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White House Touts ‘Historic’ 28 Laws Signed By Trump, But What Are They?

President Trump speaks after signing a NASA Transition Authorization Act in a Oval Office on Mar 21, one of 28 bills that Trump has sealed into law.

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President Trump speaks after signing a NASA Transition Authorization Act in a Oval Office on Mar 21, one of 28 bills that Trump has sealed into law.

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Even nonetheless President Trump calls a 100-days magnitude “ridiculous,” a White House is still touting what one press recover called a president’s “historic accomplishments” — including 28 laws he has sealed given holding office.

But when it comes to legislation, domestic scientists contend it is improved to magnitude stress than to simply supplement adult a series of bills. It is better, they argue, to ask possibly a law changes a standing quo or introduces a new routine idea.

By that measure, there is not as many to uncover legislation-wise for Trump’s initial 100 days.

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Of a 28 new laws sealed by Trump, dual name Veterans Affairs clinics in respect of people, one adds National Vietnam War Veterans Day to a list of days people and businesses are speedy to fly American flags, 5 are associated to crew matters (including a waiver permitting James Mattis to turn secretary of defense), and one extends an Obama-era routine permitting veterans in some resources to get health caring outward of a VA system.

“Congress passes laws all a time, fixing post offices after people, doing teenager things that they can get through,” pronounced Leon Panetta, who served as invulnerability secretary in a Obama administration and as arch of staff to President Bill Clinton. Panetta doesn’t see any vital legislation in this administration’s initial 100 days.

“Presidents around story are concurred as a success when they get legislation upheld by a Congress — vital legislation that affects a lives of people. And that eventually will be a exam for this president,” Panetta said.

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During a campaign, Trump sealed a “Contract With a American Voter,” in that he betrothed to work with Congress to deliver 10 bills “and quarrel for their thoroughfare within a initial 100 days of my Administration.”

Of those 10, usually one — a American Health Care Act — has done it into legislative form, and it has not nonetheless gotten a vote. The Trump administration did announce extended outlines of a taxation complement renovate this week, yet it isn’t approaching to be created into legislation until after this year.

In a lecture with reporters on Tuesday, Trump’s legislative affairs executive Marc Short was asked to name a new president’s many poignant legislative fulfilment — to name one vital new law — yet he took emanate with a question.

“I would contend that confirming a Supreme Court probity of a United States who will substantially be there for 30 years is a large legislative achievement,” pronounced Short. “I would contend a regulatory impact we’ve had on a economy is a large legislative achievement. And we demeanour brazen in a entrance days to hopefully continue to make swell on a appropriations routine and on health care.”

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When he talks about “regulatory impact,” Short is referring to a 13 laws upheld underneath a Congressional Review Act. Before Trump, a 1996 law had been used usually once before, by George W Bush. But with GOP in control of both a House and a Senate, a Trump White House had a singular possibility to significantly hurl behind manners created by a prior administration.

The Congressional Review Act allows Congress to retreat manners within 60 legislative days of their submission, requiring usually a elementary infancy in a Senate. In a stream Congress, that means Democrats are not means to retard a rollbacks.

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House Speaker Paul Ryan touted a 13 laws as “measures to take extreme regulations off a book so we can grow this economy.”

They enclosed a order meant to strengthen streams from pollution, that opponents argued harm a spark industry; and a order requiring financial advisers to put consumers’ best interests forward of their own, that critics pronounced would harm retirees.

Rounding out a 28 laws, 3 cgange existent programs and dual inspire agencies to try something new.

But in a area of legislation, 100 days is a brief duration of time. Significant bills take a prolonged time to complete, mostly totalled in years rather than days.

President George W. Bush’s initial taxation cut and No Child Left Behind beginning didn’t pass in a initial 100 days. The Affordable Care Act and Dodd-Frank financial attention regulations didn’t turn law in President Barack Obama’s initial 100 days either, nonetheless he and Congress did pass a scarcely $800 billion impulse bill. Other than that, Obama sealed several module re-authorizations, a Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act (that had been in a works in a prior Congress) and a check fixing a post office.

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Time support aside, Trump schooled with a health caring check he hoped to pass and pointer weeks ago that carrying a president’s celebration control both a House and a Senate doesn’t pledge a numbers indispensable for priorities to zephyr through.

“President Obama faced a lot of a same problems,” Panetta noted.

Panetta pronounced Trump will be judged on possibly he can put together a operative coalition, that will many expected need reaching opposite a aisle. Thus distant Trump has attempted to do all with one-party order — not even attempting to win Democratic votes (not that they would have been forthcoming).

If this year ends and Trump hasn’t found a approach to work with Congress and pass poignant legislation like a health caring check or his taxation plan, he won’t be judged kindly. Presidents attain or destroy formed on their ability to work with Congress.

The 28 Bills That Trump Has Signed Into Law

Extending Obama-Era Policy

  • S. 544: “A check to rectify a Veterans Access, Choice, and Accountability Act of 2014 to cgange a stop date for a Veterans Choice Program, and for other purposes.”

