by Countable | Updated on 3.8.18
President Donald Trump has been making use of executive orders and presidential memorandums to quickly align the federal government’s operations with his policy goals. To help you keep track of what executive actions he has taken to date we compiled this list, which we’ll keep updated with succinct summaries of new executive actions as they’re released.
Executive actions are listed in order of most recent to oldest.
Adjusting Imports of Steel into the United States: This proclamation imposes a tariff of 25 percent on imported steel, except for steel from Canada and Mexico. (Proclamation)
Adjusting Imports of Aluminum into the United States: This proclamation imposes a tariff of 10 percent on imported aluminum, except for aluminum from Canada and Mexico. (Proclamation)
Federal Interagency Council on Crime Prevention and Improving Reentry: This executive order establishes a Federal Interagency Council on Crime Prevention and Improving Reentry. (Order)
Continuation of the National Emergency with Respect to Venezuela: This executive order continues the national emergency related to the actions of the Venezuelan government for one year. (Order)
Order on the President's Council on Sports, Fitness, and Nutrition: This executive order modifies the President's Council on Sports, Fitness, and Nutrition. (Order)
Application of the Definition of Machinegun to "Bump Fire" Stock and Other SImilar Devices: This memo directs the Department of Justice (DOJ) to apply the regulatory definition of machinegun to "bump fire" stock devices, which accelerate a semiautomatic weapon's rate of fire to replicate an automatic weapon's rate of fire. It instructs the DOJ to expeditiously review the 100,000 public comments already received for the proposed rule issued on December 26, 2017, and issue a final rule banning devices that turn legal weapons into machineguns. (Memo)
Delegation of Authorities under Sectin 1245 of the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2018: This memo delegates authorities under Section 1245 of the NDAA for Fiscal Year 2018 to the Secretaries of State and Defense, along with the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff and the Director of National INtelligence. (Memo)
Message to Congress: This memo outlines the administration's framework for rebuilding infrastructure in America. It requests that Congress act on an infrastructure bill that stimulates at least $1.5 trillion in new investment over the next 10 years, shorten the process for approving projects to 2 years or less, address unmet rural infrastructure needs, empower state and local authorities, and train the American workforce of the future. (Memo)
Presidential Sequestration Order for Fiscal Year 2019: This memo directs the reduction of direct spending in fiscal year 2019 in accordance with the Balanced Budget and Emergency Deficit Control Act. (Memo)
Delegation of Certain Function and Authorities under Section 1235 of the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2017: This memo delegates authorities under Section 1235 of the NDAA for Fiscal Year 2018 to the Secretary of Defense. (Memo)
Message to Congress: This message identifies funding from the Bipartisan Budget Act of 2018 as emergency spending. (Memo)
Continuation of the National Emergency with Respect to Libya: This memo continues the national emergency declared on February 25, 2011 by Executive Order 13566 related to the conflict in Libya. The emergency will continue for one year. (Memo)
Message to Congress: This memo notifies Congress that the national emergency with respect to Libya has been continued for one year. (Memo)
Delegation of Certain Function and Authorities under Section 1252 of the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2017: This memo delegates authorities under Section 1252 of the NDAA for Fiscal Year 2018 to the Secretaries of Defense and State. (Memo)
Optimizing the Use of Federal Government Information in Support of the National Vetting Enterprise: This memo establishes a National Vetting Center to coordinate efforts to vet and identify individuals who pose a threat to national security, border security, homeland security, or public safety using an integrated approach to data sharing. (Memo)
Delegation of Certain Functions and Authorities under Section 1238 of the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2018: This memo delegates authorities under Section 1238 of the NDAA for Fiscal Year 2018 to the Secretary of Defense, in coorindation with the Secretaries of State and the Treasury and the Director of National Intelligence. (Memo)
Protecting America Through Lawful Detention of Terrorists: This executive order reverses a 2009 executive order issued by former President Barack Obama ordering the closure of detention facilities at U.S. Naval Station Guantanamo Bay. It authorizes the transportation of additional detainees to the facility and requires that its operations be consistent with relevant U.S. and international law. It also directs the Secretaries of Defense, State, and Homeland Security, along with the Attorney General and Director of National Intelligence to recommend policies governing the transfer of individuals to Guantanamo Bay within 90 days. If detainees aren't charged in or subject to a conviction by a military commission, any detainees transferred after this date would be subject to periodic reviews to determine whether continued law of war detention is necessary to protect against a significant threat to the security of the U.S. (Order)
Memo for the Secretary of Defense: This memo determines that there is a shortfall of items affecting thin-wall castings for military applications that are critical to national defense within the U.S. industrial base, and authorizes purchases necessary to meet needs. (Memo)
Memo for the Secretary of Defense: This memo determines that there is a shortfall affecting domestic production of trusted advanced photomasks that are critical to national defense within the U.S. industrial base, and authorizes purchases necessary to meet needs. (Memo)
Supporting Our Veterans During Their Transition From Uniformed Service to Civilian Life: This executive order instructs the Depts. of Defense, Veterans Affairs, and Homeland Security to collaborate to improve mental healthcare and access to suicide prevention services for veterans. (Order)
Memo for the Director of National Intelligence: This memo instructs the Director of National Intelligence to issue and release publicly a policy requiring the Intelligence Community to develop and maintain procedures for responding to requests from officials at all levels of government for non-public identity information of unconsenting Americans that was originally omitted from disseminated intelligence reports. The policy will be released within 30 days of this date. (Memo)
Delegation of Responsibilities under the Frank R. Wolf International Religious Freedom Act of 2016: This memo delegates the authorities vested in the president by the Frank R. Wolf International Religious Freedom Act to the Secretary of State. (Memo)
Streamlining and Expediting Requests to Locate Broadband Facilities in Rural America: This executive order directs federal agencies to use all available tools to accelerate the deployment and adoption of affordable, reliable, modern high-speed broadband in rural America. It directs agencies to process wireless facility siting requests more efficiently and provide more predictability regarding the availability of locations for installations. (Order)
Supporting Broadband Tower Facilities in Rural America on Federal Properties Managed by the Department of the Interior: This memo directs the Dept. of the Interior (DOI) to develop a plan to support rural broadband development and adoption by increasing access to tower facilities and other infrastructure assets managed by the DOI. (Memo)
Termination of the Presidential Advisory Commission on Election Integrity: This executive order terminates the Presidential Advisory Commission on Election Integrity. (Order)
Blocking the Property of Persons Involved in Serious Human Rights ABuse or Corruption: This executive order blocks property transactions of people responsible for or complicit with serious human rights abuses. (Order)
Federal Strategy to Ensure and Reliable Supplies of Critical Minerals: This memo outlines U.S. policy to reduce the national reliance on the import of mineral commodities by increasing private sector exploration, production, recycling, and reprocessing of critical minerals. (Memo)
Reinvigorating America's Human Space Exporation Program: This memo sets goals for the U.S. space exploration program that include returning humans to the moon for long-term exploration and utilization, along with human missions to Mars and other destinations. (Order)
