Analysis: Biden is planning a busy week of executive action. Here's what you need to know
January 25, 2021. Summarized by summa-bot.
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President Joe Biden is planning a new wave of executive orders and actions this week as he looks to further dismantle many of former President Donald Trump's policies and address a slate of Democratic priorities as quickly as he can.
(CNN)President Joe Biden is planning a new wave of executive orders and actions this week as he looks to further dismantle many of former President Donald Trump's policies and address a slate of Democratic priorities as quickly as he can.
The orders scheduled for this week build on the 30 executive actions Biden took in his first three days in office, which included halting funding for the construction of Trump's border wall and imposing a mask mandate on federal property.
Trump's second Senate impeachment trial is scheduled to begin on February 9 after Senate leaders reached a deal to push it back, giving Trump's legal team more time to prepare and Senate Democrats a chance to consider Covid-19 legislation and to confirm Biden's Cabinet.
House Democrats will formally walk over the single article of impeachment against Trump to the Senate on Monday evening, but the agreement between Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer and Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell will push back the substance of the trial until February.
As preparations for the Senate trial ramp up, Biden's team is busy attempting to build bipartisan support for their $1. 9 trillion coronavirus relief package -- something Biden has established as a top legislative priority in the early days of his term.
Biden's top economic official held a call with a group of senators Sunday afternoon to discuss the Covid-19 relief package, two sources familiar with the plans told CNN.
"President Biden and his advisors will continue to engage and consult bipartisan groups of lawmakers, including today, to make the case why urgent action is needed to get relief to hard-hit communities and families and more resources to public health officials so we can ramp up vaccinations," one White House official told CNN.