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Trump's 100th day comes Saturday

He is touting accomplishments ahead of the marker

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President Donald Trump’s 100th day in office comes Saturday, and despite his downplaying of the significance of the marker, his team is prepped and ready to tout his accomplishments.

In a memo obtained first by CNN, the White House highlights job creation efforts, regulation cuts and national security measures, among others.

But not all the initiatives have been unqualified success – Trump’s travel ban, which is listed, is currently stalled in the court system.

Further, the bulk of Trump’s accomplishments have been made through executive action or memorandum, something Republicans decried Obama for doing during his second term. There are 37 points in this list and 23 (62%) were accomplished by executive order or memorandum.

Read the memo here:

100 Days Of Accomplishments

CUTTING REGULATIONS

  • Energy Independence Executive Order
  • Revocation Of Federal Contracting Executive Orders
  • Reexamination Of CAFE Standards
  • Review Of Waters Of The United States Rule
  • Creation Of Regulatory Task Forces
  • Eliminating Stream Protection Rule
  • Eliminating Regulations On Extraction Companies
  • One-In-Two-Out Regulation Reform
  • Minimizing Affordable Care Act

JOB CREATION

  • Buy American, Hire American Pipeline
  • Dakota Access Pipeline
  • U.S. Material In Pipeline Construction
  • Partnering With Private Sector

TRADE

  • Withdrawal From The Trans-Pacific Partnership
  • Trade Enforcement
  • Comprehensive Reports On The Causes Of U.S. Trade Deficits

ETHICS

  • Federal Hiring Freeze
  • New Ethics Commitments On Political Appointees

NATIONAL SECURITY

  • Strike On Syrian Airfield
  • Travel Restrictions On Select Countries
  • New Iran Sanctions
  • Defense Spending In Budget
  • F-35 Cost Savings

IMMIGRATION

  • Immigration Enforcement, Including Constructing A Wall
  • Sanctuary Cities Funding
  • New Hiring To Enforce Immigration
  • Prioritizing Criminal Immigration Enforcement And Hiring More Immigration Judges

PUBLIC SAFETY

  • Commission On Opioid Crisis
  • Protecting Law Enforcement Officers Crime
  • Tackling International Cartels

HELPING WOMEN AND MINORITIES

  • HBCU Initiative
  • Canada-United States Council For The Advancement Of Women Entrepreneurs
  • Promoting Women In Entrepreneurship Act
  • Women And Space Exploration

SUPREME COURT

  • Nominating And Confirming Gorsuch

CUTTING REGULATIONS

Energy Independence Executive Order: On March 28th 2017, The President Signed An Executive Order To Promote Energy Independence And Economic Growth, Which Suspended, Revised, Or Rescinded Four Obama Executive Actions That Stifled American Energy. (The White House Press Office, “Presidential Executive Order On Promoting Energy Independence And Economic Growth,” 3/28/17)

Revocation Of Federal Contracting Executive Orders: On March 27th 2017, The President Signed An Executive Order Revoking The Federal Contracting Executive Orders Put In Place By The Obama Administration. (The White House Press Office, 3/27/17)

Reexamination Of CAFE Standards: On March 15th 2017, The EPA And The Department Of Transportation Announced The Reexamination Of Emission Standards For Cars And Light Duty Trucks. (Environmental Protection Agency, “EPA To Reexamine Emission Standards For Cars And Light Duty Trucks – Model Years 2022-2025,” 3/15/17)

Review Of Waters Of The United States Rule: On February 28th 2017, The President Signed An Executive Order That Directed The Review Of The “Waters Of The United States” Rule. “Sec. 2. Review of the Waters of the United States Rule. (a) The Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency (Administrator) and the Assistant Secretary of the Army for Civil Works (Assistant Secretary) shall review the final rule entitled “Clean Water Rule: Definition of ‘Waters of the United States,’” 80 Fed. Reg. 37054 (June 29, 2015), for consistency with the policy set forth in section 1 of this order and publish for notice and comment a proposed rule rescinding or revising the rule, as appropriate and consistent with law.” (The White House Press Office, “Presidential Executive Order On Restoring The Rule Of Law, Federalism, And Economic Growth By Reviewing The ‘Waters Of The United States’ Rule,” 2/27/17)