Revising the Seal for the National Credit Union Administration: This executive order approves the official seal of the National Credit Union Administration. (Order)
Memo for the Chief Counsel for Advocacy of the Small Business Administration: This memo delays the submission of a report on the economic impacts of a trade agreement on small businesses by 30 days. (Memo)
Suspension of Limitations under the Jerusalem Embassy Act: This memo notifies the Secretary of State that the requirement to move the U.S. embassy from Jerusalem to Tel Aviv is suspended for six months. (Memo)
National Family Week Proclamation: This memo proclaims the week of November 19-25, 2017 as National Family Week. (Memo)
National Day of Thanksgiving Proclamation: This memo proclaims Thursday, November 23, 2017 as a National Day of Thanksgiving. (Memo)
Memo for the Secretaries of State, Treasury, and Energy: This memo notifies these Cabinet secretaries that the president has determined that energy market conditions allow for a significant reduction in the amount of petroleum products purchased from Iran by or through foreign financial institutions. (Memo)
American Education Week Proclamation: This memo proclaims the week of November 12-18, 2017 as American Education Week. (Memo)
Continuation of the National Emergency With Respect to the Proliferation of Weapons of Mass Destruction: This memo continues a national emergency declared by Executive Order 12938 in 1994 related to the proliferation of weapons of mass destruction. The national emergency will remain in effect for one year. (Memo)
Continuation of the National Emergency with Respect to Iran: This memo continues a national emergency related to the threat post by Iran to U.S. national security that was declared by Executive Order 12170 in 1979. The national emergency will remain in effect for one year. (Memo)
Letter to Congress: This memo notifies Congress that the declared national emergency with respect to Iran has been extended for one year. (Memo)
Continuation of the National Emergency with Respect to Burundi: This memo continues the national emergency declared by Executive Order 13712 in 2015 related to the violent situation in Burundi. The national emergency will remain in effect for one year. (Memo)
Continuation of the National Emergency With Respect to Sudan: This memo continues a declared national emergency related to the conflict in the Darfur region of Sudan for one year, while acknowledging some recent positive developments. (Memo)
Temporary Certification for Certain Records Related to the Assassination of President John F. Kennedy: This memo gives federal agencies that requested a delay in the release of some records related to the assassination of President John F. Kennedy until April 26, 2018 to determine if they should continue to be withheld from the public for national security purposes. (Memo)
Combatting the National Drug Demand and Opioid Crisis: This memo directs the heads of federal agencies, in particular the Dept. of Health and Human Services (HHS), to consider declaring drug demand and the opioid crisis a Public Health Emergency. (Memo)
Memo for the Secretary of Transporation: This memo instructs the Secretary of Transportation to establish a pilot program for integrating unmanned aerial systems (UAS or drones) into the national airspace. The program would test and evaluate various models of involvement by government at all levels in the development and enforcement of federal drone regulations. Drone owners and operators would be encouraged to test and develop new concepts of operations. The program would inform future federal guidelines and regulatory decisions related to the operation of drones. (Memo)
Resuming the United States Refugee Admissions Program with Enhanced Vetting Capabilities: This executive order resumes the U.S. Refugee Admissions Program that had been temporarily suspended under an existing executive order. It directs the Secretaries of State and Homeland Security to work together in assessing risks posed by the potential entry of a refugee into the U.S. (Order)
Notice Regarding the Continuation of the National Emergency with Respect to the Democratic Republic of the Congo: This memo continues a national emergency declared in 2006 related to widespread violence and atrocities in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. The emergency will remain in effect for one year. (Memo)
Amending Executive Order 13223: This executive order modifies the Declaration of National Emergency by Reason of Certain Terrorist Attacks issued on September 14, 2001 by clarifying the authority of the Secretaries of the Army, Navy, and Air Force to recall retired members of the Armed Forces to active duty due to a national emergency. (Order)
Continuation of the National Emergency With Respect to Significant Narcotics Traffickers Centered in Columbia: This memo continues a declared national emergency related to international narcotics traffickers in Colombia that was declared on October 21, 1995. The emergency will continue for one year. (Memo)
Promoting Healthcare Choice and Competition Across the United States: This executive order aims to improve competition and choice in healthcare by expanding access to association health plans (AHPs); short-term, limited-duration insurance (STLDI); and health reimbursement arrangements (HRAs). AHPs allow small businesses to join a group to increase their purchasing power for health insurance plans. STLDI is exempt from Obamacare's essential helath benefits requirements, making it a more affordable alternative for some consumers. HRAs are tax-advantaged accounts set up by employers for their employees that give them additional options for financing their healthcare. (Order)
Memo for the Secretaries of State, Treasury, and Homeland Security: This memo delegates authorities designated to the president under the Countering America's Adversaries Through Sanctions Act related to sanctions on Russia, Iran, and North Korea. (Memo)
Letter to House and Senate Leaders on Immigration Principles and Priorities: This memo expresses to House and Senate leaders the immigration priorities of the Trump administration. Included are funding for the border wall & border security efforts; improved enforcement of immigration laws including in sanctuary cities; and a merit-based immigration system that ends extended-family chain migration. (Memo)
National Security Memorandum: This memo notifies federal agencies, especially those involved in national security activities, that it is U.S. policy to share information about actors who pose a threat to national security with law enforcement at all levels of government when appropriate. (Memo)
Memo for the Secretary of State: This memo waives aspects of sanctions on African nations imposed by the Child Soldiers Prevention Act on national security grounds because the sanctions would otherwise restrict peacekeeping operations. (Memo)
Revocation of Executive Order Creating Labor-Management Forums: This order revokes an executive order that created labor-management forums throughout the executive branch to improve the delivery of government services because it failed to fulfill its goal. (Order)
Continuance of Certain Federal Advisory Committees: This executive order continues 32 advisory committees to the president and executive branch. (Order)
Determination on Refugee Admissions for Fiscal Year 2018: This memo notifies the Secretary of State about refugee admission levels for fiscal year 2018. It contains a breakdown of refugee admissions by region, and affirms that people may admitted as refugees at U.S. embassies or in specified regions. (Memo)
Memo for the Secretary of State, the Secretary of the Treasury, and the Director of National Intelligence: This memo delegates presidential authorities under the Countering America's Adversaries Through Sanctions Act of 2017, the Ukraine Freedom Support Act of 2014, and the Support for the Sovereignty, Integrity, Democracy, and Economic Stability of Ukraine Act of 2014. (Memo)
Increasing Access to High-Quality Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) Education: This memo makes it a priority of the Dept. of Education to promote high quality STEM education. A goal of $200 million in grant funding to promote high quality STEM education would be set. (Memo)
Memo for the Secretary of State: This memo delegates authorities vested in the president by the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2017 to the Secretary of State. (Memo)
