Biden Repeals Military Transgender Ban

President Biden's latest executive orders repeal the Trump-era ban on transgender service members, enhance COVID-19 travel restrictions and boost American manufacturing. NBC's Alice Barr reports.

(NBC News) — President Biden started his first full week in the White House Monday by using the powers of his office to tackle a series of priorities.

Mr. Biden signed executive orders directing federal agencies to strengthen requirements to buy from American manufacturers, tightening international travel restrictions as new COVID-19 strains threaten to make the pandemic even worse, and repealing the Trump-era ban on transgender military members.

It comes as the country’s first Black Secretary of Defense, retired Army General Lloyd Austin, was sworn in.

President Biden is hoping to push his agenda forward quickly as a divided Congress moves one step closer to an impeachment trial of former President Trump.

The single article of impeachment accusing Mr. Trump of inciting the January 6th insurrection on Capitol Hill will be delivered to the Senate Monday evening.

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