March 22, 2021: The Senate is expected to vote on the nomination of Marty Walsh for secretary of labor on Monday evening.
Every weekday, Ballotpedia is tracking key presidential appointments, executive actions, and policy developments from the Biden administration.
- No confirmation hearings are scheduled on Monday.
- The Senate is expected to vote on the nomination of Marty Walsh for secretary of labor on Monday evening. The Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions Committee advanced his nomination in February by a vote of 18-4.
- The Biden administration contracted with hotels to house 1,200 migrants crossing the southern border in Arizona and Texas. The $86 million, six-month contract was facilitated by the nonprofit organization Endeavors.
- Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas said on Sunday that the U.S.-Mexico border was closed and that the U.S. would expel families and single adults. He continued, “We are building safe, orderly and humane ways to address the needs of vulnerable children. Do not come.”
- Biden issued a proclamation on Friday to encourage awareness of unintentional poisonings and acknowledge National Poison Prevention Week.
Transition in Context: Executive Actions
The following table compares the number of executive orders issued by each of the four most recent presidents during his first two months in office.
Biden has issued more executive orders during this time period than his three predecessors. He issued 32 executive orders in his first month and five in his second.
President Donald Trump (R) issued the most executive orders per year on average: 55.
What We’re Reading
- Associated Press: Amid border surge, confusion reigns over Biden policies
- NBC News: It’s not Joe Biden’s Senate anymore
- The Wall Street Journal: Down the Biden Tax Threshold