Without offering any explanation, on Wednesday, President Joe Biden revoked seven executive orders signed by former President Donald Trump implemented between 2017 and 2021.
Among the eliminated orders is one that Trump signed shortly after taking office in 2017, issued to regulate the U.S. financial system.
Through the order, the administration sought to “empower Americans to make independent financial decisions and informed choices in the marketplace, save for retirement, and build individual wealth.”
The policy also aimed to “prevent taxpayer-funded bailouts” and “enable U.S. companies to be competitive with foreign companies in domestic and foreign markets.”
Another policy eliminated by Biden was put in place amid the Communist Party of China (CCP) virus pandemic. It directed federal agencies to waive any regulations that could harm economic recovery during the pandemic, including an order to limit certain forms of legal immigration to the U.S., as reported by The Washington Times.
Biden removed a 2018 executive order known as “Reducing Poverty in America by Promoting Opportunity and Economic Mobility,” a policy meant to reform the welfare system. It included a refocusing of benefits for low-income people, improving economic independence, and reducing “wasteful spending by consolidating or eliminating federal programs that are duplicative or ineffective.”
He also repealed a legislative order issued by Trump for the federal government to review funding to cities such as Seattle, New York, and Portland for allowing violence and property destruction by anarchist groups.
Through the memo, former President Trump proposed restricting federal funds to cities due to the devastating impact of their Democratic leadership’s handling resulting in protests and riots that dragged on for months.
“My administration will not allow federal tax dollars to fund cities that allow themselves to deteriorate into lawless zones,” Trump explained at the time.
Another policy Biden swept was aimed at beautifying the architecture of federal buildings. The order, titled ‘Promoting Beautiful Federal Civic Architecture,’ sought to adopt an architectural approach that would revalue classical and traditional forms.
Trump’s proclamation promoted classical styles such as Georgian, Greek Revival, and Art Deco over modern aesthetics such as ‘Brutalism.’
Biden further repealed an executive order signed by Trump intended to prohibit unelected politicians from initiating or approving federal rules.
Since the Biden administration began its stint in the White House last month, he has arbitrarily rescinded many of his predecessor’s reforms.
Last month he signed a controversial law requiring schools to allow transgender athletes to compete in sporting events in which female athletes participate.