Full List of Trump Executive Orders

During his time in office, former President Donald Trump signed numerous executive orders that shaped policies and regulations across various sectors. These executive orders covered a wide range of topics, from immigration and healthcare to trade and the environment. Regardless of one’s political stance, understanding and staying informed about the decisions made by our elected officials is crucial for an engaged citizenry.

In this comprehensive blog post, we will provide you with a full list of the executive orders issued by President Trump during his time in office. This list will cover the major executive orders he signed, along with a brief description of each order’s content and implications.

Table of Contents

  1. Immigration
  2. Trade
  3. Healthcare
  4. Environment

Immigration

In the area of immigration, the Trump administration implemented several executive orders aiming to address issues such as border security, the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, and visa restrictions. Here are some notable executive orders in this domain:

  • Executive Order 13767: “Border Security and Immigration Enforcement Improvements” (January 25, 2017) – This order directed the construction of a physical wall along the U.S.-Mexico border to enhance border security.
  • Executive Order 13768: “Enhancing Public Safety in the Interior of the United States” (January 25, 2017) – This order aimed to prioritize the removal of undocumented immigrants involved in criminal activities.
  • Executive Order 13769: “Protecting the Nation from Foreign Terrorist Entry into the United States” (January 27, 2017) – Commonly known as the “travel ban,” this order suspended entry to the United States from several countries with high terrorism rates.

For a comprehensive list of executive orders related to immigration, you can visit the Government Publishing Office website.

Trade

President Trump’s approach to trade policies centered around negotiating new trade agreements, renegotiating existing deals, and enforcing fair trade practices. Here are a few executive orders related to trade:

  • Executive Order 13796: “Establishment of Office of Trade and Manufacturing Policy” (April 29, 2017) – This order aimed to ensure the revitalization of American manufacturing and promote free and fair trade policies.
  • Executive Order 13858: “Strengthening Buy-American Preferences for Infrastructure Projects” (January 31, 2019) – This order aimed to prioritize the use of domestically produced materials in federal infrastructure projects.
  • Executive Order 13881: “Maximizing Use of American-Made Goods, Products, and Materials” (July 15, 2019) – This order further emphasized promoting the use of American-made goods and materials in federal procurement.

For a comprehensive list of executive orders related to trade, you can visit the Government Publishing Office website.

Healthcare

The Trump administration made several efforts to modify or repeal the Affordable Care Act (ACA) through executive orders and administrative actions. Here are a few noteworthy executive orders on healthcare:

  • Executive Order 13765: “Minimizing the Economic Burden of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act Pending Repeal” (January 20, 2017) – This order directed the relevant agencies to take actions that minimize the burdens of the ACA.
  • Executive Order 13813: “Promoting Healthcare Choice and Competition Across the United States” (October 12, 2017) – This order aimed to expand access to affordable health insurance options outside the ACA marketplace.
  • Executive Order 13877: “Improving Price and Quality Transparency in American Healthcare to Put Patients First” (June 24, 2019) – This order sought to increase transparency in healthcare costs and quality.

For a comprehensive list of executive orders related to healthcare, you can visit the Government Publishing Office website.

Environment

The Trump administration pursued various executive orders aimed at rolling back regulations related to the environment and energy production. Here are a few significant executive orders in this domain:

  • Executive Order 13783: “Promoting Energy Independence and Economic Growth” (March 28, 2017) – This order directed federal agencies to review and potentially rescind regulations that could hinder domestic energy production.
  • Executive Order 13868: “Promoting Energy Infrastructure and Economic Growth” (April 10, 2019) – This order aimed to streamline the permitting process for infrastructure projects, including oil and gas pipelines.
  • Executive Order 13873: “Building and Rebuilding Monuments to American Heroes” (July 3, 2020) – This order focused on the creation of a national garden of American heroes to honor historically significant individuals.

For a comprehensive list of executive orders related to the environment, you can visit the Government Publishing Office website.

This blog post covers only a select few executive orders signed by President Donald Trump during his tenure. To explore the complete list, you can visit the Government Publishing Office’s database of executive orders.

Keeping track of executive orders helps us understand the policy decisions made by our elected leaders and the potential impact they can have on various aspects of our lives. Staying informed and engaging in constructive conversations about these decisions is essential for shaping the future of our nation.

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