Last Friday, Pres. Biden signed executive orders aimed at hastening distributions of food aid particularly to families whose children depend on school meals. Additionally, he also signed orders that wold see to the immediate distribution of pandemic stimulus checks to poor families.
The signing of the E.O.s were made ahead of the negotiations and approval of the $1.9 trillion economic stimulus package the President had previously submitted to Congress.
Biden emphasized that passing of the proposed economic stimulus package is an economic imperative and not merely for the purpose of meeting moral obligations. Brian Deese, the White House’s National Economic Council director mentioned that he would be talking to the legislators in Congress to speed up approval of the new stimulus package.
Among the fresh batch of executive orders signed by the newly elected President is a directive for the Treasury Department to widen the reach for economic assistance; as well as improve existing systems in the delivery of stimulus checks by making online tools available for receiving payments.
Another EO is directed to the Agriculture Department, which aims to raise the aid to families who rely on school meals as provisions for their children’s needs. Moreover, the President wants the Agriculture Department to give a bi-monthly allowance of a hundred dollars to needy families with more than three children.
Biden’s Actions in Tackling the Pandemic is Already on a Rollout
In stark contrast to how Trump ignored the health crisis posed by the pandemic, Pres.Biden immediately rolled out actions in addressing the threats of COVID-19 with a sense of urgency. That is considering how Trump’s downplay of the health crisis had resulted in the deaths of 400,000 Americans.
In line with the President’s plans to have at least 100 million people vaccinated during his first 100 days in office, the CDC reported last Friday, that so far, the CDC agencies throughout the country have already vaccinated 19.1 million Americans.