Imposing Additional Sanctions with Respect to North Korea: This order gives the Secretary of the Treasury the authority to suspend U.S. account access for foreign banks that knowingly facilitate significant trade transactions with North Korea. It also sanctions those individuals and companies involved in the construction, energy, financial services, information technology, manufacturing, medical, mining, textiles, or transportation industries in North Korea. (Order)
Notice Regarding the Continuation of the National Emergency with Respect to Persons Who Commit, Threaten to Commit, or Support Terrorism: This memo continues a national emergency declared on September 23, 2001 related to persons who commit, threaten, or support terrorism. The emergency would continue for one year. (Memo)
A Letter to the Speaker of the House and President of the Senate: This memo notifies congressional leadership that the president has continued the national emergency related to persons who commit, threaten, or support terrorism for one year. (Memo)
Memo for the Secretary of Defense: This memo tasks the Secretary of Defense with carrying out a quadrennial military compensation review that assesses the adequacy of military compensation, whether a different structure such as a salary system would improve recruitment and retention, and survey the usage of nutrition assistance or other supplemental income or support by troops and their families. (Memo)
Order Regarding the Proposed Acquisition of Lattice Semiconductor Corporation by China Venture Capital Fund Corporation Limited: This order blocks the purchase of Lattice Semiconductor Corporation by a Chinese investment firm on the grounds of national security under the Defense Production Act of 1950. It orders the parties to the transaction to abandon it and certify that their compliance, authorizes the Attorney General to enforce the order if necessary. (Order)
Memo for the Secretary of State: This memo identifies Bolivia and Venezuela as countries that have failed demonstrably to adhere to international counternarcotics agreements under the Foreign Assistance Act. It also warns Colombia that it could face that designation if it doesn't reduce the cultivation of coca and production of cocaine. (Memo)
Notice Regarding the Continuation of the National Emergency with Respect to Certain Terrorist Attacks: This memo continues for one year the national emergency declared on September 14, 2001 following the terrorist attacks on September 11, 2001. (Memo)
A Message to Congress: This memo notifies Congress that the president has continued for one year the national emergency declared on September 14, 2001 related to the terrorist attacks on September 11, 2001. (Memo)
A Letter to the Speaker of the House and President of the Senate: This memo notifies congressional leaders that the president redesignates and rescinds funds and contributions from foreign governments for Overseas Contingency Operations/Global War on Terrorism. (Memo)
Memo for the Secretary of State and the Secretary of the Treasury: This memo continues for one year authorities under the Trading With the Enemy Act with respect to Cuba. (Memo)
Memo for the Secretary of State and the Secretary of the Treasury: This memo delegates authority to administer sanctions under the Magnitsky Act to the secretaries of state and the treasury. (Memo)
A Letter to the Speaker of the House and the President of the Senate: This memo notifies congressional leaders that the president is setting the basic monthly pay increase for members of the armed forces at 2.1 percent for fiscal year 2018. (Memo)
A Letter to the Speaker of the House and the President of the Senate: This memo notifies congressional leaders that the president will increase pay for federal workers 1.4 percent across-the-board in 2018, with locality pay increases of 0.5 percent. (Memo)
Restoring State, Tribal, and Local Law Enforcement's Access to Life-Saving Equipment and Resources: This order revokes an executive order issued on January 16, 2015 that restricted the access of state, tribal, and local law enforcement agencies to military-style equipment. It also directs all executive branch agencies to lift related rules, regulations, guidelines, or policies immediately. (Order)
Memo for the Secretary of Defense and Secretary of Homeland Security: This memo directs the Dept. of Defense and the Coast Guard (under Homeland Security) to continue the ban on recruiting transgender individuals to the armed forces and halt all use of resources to fund sex reassignment surgery for military personnel. The ban on recruitment would continue beyond January 1, 2018 when it's currently set to expire until the administration determines a change is warranted. By February 21, 2018 DOD and DHS would be required to submit an implementation plan to the president which includes how to address transgender personnel currently serving in the military. (Memo)
Imposing Additional Sanctions with Respect to the Situation in Venezuela: This executive order prohibits U.S. citizens and banks from buying new bonds from the government of Venezuela or its state oil company. It also allows the Treasury Department to make exceptions, which it has done in allowing a 30-day wind-down period, trading of existing bonds on the secondary market, and transactions involving food, medicine, and humanitarian aid. The order went into effect one minute at 12:01am on August 25 before it was disclosed to counter sanctions evasion. (Order)
A Message to the Speaker of the House and the President of the Senate: This memo notifies the Speaker of the House and the President of the Senate that the president has signed an executive order sanctioning Venezuela. (Memo)
Memo for the Secretary of Defense: This memo directs the Dept. of Defense (DOD) to establish the U.S. Cyber Command as a Unified Combatant Command, and asks to DOD to recommend a nominee that could be put forward for confirmation by the Senate. (Memo)
Establishing Discipline and Accountability in the Environmental Review and Permitting Process for Infrastructure: This executive order aims to make the federal government's environmental reviews for infrastructure projects more efficient. It would be federal policy to develop infrastructure in an environmentally sensitive manner, be good stewards of public funds, provide transparency into the review process, conduct reviews in a coordinated manner between stakeholders, and complete federal environmental reviews & authorization decisions for a project within two years. (Order)
Notice Regarding the Continuation of the National Emergency with Respect to Export Control Regulations: This memo continues a declared national emergency related to export control regulations for one year. The emergency was first declared in Executive Order 13222 on August 17, 2001 and was revised by Executive Order 13637 on March 8, 2013. (Memo)
A Message to the Speaker of the House and the President of the Senate: This memo notifies the Speaker of the House and the President of the Senate that the president has continued a declared national emergency related to export control regulations for one year. (Memo)
Memo for the U.S. Trade Representative: This memo directs the U.S. Trade Representative to determine whether to investigate China's trade practices and whether they harm American intellectuual property rights, innovation, or technology development. (Memo)
Notice Regarding the Continuation of the National Emergency with Respect to Lebanon: This memo continues a national emergency declared in relation to threats to undermine the government of Lebanon and the delivery of arms to Hezbollah. The emergency was first declared on August 1, 2007 in Executive Order 13441 and will continue for one year. (Memo)
A Message to the Congress of the United States: This memo notifies Congress that the president has extended for one year the national emergency with respect to Lebanon. (Memo)
Assessing and Strengthening the Manufacturing and Defense Industrial Base and Supply Chain Resiliency of the United State: This order directs the secretaries of several cabinet agencies to complete an assessment of the U.S. defense industrial base and any shortcomings or vulnerabilities it may have within 270 days. (Order)
Memo for the Secretary of State and the Secretary of Defense: This memo continues U.S. assistance to the government of Colombia in interdicting aircraft used in drug trafficking. (Memo)
Notice Regarding the Continuation of the Emergency with Respect to Transnational Criminal Organizations: This memo continues a declared national emergency related to transnational criminal organizations declared in Executive Order 13581. It supersedes the memo issued on July 19, 2017. (Memo)
