List of Trump’s executive orders
Since taking office, President Trump has looked to fulfill some of his campaign promises by using executive orders. Here are the 43 orders, actions and memoranda he has signed so far:
An order reversing some Obama-era offshore drilling restrictions and ordering a review of limits on drilling locations.
A memo ordering an investigation into whether aluminum imports are hurting national security.
An order meant to improve accountability and whistleblower protections for Veterans Affairs employees.
An order directing a review of national monument designations under prior administrations.
An order meant to affirm local control of school policies, and examine certain Department of Education regulations and guidance to determine their compliance with federal law.
An order directing a task force to review regulations affecting the agriculture industry.
An order and two memoranda empowering Treasury Secretary Mnuchin to move toward tax reform and end portions of the Dodd-Frank financial reform.
A memo ordering an investigation into whether foreign steel is hurting national security.
An order directing federal agencies to review the use of the H-1B visa program.
Two orders on trade; one requesting the Commerce Dept. report on the factors behind the trade deficit and another seeking to increase collection of duties on imports.
An order establishing the President’s Commission on Combating Drug Addiction and the Opioid Crisis.
An order initiating a review of the Clean Power Plan, which restricted greenhouse gas emissions at coal-fired power plants.
An order revoking Obama-era executive orders on federal contracting.
An order directing a top-to-bottom audit of the Executive Branch.
A revised order suspending the refugee program and entry to the U.S. for travelers from several mostly Muslim countries, in response to objections from courts. As before, the order will suspend refugee entries for 120 days, but doesn’t suspend Syrian refugees indefinitely and no longer includes Iraq in the named countries. In signing this order, the original one was revoked.
An order moving the HBCU (Historically Black College and Universities) offices back from the Department of Education to the White House.
An order requiring every agency to establish a Regulatory Reform Task Force to evaluate regulations and recommend rules for repeal or modification.
Three orders establishing three Department of Justice task forces to fight drug cartels, reduce violent crime and reduce attacks against police.
An order directing the Treasury secretary to review the 2010 Dodd-Frank financial regulatory law.
A memorandum instructing the Labor Department to delay implementing an Obama rule requiring financial professionals who are giving advice on retirement, and who charge commissions, to put their client’s interests first.
An order instructing agencies that whenever they introduce a regulation, they must first abolish two others.
A memorandum to restructure the National Security Council and the Homeland Security Council.
A memorandum directing the Secretary of Defense to draw up a plan within 30 days to defeat ISIS.
An order to lengthen the ban on administration officials working as lobbyists. There is now a 5 year-ban on officials becoming lobbyists after they leave government, and a lifetime ban on White House officials lobbying on behalf of a foreign government.
An executive order imposing a 120-day suspension of the refugee program and a 90-day ban on travel to the U.S. from citizens of seven terror hot spots: Iraq, Iran, Syria, Libya, Yemen, Somalia and Sudan.
Two multi-pronged orders on border security and immigration enforcement including: the authorization of a U.S.-Mexico border wall; the stripping of federal grant money to sanctuary cities; hiring 5,000 more Border Patrol agents; ending “catch-and-release” policies for illegal immigrants; and reinstating local and state immigration enforcement
A memorandum calling for a 30-day review of military readiness.
Two orders reviving the Keystone XL pipeline and Dakota Access piplines. He also signed three other related orders that would: expedite the environmental permitting process for infrastructure projects related to the pipelines; direct the Commerce Department to streamline the manufacturing permitting process; and give the Commerce Department 180 days to maximize the use of U.S. steel in
An order to reinstate the so-called “Mexico City Policy” – a ban on federal funds to international groups that perform abortions or lobby to legalize or promote abortion. The policy was instituted in 1984 by President Reagan, but has gone into and out of effect depending on the party in power in the White House.
A notice that the U.S. will begin withdrawing from the Trans-Pacific Partnership trade deal. Trump called the order “a great thing for the American worker.
An order imposing a hiring freeze for some federal government workers as a way to shrink the size of government. This excludes the military, as Trump noted at the signing.
An order that directs federal agencies to ease the “regulatory burdens” of ObamaCare. It orders agencies to “waive, defer, grant exemptions from, or delay the implementation of any provision or requirement” of ObamaCare that imposes a “fiscal burden on any State or a cost, fee, tax, penalty, or regulatory burden on individuals, families, healthcare providers, health insurers, patients, recipients of healthcare services, purchasers of health insurance, or makers of medical devices, products, or medications.”
