How Many Executive Orders Has Trump Signed In His First 100 Days? [FULL LIST]


President Donald Trump is celebrating his first 100 days as President of the United States today, April 29.  In his first 100 days as President, Trump has signed 50 executive actions (including executive orders and memos.) He made a flurry of executive actions in his first 50 days — 29 to be exact — and then the frequency slowed down just a little bit since then.

Here is a complete list of all of his executive actions, including links to where you can go to read them. These are listed in chronological order starting with the most recent executive action. (Note: This does not include proclamations that he has issued or letters sent to Congress that were not memos or orders.)

Here’s what you need to know.

Trump’s Executive Orders and Memorandums in His First 100 Days

#50. America-First Offshore Energy Strategy (Executive Order)

On April 28, Trump signed an order to implement an offshore energy “America First” strategy. Increased domestic energy production on federal lands and waters will reduce reliance on imported energy and lower energy prices, helping the economy, the order states. It continues:

It shall be the policy of the United States to encourage energy exploration and production, including on the Outer Continental Shelf, in order to maintain the Nation’s position as a global energy leader and foster energy security and resilience for the benefit of the American people, while ensuring that any such activity is safe and environmentally responsible.”

The strategy will include looking into revising the schedule of oil and gas lease sales to include sales in Outer Continental Shelf Planning Areas. The strategy will also look into streamlining permitting for privately funded seismic data research to determine offshore energy potential.

This order’s focus is on expanding drilling in the Arctic and Atlantic oceans, Fox News reported. The order reviews possible locations for off-shore oil and gas exploration. The order also reverses, partially, an effort by former President Barack Obama in December to designate some U.S. waters as off limits to oil and gas leasing.

Read the full order here.

#49. Improving Accountability & Whistleblower Protection in Veteran Affairs (Executive Order)

On April 27, Trump signed an executive order to protect whistleblowers directly related to the Department of Veteran Affairs. It will establish an Office of Accountability and Whistleblower Protection in the VA and appoint a special assistant to serve as the executive director within 45 days of the order. The office will discipline or terminate any VA employee who violated the public’s trust, while also recruiting high-performing employees. The office will also shield whistleblowers. Trump said the order sends a message that people who fail veterans will be held accountable.

Read the full order here.

#48. Memo to Determine if Aluminum Imports Threaten National Security

On April 27, Trump signed a memo to the Secretary of Commerce regarding whether aluminum imports threatened national security due to unfair trade practices. The memo says, in part:

 Core industries such as steel, aluminum, vehicles, aircraft, shipbuilding, and semiconductors are critical elements of our manufacturing and defense industrial bases, which we must defend against unfair trade practices and other abuses.

Large volumes and excess capacity of aluminum result from foreign government subsidies and unfair practices, the memo states. The Secretary should investigate this to determine if unfair trade practices are harming national security, and if domestic production of aluminum can meet national defense requirements, and possibly recommend actions to adjust aluminum imports.

Read the full memo here.

#47. Enforcing Prohibitions on Federal Control of Education (Executive Order)

On April 26, Trump signed an order related to federal control of education. This stated the executive branch’s policy was to protect sate and local control of education curriculum, administration, and personnel. The Secretary of Education has almost a year to determine if the Department of Education is following federal laws that prohibit it from controlling education areas that should be left to the state. This might ultimately give more power to local governments when it comes to education.

Read the full order here.

#46. Reviewing National Monument Designations (Executive Order)

On April 26, Trump signed an order to review designations under the Antiquities Act. It instructed Secretary Zinke to review monuments created since January 1, 1996 that span 100,000 acres or more. The 1996 law let presidents unilaterally protect natural resources on federal land. This order, Trump said, was meant to end “egregious use of government power.”

Read the full order here.

#45. Promoting Agricultural and Rural Prosperity (Executive Order)

On April 25, Trump signed an order promoting agricultural and rural prosperity. He welcomed farmers to attend as he signed the order. This order directed Secretary Perdue to work with the Cabinet, creating a task force to identify regulations that hurt farmers and rural communities, such as by hampering job creation, increasing the cost of food, or harming agricultural production.

Read the full order here.

#44. Memo Regarding Dodd-Frank’s Bailout Process for Big Banks

This memo, signed on April 21, called on a review of Title II of Dodd-Frank, establishing an Orderly Liquidation Authority. The order says, in part, “The existence of OLA, however, may encourage excessive risk taking by creditors, counterparties, and shareholders of financial companies, because section 210(n) of the Dodd-Frank Act, 12 U.S.C. 5390(n), also created an Orderly Liquidation Fund (OLF) in the Treasury of the United States that is authorized to use taxpayer funds to carry out OLA liquidations.” The order also pointed out that other legislative solutions might fulfill the OLA’s policy objectives.

