Executive Orders May 2024

Has Biden issued too many executive orders?
Per Ballotpedia
As of May 7, 2024, President Joe Biden (D) had signed 138 executive orders, 173 presidential memoranda, 607 proclamations, and 121 notices.

Biden has issued an average of 41 executive orders per year in office, the third-lowest average among the seven presidents who have held office since 1981. Donald Trump’s (R) average is highest within this timeframe, at 55 executive orders, and Barack Obama’s (D) average is lowest, at 35.

Average EOs per year in office

executive order data listed by president


The American Presidency Project — Executive Orders

Joe Biden’s executive orders and actions

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