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Biden’s July Executive Orders Focus On Military Justice And Domestic Manufacturing

These were the 118th and 119th of Joe Biden's presidency; which is averaging 46 executive orders per year.

US President Joe Biden (D) issued two executive orders in July, the 118th and 119th of his presidency.

The two orders he issued in July were:

Biden issued 25 executive orders in January 2021, more than any other month of his presidency. He did not issue any executive orders in November 2022 or January 2023.

Biden is averaging 46 executive orders per year, tied with Bill Clinton (D) for the third-most among presidents since 1981. Donald Trump (R) averaged 55 executive orders per year, the most in that time. Barack Obama (D) averaged 35 per year, the fewest in that time.

Franklin D. Roosevelt (D) issued 307 executive orders per year on average, the most of all U.S. presidents. William Henry Harrison (Whig) averaged the fewest, issuing none during his one month in office. Three presidents issued only one executive order each: James Madison (Democratic-Republican), James Monroe (Democratic-Republican), and John Adams (Federalist).

US President Joe Biden is seen before giving remarks in Statuary Hall of the U.S. Capitol on January 6, 2022, in Washington, DC. Biden issued two executive orders in July 2023. (GREG NASH-POOL/GETTY IMAGES)

Some of the keys area in which President Joe Biden has issued executive orders include:

  1. COVID-19 Response: Biden issued executive orders aimed at increasing the availability of vaccines, promoting mask-wearing, and implementing measures to control the spread of COVID-19 in the United States.
  2. Climate Change: To combat climate change, Biden signed executive orders rejoining the Paris Agreement, canceling the Keystone XL pipeline, and directing federal agencies to prioritize environmental protection and sustainability.
  3. Immigration: Biden issued executive orders to reverse some of the immigration policies of the previous administration, including measures related to DACA (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals) and the travel ban from certain countries.
  4. Racial Equity: The President issued executive orders to address racial disparities and promote equity in various aspects of government, such as housing, education, and criminal justice.


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