In laymen’s terms, this is a review of the OLA’s bailout process for big banks, and looks at a new bankruptcy process. According to The Hill, Democrats typically see this as safeguarding against another financial crisis.

Read the full memo here.

#43. Identify & Reducing Tax Regulatory Burdens (Executive Order)

On April 21, Trump signed an order to identify and reduce tax regulatory burdens. The policy of the administration, it said, was that tax regulations should be simple and pro-growth, bringing clarity to the IRS code. But recent tax regulations have increased the burden instead, the order reads. The order calls to review significant tax regulations issues since January 1, 2016 that are unduly complex or put a financial burden on taxpayers, or exceed the IRS’ authority. In 150 days, agency heads should submit a report with specific actions to mitigate undue burdens brought by the regulations.

Read the full order here.

#42. Memo Regarding Dodd-Frank and FSOC’s ‘Too Big to Fail’ Process

This memo, signed on April 21, called for a review of the Dodd-Frank Act (sections 113 and 804) and the Financial Stability Oversight Council (FSOC), to determine if the processes are transparent, give equal due process to all affected entities, and if it gives the expectation that the federal government will shield entities from bankruptcy. The review will also look at other specifics, such as whether determinations include quantification of expected losses and if entities have a chance to show how they will reduce perceived risk.

In laymen’s terms, it directed assessment of the FSOC’s “too big to fail” process, which Republicans say is applied inconsistently, The Hill reported.

Read the full memo here.

#41. Memo about Determining if Unfair Steel Imports Threaten National Security

This memo, signed on April 20, directed the Secretary of Commerce to alleviate negative effects of unfair trade imports on the U.S. steel industry, including excess capacity in the market and artificially low prices. The Secretary should submit a report and determine if steel is being imported in a way that threatens national security, and recommend actions.

Read the full memo here.

#40. Buy & Hire American (Executive Order)

On April 18, Trump signed an executive order directed at buying and hiring American. It established that the executive branch’s policy to maximize procurements of goods produced in the U.S., and to rigorously enforce laws governing how workers from abroad enter the U.S. Within 150 days of the order, agency heads should assess compliance and use of waivers, and develop policies related to the order. Within 150 days, agency heads should also assess how free trade agreements and the WTO impact Buy American laws. Within 220 days, agency heads should submit a report to the President with recommendations on strengthening Buy American laws.

The order also called for reforms to ensure H-1B visas were awarded to the most-skilled or highest-paid beneficiaries.

Read the full order here.

#39. Memo for the Director of the FBI

On April 12, Trump signed a memo to the Director of the Federal Bureau. In this memo, he gave the Director of the FBI authority to submit a required 1907(d) report of the National Defense Authorization Act for 2017.

Read the full memo here.

#38. National Commission on Military, National, and Public Service (Memo)

On April 3, Trump signed a memo which forwarded “Principles for Reforming the Military Selective Service Process,” in accordance the national defense authorization act for 2017.

Read the full memo here.

#37. Antidumping & Violations of Trade & Customs Laws (Executive Order)

On March 31, Trump signed an order regarding antidumping, trade and customs laws. The order says in part:

As of May 2015, $2.3 billion in antidumping and countervailing duties owed to the Government remained uncollected, often from importers that lack assets located in the United States.  It is therefore the policy of the United States to impose appropriate bonding requirements, based on risk assessments, on entries of articles subject to antidumping and countervailing duties, when necessary to protect the revenue of the United States.”

Within 90 days, agency heads should have a plan requiring importers, based on a risk assessment, to provide security for antidumping and countervailing duty liability.

Read the full executive order here.

#36. Order of Succession within Department of Justice (Executive Order)

This order, signed on March 31, created an order of succession within the Department of Justice, in situations where the Attorney General, Deputy AG, Associate AG, and other officers designed by AG, had died, resigned, or couldn’t perform their duties. The succession begins with the U.S. attorney for the Eastern District of Virginia, then the U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of North Carolina, followed by the U.S. Attorney for the northern district of Texas.

Read the full executive order here.

