Among the dozens of Executive Orders signed or expected to be signed by President Biden starting on January 20, 2021, were: an extension on a freeze on evictions and foreclosures through the end of March, a freeze on student loans, a repeal of President Trump order that attempted to stop diversity training by federal agencies, (all January 20), establishment of a policing commission and reinstatement of Obama policies governing the transfer of military-style equipment to local law enforcement, directives to agencies to strengthen engagement with tribal governments (January 26), creation of a task force to reunify families separated at the border,(January 29); and a review of the public charge rule (January 29).  


Overall, there are likely to be more than 50 Executive orders within the first month. The various e.o.s will be around multiple key themes and priorities, including Economic Relief, Equity, Climate, Health Care, and Immigration. The President also repealed an Executive Order by Mr. Trump that attempted to prevent diversity training within federal workforce and federal contracts. Something CWLA had called for in the CWLA, transition paper.


Another executive order included Executive Order on Preventing and Combating Discrimination on the Basis of Gender Identity or Sexual Orientation. Part of the order directs the head of each agency as soon as practicable and in consultation with the Attorney General to review existing orders, regulations, guidance documents, policies, programs, or other agency actions that allow discrimination based on sex discrimination, including gender identity and sexual orientation.