executive orders

Biden orders $15-an-hour minimum wage for federal contract workers

BY: - April 27, 2021

WASHINGTON — President Joe Biden signed an executive order Tuesday to raise the minimum wage for federal contract workers to $15 an hour. The order will go into effect Jan. 30 of next year, according to a fact sheet provided by the administration. Once in place through new and extended contracts, the wage will automatically adjust to […]

House committee advances ‘unconstitutional’ challenge of presidential orders

BY: - March 4, 2021

An Iowa House committee advanced a bill Thursday after its chief backer declared the measure unconstitutional.  House File 481, introduced by Rep. John Wills, R-Spirit Lake, is aimed at reviewing presidential executive orders to see if they are constitutional.  The bill also would prohibit state and local governments, and any entity that gets money from […]

Biden rolls back Trump policy on separation of migrant children from their parents

BY: - February 2, 2021

WASHINGTON — President Joe Biden signed three executive orders on Tuesday evening that will reverse controversial policies from the previous administration, including one that resulted in the separation of migrant children from their parents. Biden made it clear during the signing that he was not creating new immigration policies with the executive orders, but reversing […]

COMMENTARY

Biden’s executive orders aren’t the problem. A broken Congress is.

BY: - January 30, 2021

It was tough not to chuckle at a New York Times editorial this week chastising President Joe Biden for the barrage of executive orders that have gone flying out of the Oval Office during his first week behind the Resolute Desk, as if he were the first president ever to do so. “This is no way to make law. A […]