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Promises Kept: A Pre-Midterm Trump Tally

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Mainstream media sources continue to cast our president in a bad light, but the evidence of his success speaks for itself. This article is Part 1 of a three-part series outlining President Trump’s outstanding accomplishments since taking office.

 

Economy

  • Passage of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, the first major tax reform signed in 30 years
  • Since passage of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, over 500 American companies have announced wage increases and bonuses
  • 2018 first quarter GDP grew 2.3 percent
  • The African American unemployment rate has reached its lowest ever recorded
  • Over 300,000 manufacturing jobs have been created
  • The number of Americans receiving food stamps has fallen by 2.6 million
  • According to the National Federation of Independent Business, small business optimism has sustained record-high levels under President Trump
  • President Trump is advancing reciprocal trade deals that protect American workers while ending destructive trade policies, including the Trans-Pacific Partnership
  • The Trump administration is working to defend American intellectual property from China’s unfair trade practices
  • Trump revamped an American free trade agreement with South Korea, reducing the US-South Korea trade deficit and allowing American products to gain improved access to Korean markets

Energy

  • The Trump administration is making an ongoing effort to reverse Obama-era policies that harmed the American energy sector and restricted our ability to sell to other nations
  • President Trump signed an Executive Order to expand offshore oil and gas drilling
  • Trump’s approval of the Keystone XL and Dakota Access pipelines supported approximately 42,000 indirect jobs, along with an estimated $2 billion in wages
  • The EPA has been directed to rescind Obama’s Clean Power Plan, which would eliminate billions of dollars in compliance costs
  • Trump is promoting American energy dominance, helping boost the economy
  • Under the Trump administration, the EPA has relaunched the Smart Sectors program, which partners with the private sector to develop non-regulatory solutions to environmental problems

Accountability

  • Trump is draining the swamp and promoting government transparency by calling for a comprehensive plan to reorganize the executive branch
  • Trump signed an Executive Order placing a lifetime ban on lobbying for foreign countries

Veterans

  • Trump created a new White House V.A. Hotline, fully staffed and 24-hour operational
  • In June, President Trump signed the VA Mission Act, a major reform of the department which expands veterans’ access to private health care
  • According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the unemployment rate of American veterans has dropped, mirroring the country’s overall decreasing unemployment rate under the Trump Administration

Public Health and Health Care

  • President Trump repealed Obamacare’s individual mandate
  • Under the Trump administration, the Department of Treasury has allowed Short Term Limited Duration plans to be extended up to 12 months
  • This summer, the president unveiled the American Patients First plan, created to lower prescription drug prices and out-of-pocket health care costs
  • The Trump administration is working with the Department of Health and Human Services to create a comprehensive strategy to combat the opioid crisis
  • The president signed a new opioid law this week aimed at stopping the flow of illegal fentanyl into the United States

Law and Order

  • President Trump is working with the Department of Justice to curb organized crime, cracking down especially hard on gang activity
  • The President and his Attorney General, Jeff Sessions, have taken comprehensive action to move towards dismantling MS-13
  • The President signed an Executive Order restoring local law enforcement’s access to surplus equipment from the Department of Defense
  • Trump is reshaping American courts, successfully appointing two Supreme Court Justices and appointing four times as many federal appeals judges as Obama in his first year in office

Immigration

  • The Trump Administration is cracking down illegal immigration, calling for the construction of a wall along our country’s Southern border and the deportation of illegal border crossers
  • Morale at the Department of Homeland security has skyrocketed under Trump, as employees no longer feel vilified for doing their jobs
  • ICE arrests and removals have increased under the Trump administration, with a focus on deporting individuals with criminal backgrounds
  • Trump has increased ICE funding by more than 10%
  • The President pulled the United States out of the United Nations’ Global Compact on Migration, a globalist policy that would threaten American sovereignty

Protecting the Unborn

  • In January 2018, the Trump administration rescinded an Obama-era bill preventing states from defunding abortion provider Planned Parenthood of Medicaid dollars
  • President Trump reinstated the Mexico City Policy, ensuring American tax dollars are protecting from funding the abortion industry in other nations
  • The President kept his promise to appoint pro-life judges to the Supreme Court, appointing Justices Neil Gorsuch and Brett Kavanaugh

 

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