#35. Report on Trade Deficits (Executive Order)

On March 31, Trump signed an order encouraging free and fair trade. It says, in part:

For many years, the United States has not obtained the full scope of benefits anticipated under a number of international trade agreements or from participating in the World Trade Organization.  The United States annual trade deficit in goods exceeds $700 billion, and the overall trade deficit exceeded $500 billion in 2016.

The United States must address the challenges to economic growth and employment that may arise from large and chronic trade deficits and the unfair and discriminatory trade practices of some of our trading partners.”

Within 90 days, certain agency heads should submit a report on trade deficits, developed from public meetings and comments from stakeholders, including consumers, farmers, ranches, and manufacturers. For each foreign partner with a significant trade deficit, they should assess the causes, assess if burdens are unequal, etc.

Read the full executive order here.

#34. Establishing Commission on Combating Drug Addiction & Opioid Crisis (Executive Order)

On March 29, Trump signed an order to establish a temporary commission focused on fighting drug abuse, addiction, and overdose, including from opioids. The commission should identify federal funding used to combat drug addiction, assess availability of treatment services and overdose reversal, study best practices to prevent addiction, including state prescription drug monitoring. Within 90 days, the commission should submit a report to the President with interim recommendations, and the commission will terminate 30 days later.

Read the full executive order here.

#33. Revoking Previous Climate Actions & Reviewing Energy Regulations (Executive Order)

On March 28, Trump signed an executive order concerning energy independence. This was one of his more controversial orders. The order starts out by stating that it’s in America’s best interest to have clean development of energy sources, while also avoiding regulation burdens that hinder economic & job growth. The order directed agencies to review existing regulations that burden domestically produces energy resources and suspend or revise those that go beyond what’s necessary to protect the public or comply with the law. The order continues:

It further is the policy of the United States that, to the extent permitted by law, all agencies should take appropriate actions to promote clean air and clean water for the American people, while also respecting the proper roles of the Congress and the States concerning these matters in our constitutional republic.”

Within 45 days of the order, each agency head should submit a plan to carry out the order, with a final report submitted in 120 days.

The executive order also revoked previous climate-related regulatory actions, including:

  • Executive Order 13653 from Nov. 1, 2013, which related to climate change
  • The Presidential Memo from June 25, 2013, which set carbon pollution standards for the power sector
  • Presidential Memo from November 3, 2015, which mitigated impacts on natural resources and encouraged related private investment
  • Presidential Memo from September 21, 2016, which covered climate change and national security
  • The President’s Climate Action Plan from June 2013
  • The Climate Action Plan Strategy to Reduce Methane Emissions from March 2014

The order also did the following:

  • Sought a review of the EPA’s Clean Power Plan.
  • Disbanded the Interagency Working Group on Social Cost of Greenhouse Gases, along with withdrawing six documents from the IWG that were to no longer be government policy.
  • Lift moratorium on federal land coal leasing related to Order 3338
  • Additional reviews of other regulations.

Read the full executive order here.

#32. Memo Creating the Office of American Innovation

On March 27, Trump also signed a memo creating an office in the White House dedicated to innovation in America. The office is directed to bring together ideas from the government, private sector, and other leaders to focus on policies that “spur job creation and innovation.”

Read the full memo here.

#31. Revocation of Federal Contracting (Executive Order)

On March 27, Trump signed another executive order. This was a revocation of three other executive orders 13673 of July 31, 2014, section 3 of Executive Order 13683 of December 11, 2014, and Executive Order 13738 of August 23, 2016.

Read the full executive order here.

#30. Plan for Reorganizing the Executive Branch and Cutting Agencies

On March 13, Trump signed a new executive order with his plans for reorganizing the executive branch. It calls for eliminating unnecessary agencies and their components. Within 180 days of the order, the head of each agency should submit a plan to reorganize the agency to improve efficiency and effectiveness. The Director of OMB is also called to publish a notice in the Federal Register inviting the public to suggest improvements in the executive branch functioning and is directed to consider those. Within 180 days after submissions are closed, the Director should submit a new plan to Trump. Factors to be considered include whether an agency is better run by the state than the federal government, if some functions are redundant, if the costs are justified for the public good, and the costs of shutting down or merging the agency. This executive order is not the budget and does not list the agencies to be cut. That document is called America First: A Budget Blueprint to Make American Great Again, and you can read it here.

Read the full executive order from March 13 here.

#29. New Travel Ban (Executive Order Protecting the Nation from Foreign Terrorist Entry into the United States)

This is a new and “updated” executive order about the immigration travel ban, which revokes the original order and replaces it with this one. The order states that the original ban “does not provide a basis for discriminating … of any particular religion…  While that order allowed for prioritization of refugee claims from members of persecuted religious minority groups, that priority applied to refugees from every nation, including those in which Islam is a minority religion.”

