WASHINGTON—U.S. Senator Chris Murphy (D-Conn.) on Wednesday applauded the historic actions taken by President Joe Biden on his first day in office. President Biden issued Executive Orders to rejoin the Paris Agreement and World Health Organization, repeal the Trump administration’s racist Muslim ban, and strengthen protections for DACA recipients, among several other actions.

“On his first day in office, President Biden is signaling to the world that America is back and ready to lead again. The past four years have been the most chaotic and divisive in memory, but if there’s anyone who can heal this country, it’s President Biden. Today’s actions taken by the new administration—in particular rejoining the Paris Agreement and World Health Organization—will enable the U.S. to collaborate with countries to tackle the existential climate crisis and contain the global pandemic that has claimed the lives of 400,000 Americans and millions of others abroad,” said Murphy.

Murphy continued: “I’m also pleased that President Biden repealed the racist Muslim ban and strengthened protections for DACA recipients. The Executive actions announced today not only repair the damage from the Trump administration, but start to move us forward in a bold way. I am as committed as ever to working with this administration to get the work done.”

Click here to view the Fact Sheet provided by the Biden administration on the Executive actions taken by the president today.