Biden to outline racial equity agenda

Senior White House correspondent Mary Bruce has the latest on the president’s plans to sign more executive orders on Tuesday, this time focused on racial equity.
1:40 | 01/26/21

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Transcript for Biden to outline racial equity agenda
Thanks very much. To the white house where president Biden is pushing his agenda on several fronts already signed 33 executive actions in less than a week and will sign more today on racial equity. Mary Bruce has the latest. Good morning, Mary. Reporter: Good morning. Of those 33 executive actions that president Biden has taken so far, 23 have been aimed at rolling back president trump's agenda but Biden is trying to his his own goals taking steps to address racial equity. He, of course, often talks about how the pandemic has exposed and intensified the vast disparities in this country and, of course, was inspired to run by the former president's response to the events in charlottesville so today he'll take steps to try to begin and tackle these huge challenges. Biden is also looking ahead to trying and tackling another crisis, climate change. He will reportedly be directing federal agencies to review how expansive a ban on oil and gas drilling on federal lands should, banning new leases would fill a campaign promise but also one that enraged the oil and gas industry. Taking advantage of this delay in the senate trial of president trump to get more cabinet nominees confirmed. Reporter: Yeah, slowly but surely the cabinet is coming together. He will now have three confirmed secretaries, Janet Yellen set to be sworn in today, the first woman to ever be treasury secretary. Biden's cabinet also on track to shatter diversity records and Janet Yellen will have a huge task ahead of her. She'll have to shepherd the massive covid relief bill through congress and made clear that's her first and most important priority and defended the nearly $2 trillion price tag that has caused such controversy up on capitol hill and says, quote, the smartest thing we can do is go big, George. Big job ahead, Mary Bruce, thanks very much.

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