The order discusses courts’ reaction to the original ban and describes why the six countries were included on the list. The order states, “In light of the conditions in these six countries, until the assessment of current screening and vetting procedures required by section 2 of this order is completed … I am imposing a temporary pause on the entry of nationals from Iran, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria, and Yemen, subject to categorical exceptions and case-by-case waivers, as described in section 3 of this order.” The order goes on to make a special case for Iraq, which has active combat zones and has been working closely with the United States. It also states that the categories of “aliens that have prompted judicial concerns” is excluded from the suspension.

Read the full order from March 6 here.

#28. Memo on How to Implement New Travel Ban

This memo instructs the Secretary of State, Attorney General, and Secretary of Homeland Security on how to implement the travel ban.  Vetting should be enhanced for visa applications and other immigration benefits, it explains. Other existing grounds of “inadmissibility” should be “rigorously” enforced. The Secretary of State and Secretary of Homeland Security should also release regular reports about visas and changes to immigration status, in non-technical language, for transparency with the American people.

Read the full memo from March 6 here.

#27. Promoting Excellence at Historically Black Colleges and Universities (Executive Order)

This order created the White House Initiative on Historically Black Colleges and Universities. The goal was to increase these schools’ private funding and find ways to encourage increased attendance. Some protested the signing of the order, out of an overall disapproval of Trump.

Read the full order from February 28 here.

#26. Review ‘Waters of the United States’ Rule to Restore Economic Growth (Executive Order)

In this order, the President first states that his policy is to ensure the nation’s navigable waters are pollution free while also promoting economic growth and minimizing regulatory uncertainty. It directs specific members of the administration to review the “Clean Water Rule” for consistency with Trump’s policy and, if needed, propose a revised rule or rescind the rule.

Read the full order from February 28 here.

#25. Enforce Regulatory Reform Agenda (Executive Order)

This order requires heads of agencies to designate a Regulatory Reform Officer within 60 days (except for agencies who received waivers.) The RRO ensures regulatory reform initiatives are carried out. This includes making sure the 2-for-1 federal regulation order is followed, among others.

Read the full order from February 24 here.

#24. Order of Succession in Justice Department (Executive Order)

In this order lists the three attorneys who can perform the duties of the Attorney General if the AG, Deputy AG, and Associate AG have died, resigned, or can’t perform their duties.

Read the full order from February 9 here.

#23. Enforcing Laws Against Transnational Criminal Organizations & International Trafficking (Executive Order)

This order directors members of Trump’s administration to improve efforts to prosecute and end transnational criminal organizations; increase information sharing with foreign partners battling criminal organizations; determine new ways to identify and disrupt these organizations; and issue quarterly reports about convictions in the U.S. related to these organizations, for the purpose of transparency. Within 120 days of the order, they must submit a report about these organizations’ penetration into the U.S. and progress on combating them.

Read the full order from February 9 here.

#22. Preventing Violence Against Law Enforcement (Executive Order)

This order directs the Attorney General to develop a strategy to use existing federal laws to prosecute individuals who commit violent crimes against law enforcement and coordinate with law enforcement in prosecuting violent crimes. Also, the AG should work with other federal agencies to recommend legislation that addresses law enforcement safety, including defining new crimes and new mandatory sentences for existing crimes against law enforcement and related crimes.

Read the full order from February 9 here.

#21. Task Force on Crime Reduction & Public Safety (Executive Order)

This order noted that the executive branch’s policy was to reduce American crime. As such, Trump ordered the Attorney General to establish a Task Force on Crime Reduction and Public Safety. This Task Force will develop strategies to reduce crime such as illegal immigration, drug trafficking, and violent crime. It will also identify deficiencies in existing law, evaluate crime data, and conduct studies. Within one year, the task force should submit a report to Trump summarizing its findings and recommendations.

Read the full order from February 9 here.

#20. Fiduciary Duty Rule (Memo)

This memo to the Secretary of Labor directed him to examine the Fiduciary Duty Rule to determine if it would hurt Americans’ ability to get retirement and financial advice. The Secretary was directed to provide an updated economic and legal analysis of the impact of the rule, considering whether it’s harmed investors, disrupted the retirement industry in a way that hurt investors or retirees, and if it will cause an increase in litigation. The Secretary can propose rescinding or revising the rule.