Trump’s first 100 days – by the numbers
Signed 28 bills and resolutions into law
The White House says Trump has signed more legislation in his first 100 days than any president since Harry Truman. It’s technically true; Trump signed 28 bills and resolutions into law in his first 100 days, though they generally were not major pieces of legislation. Thirteen of the 28 bills signed were done under the Congressional Review Act to roll back Obama-era regulations.
Here are the other 15 bills Trump signed into law:
· Jan. 20—signed S.84, a bill to allow the appointment of someone for secretary of defense who has not been retired from the Armed Forces for at least seven years. Gen. Jim Mattis had only been retired for three years, requiring a waiver from Congress in order to be confirmed for the Cabinet post—Trump signed this on Inauguration Day.
· Jan. 31—signed H.R.72, the GAO Access and Oversight Act of 2017, which authorized the Government Accountability Office to obtain federal agency records required to discharge GAO duties.
· Feb. 28—signed H.R. 255, Promoting Women in Entrepreneurship Act.
· Feb. 28—signed H.R. 321, Inspiring the Next Space Pioneers, Innovators, Researchers, and Explorers (INSPIRE) Women Act.
· March 13—signed H.R. 609, a bill to designate the Department of Veterans Affairs health care center in Center Township, Butler County, Pa., as the “Abie Abraham VA Clinic.”
· March 21—signed S. 442, the National Aeronautics and Space Administration Transition Authorization Act.
· March 28—signed S. 305, the Vietnam War Veterans Recognition Act.
· March 31—signed H.R. 1362, a bill to name the Department of Veterans Affairs community-based clinic in Pago Pago, American Samoa, the “Faleomavaega Eni Fa’aua’a Hunkin VA Clinic.”
· March 31—signed S.J. Res 1, a joint resolution to approve the location of a memorial to commemorate and honor members of Armed Forces who served in active duty in Operation Desert Storm or Operation Desert Shield.
· April 3—signed H.R. 1228, a bill to allow the appointment of members of the Board of Directors of the Office of Compliance to replace members whose terms expire during 2017.
· April 18—signed H.R. 353, the Weather Research and Forecasting Innovation Act.
· April 19—signed S. 544, a bill to amend Veterans Access, Choice, and Accountability Act of 2014 to change the termination date for the Veterans Choice Program.
· April 19—signed S.J. Res 30, a joint resolution to reappoint Steve Case as a citizen regent of the Board of Regents for the Smithsonian Institution.
· April 19—signed S.J. Res 35, a joint resolution to appoint Michael Govan as a citizen regent of the Board of Regents for the Smithsonian Institution.
· April 19—signed S.J. Res 36, a joint resolution to appoint Roger Ferguson as a citizen regent of Board of Regents for the Smithsonian Institution.
Visited 11 states for events
Trump has traveled to 11 states for 13 events outside of Washington, D.C., since he took the oath of office– not including weekend trips to Mar-a-Lago, or Saturday’s visit to Pennsylvania.
· Pennsylvania: Jan. 26—Trump went to the GOP retreat in Philadelphia
· Delaware: Feb. 1—Trump visited Dover Air Force Base for the arrival of the remains of a U.S Navy SEAL killed in combat.
· Florida: Feb. 6—Trump went to U.S. Central Command in Tampa and gave a speech.
· South Carolina: Feb. 17 –Trump went to North Charleston for the introduction of Boeing’s 787 Dreamliner.
· Florida: Feb. 18—Trump went to Melbourne for his first rally since he became president.
· Maryland: Feb. 24—Trump attended CPAC outside Washington.
· Virginia: March 2—Trump gave a speech aboard the Gerald R. Ford aircraft carrier.
· Florida: March 3—Trump discussed education at St. Andrews Catholic School in Pine Hills.
· Michigan: March 15—Trump gave a speech at the American Center for Mobility in Detroit.
· Tennessee: March 15—Trump held a rally in Hermitage on the 250th birthday of Andrew Jackson.
· Kentucky: March 20—Trump had a rally in Louisville to promote the first GOP plan to repeal and replace ObamaCare.
· Wisconsin: April 18—Trump signed the “Buy American, Hire American” executive order in Kenosha.
