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Biden Takes Several Actions on CCP Virus Pandemic

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Biden Takes Several Actions on CCP Virus Pandemic

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President Joe Biden took a series of executive actions on Jan. 20, his first day in office, to address the pandemic of the CCP virus and the related economic fallout. Biden signed an executive order creating the position of White House coordinator of the COVID-19 response and created a directorate and the National Security Council dedicated to “global health security and biodefense.” The president also signed an order mandating masks on federal property. In response to a request from Biden, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) extended eviction and foreclosure moratoriums for millions of Americans. The Department of Education, in response to another Biden request, extended the pause on federal student loan payments. Biden’s transition team had previewed all of the actions ahead of the inauguration. “Some of the executive actions I’m going to be signing today are going to help change the course of the COVID crisis, and we’re …

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