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Year One: 81 major Trump achievements, 11 Obama legacy items repealed:

Jobs and the economy

•Passage of the tax reform bill providing $5.5 billion in cuts & repealing the Obamacare mandate.

•Increase of the GDP above 3 %.

•Creation of 1.7 million new jobs,

cutting unemployment to 4.1 %.

•Saw the Dow Jones reach record highs.

•A rebound in economic confidence to a 17-year high.

•A new executive order to boost apprenticeships.

•A move to boost computer sciences in Education Department programs.

•Prioritizing women-
Owned businesses for some $500 million in SBA loans.

Killing job-stifling regulations

•Signed an Executive Order demanding that two regulations be killed for every new one creates.
He beat that big & cut 16 rules and regulations for every one created, saving $8.1 billion.
•Signed 15 congressional regulatory cuts.

•Withdrew from the Obama-era Paris Climate Agreement, ending the threat of environmental regulations.

•Signed an Executive Order cutting the time for infrastructure permit approvals.

•Eliminated an Obama rule on
streams that Trump felt unfairly targeted the coal industry.

Fair trade

•Made good on his campaign promise to withdraw from the Trans-Pacific Partnership.

•Opened up the North American Free Trade Agreement for talks to better the deal for the U.S.

•Worked to bring
companies back to the U.S., & cos. like Toyota, Mazda, Broadcom Limited, & Foxconn announced plans to open U.S. plants.

•Worked to promote the sale of U.S products abroad.

•Made enforcement of U.S. trade laws, especially those that involve national security, a priority.
•Ended Obama’s deal with Cuba.

Boosting U.S. energy dominance

•The Department of Interior, which has led the way in cutting regulations, opened plans to lease 77 million acres in the Gulf of Mexico for oil & gas drilling.

•Trump traveled the world to promote the sale &
use of U.S. energy.

•Expanded energy infrastructure projects like the Keystone XL Pipeline snubbed by Obama.

•Ordered the Environmental Protection Agency to kill Obama’s Clean Power Plan.

•EPA is reconsidering Obama rules on methane emissions.

Protecting U.S. homeland
•Laid out new principles for reforming immigration & announced plan to end "chain migration," which lets one legal immigrant to bring in dozens of family members.

•Made progress to build the border wall with Mexico.

•Ended the Obama-era “catch & release” of illegal

•Boosted the arrests of illegals inside the U.S.

•Doubled the # of counties participating with Immigration & Customs Enforcement charged with deporting illegals.

•Removed 36 % more criminal gang members than in fiscal 2016.

•Started the end of the DACA.
•Ditto for other amnesty programs like DAPA.

•Cracking down on some 300 sanctuary cities that defy ICE but still get federal dollars.

•Added some 100 new immigration judges.

Protecting communities

•Justice announced grants of $98 million to fund 802 new cops.
•Justice worked with Central American nations to arrest & charge 4,000 MS-13 members.

•Homeland rounded up nearly 800 MS-13 members, an 83 % 1 yr increase.

•Signed three executive orders aimed at cracking down on international criminal organizations.

•AG Jeff Sessions
created new National Public Safety Partnership, a cooperative initiative with cities to reduce violent crimes.

•Trump has nominated 73 federal judges & won his nomination of Neil Gorsuch to the Supreme Court.

•Ordered ethical standards including
a lobbying ban.

•Called for a comprehensive plan to reorganize the executive branch.

•Ordered an overhaul to modernize the digital government.

•Called for a full audit of the Pentagon and its spending.

Combatting opioids

•First, the president declared a Nationwide
Public Health Emergency on opioids.

•His Council of Economic Advisors played a role in determining that overdoses are underreported by as much as 24 %.

•The Department of Health & Human Services laid out a new 5 point strategy to fight the crisis.

•Justice announced
it was scheduling fentanyl substances as a drug class under the Controlled Substances Act.

•Justice started a fraud crackdown, arresting more than 400.

•The administration added $500 million to fight the crisis.

•On National Drug Take Back Day,
the Drug Enforcement Agency collected 456 tons.

Protecting life

•In his first week, Trump reinstated & expanded the Mexico City Policy
that blocks some $9 billion in foreign being used for abortions.

•Worked with Congress on a bill overturning
an Obama regulation that blocked states from defunding abortion providers.

•Published guidance to block Obamacare money from supporting abortion.

Helping veterans

•Signed Veterans Accountability & Whistleblower Protection Act to allow senior officials in the Dept. of
Veterans Affairs to fire failing employees & establish safeguards to protect whistleblowers.

•Signed the Veterans Appeals Improvement & Modernization Act.

•Signed the Harry W. Colmery Veterans Educational Assistance Act, to provide support.

•Signed the VA Choice &
Quality Employment Act of 2017 to authorize $2.1 billion in additional funds for the Veterans Choice Program.

•Created a VA hotline.

•Had the VA launch an online “Access &Quality Tool,” providing veterans with a way to access wait time & quality of care data.
•With VA Secretary Dr. David Shulkin, announced 3 initiatives to expand access to healthcare for veterans using telehealth technology.

Promoting peace through strength

•Directed the rebuilding of the military & ordered a new national strategy & nuclear posture review.
•Worked to increase defense spending.

•Empowered military leaders to “seize the initiative & win,” reducing the need for a White House sign off on every mission.

•Directed the revival of the National Space Council to develop space war strategies.

•Elevated U.S. Cyber
Command into a major warfighting command.

•Withdrew from the U.N. Global Compact on Migration, which Trump saw as a threat to borders.

•Imposed a travel ban on nations that lack border & anti-terrorism security.

•Saw ISIS lose virtually all of its territory.
•Pushed for strong action against outlaw North Korea & its development of nuclear weapons.

•Announced a new Afghanistan strategy that strengthens support for U.S. forces at war with terrorism.

•NATO increased support for the war in Afghanistan.

Approved a new Iran
strategy plan focused on neutralizing the country’s influence in the region.

•Ordered missile strikes against a Syrian airbase used in a chemical weapons attack.

Adding additional tweets....
•Prevented subsequent chemical attacks by announcing a plan to detect them better & warned of future strikes if they were used.

•Ordered new sanctions on the dictatorship in Venezuela.

Restoring confidence in and respect for America

•Trump won the release of Americans
held abroad, often using his personal relationships with world leaders.

•Made good on a campaign promise to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel.

•Conducted a historic 12-day trip through Asia, winning new cooperative deals. On the trip, he attended
three regional summits to promote American interests.

•He traveled to the Middle East & Europe to build new relationships with leaders.

•Traveled to Poland & on to Germany for the G-20 meeting where he pushed again for funding of women entrepreneurs.

Sources to follow:
Paul Bedard, the Washington Examiner's & The White House

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