The rule hails from Obama’s administration to protect retirement money from financial advisers who have conflicts of interest. It was scheduled to begin in April.

Read the full memo from February 9 here.

#19. Regulating U.S. Financial System (Executive Order)

In this order, Trump states “core principles” for regulating the U.S. financial system. these include empowering Americans to “make independent financial decisions… save for retirement, and build individual wealth,” prevent taxpayer-funded bailouts, foster economic growth with more rigorous regulatory impact analysis, enable American companies to compete with foreign firms, and more.

Read the full order from February 3 here.

#18. Eliminate Two Regulations for Every New Regulation (Executive Order)

This order required two regulations be eliminated for every one new federal regulation. Here’s how it’s worded:

In addition to the management of the direct expenditure of taxpayer dollars through the budgeting process, it is essential to manage the costs associated with the governmental imposition of private expenditures required to comply with Federal regulations.  Toward that end, it is important that for every one new regulation issued, at least two prior regulations be identified for elimination, and that the cost of planned regulations be prudently managed and controlled through a budgeting process.

The order also directs that the “total incremental cost of all new regulations” shall be no greater than zero, including repealed regulations, unless required by law. And new incremental costs for new regulations should be offset by eliminating existing costs of two prior regulations.

Read the full order from January 30 here.

#17. Executive Branch Ethics Commitments (i.e. Anti-Lobbying & Draining the Swamp) (Executive Order)

This order is the “draining the swamp” executive order. It requires executive appointees to sign a pledge not to lobby a foreign government ever and not to engage in any other form of lobbying for five years after leaving government. Here are some quotes form the order:

I will not, within 5 years after the termination of my employment as an appointee in any executive agency in which I am appointed to serve, engage in lobbying activities with respect to that agency.”


I also agree, upon leaving Government service, not to engage in lobbying activities with respect to any covered executive branch official or non-career Senior Executive Service appointee for the remainder of the Administration.”


I will not, at any time after the termination of my employment in the United States Government, engage in any activity on behalf of any foreign government or foreign political party which, were it undertaken on January 20, 2017, would require me to register under the Foreign Agents Registration Act of 1938, as amended.”

Read the full order from January 28 here.

#16. National Security Council & Homeland Security (Memo)

This memo determined Trump’s system for national security policy and listed who would be part of the National Security Council and the Homeland Security Council. It also named a single NSC staff within the executive office that would serve both the NSC and the HSC. It also mentioned that the Principals Committee would continue to serve as the Cabinet-level senior interagency forum. The most controversial part of the memo stated: “The Assistant to the President and Chief of Staff, the Assistant to the President and Chief Strategist, the Counsel to the President, the Deputy Counsel to the President for National Security Affairs, and the Director of the Office of Management and Budget are invited as attendees to any NSC meeting.”

Read the full memo from January 28 here.

#15. Plan to Defeat ISIS (Memo)

This memo directs Trump’s administration to develop a comprehensive plan to defeat ISIS and have a preliminary draft ready in 30 days. This includes changes in rules of engagement, public diplomacy, cyber strategies, new partners, cutting off financial support, and more.

Read the full memo from January 28 here.

#14. Rebuild the Armed Forces (Memo)

In this memo, Trump directs the Secretary of Defense and the Director of the Office of Management and Budget to rebuild the Armed Forces, first by conducting a 30-day readiness review that assesses readiness conditions (such as equipment and training), and propose reallocations. Within 60 days, they are to submit a plan to achieve readiness before FY 2019. The memo also mentions initiating a new nuclear review to ensure we are tailored for 21st-century threats, along with a ballistic missile review.

Read the full memo from January 27 here.

#13. Original Immigration Ban (Executive Order)

This is Trump’s original immigration ban.

Read the full order from January 27 here.

#12. Border Wall & Immigration (Executive Order)

This order begins by talking about how important border security is to national security and cutting down on drug- and human-trafficking networks. It reads, in part: “The purpose of this order is to direct executive departments and agencies (agencies) to deploy all lawful means to secure the Nation’s southern border, to prevent further illegal immigration into the United States, and to repatriate illegal aliens swiftly, consistently, and humanely.” The order states that the Secretary of Homeland Security should immediately take steps to plan, design, and build a wall on the southern border, allocate federal funds for this, develop long-term funding requirements for the wall, and develop a comprehensive study about the security of the wall to be finished in 180 days.