Modifying Existing Programs

  • H.R. 353: “Weather Research and Forecasting Innovation Act of 2017”
  • S. 442: “National Aeronautics and Space Administration Transition Authorization Act of 2017”
  • H.R. 72: “GAO Access and Oversight Act of 2017”

Repealing Obama-Era Rules And Regulations

  • H.J.Res. 67: “Disapproving a order submitted by a Department of Labor relating to assets arrangements determined by competent State domestic subdivisions for non-governmental employees”
  • H.J.Res. 43: “Providing for congressional condemnation underneath section 8 of pretension 5, United States Code, of a final order submitted by Secretary of Health and Human Services relating to correspondence with pretension X mandate by plan recipients in selecting subrecipients”
  • H.J.Res. 69: “Providing for congressional condemnation underneath section 8 of pretension 5, United States Code, of a final order of a Department of a Interior relating to ‘Non-Subsistence Take of Wildlife, and Public Participation and Closure Procedures, on National Wildlife Refuges in Alaska’ “
  • H.J.Res. 83: “Disapproving a order submitted by a Department of Labor relating to ‘Clarification of Employer’s Continuing Obligation to Make and Maintain an Accurate Record of Each Recordable Injury and Illness’ “
  • S.J.Res. 34: “A corner fortitude providing for congressional condemnation underneath section 8 of pretension 5, United States Code, of a order submitted by a Federal Communications Commission relating to ‘Protecting a Privacy of Customers of Broadband and Other Telecommunications Services’ “
  • H.J.Res. 42: “Disapproving a order submitted by a Department of Labor relating to drug contrast of stagnation remuneration applicants”
  • H.J.Res. 57: “Providing for congressional condemnation underneath section 8 of pretension 5, United States Code, of a order submitted by a Department of Education relating to burden and State skeleton underneath a Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965”
  • H.J.Res. 58: “Providing for congressional condemnation underneath section 8 of pretension 5, United States Code, of a order submitted by a Department of Education relating to clergyman credentials issues”
  • H.J.Res. 37: “Disapproving a order submitted by a Department of Defense, a General Services Administration, and a National Aeronautics and Space Administration relating to a Federal Acquisition Regulation”
  • H.J.Res. 44: “Disapproving a order submitted by a Department of a Interior relating to Bureau of Land Management regulations that settle a procedures used to prepare, revise, or rectify land use skeleton pursuant to a Federal Land Policy and Management Act of 1976”
  • H.J.Res. 40: “Providing for congressional condemnation underneath section 8 of pretension 5, United States Code, of a order submitted by a Social Security Administration relating to Implementation of a NICS Improvement Amendments Act of 2007”
  • H.J.Res. 38: “Disapproving a order submitted by a Department of a Interior famous as a Stream Protection Rule”
  • H.J.Res. 41: “Providing for congressional condemnation underneath section 8 of pretension 5, United States Code, of a order submitted by a Securities and Exchange Commission relating to ‘Disclosure of Payments by Resource Extraction Issuers’ “

Naming Something/Siting A Memorial/Encouraging Flag Flying

  • S.J.Res. 1: “A corner fortitude commendatory a plcae of a commemorative to commemorate and respect a members of a Armed Forces who served on active avocation in support of Operation Desert Storm or Operation Desert Shield”
  • H.R. 1362: “To name a Department of Veterans Affairs community-based outpatient hospital in Pago Pago, American Samoa, a Faleomavaega Eni Fa’aua’a Hunkin VA Clinic”
  • H.R. 609: “To appropriate a Department of Veterans Affairs health caring core in Center Township, Butler County, Pennsylvania, as a ‘Abie Abraham VA Clinic’ “
  • S. 305: “Vietnam War Veterans Recognition Act of 2017”

Encouraging An Agency To Try Something New

  • H.R. 321: “Inspiring a Next Space Pioneers, Innovators, Researchers, and Explorers (INSPIRE) Women Act”
  • H.R. 255: “Promoting Women in Entrepreneurship Act”

Personnel-Related

  • S.J.Res. 30: “A corner fortitude providing for a reappointment of Steve Case as a citizen monarch of a Board of Regents of a Smithsonian Institution”
  • S.J.Res. 36: “A corner fortitude providing for a appointment of Roger W. Ferguson as a citizen monarch of a Board of Regents of a Smithsonian Institution”
  • S.J.Res. 35: “A corner fortitude providing for a appointment of Michael Govan as a citizen monarch of a Board of Regents of a Smithsonian Institution”
  • H.R. 1228: “To yield for a appointment of members of a Board of Directors of a Office of Compliance to reinstate members whose terms end during 2017, and for other purposes”
  • S. 84: “A check to yield for an difference to a reduction opposite appointment of persons as Secretary of Defense within 7 years of service from active avocation as a unchanging consecrated officer of a Armed Forces”

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