A Message to the Congress of the United States: This memo notifies Congress that the president has continued a declared national emergency related to transnational criminal organizations declared in Executive Order 13581. It supersedes the noticed published July 19, 2017. (Memo)
Establishing a Presidential Advisory Council on Infrastructure: This order establishes a 15-member Presidential Advisory Council on Infrastructure, composed of members of various industries within the infrastructure sector. The council will make findings and recommendations related to the nation's infrastructure needs, accelerating approval processes, developing funding and finance options, increasing public-private partnerships, and promoting advanced manufacturing and infrastructure. (Order)
A Message to the Congress of the United States: This memo continues a national emergency declared in 2011 with respect to transnational criminal organizations. (Memo)
Notice Regarding the Continuation of the Emergency with Respect to Transnational Criminal Organizations: This memo notifies Congress that the president has continued a declared national emergency related to transnational criminal organizations declared in Executive Order 13581. (Memo)
Allowing Additional Time for Recognizing Positive Action by the Government of Sudan and Amending Executive Order 13761: This order delays timelines imposed by earlier executive orders requiring fact-finding and analysis of actions taken by the government of Sudan. The deadline had been July 12, 2017 but is changed to October 12, 2017. (Order)
A Message to the Congress of the United State: This memo notifies Congress that the president has changed the deadlines of reports related to actions taken by the government of Sudan. (Memo)
Reviving the National Space Council: This executive order revives the National Space Council, allowing it to resume operations after having ceased in 1993. (Order)
Memorandum for the Secretary of Homeland Security: This memo delegates presidential authority to the Secretary of Homeland Security under section 710 of the Dept. of State Authorities Act, Fiscal Year 2017. (Memo)
Memorandum for the Secretary of Commerce: This memo delegates presidential authority to the Secretary of Commerce related to levels governing prior notifications to Congress for exports to Computer Tier 3 countries, or a removal of a country from Computer Tier 3 status. (Memo)
Amending Executive Order 13597: This executive order lets the Secretaries of State and Homeland Security to revise an implementation plan related to visa and foreign visitor processing and a task force on travel. (Order)
Delegation of Authority under the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2017: This memo delegates authorities prescribed to the president in section 10005 of the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2017 to the Secretary of Defense. (Memo)
A Message to the Congress of the United States on the Continuation of the National Emergency with Respect to North Korea: This memo extends the declared national emergency with respect to North Korea that was initially declared in 2008. (Memo)
Expanding Apprenticeships in America: This executive order streamlines existing federal programs on job training. It also establishes a temporary Task Force on Apprenticeship Expansion that would report to the president about strategies and proposals to promote apprenticeships. (Order)
Read more about this executive action HERE.
Memo for the Secretary of State, the Attorney General, the Secretary of Homeland Security, and the Director of National Intelligence: This memo changes the effective date of the travel ban executive order to the date on which the injunction against it is lifted. (Memo)
Suspension of Limitations under the Jerusalem Embassy Act: This memo suspends for six months the Jerusalem Embassy Act's requirement that the U.S. move its embassy in Israel to Jerusalem. It tasks the Secretary of State to publish a notice to that effect in the Federal Register and notify Congress. (Memo)
Memo for the Secretary of State, the Secretary of the Treasury, and the Secretary of Energy: This memo notifies the three cabinet secretaries that the president views oil markets as stable enough to allow for a significant reduction in oil purchased from Iran by or through foreign financial institutions. It adds that the president is reviewing this policy, but isn't pursuing efforts to reduce Iranian oil sales at this time. (Memo)
Notice Regarding the Continuation of the National Emergency with Respect to the Stabilization of Iraq: This memorandum extends the national emergency related to the stabilization of Iraq that was enacted in May 2003 before being modified and extended six times since for one additional year. (Memo)
Strengthening the Cybersecurity of Federal Networks and Critical Infrastructure: This executive order focuses on three areas — protecting federal networks, cybersecurity of critical infrastructure, and promoting cybersecurity workforce development. Federal agencies are directed to abide by the National Institute of Standards and Technology's framework of cybersecurity standards. Agency heads would be responsible cybersecurity risk management and modernizing IT as part of an "executive branch enterprise." Agencies would also report on ways to improve the cybersecurity of critical infrastructure and the American people. (Order)
Establishment of Presidential Advisory Commission on Election Integrity: This executive order would establish a 15 member commission chaired by the vice president. It will report to the president and identify laws, rules, policies, activities and strategies that enhance or undermine the American people's confidence in the integrity of voting processes used in federal elections. The report will also include vulnerabilities in voting systems that could lead to improper or fraudulent voter registrations and voting. (Order)
Promoting Free Speech and Religious Liberty: This executive order directs all executive branch agencies to respect the freedom of people and organizations to engage in religious and political speech. It directs the Treasury to not take adverse action against religious organizations based on political views its members have expressed from a religious perspective, such as denying them tax-exempt status. (Order)
Establishment of the American Technology Council: This executive order establishes the American Technology Council (ATC), which will include the president, vice president, certain cabinet secretaries, and other executive branch officials. The ATC will coordinate the vision, strategy, and direction of the federal government's use of information technology to deliver services. (Order)
Addressing Trade Agreement Violations and Abuses: This executive order directs the Secretaries of Commerce, State, and Treasury, the Attorney General, and the U.S. Trade Representative to review all trade agreements the U.S. is party to and all trade relations with World Trade Organization (WTO) countries. They will then produce a report within 180 days identifying violations or abuses of a trade or investment agreement and WTO rules; unfair treatment that hurts American manufacturing, farming, or ranching workers; and instances where a trade relationship failed to produce the job creation or increased exports as had been hoped for. The report will include appropriate actions to remedy or correct deficiencies in the trade relationship. (Order)
Establishment of Office of Trade and Manufacturing Policy: This executive order establishes an Office of Trade and Manufacturing Policy (OTMP) within the White House. The OTMP will advise the president on innovative strategies to promote trade, serve as a liaison between the White House and Dept. of Commerce, and improve the executive branch's procurement and hiring policies. (Order)
America-First Offshore Strategy: This executive order directs the secretaries of the interior and commerce to consider allowing lease sales to proceed for oil and gas exploration in those areas of the outer continental shelf — the waters off the U.S. coast controlled by the federal government. It directs federal agencies to expedite consideration of seismic survey permits for the outer continental shelf. The order also clamps down on the use of National Marine Sanctuaries as an obstacle to offshore drilling by requiring a survey of the would-be sanctuary’s potential for energy generation, either through oil and gas extraction or wind or other sources, to be completed before a sanctuary is created. All sanctuaries created or expanded in the last 10 years will be subject to review over the next 180 days, which will include an analysis of the opportunity costs of potential energy production in the area. (Order)
Read more about this executive action HERE.
