This week, the King County Republican Party continues a series that brings light to a number of President Donald Trump’s successes from his first 100 days in office (for the first post in the series, click here). The beginning of a new President’s first term is usually watched very closely and a lot of pressure is put on what they are able to accomplish in their first 100 days. Here are five more early achievements from President Trump and his administration:
- Since taking office, President Trump has worked to limit corruption by limiting certain kinds of lobbying. The President has signed executive orders that place a five-year ban on White House officials becoming lobbyists after they leave, as well as a lifetime ban on administration officials lobbying the United States on behalf of a foreign government.
- On March 29th, President Trump signed an executive order to establish the President’s Commission on Combating Drug Addiction and the Opioid Crisis. This commission aims to fight the growing opioid epidemic that has been sweeping through the country.
- On April 18th, the President signed an executive order that outlined new ‘Buy American, Hire American’ policies. According to a White House memo, this set of policies will help American workers as it “protects American industry from unfair competition, favors American made products, and makes certain open jobs are given to Americans.”
- President Trump proposed a budget that would increase defense spending while cutting spending in other programs. His proposal requests an additional $54 billion for defense and security, but would cut around the same amount of money from non-defense programs.
- On March 31st, the President signed an executive memorandum ordering the U.S. to remove itself from the Trans-Pacific Partnership, or TPP. Instead of moving forward with the multi-nation trade deal, President Trump said he is pushing for “bilateral trade negotiations to promote American industry, protect American workers, and raise American wages.”
It is very clear that President Trump has laid the groundwork for what will be a successful presidency. The KCGOP will continue to highlight his achievements from his first 100 days in office over the coming weeks.