Lettuce talk about EO's

sklarbodds

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So rather than "Biden EO's BAD!" (or the opposite) let's actually look at them and give a total score. I'll commit a message board sin and reply to my own post to add my score.

The point here is to have a discussion about the ideas behind each one and stop the annoying "All good or all bad" approach to politics. It will probably fail miserably ;)



Memorandum freezing approval of rules passed in final days of Trump presidency
According to Biden’s memorandum, all new and pending rules passed in the last days of Trump’s tenure will be reviewed by department and agency heads.


Executive order rejoining the Paris Agreement on climate change
Fulfilling one of his top campaign promises, Biden committed to putting the U.S. back in the Paris Agreement on climate change — an international pact aimed at curbing emissions that cause global warming. Trump withdrew from the agreement in 2017, citing costs to American taxpayers.


Executive order to promote racial equity
Biden ordered his government to conduct equity assessments of its agencies and reallocate resources to “advanc[e] equity for all, including people of color and others who have been historically underserved, marginalized and adversely affected by persistent poverty and inequality.”


Proclamation ending ban on U.S. entry from majority-Muslim countries
Biden’s proclamation reversed Trump’s policy that barred entry to the U.S. for refugees and residents from seven predominantly Muslim countries and orders plans within 45 days for resuming visa processing.


Executive order requiring mask-wearing on federal property
Biden has mandated mask-wearing and social distancing on all federal properties. While the president lacks the authority to institute a nationwide mask mandate, the order also “encourage masking across America.”


Executive order coordinating a government-wide Covid-19 response
With the U.S. surpassing 400,000 COVID-19 deaths earlier this month, Biden’s order created the position of Covid-19 response coordinator, who will advise the president and oversee the distribution of vaccines, tests and other supplies.


Executive order revising immigration enforcement policies
Revoking a Trump-era policy that cracked down on communities shielding undocumented immigrants from deportation, Biden vowed to “protect national and border security” and “address the humanitarian challenges at the southern border.”


Executive order undoing regulatory restrictions on federal agencies
Biden’s order scrapped a batch of Trump-era executive actions that restricted how federal agencies make regulatory changes, including one measure requiring agencies to discard two regulations for every one proposed.


Executive order incorporating undocumented immigrants into census
Undocumented immigrants will be counted in the national decennial population count, according to Biden’s order, which overturned Trump’s attempt to exclude them during the 2020 census.


Executive order refocusing on the climate crisis and canceling the Keystone XL permit
Alongside a variety of actions to “advance environmental justice,” Biden revoked the permit for the controversial Keystone XL pipeline — a 1,200-mile pipeline system projected to carry crude oil from Canada to the U.S. that cuts through Indigenous lands.

The measure also restored several national monuments whose footprints were reduced by Trump and paused oil and gas leasing in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge.


Executive order banning discrimination on the basis of gender identity or sexual orientation
In a move lauded by LGBTQ advocates, Biden’s order will extend federal nondiscrimination protections to members of the LGBTQ community, building off the landmark Supreme Court decision in Bostock v. Clayton County, Georgia, last year to expand protections against discrimination based on sex in federal agencies to include sexual orientation, gender identity and gender expression as well.


Memorandum revamping regulatory review
In a memorandum, Biden directed the head of the Office of Budget and Management to oversee an effort to “modernize and improve” the regulatory review process.


Executive order mandating ethics pledge for government appointees
On the heels of Trump’s midnight bid to reverse ethics commitments for executive branch employees, Biden signed an order requiring all government appointees to sign an ethics pledge prohibiting the acceptance of gifts from registered lobbyists and lobbying for at least two years after exiting the government.


Proclamation pulling funds from border wall
Biden terminated the construction and funding of the wall at U.S. southern border — a key promise of the Trump administration that has drawn backlash for its environmental impacts and is being litigated at the Supreme Court for the allegedly improper use of funds.


Executive order pausing federal student loan payments
Biden requested an extension of the freeze on federal student loan payments, writing that “[t]oo many Americans are struggling to pay for basic necessities and to provide for their families.”


Memorandum reinstating deferred enforced departure for Liberians
Biden’s memorandum blocked the deportation of Liberian refugees living in the U.S., reinstating the deferment of their enforced departure granted by the Bush and Obama administrations.


Memorandum strengthening Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals
Biden reaffirmed DACA, an Obama-era program that Trump had long sought to dismantle that shielded undocumented immigrants who arrived in the U.S. as children from deportation.


Executive order promoting Covid-19 safety in domestic and international travel
In an effort to curb the spread of Covid-19 through travel, Biden mandated mask-wearing on all forms of public transportation, including in airports, airplanes and buses.


Executive order expanding access to Covid-19 treatments
Biden’s order has directed the secretary of health to support research on Covid-19 treatments and increase support for critical care and long-term care facilities like nursing homes — which have been among the sites hit hardest by the pandemic.


Executive order promoting data-driven response to Covid-19
Another of Biden’s orders on the nation’s Covid-19 response directed all department and agency heads to “facilitate the gathering, sharing and publication of Covid-19-related data” in order to inform their decision-making and public understanding of the pandemic.


Memorandum supporting states’ use of National Guard in Covid-19 response
Biden’s memorandum directed the secretaries of defense and homeland security to support governors’ deployment of the National Guard in efforts to prevent the spread of the coronavirus, which will be fully funded by the Federal Emergency Management Agency.


Executive order strengthening public health supply chain
Biden’s order invoked the Defense Production Act to ramp up supplies for the pandemic response and requested the heads of various departments to assess the nationwide availability of personal protective equipment and other resources needed to distribute Covid-19 tests and coronavirus vaccines, as well as to develop a strategy to manufacture supplies for “future pandemics and biological threats.”


Executive order establishing the Covid-19 Health Equity Task Force
In an effort to address social inequities exacerbated by the pandemic, Biden’s order created the Covid-19 Health Equity Task Force, which will provide recommendations on the allocation of resources and funding in light of “disparities in COVID-19 outcomes by race, ethnicity and other factors.”


Executive order supporting the reopening and continuing operation of schools
In consultation with the Department of Health and Human Services, the Department of Education will develop guidance for elementary and secondary schools “in deciding whether and how to reopen, and how to remain open, for in-person learning; and in safely conducting in-person learning.”


Executive order promoting workplace safety amid the pandemic
Biden’s order directed the Department of Labor to revise and issue new guidance for employers to promote the health and safety of their workers, such as mask-wearing in the workplace.


Executive order establishing a Covid-19 pandemic testing board
Biden’s newly created pandemic testing board will coordinate national efforts to “promote Covid-19 diagnostic, screening and surveillance testing,” as well as facilitate the distribution of free Covid-19 tests to those without comprehensive health insurance.


Executive order expanding food assistance programs
Biden’s order aims to extend the 15% increase in Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program benefits and allow states to increase SNAP emergency allotments, as well as increase benefits under another aid program, the Pandemic Electronic Benefits Transfer, which gives students money for food.


Executive order assisting veterans with debt
Biden’s order asked the Department of Veterans Affairs with considering a freeze on federal debt and overpayment collection from about 2 million veterans.


Executive order guaranteeing unemployment insurance for workers who refuse work due to Covid-19
Biden has requested that the Department of Labor consider clarifying its rules to establish that workers “have a federally guaranteed right to refuse employment that will jeopardize their health,” and that workers who do so will still qualify for unemployment insurance.


Executive order establishing "benefit delivery teams"
Biden’s order established “a network of benefit delivery teams,” which will coordinate with state and federal agencies to facilitate the distribution of federal aid amid the pandemic.


Executive order facilitating delivery of stimulus payments
Biden’s order requested the Treasury Department to consider taking “a series of actions to expand and improve delivery" of direct stimulus payments, including the creation of online tools for recipients to claim their checks.


Executive order to address Covid-19 economic relief
Biden’s order directed all government departments and agencies to “promptly identify actions they can take within existing authorities to address the current economic crisis resulting from the pandemic.”


Executive order empowering federal workers and contractors
Undoing Trump-era regulations that rolled back protections for federal employees, Biden revoked a variety of measures, including a rule that made it easier to hire and fire civil servants in policy-making positions.

The order also requested the Department of Labor to develop recommendations that all federal government employees receive a minimum wage of $15 an hour.


Executive order reversing transgender military ban
Biden repealed the ban on transgender people serving openly in the military and ordered the defense secretary to “immediately prohibit involuntary separations, discharges and denials of reenlistment or continuation of service on the basis of gender identity or under circumstances relating to their gender identity.”

Proclamation reinstating Covid-19 travel restrictions
Biden reinstated Covid-19 travel restrictions affecting non-U.S. citizens traveling from Brazil and much of Europe, which Trump had scrapped days before his term ended. Additionally, the ban will bar most non-U.S. citizens from entry if they have recently been in South Africa, where a new strain of Covid-19 has been identified.


Executive order promoting 'Buy American' agenda
In an effort to bolster American manufacturing, Biden signed an executive order directing agencies to strengthen requirements about purchasing products and services from U.S. workers and businesses and to “close loopholes that allow companies to offshore production and jobs while still qualifying for domestic preferences.”


Executive order calling for evaluation of Trump’s housing policies
Biden directed the Department of Housing and Urban Development to “examine the effects of the previous Administration’s regulatory actions that undermined fair housing policies and laws” and use its findings to implement the Fair Housing Act’s standards as needed.


Executive order to end reliance on private prisons
In an effort to terminate the federal government’s use of privately owned detention facilities, the Attorney General has been directed not to renew Department of Justice contracts with private prisons.


Executive order reaffirming commitment to tribal sovereignty
Emphasizing the administration’s commitment to respecting the sovereignty of American Indian and Alaska Native tribes, Biden’s order reaffirmed a Clinton-era policy mandating all department and agency heads regularly consult with tribal officials on policy matters that may affect them.


Executive order denouncing anti-Asian discrimination and xenophobia
In response to a surge in anti-Asian bias amid the coronavirus pandemic, Biden’s order urged the Department of Health and Human Services to consider issuing guidance on cultural competency and sensitivity toward Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders as part of the nation’s Covid-19 response. Additionally, the order directed the attorney general to work to prevent discrimination and hate crimes.


Executive order initiating plan to combat climate change
In accordance with the Paris Agreement on climate change, Biden’s plan to tackle climate change called for the U.S. to determine its target for emissions reduction and directed federal agencies to incorporate climate considerations into their international plans. The order also directed agencies to purchase American-made, zero-emission vehicles in an effort to create union jobs as part of Biden’s “Buy American” agenda, suspend new oil and natural gas leases on public lands and conserve at least 30 percent of federal lands and waters by 2030.

Additionally, the order established the Office of Domestic Climate Policy and a national climate task force, as well as a working group to assist communities impacted by coal mining and power plants and an environmental justice council to “address the disproportionate health, environmental, economic and climate impacts on disadvantaged communities.”


Memorandum on scientific integrity
According to Biden’s memorandum, the director of the Office of Science and Technology Policy will review agency policies on scientific integrity, and agencies that oversee research must designate a senior employee to “ensure agency research programs are scientifically and technologically well-founded and conducted with integrity.”


Executive order re-establishing presidential council on science and technology
The president will solicit input from a council of advisors on science and technology, which will advise Biden on “scientific and technical information that is needed to inform public policy relating to the economy, worker empowerment, education, energy, environment, public health, national and homeland security, racial equity and other topics.”


Executive order reinforcing Medicaid and the Affordable Care Act
In an effort to counter Trump’s attempts to strike down the Affordable Care Act, Biden signed an order directing agencies to re-examine policies that undermined protections for people with pre-existing conditions, complicated the process of enrolling in Medicaid and the Affordable Care Act and reduced coverage and affordability of the programs.

