Friday, February 17, 2017

President Donald Trump takes Action

by Kyle Kuykendall 

    Nearly 30 days have passed since President Trump was sworn in, and in that short period of time he has signed at least 23 Executive Actions, 12 Executive orders, signed five bills into law, and has seen 12 members of his cabinet confirmed. Unlike many presidents before him, he has truly delivered and kept true to his promises that he stated during his campaign. And he has fulfilled many of them in just the first month to add to it all. Here’s a list of the signed executive orders.

    -Minimizing the Economic Burden of the Patent Protection and Affordable Care Act.
Signed on January 20, 2017
    The executive order says that the Trump Administration will “seek prompt repeal” of the law. To decrease the “economic burden” of Obamacare. The order directs the secretary of state, and human services and other agencies to “waive, defer, grant exemptions from, or delay the implementation” of any of the law that puts fiscal burden on the government, businesses or individuals.

    -Expediting Environmental Reviews and Approvals for High-Priority Infrastructure Projects.
Signed on January 24, 2017
    The order outlines how the administration will expedite environmental reviews and approval of “high priority” infrastructure projects, some examples are repairs to bridges, airports and highways.

    -Enhancing Public Safety in the Interior of the United States.
Signed on January 25, 2017
    The order states a few changes to be made to immigration policies, but most notably it will strip federal grant money to so-called sanctuary cities. It will also create an office to assist the victims of crimes committed by undocumented immigrants and calls on local and state policy to detain or apprehend people that are in the United States illegally.

    -Border Security and Immigration Enforcement Improvements.
Signed on January 25, 2017
    This order is targeted at fulfilling one of Trump’s key promises made in his campaign, enhancing border security, by directing federal funding to construct a wall along the mexico-U.S. border. It directs the secretary of homeland security to prepare congressional budget requests for the wall and to “end the abuse of parole and asylum provisions” that complicate the withdraw of undocumented immigrants.

-Protecting the Nation from Foreign Terrorist Entry in the United States.
Signed on January 27, 2017
this order suspends any entry of immigrants from seven of the muslim-majority countries such as Syria, Iran, Iraq, Libya, Sudan, Yemen and Somlia. For 90 days and stop all refugess from entering the country for 120 days. Syrian refugees are banned any other way. During the ban the secretary of homeland security of state will review and reword the refugee admission process.

    -Ethics Commitments by Executive Branch Appointees.
Signed on January 28, 2017
    This order will stop all executive branch officials from lobbying for five years after they depart office and places a lifetime ban on lobbying a foreign government.

    -Reducing Regulation and Controlling Regulatory Costs.
Signed on January 30, 2017
    This order states that executive departments and agencies must cut two regulations for every one new regulation made. The regulation spending cannot exceed 0 dollars either, and at any costs associated with regulations must be offset with eliminations.

    -Core Principles for Regulating the United States Financial System.
Signed on February 3, 2017
    The order lays down the administration’s “core principles” regarding the U.S. financial system which includes:
    *making regulation “efficient, effective and appropriately tailored.    
    *preventing government bailouts.    
    *ensuring that U.S. firms are competitive with foreign companies.    

    -Task Force on Crime Reduction and Public Safety.
Signed on February 9, 2017
    This order directs Attorney General Jeff Sessions to make a task force that would propose new legislation to diminish crime, highlight drug trafficking, illegal immigration and violent crime. This task force will submit annual reports to the President.

    -Preventing Violence Against Federal, State, Tribal and Local Law Enforcement Officers.
Signed on February 9, 2017
    This order will call upon the Justice Department to “enhance the protection and safety” of law enforcement by increasing penalties for crimes committed against all officers.

    -Enforcing Federal Law with Respect to Transnational Criminal Organizations and Preventing International Trafficking.
Signed on February 9, 2017
    This order outlines the administrations approach to cutting down organized crime like gangs, cartels and racketeering organizations, by furthering cooperation with foreign governments and the ways in which federal agencies share and trade information and data.

    -Providing an Order of Succession within the Department of Justice.
Signed on February 9. 2017
    Just two weeks after firing Acting Attorney General Sally Yates, this order will change the order of succession for Sessions, who won approval as attorney general this past week. The sequence is: the U.S. attorney for the Eastern District of Virginia, the U.S. attorney for the Northern District of Illinois and the U.S. attorney for the Western District of Missouri.

    Even though those are only the executive orders he has signed, President Donald J. Trump has kept his promises and carried them out in only the first month of his presidency. And at this rate America will surely be moving forward fast to becoming Great Again!

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