Creation Of Regulatory Task Forces: On February 24th 2017, The President Signed An Executive Order Requiring Every Executive Agency To Establish A Regulatory Reform Task Force To Eliminate Costly And Unnecessary Regulations. “Sec. 2. Regulatory Reform Officers. (a) Within 60 days of the date of this order, the head of each agency, except the heads of agencies receiving waivers under section 5 of this order, shall designate an agency official as its Regulatory Reform Officer (RRO). Each RRO shall oversee the implementation of regulatory reform initiatives and policies to ensure that agencies effectively carry out regulatory reforms, consistent with applicable law.” (The White House Press Office, “Presidential Executive Order On Enforcing The Regulatory Reform Agenda,” 2/24/17)

Eliminating Stream Protection Rule: On February 16th 2017, The President Signed Into Law H.J. Resolution 38, Which Eliminated A Burdensome Energy Regulation That Grew The Federal Bureaucracy And Put Upward Pressure On Energy Costs (H.J. Res. 38, Signed 2/16/17)

Eliminating Regulations On Extraction Companies: On February 14th 2017, The President Signed Into Law H.J. Resolution 41, Which Eliminated A Costly Regulation That Threatened To Put Domestic Extraction Companies At A Disadvantage. (The White House Press Office, “Remarks By President Trump At Signing Of H.J. Resolution 41,” 2/14/17)

One-In-Two-Out Regulation Reform: On January 30th 2017, The President Signed An Executive Order To Expand Regulatory Review With The Goal Of Revoking Two Regulations For Every New Regulation Put Forward. (The White House Press Office, “Presidential Executive Order On Reducing Regulation And Controlling Regulatory Costs,” 1/30/17)

Minimizing Affordable Care Act: On January 20th 2017, The President Signed An Executive Order “Instructing Federal Agencies To Minimize The Burden” Of The Affordable Care Act. “On his first day in office, President Donald Trump signed an executive order instructing federal agencies to minimize the burden of his predecessor’s signature accomplishment, the Affordable Care Act, pending congressional repeal.” (The White House Press Office, “Executive Order Minimizing The Economic Burden Of The Patient Protection And Affordable Care Act Pending Repeal,” 1/20/17)

JOB CREATION

Buy American, Hire American: On April 18th 2017, The President Signed An Executive Order Outlining New ‘Buy American, Hire American’ Policies That Protects American Industry From Unfair Competition, Favors American Made Products, And Makes Certain Open Jobs Are Given To Americans. (The White House Press Office, “Presidential Executive Order On Buy American And Hire American,” 4/18/17)

• “It Shall Be The Policy Of The Executive Branch To Maximize…The Use Of Goods, Products, And Materials Produced In The United States.” “(a) Buy American Laws. In order to promote economic and national security and to help stimulate economic growth, create good jobs at decent wages, strengthen our middle class, and support the American manufacturing and defense industrial bases, it shall be the policy of the executive branch to maximize, consistent with law, through terms and conditions of Federal financial assistance awards and Federal procurements, the use of goods, products, and materials produced in the United States.” (The White House Press Office, “Presidential Executive Order On Buy American And Hire American,” 4/18/17)

• “It Shall Be The Policy Of The Executive Branch To Rigorously Enforce And Administer The Laws Governing Entry Into The United States Of Workers From Abroad.” “(b) Hire American. In order to create higher wages and employment rates for workers in the United States, and to protect their economic interests, it shall be the policy of the executive branch to rigorously enforce and administer the laws governing entry into the United States of workers from abroad, including section 212(a)(5) of the Immigration and Nationality Act (8 U.S.C. 1182(a)(5)).” (The White House Press Office, “Presidential Executive Order On Buy American And Hire American,” 4/18/17)

