Lets Count them down…….

IGNITING A HISTORIC ECONOMIC BOOM: President Trump’s pro-growth policies are
unleashing economic growth and providing opportunities to workers across the country.
– Due to President Trump’s pro-growth policies, real gross domestic product (GDP) growth
exceeded 3 percent over the last four quarters.
– Real GDP grew at annual rates of 3.4 percent in the third quarter of 2018 and 4.2 percent
in the second quarter.
– More than 5 million jobs have been created since President Trump’s election and the
unemployment rate remains below 4 percent.
– This is the eighth time this year that the unemployment rate has been below 4 percent.
– Prior to this year, the unemployment rate had fallen below 4 percent only five times since
1970.
– The unemployment rate for African-Americans in May fell to 5.9 percent, which is the
lowest rate on record.
– Asian and Hispanic-American unemployment rates have reached record lows this year.
– Initial weekly jobless claims have hit a nearly 50-year low under President Trump.
– Under President Trump, job openings outnumber the unemployed for the first time on
record.
– Recently, more than two-thirds of Americans rated “now” as a good time to find a quality
job, tying a record high in a poll by Gallup.
– Americans are seeing more money in their pockets thanks to the booming economy.
– In recent months, workers have seen their largest nominal year over year wage growth in
nearly a decade.
– In 2017, real median household income rose to a post-recession high.
– President Trump’s policies are helping to lift Americans out of poverty.
– African-American and Hispanic-American poverty rates reached record lows of 21.2
percent and 18.3 percent, respectively, in 2017.
– Since the election, 4.6 million Americans have been lifted off of food stamps.
– Consumer confidence has soared under President Trump, recently reaching an 18-year
high.
– President Trump is delivering on his promise to bring back American manufacturing.
– The National Association of Manufacturers’ Outlook Index had the highest annual average
in its history over the past year.
– Manufacturing added 284,000 jobs in 2018, the most added in a year since 1997.
– Small Business optimism jumped to a record high under President Trump, according to a
survey by the National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB).
– The NFIB’s Small Business Optimism Index broke a 35-year record in August.
– President Trump signed the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act into law, ushering in the largest package
of tax cuts and reforms in American history.
– These tax cuts are delivering real results for American families and workers.
– More than 6 million workers received tax cut bonuses and benefits.
– More than 100 utility companies have announced lower rates.
– President Trump is ensuring American workers receive the training and education they
need to compete in today’s economy.
– President Trump signed an executive order establishing the National Council for the
American worker.
– More than 185 companies and associations have signed our “Pledge to America’s
Workers,” promising more than 6.4 million new training and career opportunities.
– The President signed legislation that reauthorized the Carl D. Perkins Career and Technical
Education Act, making more than $1 billion available for career education programs.
– President Trump has prioritized the economic empowerment of women.
– The women’s unemployment rate recently reached its lowest rate in 65 years.
– The Small Business Administration lent approximately $500 million more in capital to
women-owned businesses in 2017 compared to 2016.
– The Administration helped launch the Women Entrepreneurs Finance Initiative, which
could leverage more than $1 billion to support women entrepreneurs.
– Biggest tax cuts and reforms in American history by signing the Tax Cuts and Jobs act into
law/
o Provided more than $5.5 trillion in gross tax cuts, nearly 60 percent of which will
go to families.
o Increased the exemption for the death tax to help save Family Farms & Small
Business.
o Nearly doubled the standard deduction for individuals and families.
o Enabled vast majority of American families will be able to file their taxes on a
single page by claiming the standard deduction.
o Doubled the child tax credit to help lessen the financial burden of raising a family.
o Lowered America’s corporate tax rate from the highest in the developed world to
allow American businesses to compete and win.
o Small businesses can now deduct 20 percent of their business income.
o Cut dozens of special interest tax breaks and closed loopholes for the wealthy.
– 9 in 10 American workers are expected see an increase in their paychecks thanks to the tax
cuts, according to the Treasury Department.
– More than 6 million of American workers have received wage increases, bonuses, and
increased benefits thanks to tax cuts.
