Trump Executive Orders


Want a list of President Trump’s Executive orders since he has been president? Here you go, the Executive Orders in the first 100 days of Presidency:

Jan. 20

Memorandum for the Heads of Executive Departments and Agencies – The memorandum orders a freeze on all nonemergency regulations being registered pending review by the administration.

Executive Order Minimizing the Economic Burden of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act Pending Repeal – Executive departments were given authority to stop the collection of fees related to the Affordable Care Act.

Jan. 23

Presidential Memorandum Regarding the Hiring Freeze – A freeze was announced for all civilian federal employees in executive departments. The White House wants a reduction in the federal government’s work force through attrition.

Presidential Memorandum Regarding Withdrawal of the United States from the Trans-Pacific Partnership Negotiations and Agreement – The statement withdraws the U.S. from TPP negotiations.

Presidential Memorandum Regarding the Mexico City Policy – The memorandum cuts funding for agencies that provide abortions overseas.

Jan. 24

Presidential Memorandum Streamlining Permitting and Reducing Regulatory Burdens for Domestic Manufacturing – The order speeds up “expedited reviews of and approvals for proposals to construct or expand manufacturing facilities and through reductions in regulatory burdens affecting domestic manufacturing.”

Presidential Memorandum Regarding Construction of the Dakota Access Pipeline – “I believe that construction and operation of lawfully permitted pipeline infrastructure serve the national interest,” the memorandum stated. The Army Corps of Engineers declined to grant an easement for the project.

Presidential Memorandum Regarding Construction of the Keystone XL Pipeline – TransCanada is invited to resubmit its application to build the pipeline that had been rejected by Obama’s State Department in 2015.

Executive Order Expediting Environmental Reviews and Approvals For High Priority Infrastructure Projects – The order directs agencies to “streamline and expedite” environmental reviews and approvals for their projects.

Presidential Memorandum Regarding Construction of American Pipelines –  The Secretary of Commerce was directed to make sure materials use in pipelines are made in the U.S.

Jan. 25

Executive Order: Border Security and Immigration Enforcement Improvements – Trump signed actions in support of a border wall with Mexico.

Executive Order: Enhancing Public Safety in the Interior of the United States – Trump threw down the gauntlet, saying that “sanctuary cities” will lose federal funding.

President Trump Releases National School Choice Week Proclamation – The week, from Jan. 22 through Jan. 28, is designed to draw attention to school choice, including charter schools.

Jan. 27

Executive Order: Protecting the Nation from Foreign Terrorist Entry into the United States – The order suspends the refugee program for 120 days to review the vetting process and blocks visa and green-card holders from seven countries. (Note: A copy of the executive order has yet to be released on

Jan. 28

Executive Order: Ethics Commitments by Executive Branch Appointees – The order restricts those working for executive government departments from lobbying after their government work is complete, including a five-year ban on lobbying the department in which they worked, a ban on lobbying for foreign governments and a ban on accepting gifts from lobbyists.

Presidential Memorandum Organization of the National Security Council and the Homeland Security Council – The memorandum directs the organizing of a system for national security policy development and decision-making.

Presidential Memorandum Plan to Defeat the Islamic State of Iraq – The memorandum directs his administration to develop a comprehensive plan to defeat ISIS.

Jan. 29

President Donald J. Trump Statement Regarding Recent Executive Order Concerning Extreme Vetting – Trump defends his recent “extreme vetting” order as being needed for national security and said it’s not a Muslim ban.

Jan. 30

Presidential Executive Order on Reducing Regulation and Controlling Regulatory Costs – White House called the directive a “one in, two out” plan, requiring government agencies with new regulations to identify two regulations they will cut from their own departments. The order specifically targeted small business regulations, but it was unclear how the action would be implemented.

Feb. 3:

Presidential Executive Order on Core Principles for Regulating the United States Financial System – Among the principles detailed, the administration financial policy should prevent taxpayer-funded bailouts, “empower Americans to make independent financial decisions,” and more rigorous analysis of the impact of regulations.

Presidential Memorandum on Fiduciary Duty Rule – Trump signed executive actions taking aim at financial regulations in the wake of the 2008 stock market crash – the 2010 Dodd-Frank financial overhaul, as part of his war on federal regulations.

Feb. 9:

Providing an order of succession within the Department of Justice – The order designates an order of succession if the Department of Justice leadership become incapacitated or are otherwise unable to serve.

