President Trump has issued a string of last-minute executive actions that appear intended to make life more difficult for the incoming Biden administration.
The dynamic was on full display on Monday when Trump issued a proclamation lifting travel restrictions on several countries amid the coronavirus pandemic, only for a top Biden spokesperson to quickly make clear the new administration would not follow through on the order.
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Separately, the State Department has issued several directives that could be difficult for President-elect Joe Biden to quickly reverse, including adding Cuba to the State Sponsors of Terrorism list and designating the Houthis in Yemen as a terrorist group — a step that has stirred bipartisan outrage.
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) issued a last-minute rule limiting the types of studies the agency can weigh when forming its policies, while the Department of Labor released a rule that affects tip pooling for restaurant workers.
Read more at The Hill.