President Joe Biden (D) issued four executive orders in April, bringing his total number to 113.
The four orders he issued in April were:
- Executive Order on Authority to Order the Ready Reserve of the Armed Forces to Active Duty to Address International Drug Trafficking (April 27, 2023)
- Executive Order on Revitalizing Our Nation’s Commitment to Environmental Justice for All (April 21, 2023)
- Executive Order on Increasing Access to High-Quality Care and Supporting Caregivers (April 18, 2023)
- Executive Order on Modernizing Regulatory Review (April 6, 2023)
Biden issued 25 executive orders in January 2021, more than any other month of his presidency. He did not issue any executive orders in November 2022 and January 2023.
Biden is averaging 48 executive orders per year, tied with Ronald Reagan (R) for second-most among presidents since 1981. Donald Trump (R) averaged 55 executive orders per year, the most in that time. Barack Obama (D) issued 35 per year, the fewest in that time.
Franklin D. Roosevelt (D) issued 307 executive orders per year on average, the most of all U.S. presidents. William Henry Harrison (Whig) averaged the fewest, issuing none during his one month in office. Three presidents issued only one executive order each: James Madison (Democratic-Republican), James Monroe (Democratic-Republican), and John Adams (Federalist).