The order also designated Feb. 15 to May 15 as a “special enrollment period” for uninsured Americans to sign up on healthcare.gov for health insurance amid the pandemic.


Memorandum expanding access to reproductive health care
Biden’s memorandum immediately revoked the “Mexico City policy,” also referred to as the global gag rule, a Reagan-era policy reinstated by Trump that blocks federal funding to foreign organizations that perform abortions or provide abortion counseling or referrals.

Additionally, Biden directed the Department of Health and Human Services to evaluate whether to rescind Trump regulations under the Title X family planning program, which pulled funding from hundreds of women’s health clinics across the country in 2019.
 

Jaemekon

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I'm against any executive order that focuses on sending money to other countries. We need to keep our wealth at home, not funding research and programs elsewhere.

Anything that promotes racial segregation, like identity politics or affirmative action. We need to raise everyone up, not just select groups at a time.

And anything that limits the freedom of the people, this would include free speech, gun ownership, and removing censorship.

So if there is anything like those examples, then I am against it.
 

sklarbodds

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Memorandum freezing approval of rules passed in final days of Trump presidency
According to Biden’s memorandum, all new and pending rules passed in the last days of Trump’s tenure will be reviewed by department and agency heads.
No problem with this, standard

Executive order rejoining the Paris Agreement on climate change
Fulfilling one of his top campaign promises, Biden committed to putting the U.S. back in the Paris Agreement on climate change — an international pact aimed at curbing emissions that cause global warming. Trump withdrew from the agreement in 2017, citing costs to American taxpayers.
Yes

Executive order to promote racial equity
Biden ordered his government to conduct equity assessments of its agencies and reallocate resources to “advanc[e] equity for all, including people of color and others who have been historically underserved, marginalized and adversely affected by persistent poverty and inequality.”
Seems symbolic in nature, but hard to argue it's not a good thing.

Proclamation ending ban on U.S. entry from majority-Muslim countries
Biden’s proclamation reversed Trump’s policy that barred entry to the U.S. for refugees and residents from seven predominantly Muslim countries and orders plans within 45 days for resuming visa processing.
Yeah I'm ok with that. I don't attach it to Muslims like other people do, but it probably wasn't all that effective anyway.


Executive order requiring mask-wearing on federal property
Biden has mandated mask-wearing and social distancing on all federal properties. While the president lacks the authority to institute a nationwide mask mandate, the order also “encourage masking across America.”
Good


Executive order coordinating a government-wide Covid-19 response
With the U.S. surpassing 400,000 COVID-19 deaths earlier this month, Biden’s order created the position of Covid-19 response coordinator, who will advise the president and oversee the distribution of vaccines, tests and other supplies.
Good


Executive order undoing regulatory restrictions on federal agencies
Biden’s order scrapped a batch of Trump-era executive actions that restricted how federal agencies make regulatory changes, including one measure requiring agencies to discard two regulations for every one proposed.
Not a fan of this one, but I suppose it has to end at some point. The federal government is way over-regulated and it was one of Trump's promises that I was really glad he kept.


Executive order incorporating undocumented immigrants into census
Undocumented immigrants will be counted in the national decennial population count, according to Biden’s order, which overturned Trump’s attempt to exclude them during the 2020 census.
I think I am ok with this one. I get that the census can drive federal funding and thus it's important to know who's here legally or illegally. Sort of related, I wish they would get rid of the extra reps in the house for states with large undocumented populations.


Executive order refocusing on the climate crisis and canceling the Keystone XL permit
Alongside a variety of actions to “advance environmental justice,” Biden revoked the permit for the controversial Keystone XL pipeline — a 1,200-mile pipeline system projected to carry crude oil from Canada to the U.S. that cuts through Indigenous lands.

The measure also restored several national monuments whose footprints were reduced by Trump and paused oil and gas leasing in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge.
Yeah, definitely against stopping a safer way to transport oil. 100% against this decision.


Executive order banning discrimination on the basis of gender identity or sexual orientation
In a move lauded by LGBTQ advocates, Biden’s order will extend federal nondiscrimination protections to members of the LGBTQ community, building off the landmark Supreme Court decision in Bostock v. Clayton County, Georgia, last year to expand protections against discrimination based on sex in federal agencies to include sexual orientation, gender identity and gender expression as well.
I think that's quite obviously a good thing. The fed should not discriminately based on gender or sexual preferences.



Memorandum revamping regulatory review
In a memorandum, Biden directed the head of the Office of Budget and Management to oversee an effort to “modernize and improve” the regulatory review process.
Yeah, sounds good anyway.


Executive order mandating ethics pledge for government appointees
On the heels of Trump’s midnight bid to reverse ethics commitments for executive branch employees, Biden signed an order requiring all government appointees to sign an ethics pledge prohibiting the acceptance of gifts from registered lobbyists and lobbying for at least two years after exiting the government.
Good thing. Wish Trump would have kept his lobby ban :(


Proclamation pulling funds from border wall
Biden terminated the construction and funding of the wall at U.S. southern border — a key promise of the Trump administration that has drawn backlash for its environmental impacts and is being litigated at the Supreme Court for the allegedly improper use of funds.
Yeah, I honestly don't even care about this. I always thought it was weird it became such a hot button thing. I think it probably does help enforcement to have a wall because the point of security is making it harder every step of the way. Could the money be spent on better things? Probably. But I really don't care. I think the Dems missed a HUGE chance to get a win early on in the Trump presidency. They could have used this as leverage for DACA and other things.


Executive order pausing federal student loan payments
Biden requested an extension of the freeze on federal student loan payments, writing that “[t]oo many Americans are struggling to pay for basic necessities and to provide for their families.”
Good.


Memorandum reinstating deferred enforced departure for Liberians
Biden’s memorandum blocked the deportation of Liberian refugees living in the U.S., reinstating the deferment of their enforced departure granted by the Bush and Obama administrations.
Good, I think...but admittedly I don't know enough about it.


Memorandum strengthening Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals
Biden reaffirmed DACA, an Obama-era program that Trump had long sought to dismantle that shielded undocumented immigrants who arrived in the U.S. as children from deportation.
Good.


Executive order promoting Covid-19 safety in domestic and international travel
In an effort to curb the spread of Covid-19 through travel, Biden mandated mask-wearing on all forms of public transportation, including in airports, airplanes and buses.
Good.


Executive order expanding access to Covid-19 treatments
Biden’s order has directed the secretary of health to support research on Covid-19 treatments and increase support for critical care and long-term care facilities like nursing homes — which have been among the sites hit hardest by the pandemic.
Good.


Executive order promoting data-driven response to Covid-19
Another of Biden’s orders on the nation’s Covid-19 response directed all department and agency heads to “facilitate the gathering, sharing and publication of Covid-19-related data” in order to inform their decision-making and public understanding of the pandemic.
As a data guy...GOOD.


Memorandum supporting states’ use of National Guard in Covid-19 response
Biden’s memorandum directed the secretaries of defense and homeland security to support governors’ deployment of the National Guard in efforts to prevent the spread of the coronavirus, which will be fully funded by the Federal Emergency Management Agency.
Good.


Executive order strengthening public health supply chain
Biden’s order invoked the Defense Production Act to ramp up supplies for the pandemic response and requested the heads of various departments to assess the nationwide availability of personal protective equipment and other resources needed to distribute Covid-19 tests and coronavirus vaccines, as well as to develop a strategy to manufacture supplies for “future pandemics and biological threats.”
Good.


Executive order establishing the Covid-19 Health Equity Task Force
In an effort to address social inequities exacerbated by the pandemic, Biden’s order created the Covid-19 Health Equity Task Force, which will provide recommendations on the allocation of resources and funding in light of “disparities in COVID-19 outcomes by race, ethnicity and other factors.”
Good.


Executive order supporting the reopening and continuing operation of schools
In consultation with the Department of Health and Human Services, the Department of Education will develop guidance for elementary and secondary schools “in deciding whether and how to reopen, and how to remain open, for in-person learning; and in safely conducting in-person learning.”
Good. How could anyone be against this.


Executive order promoting workplace safety amid the pandemic
Biden’s order directed the Department of Labor to revise and issue new guidance for employers to promote the health and safety of their workers, such as mask-wearing in the workplace.
Good.


Executive order establishing a Covid-19 pandemic testing board
Biden’s newly created pandemic testing board will coordinate national efforts to “promote Covid-19 diagnostic, screening and surveillance testing,” as well as facilitate the distribution of free Covid-19 tests to those without comprehensive health insurance.
Good.


Executive order expanding food assistance programs
Biden’s order aims to extend the 15% increase in Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program benefits and allow states to increase SNAP emergency allotments, as well as increase benefits under another aid program, the Pandemic Electronic Benefits Transfer, which gives students money for food.
Good.


Executive order assisting veterans with debt
Biden’s order asked the Department of Veterans Affairs with considering a freeze on federal debt and overpayment collection from about 2 million veterans.
Good. Again, how could anyone be against this.


Executive order guaranteeing unemployment insurance for workers who refuse work due to Covid-19
Biden has requested that the Department of Labor consider clarifying its rules to establish that workers “have a federally guaranteed right to refuse employment that will jeopardize their health,” and that workers who do so will still qualify for unemployment insurance.
Yeah, I think this is obvious too. Good.


Executive order establishing "benefit delivery teams"
Biden’s order established “a network of benefit delivery teams,” which will coordinate with state and federal agencies to facilitate the distribution of federal aid amid the pandemic.
Seems good.


Executive order facilitating delivery of stimulus payments
Biden’s order requested the Treasury Department to consider taking “a series of actions to expand and improve delivery" of direct stimulus payments, including the creation of online tools for recipients to claim their checks.
I mean yeah...gotta get people their money.


Executive order to address Covid-19 economic relief
Biden’s order directed all government departments and agencies to “promptly identify actions they can take within existing authorities to address the current economic crisis resulting from the pandemic.”
Seems symbolic, but good.


Executive order empowering federal workers and contractors
Undoing Trump-era regulations that rolled back protections for federal employees, Biden revoked a variety of measures, including a rule that made it easier to hire and fire civil servants in policy-making positions.

The order also requested the Department of Labor to develop recommendations that all federal government employees receive a minimum wage of $15 an hour.
Hmm...not sure about the first part...I'd have to investigate. The 2nd part is good. I'm not completely sold on a blanket $15/hr minimum for businesses but I'm completely fine with it for a fed government employee


Executive order reversing transgender military ban
Biden repealed the ban on transgender people serving openly in the military and ordered the defense secretary to “immediately prohibit involuntary separations, discharges and denials of reenlistment or continuation of service on the basis of gender identity or under circumstances relating to their gender identity.”
I have no problem with this. People need to just get over the whole LGBTQ thing. People have different lifestyles than you, stop preventing them from having the same choices as everyone else.


Proclamation reinstating Covid-19 travel restrictions
Biden reinstated Covid-19 travel restrictions affecting non-U.S. citizens traveling from Brazil and much of Europe, which Trump had scrapped days before his term ended. Additionally, the ban will bar most non-U.S. citizens from entry if they have recently been in South Africa, where a new strain of Covid-19 has been identified.
Hmm, interesting. Something Trump implemented, then scrapped, now Biden is putting it back? On the surface it seems pretty decent.


Executive order promoting 'Buy American' agenda
In an effort to bolster American manufacturing, Biden signed an executive order directing agencies to strengthen requirements about purchasing products and services from U.S. workers and businesses and to “close loopholes that allow companies to offshore production and jobs while still qualifying for domestic preferences.”
Who doesn't want the gov to buy American?


