Let’s Take A Look At List of Donald Trump’s Actions Taken Post Presidency
Originally summarized by Madhulika Gupta,
List of Donald Trump’s actions taken post Presidency:
- Proclamation 9570: National Day of Patriotic Devotion
The first action taken by President Trump after he swore in, he decided to declare the day of his inauguration as the ‘National Day of Patriotic Devotion’. However, his proclamation was a little downplayed than his predecessors like President George W. Bush.
- Executive Order 13765: Minimizing the Economic Burden of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act Pending Repeal
The first Executive Order signed by President Trump, this order officially revoked Obamacare- the health insurance law. The Trump administration is still unclear of the actions to take under this order.
- Presidential Memorandum: Withdrawal of the United States From the Trans-Pacific Partnership Negotiations and Agreement
The TPP (Trans-Pacific Partnership), 12-member trade pact was an Obama-negotiated agreement. It consisted of 12 countries in the Pacific region. As per Trump’s decision, US has withdrawn from the pact.
- Presidential Memorandum: Mexico City Policy
One of the highly controversial orders, was ideally a Reagan-Bush policy that has just been implemented by President Trump. Its restricts the use of federal funds to support NGO’s and other organizations that promote abortion. Not only has he reinstated it, but has expanded it to include any funds coming from international aids or federal funds. This policy had been revoked by Obama as he came to power.
- Presidential Memorandum: Hiring Freeze
The order which looks out to reduce the federal workforce within 90 days. President Trump has put an exception on military, i.e., Military positional can be filled in; but other vacant federal positions are put on a hiring freeze.
- Presidential Memorandum: Construction of the Keystone XL Pipeline
President Trump has invited the pipeline company, Transcanada, to submit its application for constructing the proposed 1,179-mile cross-border pipeline that runs from Alberta to Nebraska. Trump’s Republican party had been supporting this proposal, terming it as a job-booster; which was declined by the then President Barack Obama. The Trump administration has asked the State to fast-track the implementation.
- Presidential Memorandum: Construction of the Dakota Access Pipeline
The Dakota Access Pipeline had the same fate as Trump ordered the Army to step in and fast-track the enactment. The 1,172-mile pipeline had been in controversy with subject to protests by American Indians and environmentalists as it crosses waterways.
- Presidential Memorandum: Construction of American Pipelines
According to this, Trump has declined the use of any other steel in the making of American pielines. In an order to the Secretary of Commerce, Trump has asked to only command the use of American steel.
- Executive Order 13766: Expediting Environmental Reviews and Approvals for High Priority Infrastructure Projects
According to this order, a new system will be set-up to expedite environmental permits and infrastructure projects. A proposed project can easily be declared high-priority by a Governor/Cabinet Secretary and if approved by the White House Council on Environmental Quality, it will be fast-tracked.
- Presidential Memorandum: Streamlining Permitting and Reducing Regulatory Burdens for Domestic Manufacturing
With this, the secretary of Commerce reviews the manufacturing regulations in order to restructure and simplify them. He is to submit a report to President Trump within 60 days.
- Proclamation 9571: National School Choice Week, 2017
According to this, the week of January 22 has been declared the National School Choice Week. The week will be sponsored by a coalition of charter, magnet, private, online and home schools.
- Executive Order 13767: Border Security and Immigration Enforcement Improvements
Termed as the ‘Build the wall’ order, this executive order directs the Customs and Border Patrol to construct a wall on the Southern border of US to protect it. Additionally, according to this order, 5,000 more officers will be employed as patrol officers.
- Executive Order 13768: Enhancing Public Safety in the Interior of the United States
This had come after the ‘Build the Wall’ order and states that the federal funding of the immigration enforcement in the interior will be cut. According to this, the immigration officers’ identity will not be revealed as they carry out with deportations to anyone who poses a risk to national security.
- Executive Order: Protecting the Nation From Foreign Terrorist Entry Into The United States
This order received flak from all corners of the world wherein a ban was instated for 90 days from seven Muslim-majority countries that include Iran, Iraq, Sudan, Syria, Somalia and Yemen. Floods of people protested at international airports across the country condemning this order.
- National Security Presidential Memorandum 1: Rebuilding the U.S. Armed Forces
This is the first time something like this is going to be implemented in the US wherein the Pentagon and the Office of Management and Budget will review the Military readiness for 30 30 days, examining the defence missiles and nukes.
- Executive Order: Ethics Commitments by Executive Branch Employees
This order states that a lifetime ban will be imposed on administration officials who lobby foreign governments. Under this order, all types of lobbying have been charged with a 5-year ban. However, there is a loophole here. The ban covers only the people who were lobbyists before they joined the administration.
- National Security Presidential Memorandum 2: Organization of the National Security Council and the Homeland Security Council
This just led to the re-organization of Trump’s National Security Council and hired his Chief political strategist, Stephen Bannon on it.
- National Security Presidential Memorandum 3: Plan to Defeat the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria
Under this order, all national security officials are to get together with the Secretary of Defence to plan out a blueprint to defeat ISIS within 30 days. This plan will include recommendations and measures that the Trump administration can take.
- Executive Order: Reducing Regulation and Controlling Regulatory Costs
Another one-of-its-kind of an order, this order looks out to retract two existing regulations for every new regulation made so as to balance out costs.