2017 began with the inauguration of Donald Trump as the 45th President of the United States and marked the commencement of the four-year term of President Trump and Vice President Pence.

Upon his inauguration, Donald Trump became the first person to become President without any prior military or governmental experience. His wife, Melania, is only the second First Lady to be born outside the U.S.

With the lamestream media and establishment politicians stacked against him from the moment he announced his run for the presidency.  President Trump has been in an ongoing battle to implement his agenda of  “Making America Great Again.”

However, in spite of the constant attacks by the lamestream media and Hollywood elite, obstructionism by Democrat politicians (including our own Congressional representatives,) and revolting of the deep state’s unelected bureaucrats, 2017 was a productive year for our President.  Here are the 12 categories and 81 accomplishments of President Trump in 2017.  These accomplishments are duly recorded in White House records and published in the Washington Examiner.

Jobs and the Economy
– Signing of the tax reform bill providing billions in cuts and repealing the Obamacare mandate.
– Increase of the GDP above 3 percent.
– Creation of 1.7 million new jobs, cutting unemployment to 4.1 percent.
– Saw the Dow Jones reach 70 record highs.
– A rebound in economic confidence to a 17-year high.
– A new executive order to boost apprenticeships.
– A move to boost computer sciences in Education Department programs.
– Prioritizing women-owned businesses for some $500 million in SBA loans.

Killing Job-Stifling Regulations
– Signed an Executive Order demanding that two regulations be killed for every new one creates. He beat that big and cut 16 rules and regulations for every one created, saving $8.1 billion.
– Signed 15 congressional regulatory cuts.
– Withdrew from the Obama-era Paris Climate Agreement, ending the threat of environmental regulations.
– Signed an Executive Order cutting the time for infrastructure permit approvals.
– Eliminated an Obama rule on streams that Trump felt unfairly targeted the coal industry.

Fair Trade
– Made good on his campaign promise to withdraw from the Trans-Pacific Partnership.
– Opened up the North American Free Trade Agreement for talks to better the deal for the U.S.
– Worked to bring companies back to the U.S., and companies like Toyota, Mazda, Broadcom Limited, and Foxconn announced plans to open U.S. plants.
– Worked to promote the sale of U.S products abroad.
– Made enforcement of U.S. trade laws, especially those that involve national security, a priority.
– Ended Obama’s deal with Cuba.

Boosting U.S. Energy Dominance
– The Department of Interior, which has led the way in cutting regulations, opened plans to lease 77 million acres in the Gulf of Mexico for oil and gas drilling.
– Trump traveled the world to promote the sale and use of U.S. energy.
– Expanded energy infrastructure projects like the Keystone XL Pipeline snubbed by Obama.
– Ordered the Environmental Protection Agency to kill Obama’s Clean Power Plan.
– EPA is reconsidering Obama rules on methane emissions.

Protecting the U.S. Homeland
– Laid out new principles for reforming immigration and announced plan to end “chain migration,” which lets one legal immigrant to bring in dozens of family members.
– Made progress to build the border wall with Mexico.
– Ended the Obama-era “catch and release” of illegal immigrants.
– Boosted the arrests of illegals inside the U.S.
– Doubled the number of counties participating with Immigration and Customs Enforcement charged with deporting illegals.
– Removed 36 percent more criminal gang members than in fiscal 2016.
– Started the end of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrival program.
– Ditto for other amnesty programs like Deferred Action for Parents of Americans.
– Cracking down on some 300 sanctuary cities that defy ICE but still get federal dollars.
– Added some 100 new immigration judges.

Protecting Communities
– Justice Department announced grants of $98 million to fund 802 new cops.
– Justice Department worked with Central American nations to arrest and charge 4,000 MS-13 members.
– Homeland Security Department rounded up nearly 800 MS-13 members, an 83 percent one-year increase.
– Signed three executive orders aimed at cracking down on international criminal organizations.
– Attorney General Jeff Sessions created new National Public Safety Partnership, a cooperative initiative with cities to reduce violent crimes.