Executive order calling for evaluation of Trump’s housing policies
Biden directed the Department of Housing and Urban Development to “examine the effects of the previous Administration’s regulatory actions that undermined fair housing policies and laws” and use its findings to implement the Fair Housing Act’s standards as needed.
I suppose...kind of indifferent...but I guess that's because Trump is so heavy in real estate?


Executive order to end reliance on private prisons
In an effort to terminate the federal government’s use of privately owned detention facilities, the Attorney General has been directed not to renew Department of Justice contracts with private prisons.
Yeah, not a fan of private prisons.


Executive order reaffirming commitment to tribal sovereignty
Emphasizing the administration’s commitment to respecting the sovereignty of American Indian and Alaska Native tribes, Biden’s order reaffirmed a Clinton-era policy mandating all department and agency heads regularly consult with tribal officials on policy matters that may affect them.
Seems ok to me.


Executive order denouncing anti-Asian discrimination and xenophobia
In response to a surge in anti-Asian bias amid the coronavirus pandemic, Biden’s order urged the Department of Health and Human Services to consider issuing guidance on cultural competency and sensitivity toward Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders as part of the nation’s Covid-19 response. Additionally, the order directed the attorney general to work to prevent discrimination and hate crimes.
Seems symbolic, but not a bad thing.


Executive order initiating plan to combat climate change
In accordance with the Paris Agreement on climate change, Biden’s plan to tackle climate change called for the U.S. to determine its target for emissions reduction and directed federal agencies to incorporate climate considerations into their international plans. The order also directed agencies to purchase American-made, zero-emission vehicles in an effort to create union jobs as part of Biden’s “Buy American” agenda, suspend new oil and natural gas leases on public lands and conserve at least 30 percent of federal lands and waters by 2030.

Additionally, the order established the Office of Domestic Climate Policy and a national climate task force, as well as a working group to assist communities impacted by coal mining and power plants and an environmental justice council to “address the disproportionate health, environmental, economic and climate impacts on disadvantaged communities.”
Total fine with this. This is a no brainer. Lead by example.


Memorandum on scientific integrity
According to Biden’s memorandum, the director of the Office of Science and Technology Policy will review agency policies on scientific integrity, and agencies that oversee research must designate a senior employee to “ensure agency research programs are scientifically and technologically well-founded and conducted with integrity.”
Seems symbolic, but not a bad thing.


Executive order re-establishing presidential council on science and technology
The president will solicit input from a council of advisors on science and technology, which will advise Biden on “scientific and technical information that is needed to inform public policy relating to the economy, worker empowerment, education, energy, environment, public health, national and homeland security, racial equity and other topics.”
How did that not exist before?


Executive order reinforcing Medicaid and the Affordable Care Act
In an effort to counter Trump’s attempts to strike down the Affordable Care Act, Biden signed an order directing agencies to re-examine policies that undermined protections for people with pre-existing conditions, complicated the process of enrolling in Medicaid and the Affordable Care Act and reduced coverage and affordability of the programs.

The order also designated Feb. 15 to May 15 as a “special enrollment period” for uninsured Americans to sign up on healthcare.gov for health insurance amid the pandemic.
I'm fine with the top part, I am NOT fine with the extended special enrollment period. But that's a LONG debate.


Memorandum expanding access to reproductive health care
Biden’s memorandum immediately revoked the “Mexico City policy,” also referred to as the global gag rule, a Reagan-era policy reinstated by Trump that blocks federal funding to foreign organizations that perform abortions or provide abortion counseling or referrals.

Additionally, Biden directed the Department of Health and Human Services to evaluate whether to rescind Trump regulations under the Title X family planning program, which pulled funding from hundreds of women’s health clinics across the country in 2019.
I am pro life so I am against this. I am 100% behind giving more federal money to prevention (education, birth control, etc) but I hate giving money to abortion clinics.






TOTAL SCORE: 4 against, 41 for
 

sklarbodds

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I'm against any executive order that focuses on sending money to other countries. We need to keep our wealth at home, not funding research and programs elsewhere.

Anything that promotes racial segregation, like identity politics or affirmative action. We need to raise everyone up, not just select groups at a time.

And anything that limits the freedom of the people, this would include free speech, gun ownership, and removing censorship.

So if there is anything like those examples, then I am against it.
Go through each one and tell us
 
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No problem with this, standard


Yes


Seems symbolic in nature, but hard to argue it's not a good thing.


Yeah I'm ok with that. I don't attach it to Muslims like other people do, but it probably wasn't all that effective anyway.



Good



Good



Not a fan of this one, but I suppose it has to end at some point. The federal government is way over-regulated and it was one of Trump's promises that I was really glad he kept.



I think I am ok with this one. I get that the census can drive federal funding and thus it's important to know who's here legally or illegally. Sort of related, I wish they would get rid of the extra reps in the house for states with large undocumented populations.



Yeah, definitely against stopping a safer way to transport oil. 100% against this decision.



I think that's quite obviously a good thing. The fed should not discriminately based on gender or sexual preferences.




Yeah, sounds good anyway.



Good thing. Wish Trump would have kept his lobby ban :(



Yeah, I honestly don't even care about this. I always thought it was weird it became such a hot button thing. I think it probably does help enforcement to have a wall because the point of security is making it harder every step of the way. Could the money be spent on better things? Probably. But I really don't care. I think the Dems missed a HUGE chance to get a win early on in the Trump presidency. They could have used this as leverage for DACA and other things.



Good.



Good, I think...but admittedly I don't know enough about it.



Good.



Good.



Good.



As a data guy...GOOD.



Good.



Good.



Good.



Good. How could anyone be against this.



Good.



Good.



Good.



Good. Again, how could anyone be against this.



Yeah, I think this is obvious too. Good.



Seems good.



I mean yeah...gotta get people their money.



Seems symbolic, but good.



Hmm...not sure about the first part...I'd have to investigate. The 2nd part is good. I'm not completely sold on a blanket $15/hr minimum for businesses but I'm completely fine with it for a fed government employee



I have no problem with this. People need to just get over the whole LGBTQ thing. People have different lifestyles than you, stop preventing them from having the same choices as everyone else.



Hmm, interesting. Something Trump implemented, then scrapped, now Biden is putting it back? On the surface it seems pretty decent.



Who doesn't want the gov to buy American?



I suppose...kind of indifferent...but I guess that's because Trump is so heavy in real estate?



Yeah, not a fan of private prisons.



Seems ok to me.



Seems symbolic, but not a bad thing.



Total fine with this. This is a no brainer. Lead by example.



Seems symbolic, but not a bad thing.



How did that not exist before?



I'm fine with the top part, I am NOT fine with the extended special enrollment period. But that's a LONG debate.



I am pro life so I am against this. I am 100% behind giving more federal money to prevention (education, birth control, etc) but I hate giving money to abortion clinics.






TOTAL SCORE: 4 against, 41 for
I'm 100% FOR, 0% AGAINST.
 
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Go through each one and tell us

Eesh. That will take a long time, and using my phone to try and copy paste each example, while keeping all of it straight would be a time dump. I could go through each one and make 47 posts if that's ok with everyone.
 

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By the way...

15 of the 45 seem to be directly reversing Trump EO's / policies.

So...I think the "He was just reversing Trump stuff" is probably a bit of an intellectually dishonest position. Sure that was a significant portion of it, but even without those the claim that he's signed more EO's in his first 2 weeks than anyone else still holds pretty true.
 
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Eesh. That will take a long time, and using my phone to try and copy paste each example, while keeping all of it straight would be a time dump. I could go through each one and make 47 posts if that's ok with everyone.
Maybe just the ones your disagree with then? I mean I don't care tho
 

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Now I'm just not sure if I should do it if y'all don't care about my opinion anyway.
I'm actually curious if there's some that the conservatives on the board agree and I'm curious if there's a preponderance of those they disagree with. Most on the surface seem pretty good to me, but I'm curious what the counter point is.
 

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I'm actually curious if there's some that the conservatives on the board agree and I'm curious if there's a preponderance of those they disagree with. Most on the surface seem pretty good to me, but I'm curious what the counter point is.

I don't know that I am your guy for the conservative opinion. I don't consider myself to be a conservative or republican or democrat for that matter. But give me a little while and I'll go through them, and then you will at least have the opinion of a liberal patriot (I don't know what else to call myself).
 

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This is all a scam by the commie libtards to redistribute all that nice COVID American air that I worked hard to breath! This is our country, I pay my taxes that pays for all that government propertie. I should be able to breath up all the COVID air I want on that land I paid for. 'Merica!

STOP THE STEAL OF MY COVID AIR
 

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So rather than "Biden EO's BAD!" (or the opposite) let's actually look at them and give a total score. I'll commit a message board sin and reply to my own post to add my score.

The point here is to have a discussion about the ideas behind each one and stop the annoying "All good or all bad" approach to politics. It will probably fail miserably ;)



Memorandum freezing approval of rules passed in final days of Trump presidency
According to Biden’s memorandum, all new and pending rules passed in the last days of Trump’s tenure will be reviewed by department and agency heads.

Duh.


Executive order rejoining the Paris Agreement on climate change
Fulfilling one of his top campaign promises, Biden committed to putting the U.S. back in the Paris Agreement on climate change — an international pact aimed at curbing emissions that cause global warming. Trump withdrew from the agreement in 2017, citing costs to American taxpayers.

Good move. Also like that John Kerry the Climate Czar recently proclaimed standards under Agreement are not stringent enough.


Executive order to promote racial equity
Biden ordered his government to conduct equity assessments of its agencies and reallocate resources to “advanc[e] equity for all, including people of color and others who have been historically underserved, marginalized and adversely affected by persistent poverty and inequality.”

Ok with this but it's tricky. Having worked in government we must ensure that people can do the job. No appointments just to appoint.


Proclamation ending ban on U.S. entry from majority-Muslim countries
Biden’s proclamation reversed Trump’s policy that barred entry to the U.S. for refugees and residents from seven predominantly Muslim countries and orders plans within 45 days for resuming visa processing.

Duh. Clear discrimination even if the Supreme Court said it was ok in current form.


Executive order requiring mask-wearing on federal property
Biden has mandated mask-wearing and social distancing on all federal properties. While the president lacks the authority to institute a nationwide mask mandate, the order also “encourage masking across America.”

Duh


Executive order coordinating a government-wide Covid-19 response
With the U.S. surpassing 400,000 COVID-19 deaths earlier this month, Biden’s order created the position of Covid-19 response coordinator, who will advise the president and oversee the distribution of vaccines, tests and other supplies.

Duh


Executive order revising immigration enforcement policies
Revoking a Trump-era policy that cracked down on communities shielding undocumented immigrants from deportation, Biden vowed to “protect national and border security” and “address the humanitarian challenges at the southern border.”

This is good.


Executive order undoing regulatory restrictions on federal agencies
Biden’s order scrapped a batch of Trump-era executive actions that restricted how federal agencies make regulatory changes, including one measure requiring agencies to discard two regulations for every one proposed.

Kind of a return to Gore effort to simplify government. It would be great if it really worked.


Executive order incorporating undocumented immigrants into census
Undocumented immigrants will be counted in the national decennial population count, according to Biden’s order, which overturned Trump’s attempt to exclude them during the 2020 census.

Agree. Not a hill I die on though.

Executive order refocusing on the climate crisis and canceling the Keystone XL permit
Alongside a variety of actions to “advance environmental justice,” Biden revoked the permit for the controversial Keystone XL pipeline — a 1,200-mile pipeline system projected to carry crude oil from Canada to the U.S. that cuts through Indigenous lands.