Aluminum Imports and Threats to National Security: This memorandum directs the Secretary of Commerce to consider whether domestic aluminum production meets national defense needs and the economic impact of excessive imports. The secretary would also consider the likelihood of success of U.S. efforts to reduce excessive aluminum production worldwide, and provide a report to the president with their findings. (Memo)
Improving Accountability and Whistleblower Protection at the Department of Veterans Affairs: This executive order establishes an Office of Accountability and Whistleblower Protection at the Dept. of Veterans Affairs (VA). The office will assist the VA Secretary in disciplining or terminating employees that fail to carry out their duties on behalf of veterans and retain high-performing employees, identify barriers barriers to action, and protect whistleblowers while swiftly resolve wrongdoing at the VA. (Order)
Review of Designations Under the Antiquities Act: This executive order directs the Secretary of the Interior to conduct a review of all national monument designations made since January 1, 1996 that covered more than 100,000 acres. The secretary would provide a final report on the matter within 120 days of this order detailing whether the designations were excessively large, if the lands were truly of historic or scientific interest, the effects on recreational use of the lands and nearby non-federal lands, and the impact on local communities. The Bears Ears National Monument, designated by former President Obama in December 2016, would be the focus of an interim report due after 45 days. (Order)
Enforcing Statutory Prohibition on Federal Control of Education: This executive order initiates a review of Dept. of Education regulations and guidances to determine if they conflict with laws preventing federal interference in aspects of education policy left to state and local governments. Those areas include curriculum at elementary and secondary schools; school administration and personnel; and the selection of textbooks, instructional materials, and library resources. The Secretary of Education would be directed to rescind or revise regulations and guidances that constitute such federal overreach in these areas within 300 days. (Order)
Promoting Agriculture and Rural Prosperity in America: This executive order creates an Interagency Task Force on Agriculture and Rural Prosperity composed of numerous federal agencies to remove barriers to economic prosperity and quality of life in rural communities. The task force would recommend policies which set out to strengthen educational opportunities in such communities, empower state and local governments, and promote a strong agriculture and natural resources industry while respecting the unique needs of farms, ranches, and rural businesses. (Order)
Identifying and Reducing Tax Regulatory Burdens: This executive order directs the Secretary of the Treasury to identify regulations that impose an undue burden on American taxpayers, add unnecessary complexity to the tax code, or exceed the legal authority of the Internal Revenue Service (IRS). Within 150 days the secretary will submit a report detailing those regulations to the president and publish it in the Federal Register. (Order)
Memo for the Secretary of the Treasury: This memo directs the Secretary of the Treasury to review the Financial Stability Oversight Council - which determines when financial firms pose systemic risk to the financial system - to ensure that the council offers entities under review due, fair, and appropriately transparent process. (Memo)
Memo for the Secretary of the Treasury: This memo directs the Secretary of the Treasury to review the Orderly Liquidation Authority (OLA) that lets the Treasury start the liquidation of a company if a default would have serious adverse effects on financial stability in the U.S. and use tax dollars to carry the liquidation out. The review will focus on whether the existence of OLA encourages excessive risk taking by creating a taxpayer-funded safety net. (Memo)
Buy American and Hire American This executive order looks to promote the use of American-made products by the federal government while reviewing and enforcing immigration laws to protect American workers. It directs all executive branch agencies to maximize the use of U.S.-made products in federal purchasing and immediately enforce "Buy American" laws. It calls on the Departments of Homeland Security, Labor, Justice, and State to suggest reforms to the H-1B visa program to ensure that they're awarded to the most-skilled applicants while preventing fraud and abuse. (Order)
A Letter from the President to the President of the Senate: This letter informs the president of the Senate that President Trump certified to the Senate that allowing Montenegro to join NATO wouldn't detract from America's ability to meet its military obligations or increase the U.S. share of the common NATO budget. (Letter)
A Letter from the President to the Speaker of the House of Representatives and the President Pro Tempore of the Senate: This letter informs congressional leadership about military action taken on April 6 against a Syrian airbase that had been used to facilitate a chemical weapons attack on Syrian civilians. The letter notes that the president is fulfilling a requirement of the War Powers Resolution by informing Congress of this action. (Letter)
Establishing Enhanced Collection and Enforcement of Antidumping and Countervailing Duties and Violations of Trade and Customs Laws: This executive order establishes a plan to impose countervailing duties (basically import taxes) on importers that violate antidumping laws. (Order)
Regarding the Omnibus Report on Significant Trade Deficits: This executive order directs the Secretary of Commerce, the U.S. Trade Representative, and other relevant federal agencies to report on the causes and effects of trade deficits on the U.S. economy. The report would also identify foreign trading partners and examine the factors of the trade relationship that contribute to trade deficits. (Order)
Providing an Order of Succession Within the Department of Justice: This executive order creates a line of succession in the event that the Attorney General (AG), the Deputy Attorney General, the Associate Attorney General, or any official acting in the role of AG temporarily is unable to perform their duties. If that were to occur, the U.S. Attorney for Virginia's Eastern District, the U.S. Attorney for North Carolina's Eastern District, or the U.S. Attorney for Texas's Northern District would be called upon to fill the role of the AG, respectively. (Order)
Establishing the President's Commission on Combating Drug Addiction and the Opioid Crisis: This executive order would establish a commission appointed by the president to study the federal response to drug addiction and the opioid crisis. It would analyze existing federal programs and offer recommendations for improving those programs. (Order)
Promoting Energy Independence and Economic Growth: This executive order repeals several executive orders issued by former President Barack Obama related to climate change. The order calls on federal agencies to immediately review existing regulations, including the Clean Power Plan, and other rules that potentially burden the development or use of domestic energy resources. It also reiterates that U.S. policy aims goals are to promote energy security while ensuring that there's clean air and water while respecting the roles of Congress and state governments. (Order)
Revocation of Federal Contracting Executive Orders: This executive order reverses executive actions taken by President Barack Obama in July 2014, December 2014, and August 2016 that prevented federal contracts worth more than $500,000 from going to contractors who'd violated labor laws in the last three years. (Order)
Memorandum on The White House Office of American Innovation: This memo creates an office in the White House dedicated to advancing American innovation. It will be led by the Senior Advisor to the President, and "bring together the best ideas from Government, the private sector, and other thought leaders to ensure that America is ready to solve today's most intractable problems and is positioned to meet tomorrow's challenges and opportunities." It will focus on implementing policies and scaling proven private sector models to spur job creation and innovation. (Memo)