– Trump has nominated 73 federal judges and won his nomination of Neil Gorsuch to the Supreme Court.
– Ordered ethical standards including a lobbying ban.
– Called for a comprehensive plan to reorganize the executive branch.
– Ordered an overhaul to modernize the digital government.
– Called for a full audit of the Pentagon and its spending.

Combating Opioids
– First, the president declared a Nationwide Public Health Emergency on opioids.
– His Council of Economic Advisors played a role in determining that overdoses are under reported by as much as 24 percent.
– The Department of Health and Human Services laid out a new five-point strategy to fight the crisis.
– Justice Department announced it was scheduling fentanyl substances as a drug class under the Controlled Substances Act.
– Justice Department started a fraud crackdown, arresting more than 400.
– The administration added $500 million to fight the crisis.
– On National Drug Take Back Day, the Drug Enforcement Agency collected 456 tons.

Protecting Life
– In his first week, President Trump reinstated and expanded the Mexico City Policy that blocks some $9 billion in foreign aid being used for abortions.
– Worked with Congress on a bill overturning an Obama regulation that blocked states from defunding abortion providers.
– Published guidance to block Obamacare money from supporting abortion.

Helping Veterans
– Signed the Veterans Accountability and Whistleblower Protection Act to allow senior officials in the Department of Veterans Affairs to fire failing employees and establish safeguards to protect whistleblowers.
– Signed the Veterans Appeals Improvement and Modernization Act.- Signed the Harry W. Colmery Veterans Educational Assistance Act, to provide support.
– Signed the VA Choice and Quality Employment Act of 2017 to authorize $2.1 billion in additional funds for the Veterans Choice Program.
– Created a VA hotline.
– Had the VA launch an online “Access and Quality Tool,” providing veterans with a way to access wait time and quality of care data.
– With VA Secretary Dr. David Shulkin, announced three initiatives to expand access to healthcare for veterans using tele-health technology.

Promoting Peace Through Strength
– Directed the rebuilding of the military and ordered a new national strategy and nuclear posture review.
– Worked to increase defense spending.
– Empowered military leaders to “seize the initiative and win,” reducing the need for a White House sign off on every mission.
– Directed the revival of the National Space Council to develop space war strategies.
– Elevated U.S. Cyber Command into a major warfighting command.
– Withdrew from the U.N. Global Compact on Migration, which Trump saw as a threat to borders.
– Imposed a travel ban on nations that lack border and anti-terrorism security.
– Saw ISIS lose virtually all of its territory.
– Pushed for strong action against global outlaw North Korea and its development of nuclear weapons.
– Announced a new Afghanistan strategy that strengthens support for U.S. forces at war with terrorism.
– NATO increased support for the war in Afghanistan.
– Approved a new Iran strategy plan focused on neutralizing the country’s influence in the region.
– Ordered missile strikes against a Syrian airbase used in a chemical weapons attack.
– Prevented subsequent chemical attacks by announcing a plan to detect them better and warned of future strikes if they were used.
– Ordered new sanctions on the dictatorship in Venezuela.

Restoring Confidence in and Respect for America
– Trump won the release of Americans held abroad, often using his personal relationships with world leaders.
– Made good on a campaign promise to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel.
– Conducted a historic 12-day trip through Asia, including a stop over in Hawaii, winning new cooperative deals. On the trip, he attended three regional summits to promote American interests.
– He traveled to the Middle East and Europe to build new relationships with leaders.
– Traveled to Poland and on to Germany for the G-20 meeting where he pushed again for funding of women entrepreneurs.

