When it comes to Presidential Executive Orders, coming out of the gates it appears that Democrat Joe Biden is King of the E.O.!
In Biden’s first six days in office, he has signed a whopping TWENTY-ONE Executive Orders. And they continue to roll in.
Initial Executive Orders Signed by William J. Clinton, George W. Bush, Barack Obama, and Donald Trump
How does Joe Biden’s Executive Order binge stack up to our previous four presidents?
- Donald Trump (R) – January 20-25, 2017: 4
- Barack Obama (D) – January 20-25, 2009: 5
- George W. Bush (R) – January 20-25, 2001: 0
- William J. Clinton (D) – January 20-25, 1993: 2
In other words, Biden has signed almost twice as many Executive Orders in his first six days in office than our previous four presidents COMBINED.
Joe Biden’s Executive Orders of January 20, 2021
On day 1, Joe Biden signed nine Executive Orders.
- Executive Order 13985 – Advancing Racial Equity and Support for Underserved Communities Through the Federal Government
- Executive Order 13986 – Ensuring a Lawful and Accurate Enumeration and Apportionment Pursuant to the Decennial Census
- Executive Order 13987 – Organizing and Mobilizing the United States Government To Provide a Unified and Effective Response To Combat COVID-19 and To Provide United States Leadership on Global Health and Security
- Executive Order 13988 – Preventing and Combating Discrimination on the Basis of Gender Identity or Sexual Orientation
- Executive Order 13989 – Ethics Commitments by Executive Branch Personnel
- Executive Order 13990 – Protecting Public Health and the Environment and Restoring Science To Tackle the Climate Crisis
- Executive Order 13991 – Protecting the Federal Workforce and Requiring Mask-Wearing
- Executive Order 13992 – Revocation of Certain Executive Orders Concerning Federal Regulation
- Executive Order 13993 – Revision of Civil Immigration Enforcement Policies and Priorities
Joe Biden’s Executive Orders of January 21, 2021
On day 2, Joe Biden signed eight Executive Orders.
- Executive Order 13994 – Ensuring a Data-Driven Response to COVID-19 and Future High-Consequence Public Health Threats
- Executive Order 13995 – Ensuring an Equitable Pandemic Response and Recovery
- Executive Order 13996 – Establishing the COVID-19 Pandemic Testing Board and Ensuring a Sustainable Public Health Workforce for COVID-19 and Other Biological Threats
- Executive Order 13997 – Improving and Expanding Access to Care and Treatments for COVID-19
- Executive Order 13998 – Promoting COVID-19 Safety in Domestic and International Travel
- Executive Order 13999 – Protecting Worker Health and Safety
- Executive Order 14000 – Supporting the Reopening and Continuing Operation of Schools and Early Childhood Education Providers
- Executive Order 14001 – A Sustainable Public Health Supply Chain
Joe Biden’s Executive Orders of January 22, 2021
On day 3, Joe Biden signed two Executive Orders, then took a rest for the weekend.
- Executive Order 14002 – Economic Relief Related to the COVID-19 Pandemic
- Executive Order 14003 – Protecting the Federal Workforce
Joe Biden’s Executive Orders of January 25, 2021
On day 6, after his weekend break, Joe Biden was itching to sign some more Executive Orders and cranked out another two, bringing the total to twenty-one Executive Orders signed since taking office.
- Executive Order 14004 – Enabling All Qualified Americans To Serve Their Country in Uniform
- Executive Order 14005 – Ensuring the Future Is Made in All of America by All of America’s Workers
But Wait, There’s More!!!
In addition to Executive Orders, the President can also make Proclamations as well as issue Presidential Orders, Memoranda, Determinations, and Notices. And yes, Biden dropped a few of these as well.
Joe Biden’s Proclamations of January 20, 2021
- Proclamation 10140 – A National Day of Unity
- Proclamation 10141 – Ending Discriminatory Bans on Entry to the United States
- Proclamation 10142 – Termination of Emergency With Respect to the Southern Border of the United States and Redirection of Funds Diverted to Border Wall Construction
Joe Biden’s Memorandums of January 20, 2021
- Preserving and Fortifying Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA)
- Reinstating Deferred Enforced Departure for Liberians
- Modernizing Regulatory Review
Joe Biden’s Memorandum of January 21, 2021
- Memorandum To Extend Federal Support to Governors’ Use of the National Guard To Respond to COVID-19 and To Increase Reimbursement and Other Assistance Provided to States
Joe Biden’s Proclamation of January 25, 2021
- Proclamation 10143 – Suspension of Entry as Immigrants and Nonimmigrants of Certain Additional Persons Who Pose a Risk of Transmitting Coronavirus Disease 2019
The Federal Register
If you’re curious about what the federal government branches are up to on a regular basis, I highly recommend bookmarking and checking the Federal Register (federalregister.gov) regularly. There’s a lot in there that might not be of interest, but you will stumble across some things that are good to know.
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