs OMB director to develop recommendations to modernize regulatory review and undoes Trump’s regulatory approval process