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Executive Orders and Presidential Memoranda Issued by the Trump Administration (Post #5)

Posted @ Tuesday, April 04, 2017    By Stephanie Missert
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Since our last post on March 1, President Trump has issued 15 more Executive Orders and Presidential Memoranda. See the list below for details of each action.

We do not include Presidential Proclamations in our list, which are technically executive actions; however, President Trump’s proclamations so far have been strictly ceremonious and not policy driven, as are most proclamations.  A full list of proclamations can be found on the proclamations page of the White House website.  

In total, President Trump has issued 61 executive actions since taking office on January 20, 2017.


  • Presidential Memorandum for the National Commission on Military, National, and Public Service
    • Establishes Principles for Reforming the Military Selective Service Process, in accordance with section 555 of the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2017 (Public Law 114-328), which calls for the President to establish principles for reform of the military selective service process in support of the National Commission on Military, National, and Public Service.


  • Presidential Executive Order Regarding the Omnibus Report on Significant Trade Deficits
    • Directs the Secretary of Commerce and the United States Trade Representative, in consultation with several other federal agencies, to prepare and submit to the President an Omnibus Report on Significant Trade Deficits. The report will assess the major causes of the trade deficits and if our trading partners are directly or indirectly “imposing unequal burdens on, or unfairly discriminating in fact against, the commerce of the United States.”



  • Presidential Executive Order on Promoting Energy Independence and Economic Growth
    • Directs federal agencies to review all existing regulations and related actions that “potentially burden the development or use of domestically produced energy resources and appropriately suspend, revise, or rescind those that unduly burden the development of domestic energy resources.” The order also rescinds several climate-related Obama-era actions.


  • Presidential Executive Order on the Revocation of Federal Contracting Executive Orders
    • Rescinds three Obama-era orders that required federal government contracts over $500,000 go to companies that hadn't violated labor laws. When companies bid for federal contracts, they'll no longer have to disclose if they've violated the Fair Labor Standards Act, the Occupational Safety and Health Act, the Migrant and Seasonal Agricultural Worker Protection Act, or the National Labor Relations Act.






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