Actions by Biden Administration Are Already Impacting the Workforce Mobility Industry

As Biden’s presidency takes shape, we’ll be tracking developments that most impact our members and our industry.

Only in office for a few weeks, President Joe Biden has already been busy releasing dozens of Executive Orders (EO), proclamations, and other directives as part of his plan to act upon campaign promises in his initial 100 days in office. The U.S. Senate is also making progress on confirming Biden’s Cabinet nominees.

Here’s what you need to know about President Biden’s actions to date.

Executive Actions

COVID-19 Relief and Safety

Immigration

Workforce

Cabinet Nominations and Confirmations

Often close confidants, the President’s cabinet is an advisory body made up of the heads of the 15 executive departments. The President nominates them, and they must be confirmed by a majority in the Senate. Key cabinet members currently confirmed are:

Awaiting confirmation are:

Worldwide ERC® is Making Your Voice Heard

As the policy priorities of the Biden Administration continue to take shape, Worldwide ERC® will be at the table, advocating for solutions on behalf of the mobility industry.

Our advocacy efforts are well underway, with actions that have most recently included a 1 February letter to President Biden and congressional leaders advocating on the following items important to the workforce mobility industry:

  • Funding for Small Businesses, including additional forgivable funding and the availability of low-interest loans well into 2021.
  • Liability Protection that provides a balanced approach to help protect employers acting in good faith as they reopen workplaces and relocate employees. While our Workforce Mobility Safety Framework will help mitigate employees’ exposure to COVID-19, it will not eliminate the threat all together, and employers doing the right thing should not be held unfairly liable.
  • Reinstatement of the Moving Expense Deduction to ensure that relocation and moving are more affordable.

You can be sure we will continue to raise our voice on your behalf.

Should any member have questions regarding these developments, please reach out to our Vice President of Member Engagement and Public Policy Rebecca Peters, rpeters@worldwideerc.org.

Want to Learn More?

Join Worldwide ERC® as our Public Policy experts discuss what’s next for the Biden Administration and the 117th Congress in our members-only webinar “Where Is Public Policy Going in 2021?” on 4 February at 12 PM ET. Sign up today!

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