Keystone Pipeline: On March 24th 2017, The President Announced The Approval Of The Keystone XL Pipeline. (The White House Press Office, “Remarks By The President In TransCanada Keystone XL Pipeline Announcement,” 3/24/17)

• On January 24th 2017, The President Signed An Executive Memorandum Initiating The Process To Begin Construction Of The Keystone XL Pipeline. “I hereby invite TransCanada Keystone Pipeline, L.P. (TransCanada), to promptly re-submit its application to the Department of State for a Presidential permit for the construction and operation of the Keystone XL Pipeline, a major pipeline for the importation of petroleum from Canada to the United States.” (The White House Press Office, “Presidential Memorandum Regarding Construction Of The Keystone XL Pipeline,” 1/24/17)

Dakota Access Pipeline: On January 24th 2017, The President Signed An Executive Memorandum Declaring The Dakota Access Pipeline Serves The National Interest And Initiating The Process To Being Remaining Construction. “I believe that construction and operation of lawfully permitted pipeline infrastructure serve the national interest.” (The White House Press Office, “Presidential Memorandum Regarding Construction of the Dakota Access Pipeline,” 1/24/17)

U.S. Material In Pipeline Construction: On January 24th 2017, The President Signed An Executive Memorandum Ordering That All New Pipeline Construction And Repair Work Use U.S. Materials And Equipment Produced In The U.S. “The Secretary of Commerce, in consultation with all relevant executive departments and agencies, shall develop a plan under which all new pipelines, as well as retrofitted, repaired, or expanded pipelines, inside the borders of the United States, including portions of pipelines, use materials and equipment produced in the United States, to the maximum extent possible and to the extent permitted by law. The Secretary shall submit the plan to the President within 180 days of the date of this memorandum.” (The White House Press Office, “Presidential Memorandum Regarding Construction Of American Pipelines,” 1/24/17)

Partnering With Private Sector:

• Exxon Mobil Announced It Was Investing $20 Billion In A Program To Create 45,000 Construction And Manufacturing Jobs In The United States Gulf Coast Region. “President Donald J. Trump today congratulated Exxon Mobil Corporation on its ambitious $20 billion investment program that is creating more than 45,000 construction and manufacturing jobs in the United States Gulf Coast region.” (“President Trump Congratulates Exxon Mobil For Job-Creating Investment Program,” White House Statement, 3/6/17)

• Charter Communications Announced Their Plans To Add 20,000 Jobs And Invest $25 Billion Over The Next Four Years From The White House. “The latest company to deliver good job creation news from the Oval Office: Charter Communications. The Stamford, Conn.-headquartered company pledged, over the next four years, to invest $25 billion in broadband infrastructure and hire 20,000 U.S. workers, ending any use of offshore call centers that handle customer service. A new call center in McAllen, Tex., has already hired 100 of a planned 600 new jobs and will be the company’s first fully bilingual call center, said Kathleen Mayo, Charter’s executive vice president for customer operations.” (Mike Snider, “Trump Touts Charter’s Four-Year Plan To Add 20K Jobs And Invest $25B,” USA Today, 3/24/17)

• Accenture’s CEO Julie Sweet Said The Company Is Creating 15,000 Highly Skilled New Jobs In The Next Four Years And Invest $1.4 Billion To Train Its own Employees. “North American CEO Julie Sweet told Fortune Thursday that the company is planning to open ten new innovation hubs in cities around the U.S. in the next four years, and create 15,000 highly skilled new jobs in the process. It also plans to invest $1.4 billion in training its own employees in new technologies.” (Alan Murray, “Accenture Joins Trump’s Job Creation Drive,” Fortune, 2/17/17)