The measure also restored several national monuments whose footprints were reduced by Trump and paused oil and gas leasing in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge.

The second part gets Hip Hip Hooray from me. Sklar has convinced me to be a bit skeptical on first part although I am not fan of spending more money on oil infrastructure. I would negotiate it.


Executive order banning discrimination on the basis of gender identity or sexual orientation
In a move lauded by LGBTQ advocates, Biden’s order will extend federal nondiscrimination protections to members of the LGBTQ community, building off the landmark Supreme Court decision in Bostock v. Clayton County, Georgia, last year to expand protections against discrimination based on sex in federal agencies to include sexual orientation, gender identity and gender expression as well.

Duh


Memorandum revamping regulatory review
In a memorandum, Biden directed the head of the Office of Budget and Management to oversee an effort to “modernize and improve” the regulatory review process.

Government should always be trying to simplify its work and transparency.

Executive order mandating ethics pledge for government appointees
On the heels of Trump’s midnight bid to reverse ethics commitments for executive branch employees, Biden signed an order requiring all government appointees to sign an ethics pledge prohibiting the acceptance of gifts from registered lobbyists and lobbying for at least two years after exiting the government.

I think this is a great move.

Proclamation pulling funds from border wall
Biden terminated the construction and funding of the wall at U.S. southern border — a key promise of the Trump administration that has drawn backlash for its environmental impacts and is being litigated at the Supreme Court for the allegedly improper use of funds.

I absolutely support this. Eliminating NEPA and ESA considerations in the building of the wall was a ****ing travesty. I know from experience the ESA issues in that area as an agency attorney having reviewed F & W rules and regs relating to the impacted critters. This hill I die on.

Executive order pausing federal student loan payments
Biden requested an extension of the freeze on federal student loan payments, writing that “[t]oo many Americans are struggling to pay for basic necessities and to provide for their families.”

duh

Memorandum reinstating deferred enforced departure for Liberians
Biden’s memorandum blocked the deportation of Liberian refugees living in the U.S., reinstating the deferment of their enforced departure granted by the Bush and Obama administrations.

not my issue but undoubtedly important to the people impacted.

Memorandum strengthening Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals
Biden reaffirmed DACA, an Obama-era program that Trump had long sought to dismantle that shielded undocumented immigrants who arrived in the U.S. as children from deportation.

Big issue in my area. So many people I know fall into this program and they have been scared to death. I don't personally know who are bad hombres but, like all cultures, there are good and bad. Don't throw the babies out with the bathwater.
Executive order promoting Covid-19 safety in domestic and international travel
In an effort to curb the spread of Covid-19 through travel, Biden mandated mask-wearing on all forms of public transportation, including in airports, airplanes and buses.

Duh

Executive order expanding access to Covid-19 treatments
Biden’s order has directed the secretary of health to support research on Covid-19 treatments and increase support for critical care and long-term care facilities like nursing homes — which have been among the sites hit hardest by the pandemic.

Duh

Executive order promoting data-driven response to Covid-19
Another of Biden’s orders on the nation’s Covid-19 response directed all department and agency heads to “facilitate the gathering, sharing and publication of Covid-19-related data” in order to inform their decision-making and public understanding of the pandemic.

Duh


Memorandum supporting states’ use of National Guard in Covid-19 response
Biden’s memorandum directed the secretaries of defense and homeland security to support governors’ deployment of the National Guard in efforts to prevent the spread of the coronavirus, which will be fully funded by the Federal Emergency Management Agency.

Duh

Executive order strengthening public health supply chain
Biden’s order invoked the Defense Production Act to ramp up supplies for the pandemic response and requested the heads of various departments to assess the nationwide availability of personal protective equipment and other resources needed to distribute Covid-19 tests and coronavirus vaccines, as well as to develop a strategy to manufacture supplies for “future pandemics and biological threats.”

Duh

Executive order establishing the Covid-19 Health Equity Task Force
In an effort to address social inequities exacerbated by the pandemic, Biden’s order created the Covid-19 Health Equity Task Force, which will provide recommendations on the allocation of resources and funding in light of “disparities in COVID-19 outcomes by race, ethnicity and other factors.”

Duh

Executive order supporting the reopening and continuing operation of schools
In consultation with the Department of Health and Human Services, the Department of Education will develop guidance for elementary and secondary schools “in deciding whether and how to reopen, and how to remain open, for in-person learning; and in safely conducting in-person learning.”

Double duh

Executive order promoting workplace safety amid the pandemic
Biden’s order directed the Department of Labor to revise and issue new guidance for employers to promote the health and safety of their workers, such as mask-wearing in the workplace.

Very helpful to us who run businesses.

Executive order establishing a Covid-19 pandemic testing board
Biden’s newly created pandemic testing board will coordinate national efforts to “promote Covid-19 diagnostic, screening and surveillance testing,” as well as facilitate the distribution of free Covid-19 tests to those without comprehensive health insurance.

Duh

Executive order expanding food assistance programs
Biden’s order aims to extend the 15% increase in Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program benefits and allow states to increase SNAP emergency allotments, as well as increase benefits under another aid program, the Pandemic Electronic Benefits Transfer, which gives students money for food.

Totally in favor. Food is better than money
Executive order assisting veterans with debt
Biden’s order asked the Department of Veterans Affairs with considering a freeze on federal debt and overpayment collection from about 2 million veterans.

Duh
Executive order guaranteeing unemployment insurance for workers who refuse work due to Covid-19
Biden has requested that the Department of Labor consider clarifying its rules to establish that workers “have a federally guaranteed right to refuse employment that will jeopardize their health,” and that workers who do so will still qualify for unemployment insurance.

Agree. This is a big issue and will be the subject of litigation. I know McConnell wants to protect business but workers who are compromised should not have to give their life.

Executive order establishing "benefit delivery teams"
Biden’s order established “a network of benefit delivery teams,” which will coordinate with state and federal agencies to facilitate the distribution of federal aid amid the pandemic.

Thank God.
Executive order facilitating delivery of stimulus payments
Biden’s order requested the Treasury Department to consider taking “a series of actions to expand and improve delivery" of direct stimulus payments, including the creation of online tools for recipients to claim their checks.

Fine with this. I don't like spending money to figure out how to spend money but this is a tough time for many.

Executive order to address Covid-19 economic relief
Biden’s order directed all government departments and agencies to “promptly identify actions they can take within existing authorities to address the current economic crisis resulting from the pandemic.”

Wow, actually encourage the federal government to help out during a Pandemic. What a novel idea.

Executive order empowering federal workers and contractors
Undoing Trump-era regulations that rolled back protections for federal employees, Biden revoked a variety of measures, including a rule that made it easier to hire and fire civil servants in policy-making positions.

The order also requested the Department of Labor to develop recommendations that all federal government employees receive a minimum wage of $15 an hour.

This is a tough one. Having supervised federal employees, it is very, very difficult to terminate bad employees. Some of them need to go. I would not have issued this one in its current form.

Executive order reversing transgender military ban
Biden repealed the ban on transgender people serving openly in the military and ordered the defense secretary to “immediately prohibit involuntary separations, discharges and denials of reenlistment or continuation of service on the basis of gender identity or under circumstances relating to their gender identity.”

Duh

Proclamation reinstating Covid-19 travel restrictions
Biden reinstated Covid-19 travel restrictions affecting non-U.S. citizens traveling from Brazil and much of Europe, which Trump had scrapped days before his term ended. Additionally, the ban will bar most non-U.S. citizens from entry if they have recently been in South Africa, where a new strain of Covid-19 has been identified.

The Defendant's only effort at leading on Covid. Right to do it then and right to do it now.

Executive order promoting 'Buy American' agenda
In an effort to bolster American manufacturing, Biden signed an executive order directing agencies to strengthen requirements about purchasing products and services from U.S. workers and businesses and to “close loopholes that allow companies to offshore production and jobs while still qualifying for domestic preferences.”

Yessir

Executive order calling for evaluation of Trump’s housing policies
Biden directed the Department of Housing and Urban Development to “examine the effects of the previous Administration’s regulatory actions that undermined fair housing policies and laws” and use its findings to implement the Fair Housing Act’s standards as needed.

Should be examined. Fred Trump was the master of manipulating this program and while I have no problem with a fella making money, some of the lawsuits thereafter showed some discriminatory and shady practices.

Executive order to end reliance on private prisons
In an effort to terminate the federal government’s use of privately owned detention facilities, the Attorney General has been directed not to renew Department of Justice contracts with private prisons.

Interesting - I hope the Defendant will enjoy his new quarters.

Executive order reaffirming commitment to tribal sovereignty
Emphasizing the administration’s commitment to respecting the sovereignty of American Indian and Alaska Native tribes, Biden’s order reaffirmed a Clinton-era policy mandating all department and agency heads regularly consult with tribal officials on policy matters that may affect them.

Pretty tough to ignore 200 plus years of precedent establishing and defining Tribal Sovereignty and not follow through with it. Incidentally, Justice Gorsuch appears to have a strong belief in this and will piss off many Cultists.

Executive order denouncing anti-Asian discrimination and xenophobia
In response to a surge in anti-Asian bias amid the coronavirus pandemic, Biden’s order urged the Department of Health and Human Services to consider issuing guidance on cultural competency and sensitivity toward Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders as part of the nation’s Covid-19 response. Additionally, the order directed the attorney general to work to prevent discrimination and hate crimes.

It's sad this is necessary but it undoubtedly is

Executive order initiating plan to combat climate change
In accordance with the Paris Agreement on climate change, Biden’s plan to tackle climate change called for the U.S. to determine its target for emissions reduction and directed federal agencies to incorporate climate considerations into their international plans. The order also directed agencies to purchase American-made, zero-emission vehicles in an effort to create union jobs as part of Biden’s “Buy American” agenda, suspend new oil and natural gas leases on public lands and conserve at least 30 percent of federal lands and waters by 2030.

Additionally, the order established the Office of Domestic Climate Policy and a national climate task force, as well as a working group to assist communities impacted by coal mining and power plants and an environmental justice council to “address the disproportionate health, environmental, economic and climate impacts on disadvantaged communities.”

This is Phenomenal. Can't address the many issues raised by the doubting Thomases unless you have someone to do it.


Memorandum on scientific integrity
According to Biden’s memorandum, the director of the Office of Science and Technology Policy will review agency policies on scientific integrity, and agencies that oversee research must designate a senior employee to “ensure agency research programs are scientifically and technologically well-founded and conducted with integrity.”

Duh. Scientific integrity is not the same as the Defendant's gut feeling.

Executive order re-establishing presidential council on science and technology
The president will solicit input from a council of advisors on science and technology, which will advise Biden on “scientific and technical information that is needed to inform public policy relating to the economy, worker empowerment, education, energy, environment, public health, national and homeland security, racial equity and other topics.”

Duh
Executive order reinforcing Medicaid and the Affordable Care Act
In an effort to counter Trump’s attempts to strike down the Affordable Care Act, Biden signed an order directing agencies to re-examine policies that undermined protections for people with pre-existing conditions, complicated the process of enrolling in Medicaid and the Affordable Care Act and reduced coverage and affordability of the programs.

The order also designated Feb. 15 to May 15 as a “special enrollment period” for uninsured Americans to sign up on healthcare.gov for health insurance amid the pandemic.

The government is very inefficient at this but it has to be done.

Memorandum expanding access to reproductive health care
Biden’s memorandum immediately revoked the “Mexico City policy,” also referred to as the global gag rule, a Reagan-era policy reinstated by Trump that blocks federal funding to foreign organizations that perform abortions or provide abortion counseling or referrals.