The order also states that the Secretary should allocate resources to immediately construct facilities to detain aliens near the border, assign asylum officers to detention facilities, allocate funds to assign immigration judges to detention facilities, and “immediately … ensure the detention of aliens apprehended for violations of immigration law pending the outcome of their removal proceedings…” Then the Secretary should “take appropriate action … to ensure that aliens … are returned to the territory from which they came pending a formal removal proceeding.”

Read the full order from January 25 here.

#11. Public Safety in the U.S. Interior — Cut Funding to Sanctuary Cities (Executive Order)

This order requires enforcement of immigration laws and it states that sanctuary jurisdictions violate federal law. In essence, Trump called on sanctuary cities to follow the law or lose federal funding.

Read the full order from January 25 here.

#10. Streamline Permitting & Reducing Regulations for Domestic Manufacturing (Memo)

This memo directs executive agencies to support expanding manufacturing in the U.S. by expediting reviews and approvals for new manufacturing facilities, and reduce regulatory burdens. The Secretary of Commerce should also talk to stakeholders about the impact current regulations have on domestic manufacturing within 60 days. After this, the Secretary must submit a plan to streamline permits and reducing regulations.

Read the full memo from January 24 here.

#9. Pipelines Must Be Built or Repaired with U.S. Materials & Equipment (Memo)

This memo required all new pipelines and pipeline repairs to use U.S. materials and equipment, “to the maximum extend possible.” This instructs the Secretary of Commerce to submit a plan to make this a reality within 180 days of the memo.

Read the full memo from January 24 here.

#8. Expedite Environmental Reviews & Approvals for ‘High Priority’ Infrastructure (Memo)

This memo requires expedited deadlines to complete environmental reviews of “high priority” infrastructure projects. A governor or head of any executive agency can request a project be deemed “high priority,” and that must be reviewed within 30 days of the request. Considerations include general welfare, value to the nation, environmental benefits, and other factors.

Read the full memo from January 24 here.

#7. Construction of Keystone XL Pipeline (Memo)

This memo instructed immediate review and approval for constructing the Keystone XL Pipeline. It invited TransCanada to resubmit its application for construction of the pipeline. The application would be reviewed quickly, and the final supplemental environmental impact statement from 2014 would be viewed as satisfactory.

Read the full memo from January 24 here.

#6. Construction of Dakota Access Pipeline (Memo)

This memo instructed the Army to take all necessary actions to expedite review and approval (to the extent permitted by law) of easements and right-of-ways for the DAPL to finish construction. It also instructed consideration of withdrawing the notice of preparing an environmental impact statement about the DAPL, and considering the July 2016 environmental assessment as satisfactory.

Read the full memo from January 24 here.

#5. Reinstating NGO ‘Global Gag Rule’ on Discussing Abortions (Memo)

This memo revokes President Barack Obama’s 2009 memo and reinstates the 2001 memo. The 2001 memo was a “global gag rule” banning American NGOs from discussing abortion when working abroad. Ronald Reagan first created the order in 1984, and its reinstated and then withdrawn every time a Democrat or Republican switches control of the presidential office.

Read the full memo from January 23 here.

#4. Withdrawing from the Trans-Pacific Partnership (Memo)

This memo states that it’s Trump’s intention to deal with countries one-on-one or bilaterally for future trade deals. So it instructs the U.S. Trade Representative to withdraw the U.S. “as a signatory” to the TPP and permanently withdraw from TPP negotiations.

Read the full memo from January 23 here.

#3. Hiring Freeze (Memo)

This memo ordered a hiring freeze on federal civilian employees across the board, filling no vacant positions or creating new ones except for positions deemed necessary for national security or public safety. The Director of OPM can also grant additional exemptions. The memo requires a long-term plan to reduce the federal government’s workforce in 90 days. Once that plan is implemented, the hiring freeze will end.

Read the full memo from January 23 here.

#2. Letter to Heads of Agencies Regarding Pending Hiring Freeze (Memo)

This presidential memo, written by Reince Priebus, was written to heads of executive agencies regarding the upcoming hiring freeze. It also addresses how to send regulations.

Read the full memo from January 20 here.

#1. Begin Repealing Obamacare & Allow Officials to Waive Associated Fees & Taxes (Executive Order)

This order states the administration will seek “the prompt repeal” of the Affordable Care Act, while also minimizing economic burdens of the Act in the meantime. Officials are also allowed to waive, defer, or exempt states and individuals from any fees, taxes, or burdens from the Act. Agencies will also give states flexibility in implementing their own healthcare programs and encourage the development of a free market of healthcare services.

Read the full order from January 20 here.

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