Comprehensive Plan for Reorganizing the Executive Branch: This executive order calls on the Director of the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) to develop a plan to reorganize or eliminate unnecessary or redundant federal agencies. The plan would consider passing agency functions down to state or local governments or leaving them to the private sector, eliminating redundant or overlapping functions, whether costs are justified by the public benefit provided, and the cost of shutting down or merging agencies and programs. (Order)
Protecting the Nation From Foreign Terrorist Entry Into the United States: This executive order revised an earlier executive order issued on January 27, 2017. It imposes a 90-day travel ban on people from six countries — Iran, Libya, Syria, Somalia, Sudan, and Yemen — and exempts Iraq from the ban after the country had initially been covered. It clarifies that lawful permanent residents and people who possess a valid visa are exempt from the travel ban. Additionally, it maintains the limitations on refugee admissions imposed by the original order, while clarifying that the initial order didn't provide a basis for religious discrimination when it prioritized the admission of religious minorities facing persecution. (Order)
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Memorandum for the Secretary of State, the Attorney General, the Secretary of Homeland Security: This memo outlines the process by which the State Department, Dept. of Justice (DOJ), and the Dept. of Homeland Security (DHS) will implement the executive order described above. It directs the agencies to collaborate on the creation of enhanced vetting procedures for visa applicants looking to come to the U.S. and prioritize the enforcement of existing laws with respect to admitting foreign nationals to the country. It also puts in place data reporting requirements related to visa issuance and refugee admissions. Additionally, it requires evaluations of the U.S. Refugee Admissions Program to all levels of government and an assessment of the cost of supporting refugees in their countries of first asylum near their home country. (Memo)
Restoring the Rule of Law, Federalism, and Economic Growth by Reviewing the "Waters of the United States" Rule: This executive order directs the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and Army Corps of Engineers to review the so-called "Waters of the U.S. Rule," which expanded the EPA's authority to regulate bodies of water. It would direct those agencies and others to consider rescinding or revising the rule and its definition of "navigable waters" in a manner consistent with Justice Antonin Scalia's opinion in the Rapanos case, and take appropriate steps to open the process to public comments. (Order)
The White House Initiative to Promote Excellence and Innovation at Historically Black Colleges and Universities: This executive order establishes a White House Initiative on Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) that works with agencies, the private sector, educational associations, philanthropic organizations, and other groups to increase the ability of HBCUs to provide a high quality education to more students. (Order)
Enforcing the Regulatory Reform Agenda: This executive order directs the heads of federal departments and agencies to designate an agency official as the regulatory reform officer or assign someone to oversee the implementation of regulatory initiatives and policies. Each agency will also establish a regulatory reform task force that evaluates existing regulations and offers recommendations about repealing, rescinding, replacing, or modifying existing regulations within 90 days. (Order)
Enforcing Federal Law with Respect to Transnational Criminal Organizations and Preventing International Trafficking: This executive order looks to ensure that federal law enforcement agencies place a high priority on identifying, interdicting, disrupting, and dismantling transnational criminal organizations involved in the trafficking of humans, drugs, or weapons, financial crimes, and money laundering. It calls on relevant agencies to develop strategies to maximize their coordination of enforcing existing federal laws related to those crimes. (Order)
Preventing Violence Against Federal, State, Tribal, and Local Law Enforcement Officers: This executive order calls for legislation defining new federal crimes and increasing penalties for existing federal crimes in order to prevent violence against federal, state, tribal and local law enforcement officers. (Order)
Task Force on Crime Reduction and Public Safety: This executive order establishes a Task Force on Crime Reduction and Public Safety supported by the Attorney General. The Task Force would develop strategies to reduce crime, identify deficiencies in existing laws that have made them less effective in reducing crime, and propose new legislation to improve public safety. (Order)
Providing an Order of Succession Within the Department of Justice: This executive order creates a line of succession in the event that the Attorney General (AG), the Deputy Attorney General, the Associate Attorney General, or any official acting in the role of AG temporarily is unable to perform their duties. If that were to occur, the U.S. Attorney for Eastern Virginia, the U.S. Attorney for Northern Illinois, or the U.S. Attorney for Western Missouri would be called upon to fill the role of the AG, respectively. (Order)
Core Principles for Regulating the U.S. Financial System: This executive order lays out a series of "Core Principles" for regulating the financial system. It reaffirms existing principles of financial regulation, and calls for the Secretary of the Treasury to review all regulations, reporting, and recordkeeping requirements that affect those core principles. (Order)
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Memorandum on Fiduciary Duty Rule: This memo calls for the Dept. of Labor to review an Obama-era regulation that limits the kind of advice financial advisors can give their clients. The so-called "fiduciary rule" would require investment advisors and financial planners to act in the best interest of their clients, and not their own, when it comes to recommending investments. (Memo)
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Reducing Regulation and Controlling Regulatory Costs: This executive order requires federal agency to identify two regulations to be repealed for each new regulation proposed, and requires the cost of new regulations to be offset by the elimination of those existing regulations in fiscal year 2017. (Order)
Ethics Commitments by Executive Branch Appointees: This executive order contractually requires each appointee to a federal agency to take an ethics pledge. The pledge would prevent an appointee from lobbying the agency they work for within a five year period after they leave, abide by restrictions on communicating with former colleagues in that agency, not accept gifts from lobbyists during their tenure, and not work on a matter on which they’d lobbied prior to their appointment for two years after joining the government. (Order)
Memorandum on the Plan to Defeat the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria: This memo directs the leaders of several federal agencies to collaborate on a strategy to defeat ISIS and recommend changes in current plans, identify new coalition partners, and ways to cut off ISIS’s financial support. It will include a detailed strategy for robustly funding the plan. (Memo)
Memorandum on the Organization of the National Security Council and the Homeland Security Council: This memo explains the importance of the National Security Council and outlines who will participate in which meetings. Among the changes it makes are allowing the Director of National Intelligence and the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs to only attend the Principals Committee when relevant issues arise, and making Steve Bannon, Trump’s chief strategist, a regular attendee at meetings of both the NSC and its Principals Committee. (Memo)
Protecting the Nation From Foreign Terrorist Entry Into the U.S.: This executive order imposes a 90-day travel ban on all immigrant and nonimmigrant individuals from Iraq, Syria, Iran, Sudan, Libya, Somalia, and Yemen. It also caps the total number of refugees that can be admitted during fiscal year 2017 at 50,000 and suspends all refugee admissions for 120 days while the State Department evaluates which countries pose the least risk. Syrian refugees would be prohibited from entering the U.S. indefinitely, and a plan for setting up safe zones for vulnerable Syrian populations would be established under the supervision of the Secretary of Defense within 90 days. The order also suspends the visa interview waiver program, and expedites the completion of a biometric entry-exit tracking system for visitors to the U.S. (Order)