Additionally, Biden directed the Department of Health and Human Services to evaluate whether to rescind Trump regulations under the Title X family planning program, which pulled funding from hundreds of women’s health clinics across the country in 2019.

Yes please. Especially the second part. So much more than abortions go on at these clinics (and I am pro-choice). My daughters get non-abortion medical services that are critical to their health and even caught an issue with my youngest.

I have about 20 Duhs which is like me saying this is so obviously necessary. 5-6 I am really excited about. A bunch that are kind of meh, not sure I would be worrying about this right now but OK with it. I have 4-5 I would probably send to Congress and ask them to work on (that'll work right?) Can't win em all and there are things that are ok but could be negotiated for great things.

Again, not a fan of EOs. This is mostly legislative work. But when you have to fight turds like McConnell I can understand the appeal.

Gonna have to click on it to find out. I know Bob will be excited.
 

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Memorandum freezing approval of rules passed in final days of Trump presidency
According to Biden’s memorandum, all new and pending rules passed in the last days of Trump’s tenure will be reviewed by department and agency heads.

*All leaders seem to do this, it's like when Scott came in, he tried to change the "culture" of our program. This is like biden trying to implement his style. I don't agree or disagree, it just is what it is I guess.


Executive order rejoining the Paris Agreement on climate change
Fulfilling one of his top campaign promises, Biden committed to putting the U.S. back in the Paris Agreement on climate change — an international pact aimed at curbing emissions that cause global warming. Trump withdrew from the agreement in 2017, citing costs to American taxpayers.

*As long as the funds we are using directly benefit us, and we are focused on making the United States better first. Then yes, this is fine. But I don't like pumping our money into global issues.

Executive order to promote racial equity
Biden ordered his government to conduct equity assessments of its agencies and reallocate resources to “advanc[e] equity for all, including people of color and others who have been historically underserved, marginalized and adversely affected by persistent poverty and inequality.”

*I don't like this one, because it is using past atrocities as an excuse to raise the equity flag. I like equality of opportunity. So if we are pushing equality across the board yes, but if this is affirmative action, no.

Proclamation ending ban on U.S. entry from majority-Muslim countries
Biden’s proclamation reversed Trump’s policy that barred entry to the U.S. for refugees and residents from seven predominantly Muslim countries and orders plans within 45 days for resuming visa processing.

*I don't want to be the house for the globally oppressed. I think we should focus on our own citizens needs and issues (homelessness, mental health, poverty) before worrying about solving global problems.

Executive order requiring mask-wearing on federal property
Biden has mandated mask-wearing and social distancing on all federal properties. While the president lacks the authority to institute a nationwide mask mandate, the order also “encourage masking across America.”

*This is whatever, I know people are scared of the covid. So I'm not surprised by this. Neither agree or disagree.

Executive order coordinating a government-wide Covid-19 response
With the U.S. surpassing 400,000 COVID-19 deaths earlier this month, Biden’s order created the position of Covid-19 response coordinator, who will advise the president and oversee the distribution of vaccines, tests and other supplies.

*Same feelings on this one as the last one. Neither agree or disagree.

Executive order revising immigration enforcement policies
Revoking a Trump-era policy that cracked down on communities shielding undocumented immigrants from deportation, Biden vowed to “protect national and border security” and “address the humanitarian challenges at the southern border.”

*As long as we are all treated to the same privelages of being able to house any criminal for any reason then this is fine. It seems weird to allow the housing of undocumented immigrants. Why even have borders if we don't enforce them. So again, fine with it if everyone is allowed to house those that they feel are wronged.

Executive order undoing regulatory restrictions on federal agencies
Biden’s order scrapped a batch of Trump-era executive actions that restricted how federal agencies make regulatory changes, including one measure requiring agencies to discard two regulations for every one proposed.

*I don't understand what is being said here, so I can't agree or disagree.

Executive order incorporating undocumented immigrants into census
Undocumented immigrants will be counted in the national decennial population count, according to Biden’s order, which overturned Trump’s attempt to exclude them during the 2020 census.

*If they are undocumented, then how can we get an accurate number here? This seems strange. Disagree.

Executive order refocusing on the climate crisis and canceling the Keystone XL permit
Alongside a variety of actions to “advance environmental justice,” Biden revoked the permit for the controversial Keystone XL pipeline — a 1,200-mile pipeline system projected to carry crude oil from Canada to the U.S. that cuts through Indigenous lands.

The measure also restored several national monuments whose footprints were reduced by Trump and paused oil and gas leasing in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge.

*I'm all for saving the environment, but I thought the pipeline was a more effective means of transporting oil? I can't say I agree with this one.

Executive order banning discrimination on the basis of gender identity or sexual orientation
In a move lauded by LGBTQ advocates, Biden’s order will extend federal nondiscrimination protections to members of the LGBTQ community, building off the landmark Supreme Court decision in Bostock v. Clayton County, Georgia, last year to expand protections against discrimination based on sex in federal agencies to include sexual orientation, gender identity and gender expression as well.

*I don't care who someone wants to bang, as long as they aren't raping, or abusing children then it is fine. So agree.

Memorandum revamping regulatory review
In a memorandum, Biden directed the head of the Office of Budget and Management to oversee an effort to “modernize and improve” the regulatory review process.

*I don't know what this one means really. So can't agree or disagree.

Executive order mandating ethics pledge for government appointees
On the heels of Trump’s midnight bid to reverse ethics commitments for executive branch employees, Biden signed an order requiring all government appointees to sign an ethics pledge prohibiting the acceptance of gifts from registered lobbyists and lobbying for at least two years after exiting the government.

*This is hilarious, politicians and ethics. It seems like a joke.

Proclamation pulling funds from border wall
Biden terminated the construction and funding of the wall at U.S. southern border — a key promise of the Trump administration that has drawn backlash for its environmental impacts and is being litigated at the Supreme Court for the allegedly improper use of funds.

*Protecting the borders is good, but we could just create a national guard unit or something to bolster the borders. Not necessarily needing the wall. So this is fine.

Executive order pausing federal student loan payments
Biden requested an extension of the freeze on federal student loan payments, writing that “[t]oo many Americans are struggling to pay for basic necessities and to provide for their families.”

*Yeaaaa, help cut some of those costs from my basically useless degree. Agree.

Memorandum reinstating deferred enforced departure for Liberians
Biden’s memorandum blocked the deportation of Liberian refugees living in the U.S., reinstating the deferment of their enforced departure granted by the Bush and Obama administrations.

*Similar to my other refugee comment. I'm just not into it. Disagree.

Memorandum strengthening Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals
Biden reaffirmed DACA, an Obama-era program that Trump had long sought to dismantle that shielded undocumented immigrants who arrived in the U.S. as children from deportation.

*The parents were desperate to get their kids here in the hopes they could stay. This is a step in that direction for them. Don't agree or disagree.

Executive order promoting Covid-19 safety in domestic and international travel
In an effort to curb the spread of Covid-19 through travel, Biden mandated mask-wearing on all forms of public transportation, including in airports, airplanes and buses.

*Seems par for the course again on Covid stuff. No surprise.

Executive order expanding access to Covid-19 treatments
Biden’s order has directed the secretary of health to support research on Covid-19 treatments and increase support for critical care and long-term care facilities like nursing homes — which have been among the sites hit hardest by the pandemic.

*This seems good. Agree.

Executive order promoting data-driven response to Covid-19
Another of Biden’s orders on the nation’s Covid-19 response directed all department and agency heads to “facilitate the gathering, sharing and publication of Covid-19-related data” in order to inform their decision-making and public understanding of the pandemic.

*Agree.

Memorandum supporting states’ use of National Guard in Covid-19 response
Biden’s memorandum directed the secretaries of defense and homeland security to support governors’ deployment of the National Guard in efforts to prevent the spread of the coronavirus, which will be fully funded by the Federal Emergency Management Agency.

*Disagree.

Executive order strengthening public health supply chain
Biden’s order invoked the Defense Production Act to ramp up supplies for the pandemic response and requested the heads of various departments to assess the nationwide availability of personal protective equipment and other resources needed to distribute Covid-19 tests and coronavirus vaccines, as well as to develop a strategy to manufacture supplies for “future pandemics and biological threats.”

*If I read this right, then I agree.

Executive order establishing the Covid-19 Health Equity Task Force
In an effort to address social inequities exacerbated by the pandemic, Biden’s order created the Covid-19 Health Equity Task Force, which will provide recommendations on the allocation of resources and funding in light of “disparities in COVID-19 outcomes by race, ethnicity and other factors.”

*Some communities have set themselves up better than others. I think everyone should get the same treatment regardless. Don't really agree.

Executive order supporting the reopening and continuing operation of schools
In consultation with the Department of Health and Human Services, the Department of Education will develop guidance for elementary and secondary schools “in deciding whether and how to reopen, and how to remain open, for in-person learning; and in safely conducting in-person learning.”

*Agree.

Executive order promoting workplace safety amid the pandemic
Biden’s order directed the Department of Labor to revise and issue new guidance for employers to promote the health and safety of their workers, such as mask-wearing in the workplace.

*Agree.

Executive order establishing a Covid-19 pandemic testing board
Biden’s newly created pandemic testing board will coordinate national efforts to “promote Covid-19 diagnostic, screening and surveillance testing,” as well as facilitate the distribution of free Covid-19 tests to those without comprehensive health insurance.

*I think I agree.

Executive order expanding food assistance programs
Biden’s order aims to extend the 15% increase in Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program benefits and allow states to increase SNAP emergency allotments, as well as increase benefits under another aid program, the Pandemic Electronic Benefits Transfer, which gives students money for food.

*Agree.

Executive order assisting veterans with debt
Biden’s order asked the Department of Veterans Affairs with considering a freeze on federal debt and overpayment collection from about 2 million veterans.

*Agree.

Executive order guaranteeing unemployment insurance for workers who refuse work due to Covid-19
Biden has requested that the Department of Labor consider clarifying its rules to establish that workers “have a federally guaranteed right to refuse employment that will jeopardize their health,” and that workers who do so will still qualify for unemployment insurance.

*Slippery slope, but makes sense. Agree.

Executive order establishing "benefit delivery teams"
Biden’s order established “a network of benefit delivery teams,” which will coordinate with state and federal agencies to facilitate the distribution of federal aid amid the pandemic.

*I'm not sure what they mean by this. Aid to who? Can't agree or disagree.

Executive order facilitating delivery of stimulus payments
Biden’s order requested the Treasury Department to consider taking “a series of actions to expand and improve delivery" of direct stimulus payments, including the creation of online tools for recipients to claim their checks.

*Yea, people need to get their stimulus. Agree.

Executive order to address Covid-19 economic relief
Biden’s order directed all government departments and agencies to “promptly identify actions they can take within existing authorities to address the current economic crisis resulting from the pandemic.”

*Yes, it would be good to improve our economy. The covid has hurt us for sure. Agree.

Executive order empowering federal workers and contractors
Undoing Trump-era regulations that rolled back protections for federal employees, Biden revoked a variety of measures, including a rule that made it easier to hire and fire civil servants in policy-making positions.

The order also requested the Department of Labor to develop recommendations that all federal government employees receive a minimum wage of $15 an hour.

*I know people who have been directly affected by this. Agree.

Executive order reversing transgender military ban
Biden repealed the ban on transgender people serving openly in the military and ordered the defense secretary to “immediately prohibit involuntary separations, discharges and denials of reenlistment or continuation of service on the basis of gender identity or under circumstances relating to their gender identity.”

*It would be a little tricky having a "transgender" person in the unit. For example in basic training, day one we were all told to hurry up and shower together. So you had around 40 dude's or whatever crammed into a small shower room. That could be strange/arousing if there was a random set of boobs + gina in the room. Tough one here, I don't disagree that should be able to serve. But it creates new issues.

