“EVERYBODY NOW EXHALE!!! This is what freedom is supposed to look like. We have been set free. Everyday is Christmas! Less than a week since President Trump took office and he has delivered on his campaign promises.” And, Yes, as Pamela Geller says, “we have been living under the boot of leftist autocrats.”
What an exciting week of positive happenings. President Trump has really has given us back a feeling of control and well-being. When was the last time we heard these many positives happening so fast, so close, so real. We must keep bowing our heads to God, praying for Him to continue protecting and guiding President Trump and all those around him.
I have compiled for you a list of what President Trump has accomplished. He signed these 12 Executive Orders this week:
ACA rollback. Waive the requirements of the Affordable Care Act to the maximum extent permitted by law
Regulation Freeze. President Trump has frozen all regulations now in process until they are approved by him or an agency after he took office. Any orders signed by President Obama are on hold until reviewed by President Trump.
Abortion. President trump has ordered that federal dollars cannot go to organizations that provide abortion services.
TPP. Memorandum withdraws U.S. from Trans-Pacific Partnership negotiations and signing the trade deal.
Federal hiring freeze. The president has told agencies they cannot fill any vacant positions or open new ones, except’ Military, Critical public safety positions.
Speeding approval 1) Dakota Access and 2) Keystone Oil Pipelines. President Trump ordered permits for the Dakota Access Pipeline be approved in an expedited manner, including easements or rights-of-way to cross federal areas. President Trump invited Trans-Canada to resubmit its application for a pipeline permit, directed State Dept. issue a final decision on application within 60-days.
Speeding up environmental reviews for all priority infrastructure. President Trump ordered that agencies and the chairman of the White House Council on Environmental Quality work together to set up faster deadlines, environmental approval for “high priority” infrastructure projects. It gives significant power and responsibility to the White House Council on Environmental Quality chairman, who will decide within 30 days if a proposed project is “high priority.” (The president has not yet nominated a new CEQ chairman.)
American steel in pipelines. President Trump directed the Commerce Secretary to come up with a plan to ensure that all pipelines built or repaired in the United States be constructed with American-made materials “to the maximum extent possible.”
Review manufacturing regulations. This memorandum, the president ordered the Commerce Secretary to begin a 60-day review of regulations for American manufacturers, with the aim of finding ways to speed up permitting and all federal processes for them. Source PBS.org
Deportations and Sanctuary cities. This is also a longer order with several major pieces (as above, no public link yet). The president has directed agencies to step up deportation of those in the country illegally. First, he prioritizes seven groups of people for deportation. It is anyone: convicted of a crime, charged with a crime, who has committed a chargeable offense, has misrepresented themselves to the government, has abused a welfare program, who is under deportation order and who may “in the judgment of an immigration officer, otherwise pose a risk to public safety or national security.”
Border Wall. In this order, President Trump states it is the policy of the United States to immediately construct a wall on the southern border. The order directs agencies to begin planning and identify funding for the project, including sending requests to Congress. It also directs agencies to construct or contract out for more detention facilities at or near the Mexican border.
This order also directs the hiring of an additional 5,000 border patrol agents, subject to funding. And it requires that all agencies identify any U.S. aid funds that have gone to Mexico in the past five years. (We are still awaiting an online link and will post when it appears.)