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Memorandum on Rebuilding the U.S. Armed Forces: This memo calls for Secretary of Defense Jim Mattis to carry out a 30-day "readiness review" that examines needs for the war against the Islamic State and Islamic terrorism at large, in addition to assessing how operations against “near-peer competitors” like Russia and China could be carried out. It tasks Mattis with developing a new national security strategy by January 2018, and calls on the Pentagon and Office of Management and Budget to craft a “military readiness emergency budget amendment” to increase defense spending in fiscal year 2017. (Order)
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Enhancing Public Safety in the Interior of the United States: This executive order directs the Attorney General and Secretary of Homeland Security will designate sanctuary jurisdictions — defined as states, counties, or cities that refuse to enforce federal immigration law — and make them ineligible for federal grants except as needed for law enforcement purposes. The list of sanctuary jurisdictions would be made publicly available, as would a weekly list of crimes committed by unauthorized immigrants in those locales. It also directs the State Dept. to condition negotiations with countries that refuse to accept their citizens who’ve been deported on their acceptance, and calls for the hiring of an additional 10,000 Immigration and Customs Enforcement personnel. (Order)
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Border Security and Immigration Enforcement Improvements: This executive order directs the Dept. of Homeland Security (DHS) to begin construction of a wall along the U.S.-Mexico border in compliance with the Secure Fence Act of 2006. DHS would be authorized to build or operate facilities for detaining unauthorized immigrants near the southern border. It ends the so-called "catch-and-release" policy, under which immigration officers release unauthorized immigrants while they wait for a hearing before an immigration judge. The order also calls for federal prosecutors to prioritize prosecutions of offenses related to the southern border, and directs DHS to hire another 5,000 Border Protection officers. (Order)
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Memorandum Expediting Environmental Reviews and Approvals For High Priority Infrastructure Projects: This memo directs the Chairman of the White House Council on Environmental Quality to evaluate whether an infrastructure project is "high priority." Projects given that designation would be able to get expedited procedures and deadlines for completing environmental reviews and approvals for those projects. (Memo)
Memorandum Streamlining Permitting and Reducing Regulatory Burdens for Domestic Manufacturing: This memo directs the Secretary of Commerce to conduct outreach to stakeholders related to the impact of federal regulations on domestic manufacturing and receive public comments for 60 days regarding ways to reduce regulatory burdens on manufacturers. (Memo)
Memorandum Regarding Construction of the Dakota Access Pipeline: This memo calls for the Army Corps of Engineers to review and approve in an expedited manner approvals for the construction and operation of the Dakota Access Pipeline (DAPL). (Memo)
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Memorandum Regarding Construction of the Keystone XL Pipeline: This memo invites TransCanada to re-submit its application to the State Department for a presidential permit for the construction and operation of the Keystone XL Pipeline. The Secretary of State is directed to undertake an expeditious review of the application and consider an Environmental Impact Statement issued in January 2014 in order to comply with the National Environmental Policy Act. (Memo)
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Memorandum Regarding the Hiring Freeze: This memo would freeze all federal hiring that’s unrelated to national security in order to reduce the size of the federal workforce through attrition. The military and public safety agencies would be unaffected by the freeze. (Memo)
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Memorandum Regarding Withdrawal of the U.S. from the Trans-Pacific Partnership Negotiations and Agreement: This memo withdraws the U.S. as a signatory to the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) and from negotiations over the TPP and calls for bilateral trade negotiations when possible that promote American industry, protect American workers, and raise American wages. (Memo)
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Memorandum Regarding the Mexico City Policy: This memo reinstates the so-called "Mexico City Policy" which prevents federal funding from going to foreign nongovernmental organizations that perform or promote abortion services in other countries. (Memo)
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Memorandum Regarding Construction of American Pipelines: This memo directs that pipelines built within the borders of the U.S. be constructed with steel or iron products created in the U.S. (Memo)
Minimizing the Economic Burden of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act Pending Repeal: This executive order gives federal agencies the ability to "waive, defer, grant exemptions from, or delay" any requirement of Obamacare that imposes a financial burden on individuals, healthcare providers, states, insurers, and other businesses connected to the healthcare industry. (Order)
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Increase police... closing off borders with walls or bans... increasing punishments for actions that might hinder law enforcement... increase military.... isolate us from partner nations... How does anyone look at this and not say "holy shit, he's building up the foundation for a military state." His first actions are clear. He didn't increase infrastructure, education, environment care, or anything that will actually make us great as a community... he went to the guns first. Police, Military, Walls, Isolation. This is not a drill.
This president has the LOWEST approval ratings of ANY incoming president ever. He has appointed racists and unqualified people and has a love affair with a killer named Putin. He is thin skinned and behaves like a petulant child. It blows my mind that ANYONE thinks any of this is okay. The left isn't having a hissy fit because our candidate lost. When George Bush won it was not our choice but he wasn't behaving like a complete lunatic with a clown show of unqualified horrors in the White House (except for evil Dick Chaney). This mans behavior is NOT NORMAL. I get it- people have their beliefs and they believe along their party lines. Keep pretending the emperor is wearing beautiful clothes and see where it gets us.
Congress has forgotten one of its most important jobs. To check the Executive Branch. It is honor bound by the constitution to keep the power of the Executive Branch in balance. Tr*mp has shown nothing but contempt for the system of checks and balances, the Constitution, and the Bill of Rights. They represent we, the people, not a party, and not a president. Do. Your. Job. Do not let his incredible ignorance and contempt embarrass you and betray this country. Stand up and do what the Founding Fathers always meant for you to do. Protect the Constitution and the American People from a demagogue and his cronies.
Why is there no infrastructure for protecting the environment, education, health care? Why are there no orders to help the working man, minority's, veterans, women? How is allowing mentally ill to purchase guns but no focus on mental health awareness or education great for America? How is Trumps friends being able to get loans by undoing the presidential work Obama did to help America out of a recession great for America? How is it possible to have a lying known conman who has no remorse but rather boasts of his success off the backs of the working man along with white nationalist in the White House? How is it okay to ignore our voices world wide when we are peacefully loud & clear. No amount of media blackouts, denial, & hurt ego will stop us from resisting what we can not & WILL not normalize. Donald J Trump is not an American president. He is destroying our country. He is alienating our allies & friending our dictator foes. He is also angering our allies. Breitbart & trumps ego are turning our country into a radical home grown terrorist playground. Donald Trump needs to be impeached.