Proclamation reinstating Covid-19 travel restrictions
Biden reinstated Covid-19 travel restrictions affecting non-U.S. citizens traveling from Brazil and much of Europe, which Trump had scrapped days before his term ended. Additionally, the ban will bar most non-U.S. citizens from entry if they have recently been in South Africa, where a new strain of Covid-19 has been identified.

*This is fine. Agree.

Executive order promoting 'Buy American' agenda
In an effort to bolster American manufacturing, Biden signed an executive order directing agencies to strengthen requirements about purchasing products and services from U.S. workers and businesses and to “close loopholes that allow companies to offshore production and jobs while still qualifying for domestic preferences.”

*Yes, excellent. I support America. Agree.

Executive order calling for evaluation of Trump’s housing policies
Biden directed the Department of Housing and Urban Development to “examine the effects of the previous Administration’s regulatory actions that undermined fair housing policies and laws” and use its findings to implement the Fair Housing Act’s standards as needed.

*Probably alot to this. What exactly has been happening? I'm sure it's good to have equal housing opportunity, if you can afford the place, and you aren't a chimo or something, then great. Agree.

Executive order to end reliance on private prisons
In an effort to terminate the federal government’s use of privately owned detention facilities, the Attorney General has been directed not to renew Department of Justice contracts with private prisons.

*So, more tax dollars for prisons? Don't really agree.

Executive order reaffirming commitment to tribal sovereignty
Emphasizing the administration’s commitment to respecting the sovereignty of American Indian and Alaska Native tribes, Biden’s order reaffirmed a Clinton-era policy mandating all department and agency heads regularly consult with tribal officials on policy matters that may affect them.

*Agree.

Executive order denouncing anti-Asian discrimination and xenophobia
In response to a surge in anti-Asian bias amid the coronavirus pandemic, Biden’s order urged the Department of Health and Human Services to consider issuing guidance on cultural competency and sensitivity toward Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders as part of the nation’s Covid-19 response. Additionally, the order directed the attorney general to work to prevent discrimination and hate crimes.

*Agree, as long as everyone is staying honest.

Executive order initiating plan to combat climate change
In accordance with the Paris Agreement on climate change, Biden’s plan to tackle climate change called for the U.S. to determine its target for emissions reduction and directed federal agencies to incorporate climate considerations into their international plans. The order also directed agencies to purchase American-made, zero-emission vehicles in an effort to create union jobs as part of Biden’s “Buy American” agenda, suspend new oil and natural gas leases on public lands and conserve at least 30 percent of federal lands and waters by 2030.

Additionally, the order established the Office of Domestic Climate Policy and a national climate task force, as well as a working group to assist communities impacted by coal mining and power plants and an environmental justice council to “address the disproportionate health, environmental, economic and climate impacts on disadvantaged communities.”

*The communities need to improve themselves. People need to take some responsibility for the actions that led to shit hole towns. I agree with improving the United States, less concerned with what is happening globally. Public land owners should have a right to sell their land for whatever means they deem fit. So kind of an agree and disagree.

Memorandum on scientific integrity
According to Biden’s memorandum, the director of the Office of Science and Technology Policy will review agency policies on scientific integrity, and agencies that oversee research must designate a senior employee to “ensure agency research programs are scientifically and technologically well-founded and conducted with integrity.”

*One person's opinion shouldn't be the end all be all. Disagree. We don't need a senior advisor.

Executive order re-establishing presidential council on science and technology
The president will solicit input from a council of advisors on science and technology, which will advise Biden on “scientific and technical information that is needed to inform public policy relating to the economy, worker empowerment, education, energy, environment, public health, national and homeland security, racial equity and other topics.”

*Just throw everything at it, why not. Let the people decide what is right, I don't need an advisor to tell me how not to be a piece of shit. And neither should biden, why do we need a board of cvnts for this? Disagree.

Executive order reinforcing Medicaid and the Affordable Care Act
In an effort to counter Trump’s attempts to strike down the Affordable Care Act, Biden signed an order directing agencies to re-examine policies that undermined protections for people with pre-existing conditions, complicated the process of enrolling in Medicaid and the Affordable Care Act and reduced coverage and affordability of the programs.

The order also designated Feb. 15 to May 15 as a “special enrollment period” for uninsured Americans to sign up on healthcare.gov for health insurance amid the pandemic.

*If this is similar to obamacare then I'm not into it. Obamacare was much more expensive for me and my family versus private insurance. Disagree.

Memorandum expanding access to reproductive health care
Biden’s memorandum immediately revoked the “Mexico City policy,” also referred to as the global gag rule, a Reagan-era policy reinstated by Trump that blocks federal funding to foreign organizations that perform abortions or provide abortion counseling or referrals.

Additionally, Biden directed the Department of Health and Human Services to evaluate whether to rescind Trump regulations under the Title X family planning program, which pulled funding from hundreds of women’s health clinics across the country in 2019.

*US health clinics should get funding, other countries should receive non of our tax dollars. So agree with funding US clinics.

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So tell us which ones you're against

Honestly haven’t looked at them all. Just don’t understand why this doesn’t go thru Congress. I understand doing a few but it’s out of control. Gonna be over 50 EO soon if not already. That’s more than the last 3-4 presidents combined.
 
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Honestly haven’t looked at them all. Just don’t understand why this doesn’t go thru Congress. I understand doing a few but it’s out of control. Gonna be over 50 EO soon if not already. That’s more than the last 3-4 presidents combined.
Trump had 220 executive orders.
 
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Memorandum freezing approval of rules passed in final days of Trump presidency
According to Biden’s memorandum, all new and pending rules passed in the last days of Trump’s tenure will be reviewed by department and agency heads.

*All leaders seem to do this, it's like when Scott came in, he tried to change the "culture" of our program. This is like biden trying to implement his style. I don't agree or disagree, it just is what it is I guess.


Executive order rejoining the Paris Agreement on climate change
Fulfilling one of his top campaign promises, Biden committed to putting the U.S. back in the Paris Agreement on climate change — an international pact aimed at curbing emissions that cause global warming. Trump withdrew from the agreement in 2017, citing costs to American taxpayers.

*As long as the funds we are using directly benefit us, and we are focused on making the United States better first. Then yes, this is fine. But I don't like pumping our money into global issues.

Executive order to promote racial equity
Biden ordered his government to conduct equity assessments of its agencies and reallocate resources to “advanc[e] equity for all, including people of color and others who have been historically underserved, marginalized and adversely affected by persistent poverty and inequality.”

*I don't like this one, because it is using past atrocities as an excuse to raise the equity flag. I like equality of opportunity. So if we are pushing equality across the board yes, but if this is affirmative action, no.

Proclamation ending ban on U.S. entry from majority-Muslim countries
Biden’s proclamation reversed Trump’s policy that barred entry to the U.S. for refugees and residents from seven predominantly Muslim countries and orders plans within 45 days for resuming visa processing.

*I don't want to be the house for the globally oppressed. I think we should focus on our own citizens needs and issues (homelessness, mental health, poverty) before worrying about solving global problems.

Executive order requiring mask-wearing on federal property
Biden has mandated mask-wearing and social distancing on all federal properties. While the president lacks the authority to institute a nationwide mask mandate, the order also “encourage masking across America.”

*This is whatever, I know people are scared of the covid. So I'm not surprised by this. Neither agree or disagree.

Executive order coordinating a government-wide Covid-19 response
With the U.S. surpassing 400,000 COVID-19 deaths earlier this month, Biden’s order created the position of Covid-19 response coordinator, who will advise the president and oversee the distribution of vaccines, tests and other supplies.

*Same feelings on this one as the last one. Neither agree or disagree.

Executive order revising immigration enforcement policies
Revoking a Trump-era policy that cracked down on communities shielding undocumented immigrants from deportation, Biden vowed to “protect national and border security” and “address the humanitarian challenges at the southern border.”

*As long as we are all treated to the same privelages of being able to house any criminal for any reason then this is fine. It seems weird to allow the housing of undocumented immigrants. Why even have borders if we don't enforce them. So again, fine with it if everyone is allowed to house those that they feel are wronged.

Executive order undoing regulatory restrictions on federal agencies
Biden’s order scrapped a batch of Trump-era executive actions that restricted how federal agencies make regulatory changes, including one measure requiring agencies to discard two regulations for every one proposed.

*I don't understand what is being said here, so I can't agree or disagree.

Executive order incorporating undocumented immigrants into census
Undocumented immigrants will be counted in the national decennial population count, according to Biden’s order, which overturned Trump’s attempt to exclude them during the 2020 census.

*If they are undocumented, then how can we get an accurate number here? This seems strange. Disagree.

Executive order refocusing on the climate crisis and canceling the Keystone XL permit
Alongside a variety of actions to “advance environmental justice,” Biden revoked the permit for the controversial Keystone XL pipeline — a 1,200-mile pipeline system projected to carry crude oil from Canada to the U.S. that cuts through Indigenous lands.

The measure also restored several national monuments whose footprints were reduced by Trump and paused oil and gas leasing in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge.

*I'm all for saving the environment, but I thought the pipeline was a more effective means of transporting oil? I can't say I agree with this one.

Executive order banning discrimination on the basis of gender identity or sexual orientation
In a move lauded by LGBTQ advocates, Biden’s order will extend federal nondiscrimination protections to members of the LGBTQ community, building off the landmark Supreme Court decision in Bostock v. Clayton County, Georgia, last year to expand protections against discrimination based on sex in federal agencies to include sexual orientation, gender identity and gender expression as well.

*I don't care who someone wants to bang, as long as they aren't raping, or abusing children then it is fine. So agree.

Memorandum revamping regulatory review
In a memorandum, Biden directed the head of the Office of Budget and Management to oversee an effort to “modernize and improve” the regulatory review process.

*I don't know what this one means really. So can't agree or disagree.

Executive order mandating ethics pledge for government appointees
On the heels of Trump’s midnight bid to reverse ethics commitments for executive branch employees, Biden signed an order requiring all government appointees to sign an ethics pledge prohibiting the acceptance of gifts from registered lobbyists and lobbying for at least two years after exiting the government.

*This is hilarious, politicians and ethics. It seems like a joke.

Proclamation pulling funds from border wall
Biden terminated the construction and funding of the wall at U.S. southern border — a key promise of the Trump administration that has drawn backlash for its environmental impacts and is being litigated at the Supreme Court for the allegedly improper use of funds.

*Protecting the borders is good, but we could just create a national guard unit or something to bolster the borders. Not necessarily needing the wall. So this is fine.

Executive order pausing federal student loan payments
Biden requested an extension of the freeze on federal student loan payments, writing that “[t]oo many Americans are struggling to pay for basic necessities and to provide for their families.”

*Yeaaaa, help cut some of those costs from my basically useless degree. Agree.

Memorandum reinstating deferred enforced departure for Liberians
Biden’s memorandum blocked the deportation of Liberian refugees living in the U.S., reinstating the deferment of their enforced departure granted by the Bush and Obama administrations.

*Similar to my other refugee comment. I'm just not into it. Disagree.

Memorandum strengthening Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals
Biden reaffirmed DACA, an Obama-era program that Trump had long sought to dismantle that shielded undocumented immigrants who arrived in the U.S. as children from deportation.

*The parents were desperate to get their kids here in the hopes they could stay. This is a step in that direction for them. Don't agree or disagree.

Executive order promoting Covid-19 safety in domestic and international travel
In an effort to curb the spread of Covid-19 through travel, Biden mandated mask-wearing on all forms of public transportation, including in airports, airplanes and buses.

