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President Joe Biden has presided over a focused launch of his administration, breaking sharply with his predecessor while signing executive orders meant as a showy display of action. But the crises the nation faces are as intractable as ever.
President Biden plans to sign two executive orders that would increase food aid during the coronavirus pandemic, protect job seekers on unemployment and clear a path for federal workers and contractors to get a $15 hourly minimum wage.
Official says masks will still not be mandatory at the White House, even after president tested positive for the virus. The official described facial coverings as “a personal choice,” despite overwhelming evidence that they help stop spread of virus.