All I can say is I hope everyone turns out for the midterms in 2018. Congress should keep in mind the real power lies with the people that put them in the ivory building they cowardly hide in from the angry little dictator.
Hello, I am writing to share my extreme dissatisfaction and outrage over several of Trump's executive orders. First, I strongly oppose the construction of the Dakota Access Pipeline. Second, I am happy that the courts halted the travel ban. I believe the travel ban directly violates the most deeply held values of our country regarding equality and religious freedom. Third, repealing the fiduciary measures that were instated to prevent another 2008 financial meltdown is absurd!!! Why would we get rid of fiduciary measures?! Answer: we have a corrupt, terrible excuse for a human being running the country. I further believe that Trump demonstrates abuse of his executive power by issuing this many executive orders. He doesn't seem to have any understanding or respect for the other two branches of government. He is ruling like a dictator. As my representatives, I fully expect you to stand up to Trump and the hideous excuses for cabinet members, even if it means going against your party. The voters are watching!!!!!
He needs to be investigated and impeached for his conflicts of interests and disregards for the justice system.
Trump is absolutely out of control and turning the country into something like that out of a dystopian novel where citizens live in a police state and give up their rights for phony national security threats. Make no mistake, Trump IS our greatest national security threat. He is highly erratic, uninformed, incompetent, and volatile amongst various other traits. The justice department has done their job, it's now up to CONGRESS to do their job and impeach Trump before he incites a major terrorist attack and is able to "justify" his xenophobic and disastrous policies in addition to increased executive authority.
Congress needs to check the Executive Branch. It is honor bound by the constitution to keep the power of the Executive Branch in balance. Trumps EO's are the only way he has operated since taking office. He demonstrates no knowledge of the Constitution, the Bill of Rights, and how the checks and balances of the government are suppose to work. Do your job and keep your responsibilities in mind. You represent the people and are not suppose to vote along party lines, but with what is best for the country and people. Do not let his incredible ignorance and contempt embarrass you and betray this country. Stand up and do what the Founding Fathers always meant for you to do. Protect the Constitution and the American People from a demagogue. A country is not run like a business.
The number and pace of the executive orders is uncalled for. Mr Trump has a majority in both the House and the Senate. He could easily take his legislation through traditional channels. He has no reason to override the representatives we have elected to be the voice of the people. He is abusing his power to force legislation that is not a matter of urgency. This is executive overreach and puts us on a path to an authoritarian government. This is not what our country was founded on. We were founded by the people, for the people. Now the people have been silenced, the press is muzzled and our elected representatives are being bypassed. Please advocate for yourselves and your role. Advocate for a representative democracy. Denounce authoritarianism in all its forms.
Governing by fiat is not governing -- it's ruling. We are a democracy not a monarchy. Stand up to this monster or pay the price come election day. We will not forget.
The Republicans control the White House, the House, and the Senate. The current Republican Administration assumed control of the U.S. when the unemployment was at a low 4.7%, corporate profits were up 166%, weekly wages were beginning to climb 2% to 2.9% - 3.4%, no major terrorist attacks since 911, Bin Ladan and other terrorist leaders dead, crime rate at a 50-year low, 15 million previously uninsured people - insured, insurance companies forced to insure everyone including preexisting conditions, prohibited from using either age or gender in premium cost, expanded what insurance must cover. Dodd-Frank passed to protect consumers and regulate banks in order to prevent another Great Recession like the one in 2008. Despite all these facts, the Republicans and this administration have chosen to bypass the democratic process of passing, repealing, and amending laws by using executive orders. Effectively ignoring the will of 73,648,823 voters who opposed this Republican Administration and its agenda. Why? - - - Maybe it's time we start looking into impeaching this President. Rallying others to vote out Senators, Representatives, and Congressmen who defend and implement his agenda with little or no regard for the welfare of this nation and its people. Then demand those elected unite with other lawmakers to expel the remaining offenders from office.
I am writing in regards to the recent executive order "Preventing Violence Against Federal, State, Tribal, and Local Law Enforcement Officers." My grandfather was a police officer and detective in Cleveland OH for many decades. He served during the Hough Riots of 1966. Later, he was commended for saving a child from a burning house. Other members of my extended family continue to serve in law enforcement. A high school friend, Jason West, was a police officer in Cleveland Heights OH in 2007 when he was murdered after responding to a call. I think of him often. I have great respect for our law enforcement personnel and appreciate what they and their families sacrifice. But I don't see how this executive order protects them in any way. Why not focus on building better relationships between law enforcement and the communities they serve? Why not focus on stricter gun control measures? Stricter punishments might feel good as a release for grief in the immediate aftermath of a loved one's death. But wouldn't it be better to protect them better in the first place? Thank you for listening. I understand that this was an executive order, not a bill before the House or Senate. But I would appreciate knowing your thoughts on this. Thank you.
Trump's executive orders and intentions are against civil, environmental, and ultimately human rights. Power and greed rules him. He has lied, and continues to do so... He has blocked and denied citizens calls and voicing of concerns. He is unfit, mentally ill, and is NOT representing the people of the USA.
I understand that almost every Republican in Congress is afraid to stand up to Trump and his cronies due to political repercussions from the republican leadership - withholding of coveted committee appointments, etc. Please know that the American people are watching your every vote and every position you take to either represent our interests or oppose them. Taking self-serving actions in the name of the American people is deceiving and obvious to us. We can see right through that. I encourage you to do the right thing despite the pressure from the Republican party to comply with their agenda. Listen to your constituents! Represent us in Congress! Come have a Townmeeting to hear what's important to us. This time is like no other in the American history. Trump is taking a jackhammer to our government and our country. We need your protection! We need you to protect our public schools, women's reproductive rights, the environment and the EPA, and every freedom currently afforded us under the constitution. It is your record on protecting these rights and institutions for your constituents that will determine the length of your congressional career. Do the right thing! Julia
Thank goodness for the judicial branch since Congress has abdicated all oversight responsibility. This is how a country winds up with a fascist leader. Wake up people!
We need to stop this insanity! Do we still have a constitution? Or is he getting rid of that too?
This man has continuously lied to the American public. He needs to be monitored.
45 has issued 23 executive orders in less than 1 month in office. This is a terrifying misuse of his power as head of the executive branch of government. All the members of the legislature MUST stand up to this regime and ensure that checks and balances guaranteed by our constitution remain in place to guarantee the safety and stability of our great nation.
President Bannon has been very busy realigning the government to realize his dystopian vision for the United States.