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President Biden starts job with 17 executive orders.

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Just hours after Biden took office, he signed 17 executive orders, reversing several President Donald Trump orders, according to Reuters.

He ordered the return of the United States to the Paris Climate Agreement. The US will rejoin the agreement in 30 days.

Furthermore, President Biden ordered the US to return to the World Health Organisation.

He ended the ban on travel to the US for passengers from a number of predominantly Muslim countries.

Another order suspended the construction of a wall on the border with Mexico and revoked the controversial Keystone XL pipeline permit.

Joe Biden signed several orders addressing the coronavirus pandemic, including setting up a pandemic testing board and expanding access to care and treatment for the virus.

He also implemented a mask mandate for all federal buildings, all territories owned by the federal government, and all federal government employees.

The US Senate confirmed Avril Haines as director of secret services. She became the first woman in this position and the first confirmed member of President Joe Biden’s new administration.

Democrats officially took control of the U.S. Senate, with the swearing in of three new Democratic senators.

White House Press Secretary Jennifer Psaki said she plans to resume both regular press conferences to inform the public about the coronavirus pandemic.

Traditional White House press briefings will be held from Monday to Friday.

“Rebuilding trust with the American people will be central to our focus in the press office and in the White House every single day,” said Jen Psaki.

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