Transcript for Biden expected to sign several executive orders early in his term
tonight, what he now plans to do on day one of his presidency. Here's Mary Bruce on that. Reporter: As Washington prepares to usher in the Biden era, with less than 48 hours to go, the President-Elect is putting the finishing touches on his big speech. Sir, how's the speech writing going? Good. Reporter: Biden, spending this martin Luther king holiday packing boxes at a food pantry in Wilmington with the soon to be first lady, Jill Biden. His team is laying out the plan for day one. Biden expected to sign roughly a dozen executive orders, undoing some of Donald Trump's most controversial moves. He will immediately rejoin the Paris climate accord, reportedly cancel the keystone pipeline and will reverse the so-called Muslim travel ban. And take the first step in his fight against covid -- mandating masks on federal lands and extending the pause of student loan payments. But Biden's big ticket items, like that massive $1.9 trillion stimulus plan, will require congressional approval. There is a lot to do. Some would say ours is an ambitious goal. But we do believe, with hard work and with the cop ration and collaboration of the members of the United States congress, that we can get it done. Reporter: Kamala Harris will make history this week as the first black woman and the first asian-american sworn in as vice president. Administering the oath, justice Sonia Sotomayor, the first woman of color on the supreme court. And it will happen on the same spot where that mob of trump supporters stormed the capitol. Harris today asked if she had any security concerns. I am very much looking forward to being sworn in as the next vice president of the United States, and I will walk there, to that moment, proudly with my head up and my shoulders back. And she will make history. Mary Bruce, President-Elect Joe Biden's inaugural address will also be historic, they all are. But this one will be delivered amid a pandemic, this economy, a racial reckoning, and just days after the deadly riot. So, what are you learning tonight? What does he hope to accomplish on Wednesday? Reporter: There's no question, David, this will be the most consequential speech of Biden's life. He will be speaking to Americans who are hard-hit and grieving, to many who are just plain angry, including many of president trump's supporters. He'll be reaching out directly to them, too, as Biden outlines his vision and plan to try to ewe neat and heal this country. All right, Mary Bruce, thank you. And now to the coronavirus. The first case reported in this
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