• President Trump Hosted The CEO Of Intel, Brian Krzanich, Who Announced Plans Invest $7 Billion To Build A New Factory That Will Provide “3,000 Direct High-Paying, HighWage, High-Tech Jobs” “And Over 10,000 Jobs” For Support Staff. INTEL CEO BRIAN KRZANICH: “It’s an honor to be here today representing Intel and to be able to announce our $7 billion investment in our newest, most advanced factory – Fab 42 in Chandler, Arizona. We’ll be completing that factory to make the most advanced 7-nanometer semiconductor chips on the planet… And Fab 42 is an investment in Intel, but also the U.S.’s future in innovation and leadership in the semiconductor industry. Fab 42 will employ approximately 3,000 direct high-paying, high-wage, high-tech jobs at its peak, and over 10,000 people in the Arizona area in support of the factory.” (Brian Krzanich, Remarks By President Trump And Intel CEO Brian Krzanich On U.S. Jobs, Washington, DC, 2/8/17)

• Fiat Chrysler Announced It Will Invest $1 Billion To Modernize Two U.S. Plants, Creating 2,000 Jobs. “Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCHA.MI) (FCAU.N) said it will invest $1 billion to modernize two plants in the U.S. Midwest and create 2,000 jobs, and possibly move production of a Ram heavy-duty pickup truck to Michigan from Mexico.” (Bernie Woodall and David Shepardson, “Fiat Chrysler To Add U.S. Jobs As Trump Puts Spotlight On Industry,” Reuters, 1/9/17)

General Motors Annouced A Plan To Invest $1 Billion In Several U.S. Factories, Creating Over 1,000 New Jobs. “General Motors Co. this week will announce plans to invest at least $1 billion across several U.S. factories, two people familiar with the plan said, a move aimed at underlining its commitment to U.S. manufacturing jobs in the wake of President-elect Donald Trump’s criticism of the auto maker’s imports from Mexico. GM’s announcement could come as early as Tuesday, the people briefed on the plan said. The company will cite a number of new jobs in excess of 1,000 stemming from the investment but doesn’t plan to specify which of its factories are in line for more work, one person said.” (Mike Colias, “General Motors Plans At Least $1 Billion In Fresh U.S. Investment,” The Wall Street Journal, 1/16/17)

GM’s Announcement Comes After Trump Has Pressured Auto Makers To Invest In The United States. “GM’s announcement would follow a familiar pattern of auto makers publicly outlining U.S. investment and job-creation plans in the wake of Mr. Trump’s criticism of imports while insisting they would have moved ahead with them anyway.” (Mike Colias, “General Motors Plans At Least $1 Billion In Fresh U.S. Investment,” The Wall Street Journal, 1/16/17)

President-Elect Trump Spoke With GM CEO Mary Barra In January, Talking With Her About GM’s “Commitment To Competitive Manufacturing In The U.S.” “Mr. Glidden confirmed that Ms. Barra spoke with Mr. Trump early this month following his tweet, which said companies that import from Mexico should pay a ‘big border tax.’Mr. Glidden, who was briefed on the conversation, said the two discussed trade policy and GM’s ‘commitment to competitive manufacturing in the U.S.’ He said Mr. Trump also ‘seemed interested’ in whether there are regulatory reforms that could benefit auto makers.” (Mike Colias, “General Motors Plans At Least $1 Billion In Fresh U.S. Investment,” The Wall Street Journal, 1/16/17)

• CNN Headline: “Ford Cancels Mexico Plant. Will Create 700 U.S. Jobs In ‘Vote Of Confidence’ In Trump.” (Heather Long and Poppy Harlow, “Ford Cancels Mexico Plant. Will Create 700 U.S. Jobs In ‘Vote Of Confidence’ In Trump,” CNN, 1/3/17)

• Ford CEO Mark Fields: We Are “Encouraged By Pro Growth Policies, Particularly Reform Around Tax And Regulatory Policies” Of The Incoming Trump Administration. (Heather Long and Poppy Harlow, “Ford Cancels Mexico Plant. Will Create 700 U.S. Jobs In