Presidential Executive Order on a Task Force on Crime Reduction and Public Safety – With an stated intention of reducing crime, the executive order announced a task force on public safety.

Presidential Executive Order on Preventing Violence Against Federal, State, Tribal, and Local Law Enforcement Officers – The order aims to evaluate and suggest further legislation to buttress the safety of law enforcement.

Presidential Executive Order on Enforcing Federal Law with Respect to Transnational Criminal Organizations and Preventing International Trafficking – The order intends to maximize coordination among federal agencies to “thwart transnational criminal organizations.” The order creates a Threat Mitigation Working Group co-chaired by the Secretary of State, the Attorney General, the Secretary of Homeland Security, and the Director of National Intelligence, or their designees.

Feb. 24:

On enforcing the regulatory reform agenda – The order directs federal agencies to start an evaluation of regulations, designating a “regulatory reform officer” within 60 days in order to “lower regulatory burdens on the American people by implementing and enforcing regulatory reform.”

Feb. 28:

A review of the ‘Waters of the U.S.’ rule – The Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency (Administrator) and the Assistant Secretary of the Army for Civil Works (Assistant Secretary) were directed to review the rule, including the definition of “Navigable Waters” in future rulemaking.

White House initiative to promote excellence and innovation at historically black colleges and universities – Among other goals, the initiative on HBCU’s is designed to “foster more and better opportunities in higher education; strengthen the capacity of HBCUs to provide the highest-quality education; provide equitable opportunities for HBCUs to participate in Federal programs.”

March 6:

New travel ban – Among the changes, the revised travel ban removes Iraq from the list of countries affected and removed green card holders and people who already have visas from the banned list.

March 13:

Reorganizing executive branch – According to the executive order, the head of each agency must submit a plan to reorganize their agency to improve effectiveness within 180 days.

March 27:

Revocation of contracting executive orders – The order nullified three Obama-era executive orders related to contracting.

March 28:

Executive order unraveling Obama climate change measures – Titled “promoting energy independence and economic growth,” the executive order suspends, rescinds or targets for review several Obama-era measures, including the Clean Power Plan, in an effort to boost fossil-fuel energy production.

March 29:

Anti-drug abuse commission formed – The president established the President’s Commission on Combating Drug Addiction and the Opioid Crisis. New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie is leading the commission.

March 31:

‘Omnibus Report on Significant Trade Deficits’ – The order cracks down on what Trump termed as trade abuses, directs officials to identify trade decisions that contribute to the trade deficit.

‘Establishing Enhanced Collection and Enforcement of Antidumping and Countervailing Duties and Violations of Trade and Customs Laws’ – The order targets countries that subsidize products so that they can be sold below-cost.

DOJ order of succession – The order rescinds the Feb. 9 order, providing for different U.S. attorneys to take over if DOJ leadership should not be able to perform their duties.

April 18:

‘Hire American, Buy American’ – Trump’s executive order directs the federal government 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,” as well as “to rigorously enforce and administer the laws governing entry into the United States of workers from abroad.”

April 20:

‘Steel dumping’ – Trump ordered an investigation by the Secretary of Commerce on the impact of foreign “steel dumping” on national security and industry.

April 21:

Examining Dodd-Frank – Two execution actions target aspects of the  Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act, one related to the liquidation of failing firms. A second is to determine which non-bank firms are “too big to fail.”

Tax reform – An executive order directs the Secretary of the Treasury to identify ways to reduce “regulatory burdens” on taxpayers.

April 25:

‘Rural prosperity’ executive order – The executive order creates an Interagency Task Force on Agriculture and Rural Prosperity to promote American agriculture.

April 26:

National monument review – The executive order directs the Secretary of the Interior to review national monuments of 100,000 acres of more designated after 1996. A dozen monuments fall under this designation, including Bears Ears and Grand Staircase-Escalante in Utah.

Education – The executive order authorizes the Secretary of Education to review all department regulations to make sure states rights in education are protected.

April 27:

VA – The president signed an executive order to create an accountability agency for Veterans Affairs.

Aluminum imports – The president signed an executive memorandum giving the Secretary of Commerce the authority to investigate the effect of imported aluminum on national security.

April 28:

Offshore drilling – Trump signed an executive order to expand offshore drilling for oil and natural gas in the Atlantic and Arctic oceans.