Tuesday, May 02, 2017

May 2, 2107--Trump and Franklin Roosevelt

During the countdown to his first 100 days, Donald Trump was not shy about listing his accomplishments, which included claiming that he got more done than any previous president. Including Franklin Roosevelt, who, among other actions, got Congress to pass laws that established the FDIC, Social Security, the Tennessee Valley Authority, and the Glass-Steagall bank regulatory act.

A little research revealed that during Trump's first 100 days he signed 28 bills that passed both houses of Congress.

Here is a rather complete selection--

Trump signed H.J.R. 40 on February 28. The bill repeals an Obama-era rule which prohibited the mentally disabled from being able to purchase firearms.

He signed H.R. 255 on February 28, called the Promoting Women in Entrepreneurship Act. The law authorizes the National Science Foundation to support entrepreneurial programs for women.

H.R. 321, the Inspiring the Next Space Pioneers, Innovators, Researchers, and Explorers Women Act was signed by Trump, also on February 28th.

He signed a congressional action that repealed an Obama-era regulation that prevented coal-mining companies from dumping waste into nearby waterways.

President Trump signed a Congressional Review Act which rolled back financial disclosure requirements for energy companies mandated by Dodd-Frank.

On January 31st, Trump signed into law H.R. 72, which authorizes the Government Accountability Office to obtain all federal agency records needed for the GAO to perform its duties.

He signed a Senate bill on January 20 which allowed him to appoint General James Mattis as Secretary of Defense.

In March he signed Senate bill 442 which authorized the appropriation of funds for NASA research and exploration.

President Trump signed a congressional review action which abolished a land management rule aimed at streamlining the process for aging federal land use decisions.

He authorized the repeal of another Obama-era rule which mandated that all states issue ratings for teacher-prep courses within their borders.

Trump signed an action which abolished federal standards established by Obama that determined which schools were doing well in terms of student performance and which were not.

He signed the Vietnam War Veterans Recognition Act of 2017, which designates March 29th as National Vietnam War Veterans Day and encourages the display of the American flag on that day.

The president abolished an Obama rule which limited the number of unemployment applicants states could drug test.

At the end of March, Trump signed a bill which designated a VA clinic in American Samoa to be named the Faleomavaega Eni Fa'aua'a Hunkin VA Cinic.

President Trump signed a Senate resolution approving a memorial to recognize military men and women who had served in support of Operation Desert Storm and Desert Shield.

Trump signed a House resolution that abolished Obama-era hunting restrictions on national wildlife refuges in Alaska.

In early April he signed a House joint resolution which eliminated workplace safety regulations implemented by Obama which were aimed at reducing injuries and death in the workplace.

Trump authorized a Congressional Review Act bill which eliminated Obama-era rules protecting private citizens' internet and browsing data from being used by their internet providers.

Trump signed a measure on April 13th which allows states to withhold Title X family-planning funds from clinics which provide abortion services.

He signed a bill authorizing a number of programs to enhance weather forecasting and alerts at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.

President Trump signed a bipartisan measure in April which extends the life of the Veterans Choice Program. Once implemented it will help provide veterans with healthcare at a faster rate than at present.

He signed a Senate resolution which reappointed Steve Case as a citizen regent of the Board of Regents at the Smithsonian Institution.

Trump signed a measure which appointed Michael Govan as a citizen regent of the Board of Regents of the Smithsonian.

And he signed during his first 100 days, a Senate resolution that appointed Roger W. Ferguson as a citizen regent on the Smithsonian's Board of Regents.

You get the picture. We're not talking FDR.

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