Additionally, here are President Trump’s 54 Executive Orders:
– Minimizing the Economic Burden of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act Pending Repeal
– Expediting Environmental Reviews and Approvals for High Priority Infrastructure Projects
– Border Security and Immigration Enforcement Improvements
– Enhancing Public Safety in the Interior of the United States
– Protecting the Nation From Foreign Terrorist Entry Into the United States
– Ethics Commitments by Executive Branch Appointees
– Reducing Regulation and Controlling Regulatory Costs
– Core Principles for Regulating the United States Financial System
– Enforcing Federal Law With Respect to Transnational Criminal Organizations and Preventing International Trafficking
– Preventing Violence Against Federal, State, Tribal, and Local Law Enforcement Officers
– Providing an Order of Succession Within the Department of Justice
– Task Force on Crime Reduction and Public Safety
– Enforcing the Regulatory Reform Agenda
– Restoring the Rule of Law, Federalism, and Economic Growth by Reviewing the “Waters of the United States” Rule
– White House Initiative To Promote Excellence and Innovation at Historically Black Colleges and Universities
– Protecting the Nation From Foreign Terrorist Entry Into the United States
– Comprehensive Plan for Reorganizing the Executive Branch
– Revocation of Federal Contracting Executive Orders
– Promoting Energy Independence and Economic Growth
– Establishing the President’s Commission on Combating Drug Addiction and the Opioid Crisis
– Establishing Enhanced Collection and Enforcement of Antidumping and Countervailing Duties and Violations of Trade and Customs Laws
– Omnibus Report on Significant Trade Deficits
– Providing an Order of Succession Within the Department of Justice
– Buy American and Hire American
– Identifying and Reducing Tax Regulatory Burdens
– Promoting Agriculture and Rural Prosperity in America
– Enforcing Statutory Prohibitions on Federal Control of Education
– Review of Designations Under the Antiquities Act
– Improving Accountability and Whistleblower Protection at the Department of Veterans Affairs
– Establishment of the American Technology Council
– Implementing an America-First Offshore Energy Strategy
– Addressing Trade Agreement Violations and Abuses
– Establishment of Office of Trade and Manufacturing Policy
– Promoting Free Speech and Religious Liberty
– Establishment of Presidential Advisory Commission on Election Integrity
– Strengthening the Cybersecurity of Federal Networks and Critical Infrastructure
– Expanding Apprenticeships in America
– Amending Executive Order 13597 – Establishing Visa and Foreign Visitor Processing Goals and the Task Force on Travel and Competitiveness
– Reviving the National Space Council
– Allowing Additional Time for Recognizing Positive Actions by the Government of Sudan and Amending Executive Order 13761
– Establishing a Presidential Advisory Council on Infrastructure
– Assessing and Strengthening the Manufacturing and Defense Industrial Base and Supply Chain Resiliency of the United States
– Establishing Discipline and Accountability in the Environmental Review and Permitting Process for Infrastructure Projects
– Imposing Additional Sanctions With Respect to the Situation in Venezuela
– Restoring State, Tribal, and Local Law Enforcement’s Access to Life-Saving Equipment and Resources
– Imposing Additional Sanctions With Respect to North Korea
– Continuance of Certain Federal Advisory Committees
– Revocation of Executive Order Creating Labor- Management Forums
– Promoting Healthcare Choice and Competition Across the United States
– Amending Executive Order 13223 – Ordering the Ready Reserve of the Armed Forces to Active Duty and Delegating Certain Authorities to the Secretary of Defense and the Secretary of Transportation
– Resuming the United States Refugee Admissions Program With Enhanced Vetting Capabilities
– Revising the Seal for the National Credit Union Administration
– A Federal Strategy To Ensure Secure and Reliable Supplies of Critical Minerals
– Blocking the Property of Persons Involved in Serious Human Rights Abuse or Corruption

As we reflect on President Trump’s first year and his numerous accomplishments.  Let us remember that progressive Democrats have done nothing but reject, obstruct and resist our President. They’ve pushed fraudulent narratives and made baseless accusations in their effort to sabotage President Trump’s agenda to “Make America Great Again.”  Despite their endless attacks, President Trump continues to lead and fight for our great country, and the hard working men and women who make it great!  Here’s to one year down, and seven more to go!

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