Biden Reportedly Plans To Undo Several Trump Admin. Policies

Biden looks to use executive orders to return "Dreamers" immigrant protection, rejoin climate accord and re-enter W.H.O., says Washington Post.

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BAILEY VOGT: President-elect Joe Biden is planning a slew of executive orders when he takes office in January, reversing several Trump administration policies. According to the Washington Post, Biden has committed in the past month to rejoining the Paris Climate Accords and reversing the US withdrawal from the World Health Organization. He also plans on reinstating the Dreamers program for people brought to the US illegally as children and end a travel ban on 13 Muslim majority and African nations.

However, Biden isn't waiting for the White House keys before tackling the coronavirus pandemic. The president elect is reportedly planning on setting up a task force that could meet within the next few days. To reach his agenda, Biden will likely have to use executive orders to circumvent Congress. While Democrats are projected to hold a narrow majority in the House, the Senate still leans Republican.

Right now the tally count on the next Senate is 48 Republicans and 48 Democrats after Tuesday's election. Two seats in Georgia are headed to runoffs on January 5th and seats in North Carolina and Alaska are still too close to call. If Democrats manage to equal it up in the Senate, ties will be broken by Kamala Harris as vice president. If not, look for Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell to wield his power to put a check on Joe Biden and the Democrats. For Newsy, I'm Bailey Vogt.