· Georgia: April 28—Trump spoke at the NRA-ILA Leadership Forum in Atlanta.
Had in-person meetings with 15 foreign leaders
Trump has met with 15 foreign leaders in his first 100 days, five of which were leaders of Middle Eastern countries.
· United Kingdom: British Prime Minister Theresa May, held joint press conference
· Jordan: King Abdullah II (twice)
· Japan: Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, held joint press conference
· Canada: Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, held joint press conference
· Israel: Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, held joint press conference
· Peru: President Pedro Pablo Kuczynski
· Saudi Arabia: Deputy Crown Prince and Minister of Defense Mohammed bin Salman Abdulaziz Al Saud
· Ireland: Prime Minister Edna Kenny
· Germany: Chancellor Angela Merkel, held joint press conference
· Iraq: Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi
– Denmark: Prime Minister Lars Lokke Rasmussen
· Egypt: President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi
· China: President Xi Jingping
· Italy: Prime Minister Paolo Gentiloni, held joint press conference
– Argentina: President Mauricio Macri
Held 1 solo press conference, held 8 with foreign leaders
Trump only gave one solo press conference in the first 100 days. The rest were joint press conferences with foreign leaders.
Spent 7 weekends at Mar-a-Lago
Trump has spent seven of the 13 weekends of his presidency at his Palm Beach property, Mar-a-Lago, which many refer to as the ‘southern White House’.
In total, Trump has spent 25 days at Mar-a-Lago—10 full days, 15 half days—that’s an estimated 419 ¼ hours in Palm Beach County as president.
· Feb. 3-6: the weekend included a Super Bowl watch party and the 60th Annual Red Cross Ball at Trump International.
· Feb. 10-12: Trump hosted Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe at Mar-a-Lago, went golfing, and had a news conference in response to a North Korean missile launch.
· Feb. 17-20: Trump had a rally in Melbourne, Fla.
· March 3-5: Trump spent the weekend in Palm Beach.
· March 17-19: Trump, the first lady, and their son Barron went to Mar-a-Lago. Trump visited his Trump International Golf Club, and Vice President Pence stopped by on March 18.
· April 6-9: Trump had Chinese President Xi Jinping for a visit — and ordered missile strikes on Syria from the situation room in Mar-a-Lago.
· April 13-16: Trump and his family spent Easter weekend at Mar-a-Lago, got in a couple of rounds of golf, and attended Easter mass at Episcopal Church of Bethesda-by-the-Sea.
Golfed 16 times
Trump has gone on at least 16 golf outings since becoming president—all of which have been on Saturdays and Sundays and at Trump-branded courses.
· 13 have been at Trump International in West Palm Beach
· 1 at Trump National Golf Club in Jupiter, Fla.
· 2 at Trump National Golf Club in Sterling, Va.
Trump Gets Immigration Wins And Losses In Proposed Budget
The bipartisan budget agreement reached by congressional leaders late Sunday includes funds for border security, but increases the cap on a visa for low-skilled workers.
The White House originally requested funding in the budget that would go towards building a wall on the southwestern border, but later retracted this demand as Democrats threatened a government shutdown. The deal that was reached provides $1.5 billion towards border security, but none of these funds will go toward constructing a new wall.
These funds, however, will go towards repairing existing fencing, increasing the amount of detention beds, and technology to help secure the border, including drones. An executive order signed by Trump called for thousands of new ICE agents and tens of thousands of new detention beds, but he will have to settle for 100 new officers and around 5,000 new beds. The Washington Post did note that the Department of Justice would receive a $1.5 billion spending increase for “short-term detention space” that Republicans say could be used for illegal immigrants.
There is also a funding increase for the Executive Office of Immigration Review to hire at least 10 additional immigration judges. Both President Trump and Attorney General Jeff Sessions have called for a hiring surge for these judges. Sessions wants 125 new judges to be hired between 2017 and 2018.
Numbers USA, a group which advocates for reduced immigration, noticed that this proposed budget contains a provision which would undercut the Trump administration’s push against low-skilled immigrant labor. “The current cap for H-2B visas is 66,000 per year, but this provision would temporarily increase this cap by 79,168 visas for a total of 145,168 workers,” the group said in a blog post.
If passed, the budget would keep the government funded through September. White House adviser Dan Scavino tweeted out, “#BuildTheWall” in regards to the bill, despite it including no funding for new construction.