*Seems par for the course again on Covid stuff. No surprise.

Executive order expanding access to Covid-19 treatments
Biden’s order has directed the secretary of health to support research on Covid-19 treatments and increase support for critical care and long-term care facilities like nursing homes — which have been among the sites hit hardest by the pandemic.

*This seems good. Agree.

Executive order promoting data-driven response to Covid-19
Another of Biden’s orders on the nation’s Covid-19 response directed all department and agency heads to “facilitate the gathering, sharing and publication of Covid-19-related data” in order to inform their decision-making and public understanding of the pandemic.

*Agree.

Memorandum supporting states’ use of National Guard in Covid-19 response
Biden’s memorandum directed the secretaries of defense and homeland security to support governors’ deployment of the National Guard in efforts to prevent the spread of the coronavirus, which will be fully funded by the Federal Emergency Management Agency.

*Disagree.

Executive order strengthening public health supply chain
Biden’s order invoked the Defense Production Act to ramp up supplies for the pandemic response and requested the heads of various departments to assess the nationwide availability of personal protective equipment and other resources needed to distribute Covid-19 tests and coronavirus vaccines, as well as to develop a strategy to manufacture supplies for “future pandemics and biological threats.”

*If I read this right, then I agree.

Executive order establishing the Covid-19 Health Equity Task Force
In an effort to address social inequities exacerbated by the pandemic, Biden’s order created the Covid-19 Health Equity Task Force, which will provide recommendations on the allocation of resources and funding in light of “disparities in COVID-19 outcomes by race, ethnicity and other factors.”

*Some communities have set themselves up better than others. I think everyone should get the same treatment regardless. Don't really agree.

Executive order supporting the reopening and continuing operation of schools
In consultation with the Department of Health and Human Services, the Department of Education will develop guidance for elementary and secondary schools “in deciding whether and how to reopen, and how to remain open, for in-person learning; and in safely conducting in-person learning.”

*Agree.

Executive order promoting workplace safety amid the pandemic
Biden’s order directed the Department of Labor to revise and issue new guidance for employers to promote the health and safety of their workers, such as mask-wearing in the workplace.

*Agree.

Executive order establishing a Covid-19 pandemic testing board
Biden’s newly created pandemic testing board will coordinate national efforts to “promote Covid-19 diagnostic, screening and surveillance testing,” as well as facilitate the distribution of free Covid-19 tests to those without comprehensive health insurance.

*I think I agree.

Executive order expanding food assistance programs
Biden’s order aims to extend the 15% increase in Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program benefits and allow states to increase SNAP emergency allotments, as well as increase benefits under another aid program, the Pandemic Electronic Benefits Transfer, which gives students money for food.

*Agree.

Executive order assisting veterans with debt
Biden’s order asked the Department of Veterans Affairs with considering a freeze on federal debt and overpayment collection from about 2 million veterans.

*Agree.

Executive order guaranteeing unemployment insurance for workers who refuse work due to Covid-19
Biden has requested that the Department of Labor consider clarifying its rules to establish that workers “have a federally guaranteed right to refuse employment that will jeopardize their health,” and that workers who do so will still qualify for unemployment insurance.

*Slippery slope, but makes sense. Agree.

Executive order establishing "benefit delivery teams"
Biden’s order established “a network of benefit delivery teams,” which will coordinate with state and federal agencies to facilitate the distribution of federal aid amid the pandemic.

*I'm not sure what they mean by this. Aid to who? Can't agree or disagree.

Executive order facilitating delivery of stimulus payments
Biden’s order requested the Treasury Department to consider taking “a series of actions to expand and improve delivery" of direct stimulus payments, including the creation of online tools for recipients to claim their checks.

*Yea, people need to get their stimulus. Agree.

Executive order to address Covid-19 economic relief
Biden’s order directed all government departments and agencies to “promptly identify actions they can take within existing authorities to address the current economic crisis resulting from the pandemic.”

*Yes, it would be good to improve our economy. The covid has hurt us for sure. Agree.

Executive order empowering federal workers and contractors
Undoing Trump-era regulations that rolled back protections for federal employees, Biden revoked a variety of measures, including a rule that made it easier to hire and fire civil servants in policy-making positions.

The order also requested the Department of Labor to develop recommendations that all federal government employees receive a minimum wage of $15 an hour.

*I know people who have been directly affected by this. Agree.

Executive order reversing transgender military ban
Biden repealed the ban on transgender people serving openly in the military and ordered the defense secretary to “immediately prohibit involuntary separations, discharges and denials of reenlistment or continuation of service on the basis of gender identity or under circumstances relating to their gender identity.”

*It would be a little tricky having a "transgender" person in the unit. For example in basic training, day one we were all told to hurry up and shower together. So you had around 40 dude's or whatever crammed into a small shower room. That could be strange/arousing if there was a random set of boobs + gina in the room. Tough one here, I don't disagree that should be able to serve. But it creates new issues.

Proclamation reinstating Covid-19 travel restrictions
Biden reinstated Covid-19 travel restrictions affecting non-U.S. citizens traveling from Brazil and much of Europe, which Trump had scrapped days before his term ended. Additionally, the ban will bar most non-U.S. citizens from entry if they have recently been in South Africa, where a new strain of Covid-19 has been identified.

*This is fine. Agree.

Executive order promoting 'Buy American' agenda
In an effort to bolster American manufacturing, Biden signed an executive order directing agencies to strengthen requirements about purchasing products and services from U.S. workers and businesses and to “close loopholes that allow companies to offshore production and jobs while still qualifying for domestic preferences.”

*Yes, excellent. I support America. Agree.

Executive order calling for evaluation of Trump’s housing policies
Biden directed the Department of Housing and Urban Development to “examine the effects of the previous Administration’s regulatory actions that undermined fair housing policies and laws” and use its findings to implement the Fair Housing Act’s standards as needed.

*Probably alot to this. What exactly has been happening? I'm sure it's good to have equal housing opportunity, if you can afford the place, and you aren't a chimo or something, then great. Agree.

Executive order to end reliance on private prisons
In an effort to terminate the federal government’s use of privately owned detention facilities, the Attorney General has been directed not to renew Department of Justice contracts with private prisons.

*So, more tax dollars for prisons? Don't really agree.

Executive order reaffirming commitment to tribal sovereignty
Emphasizing the administration’s commitment to respecting the sovereignty of American Indian and Alaska Native tribes, Biden’s order reaffirmed a Clinton-era policy mandating all department and agency heads regularly consult with tribal officials on policy matters that may affect them.

*Agree.

Executive order denouncing anti-Asian discrimination and xenophobia
In response to a surge in anti-Asian bias amid the coronavirus pandemic, Biden’s order urged the Department of Health and Human Services to consider issuing guidance on cultural competency and sensitivity toward Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders as part of the nation’s Covid-19 response. Additionally, the order directed the attorney general to work to prevent discrimination and hate crimes.

*Agree, as long as everyone is staying honest.

Executive order initiating plan to combat climate change
In accordance with the Paris Agreement on climate change, Biden’s plan to tackle climate change called for the U.S. to determine its target for emissions reduction and directed federal agencies to incorporate climate considerations into their international plans. The order also directed agencies to purchase American-made, zero-emission vehicles in an effort to create union jobs as part of Biden’s “Buy American” agenda, suspend new oil and natural gas leases on public lands and conserve at least 30 percent of federal lands and waters by 2030.

Additionally, the order established the Office of Domestic Climate Policy and a national climate task force, as well as a working group to assist communities impacted by coal mining and power plants and an environmental justice council to “address the disproportionate health, environmental, economic and climate impacts on disadvantaged communities.”

*The communities need to improve themselves. People need to take some responsibility for the actions that led to shit hole towns. I agree with improving the United States, less concerned with what is happening globally. Public land owners should have a right to sell their land for whatever means they deem fit. So kind of an agree and disagree.

Memorandum on scientific integrity
According to Biden’s memorandum, the director of the Office of Science and Technology Policy will review agency policies on scientific integrity, and agencies that oversee research must designate a senior employee to “ensure agency research programs are scientifically and technologically well-founded and conducted with integrity.”

*One person's opinion shouldn't be the end all be all. Disagree. We don't need a senior advisor.

Executive order re-establishing presidential council on science and technology
The president will solicit input from a council of advisors on science and technology, which will advise Biden on “scientific and technical information that is needed to inform public policy relating to the economy, worker empowerment, education, energy, environment, public health, national and homeland security, racial equity and other topics.”

*Just throw everything at it, why not. Let the people decide what is right, I don't need an advisor to tell me how not to be a piece of shit. And neither should biden, why do we need a board of cvnts for this? Disagree.

Executive order reinforcing Medicaid and the Affordable Care Act
In an effort to counter Trump’s attempts to strike down the Affordable Care Act, Biden signed an order directing agencies to re-examine policies that undermined protections for people with pre-existing conditions, complicated the process of enrolling in Medicaid and the Affordable Care Act and reduced coverage and affordability of the programs.

The order also designated Feb. 15 to May 15 as a “special enrollment period” for uninsured Americans to sign up on healthcare.gov for health insurance amid the pandemic.

*If this is similar to obamacare then I'm not into it. Obamacare was much more expensive for me and my family versus private insurance. Disagree.

Memorandum expanding access to reproductive health care
Biden’s memorandum immediately revoked the “Mexico City policy,” also referred to as the global gag rule, a Reagan-era policy reinstated by Trump that blocks federal funding to foreign organizations that perform abortions or provide abortion counseling or referrals.

Additionally, Biden directed the Department of Health and Human Services to evaluate whether to rescind Trump regulations under the Title X family planning program, which pulled funding from hundreds of women’s health clinics across the country in 2019.

*US health clinics should get funding, other countries should receive non of our tax dollars. So agree with funding US clinics.

I had 21 agree, 11 disagree, and 13 that I couldn't agree or disagree with.
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Honestly haven’t looked at them all. Just don’t understand why this doesn’t go thru Congress. I understand doing a few but it’s out of control. Gonna be over 50 EO soon if not already. That’s more than the last 3-4 presidents combined.
But I listed them for you easily to go through. Why don't you? I think it's fine to criticize the number if you have diagnosed what the content of each one of them were
 

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So rather than "Biden EO's BAD!" (or the opposite) let's actually look at them and give a total score. I'll commit a message board sin and reply to my own post to add my score.

The point here is to have a discussion about the ideas behind each one and stop the annoying "All good or all bad" approach to politics. It will probably fail miserably ;)



Memorandum freezing approval of rules passed in final days of Trump presidency
According to Biden’s memorandum, all new and pending rules passed in the last days of Trump’s tenure will be reviewed by department and agency heads.
OK with this

Executive order rejoining the Paris Agreement on climate change
Fulfilling one of his top campaign promises, Biden committed to putting the U.S. back in the Paris Agreement on climate change — an international pact aimed at curbing emissions that cause global warming. Trump withdrew from the agreement in 2017, citing costs to American taxpayers.

No
Executive order to promote racial equity
Biden ordered his government to conduct equity assessments of its agencies and reallocate resources to “advanc[e] equity for all, including people of color and others who have been historically underserved, marginalized and adversely affected by persistent poverty and inequality.”

No
Proclamation ending ban on U.S. entry from majority-Muslim countries
Biden’s proclamation reversed Trump’s policy that barred entry to the U.S. for refugees and residents from seven predominantly Muslim countries and orders plans within 45 days for resuming visa processing.

No
Executive order requiring mask-wearing on federal property
Biden has mandated mask-wearing and social distancing on all federal properties. While the president lacks the authority to institute a nationwide mask mandate, the order also “encourage masking across America.”

