Obama Seeks to Issue More Executive Orders on Environmental, LGBT Issues
After he delivers his State of the Union address on Tuesday, President Barack Obama will consider enacting even more executive actions and orders concerning environmental regulations, gay and lesbian issues, cyberterrorism policies, and the refinancing of mortgages even for those with privately backed mortgages.
According to the Washington Post, one of the first executive orders will come this week as a “call for the creation of new standards on what critical private-sector companies should do to protect their computer systems from hackers.” The order will impact “industries such as transportation that are regulated by executive branch agencies” and “increase the amount of computer threat data that the government shares with companies.”
Last year, Obama used an executive order to circumvent immigration law, offering illegal immigrants who came to the country as children temporary work permits if they met certain requirements. Last month, Obama also enacted 23 executive orders on gun control.