In just the first five days in office (thru January 25th), newly inaugurated President Joe Biden has SHATTERED all previous presidents use of Executive Orders, actions, proclamations, memorandum, and agency directives. Of the total thirty-three (33) policy directives, (21) are E.O.’s and still counting. As a result, Biden has eclipsed any recent president by magnitudes of ten fold in the first week of a new presidency. For comparison purposes: during their first (7) days in office former President Bill Clinton signed two E.O.’s in 1993, George W. Bush signed two in 2001, Barack Obama signed five in 2009 and Donald Trump signed four in 2017. Biden’s pace is far above the norm and suggests an approach that is not only seeking to erase Trump’s legacy, but replace it without involvement of Congress or agency rulemaking.
In addition to the executive presidential actions, the new Administration also intends to pursue an aggressive process to review and/or revisit a host of agency actions, policies, and initiatives. [See, attached “Biden-Harris Rules for Review” document].