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Joe Biden has signed a flurry of executive orders in his first week, many more than Donald Trump. Why is he passing so many now? – ABC News

Joe Biden is signing a raft of executive orders, nearly six times more than his predecessor, Donald Trump. Reversing Trump policies isn’t the only reason he’s wielding…



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In his first week in office, President Joe Biden whipped up 24 executive orders a lot more than his contemporaries.
Donald Trump signed four, Barack Obama signed five and George W Bush signed none in the first seven days.
So why is Mr Biden signing so many? And why do they exist if a new president can just re-write the playbook?
What is an executive order?
They’re just a couple of pages long but carry a lot of weight.
The orders direct federal agencies (those that report to the president) how to…

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