No
Executive order coordinating a government-wide Covid-19 response
With the U.S. surpassing 400,000 COVID-19 deaths earlier this month, Biden’s order created the position of Covid-19 response coordinator, who will advise the president and oversee the distribution of vaccines, tests and other supplies.

OK with this
Executive order revising immigration enforcement policies
Revoking a Trump-era policy that cracked down on communities shielding undocumented immigrants from deportation, Biden vowed to “protect national and border security” and “address the humanitarian challenges at the southern border.”

No
Executive order undoing regulatory restrictions on federal agencies
Biden’s order scrapped a batch of Trump-era executive actions that restricted how federal agencies make regulatory changes, including one measure requiring agencies to discard two regulations for every one proposed.

OK with this
Executive order incorporating undocumented immigrants into census
Undocumented immigrants will be counted in the national decennial population count, according to Biden’s order, which overturned Trump’s attempt to exclude them during the 2020 census.

No
Executive order refocusing on the climate crisis and canceling the Keystone XL permit
Alongside a variety of actions to “advance environmental justice,” Biden revoked the permit for the controversial Keystone XL pipeline — a 1,200-mile pipeline system projected to carry crude oil from Canada to the U.S. that cuts through Indigenous lands.

The measure also restored several national monuments whose footprints were reduced by Trump and paused oil and gas leasing in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge.

No.
Executive order banning discrimination on the basis of gender identity or sexual orientation
In a move lauded by LGBTQ advocates, Biden’s order will extend federal nondiscrimination protections to members of the LGBTQ community, building off the landmark Supreme Court decision in Bostock v. Clayton County, Georgia, last year to expand protections against discrimination based on sex in federal agencies to include sexual orientation, gender identity and gender expression as well.
No.

Memorandum revamping regulatory review
In a memorandum, Biden directed the head of the Office of Budget and Management to oversee an effort to “modernize and improve” the regulatory review process.

Ok
Executive order mandating ethics pledge for government appointees
On the heels of Trump’s midnight bid to reverse ethics commitments for executive branch employees, Biden signed an order requiring all government appointees to sign an ethics pledge prohibiting the acceptance of gifts from registered lobbyists and lobbying for at least two years after exiting the government.

Good with this
Proclamation pulling funds from border wall
Biden terminated the construction and funding of the wall at U.S. southern border — a key promise of the Trump administration that has drawn backlash for its environmental impacts and is being litigated at the Supreme Court for the allegedly improper use of funds.

No
Executive order pausing federal student loan payments
Biden requested an extension of the freeze on federal student loan payments, writing that “[t]oo many Americans are struggling to pay for basic necessities and to provide for their families.”

OK with this
Memorandum reinstating deferred enforced departure for Liberians
Biden’s memorandum blocked the deportation of Liberian refugees living in the U.S., reinstating the deferment of their enforced departure granted by the Bush and Obama administrations.

No




Memorandum strengthening Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals
Biden reaffirmed DACA, an Obama-era program that Trump had long sought to dismantle that shielded undocumented immigrants who arrived in the U.S. as children from deportation.

No
Executive order promoting Covid-19 safety in domestic and international travel
In an effort to curb the spread of Covid-19 through travel, Biden mandated mask-wearing on all forms of public transportation, including in airports, airplanes and buses.

No
Executive order expanding access to Covid-19 treatments
Biden’s order has directed the secretary of health to support research on Covid-19 treatments and increase support for critical care and long-term care facilities like nursing homes — which have been among the sites hit hardest by the pandemic.

OK with this
Executive order promoting data-driven response to Covid-19
Another of Biden’s orders on the nation’s Covid-19 response directed all department and agency heads to “facilitate the gathering, sharing and publication of Covid-19-related data” in order to inform their decision-making and public understanding of the pandemic.

OK with this as long as they don't fudge the numbers
Memorandum supporting states’ use of National Guard in Covid-19 response
Biden’s memorandum directed the secretaries of defense and homeland security to support governors’ deployment of the National Guard in efforts to prevent the spread of the coronavirus, which will be fully funded by the Federal Emergency Management Agency.

No
Executive order strengthening public health supply chain
Biden’s order invoked the Defense Production Act to ramp up supplies for the pandemic response and requested the heads of various departments to assess the nationwide availability of personal protective equipment and other resources needed to distribute Covid-19 tests and coronavirus vaccines, as well as to develop a strategy to manufacture supplies for “future pandemics and biological threats.”
OK with this

Executive order establishing the Covid-19 Health Equity Task Force
In an effort to address social inequities exacerbated by the pandemic, Biden’s order created the Covid-19 Health Equity Task Force, which will provide recommendations on the allocation of resources and funding in light of “disparities in COVID-19 outcomes by race, ethnicity and other factors.”

No
Executive order supporting the reopening and continuing operation of schools
In consultation with the Department of Health and Human Services, the Department of Education will develop guidance for elementary and secondary schools “in deciding whether and how to reopen, and how to remain open, for in-person learning; and in safely conducting in-person learning.”
OK with this

Executive order promoting workplace safety amid the pandemic
Biden’s order directed the Department of Labor to revise and issue new guidance for employers to promote the health and safety of their workers, such as mask-wearing in the workplace.
No

Executive order establishing a Covid-19 pandemic testing board
Biden’s newly created pandemic testing board will coordinate national efforts to “promote Covid-19 diagnostic, screening and surveillance testing,” as well as facilitate the distribution of free Covid-19 tests to those without comprehensive health insurance.
OK with this I guess.

Executive order expanding food assistance programs
Biden’s order aims to extend the 15% increase in Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program benefits and allow states to increase SNAP emergency allotments, as well as increase benefits under another aid program, the Pandemic Electronic Benefits Transfer, which gives students money for food.

OK with this.
Executive order assisting veterans with debt
Biden’s order asked the Department of Veterans Affairs with considering a freeze on federal debt and overpayment collection from about 2 million veterans.

OK with this.
Executive order guaranteeing unemployment insurance for workers who refuse work due to Covid-19
Biden has requested that the Department of Labor consider clarifying its rules to establish that workers “have a federally guaranteed right to refuse employment that will jeopardize their health,” and that workers who do so will still qualify for unemployment insurance.

Not OK with this.
Executive order establishing "benefit delivery teams"
Biden’s order established “a network of benefit delivery teams,” which will coordinate with state and federal agencies to facilitate the distribution of federal aid amid the pandemic.

OK with this.
Executive order facilitating delivery of stimulus payments
Biden’s order requested the Treasury Department to consider taking “a series of actions to expand and improve delivery" of direct stimulus payments, including the creation of online tools for recipients to claim their checks.

OK with this
Executive order to address Covid-19 economic relief
Biden’s order directed all government departments and agencies to “promptly identify actions they can take within existing authorities to address the current economic crisis resulting from the pandemic.”
OK with this.

Executive order empowering federal workers and contractors
Undoing Trump-era regulations that rolled back protections for federal employees, Biden revoked a variety of measures, including a rule that made it easier to hire and fire civil servants in policy-making positions.

The order also requested the Department of Labor to develop recommendations that all federal government employees receive a minimum wage of $15 an hour.

No.
Executive order reversing transgender military ban
Biden repealed the ban on transgender people serving openly in the military and ordered the defense secretary to “immediately prohibit involuntary separations, discharges and denials of reenlistment or continuation of service on the basis of gender identity or under circumstances relating to their gender identity.”
OK with this

Proclamation reinstating Covid-19 travel restrictions
Biden reinstated Covid-19 travel restrictions affecting non-U.S. citizens traveling from Brazil and much of Europe, which Trump had scrapped days before his term ended. Additionally, the ban will bar most non-U.S. citizens from entry if they have recently been in South Africa, where a new strain of Covid-19 has been identified.

OK with this.
Executive order promoting 'Buy American' agenda
In an effort to bolster American manufacturing, Biden signed an executive order directing agencies to strengthen requirements about purchasing products and services from U.S. workers and businesses and to “close loopholes that allow companies to offshore production and jobs while still qualifying for domestic preferences.”

OK with this.
Executive order calling for evaluation of Trump’s housing policies
Biden directed the Department of Housing and Urban Development to “examine the effects of the previous Administration’s regulatory actions that undermined fair housing policies and laws” and use its findings to implement the Fair Housing Act’s standards as needed.

OK with this.
Executive order to end reliance on private prisons
In an effort to terminate the federal government’s use of privately owned detention facilities, the Attorney General has been directed not to renew Department of Justice contracts with private prisons.
Very good with this.

Executive order reaffirming commitment to tribal sovereignty
Emphasizing the administration’s commitment to respecting the sovereignty of American Indian and Alaska Native tribes, Biden’s order reaffirmed a Clinton-era policy mandating all department and agency heads regularly consult with tribal officials on policy matters that may affect them.

OK with this.
Executive order denouncing anti-Asian discrimination and xenophobia
In response to a surge in anti-Asian bias amid the coronavirus pandemic, Biden’s order urged the Department of Health and Human Services to consider issuing guidance on cultural competency and sensitivity toward Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders as part of the nation’s Covid-19 response. Additionally, the order directed the attorney general to work to prevent discrimination and hate crimes.

No need for this.
Executive order initiating plan to combat climate change
In accordance with the Paris Agreement on climate change, Biden’s plan to tackle climate change called for the U.S. to determine its target for emissions reduction and directed federal agencies to incorporate climate considerations into their international plans. The order also directed agencies to purchase American-made, zero-emission vehicles in an effort to create union jobs as part of Biden’s “Buy American” agenda, suspend new oil and natural gas leases on public lands and conserve at least 30 percent of federal lands and waters by 2030.

Additionally, the order established the Office of Domestic Climate Policy and a national climate task force, as well as a working group to assist communities impacted by coal mining and power plants and an environmental justice council to “address the disproportionate health, environmental, economic and climate impacts on disadvantaged communities.”

This is a big one with too many parts.

Memorandum on scientific integrity
According to Biden’s memorandum, the director of the Office of Science and Technology Policy will review agency policies on scientific integrity, and agencies that oversee research must designate a senior employee to “ensure agency research programs are scientifically and technologically well-founded and conducted with integrity.”

OK with this I guess.
Executive order re-establishing presidential council on science and technology
The president will solicit input from a council of advisors on science and technology, which will advise Biden on “scientific and technical information that is needed to inform public policy relating to the economy, worker empowerment, education, energy, environment, public health, national and homeland security, racial equity and other topics.”

OK with this.

Executive order reinforcing Medicaid and the Affordable Care Act
In an effort to counter Trump’s attempts to strike down the Affordable Care Act, Biden signed an order directing agencies to re-examine policies that undermined protections for people with pre-existing conditions, complicated the process of enrolling in Medicaid and the Affordable Care Act and reduced coverage and affordability of the programs.

The order also designated Feb. 15 to May 15 as a “special enrollment period” for uninsured Americans to sign up on healthcare.gov for health insurance amid the pandemic.

No. ACA fvcked me and raised my insurance by double.

Memorandum expanding access to reproductive health care
Biden’s memorandum immediately revoked the “Mexico City policy,” also referred to as the global gag rule, a Reagan-era policy reinstated by Trump that blocks federal funding to foreign organizations that perform abortions or provide abortion counseling or referrals.

Additionally, Biden directed the Department of Health and Human Services to evaluate whether to rescind Trump regulations under the Title X family planning program, which pulled funding from hundreds of women’s health clinics across the country in 2019.

No.

Answered them all.

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But I listed them for you easily to go through. Why don't you? I think it's fine to criticize the number if you have diagnosed what the content of each one of them were

Doesn't matter if I like them or not. It’s the process.