Washington, D.C. – Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) issued the following statement on the executive orders and legislative initiatives announced on Day One of the Biden-Harris administration:
“Over the last four years, the previous administration took
enormous steps backward. One of the first things we must do is undo the Trump
regression, and executive orders are one of the most effective tools to
accomplish just that.
“We must use every tool in our toolbox, including executive orders tailor made to quickly undo some of the most egregious policies the previous administration implemented, to address the multiple crises we face, deliver immediate relief to American families and put us back on a path to a more prosperous and equitable country.
“From the reversing the heinous Muslim Ban and inhumane family separation policies to reentering the Paris Climate Agreement, mitigating the spread of COVID-19 and accelerating vaccine distribution, the executive orders announced by the Biden-Harris administration today are just the beginning.”