Biden’s Food Aid Measures and $ 15 Minimum Wage for Federal Workers Add to Growing List of Executive Orders


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President Joe Biden‘s planned signing of a pair of executive orders on Friday will increase the number of such directives to more than 30, in an early burst of activity from the new commander-in-chief. Biden plans to take executive action to provide interim financial relief to Americans while Congress considers its $ 1.9 trillion coronavirus aid package, as the Associated Press reports. The two orders would increase food aid, protect the unemployed, and pave the way for federal workers and contractors to earn a minimum wage of $ 15 an hour, as the AP says.

With the new signings, Biden will have approved 32 executive orders or memoranda, proclamations and other actions. Among the executive orders he has signed are those that would revoke the permit for the Keystone XL pipeline, require masks on federal property, and fill supply shortages in the fight against COVID-19 through the use of the Defense Production Act. Read: All Biden’s Key Executive Orders – In one chart, Biden is scheduled to talk about his economic plans and sign the new orders at the White House Friday afternoon.