– Over 100 utility companies have lowered electric, gas, or water rates thanks to the Tax
Cuts and Jobs Act.
– Ernst & Young found 89 percent of companies planned to increase worker compensation
thanks to the Trump tax cuts.
– Established opportunity zones to spur investment in left behind communities.
ROLLING BACK RED TAPE: President Trump is rolling back costly regulations that have
burdened hardworking Americans and stifled innovation.
– President Trump has followed through on and exceeded his promise to roll back two
regulations for every new one created.
– President Trump’s Administration surpassed the 2:1 ratio in 2018, eliminating 12
regulations for every new one in 2018.
– In 2017, the Trump Administration eliminated 22 regulations for every new one.
– Since taking office, President Trump’s deregulation efforts have achieved $33 billion in
regulatory savings.
– In 2018, these efforts alone delivered $23 billion in benefits to American families and
business owners.
– President Trump has signed 16 Congressional Review Act resolutions into law, eliminating
burdensome Obama-era rules and regulations.
– President Trump announced U.S. withdrawal from the Paris Climate Agreement, which
would have harmed America’s economy and cost American workers millions of jobs.
– President Trump signed an executive order to streamline the permitting process for
infrastructure projects with a goal of cutting approval time from up to 10 years to an
average of 2 years.
– President Trump signed legislation to roll back burdensome Dodd-Frank regulations that
harmed community banks.
NEGOTIATING BETTER DEALS FOR THE AMERICAN PEOPLE: President Trump is
negotiating fair and balanced trade deals that protect American industries and workers.
– President Trump negotiated a new trade agreement between the United States, Canada, and
Mexico to replace the disastrous and outdated North American Free Trade Agreement.
– Once enacted by Congress, the United States–Mexico–Canada Agreement (USMCA) will
better serve the interests of American workers and businesses.
– USMCA will incentivize billions of dollars in auto and auto parts production in the United
States and create a freer and fairer market for American agriculture.
– USMCA also includes the strongest-ever provisions on labor, environmental, digital, and
intellectual property protections to reflect the realities of the 21st century economy.
– The President renegotiated the United States–Korea Free Trade Agreement to preserve and
grow jobs in the American auto industry and increase American exports.
– The United States and Japan are set to begin negotiations on a United States–Japan Trade
Agreement.
– President Trump is establishing a new trade relationship with the European Union (EU),
working toward the elimination of tariff and non-tariff barriers to transatlantic trade.
– President Trump has established a Trade and Investment Working Group to lay the
groundwork for post-Brexit trade with the United Kingdom (UK) and has notified
Congress of his intent to negotiate a free trade agreement with the UK.
– This year, President Trump filed a withdrawal notification with the Universal Postal Union,
launching a one-year negotiation to secure fair international postal rates for American
mailers.
– President Trump has expanded market access for American agricultural producers.
– Argentina has opened to American pork and beef, Brazil to American beef, Japan to lamb
and Idaho chipping potatoes, South Korea to American poultry, and more.
– The Administration authorized $12 billion to aid farmers affected by unfair retaliatory
tariffs.
– The Trump Administration has begun the process to expand the sale of E15, or gasoline
containing 15 percent ethanol, to year round.
– Under President Trump, the United States will no longer accept bad trade deals and unfair
trade practices that harm American workers and industries.
– One of the President’s first actions after taking office was withdrawing the United States
from the terrible Trans-Pacific Partnership, which incentivized outsourcing.
– In 2017, the Administration oversaw 82 antidumping and countervailing duty
investigations.
– President Trump is holding China accountable for its unfair trade practices, such as the
theft of intellectual property, by imposing tariffs on $250 billion in Chinese goods.
– Following President Trump’s successful meeting with President Xi in Buenos Aires, both
agreed to conduct negotiations over 90 days to address the United States concerns.
– American steel and aluminum jobs are coming back following President Trump’s tariffs to
protect domestic industries that are vital to national security.
– President Trump imposed tariffs to protect American-made washing machines and solar
products that were hurt by import surges.
UNLEASHING AMERICAN ENERGY: President Trump is rolling back costly and
burdensome regulations to unleash America’s incredible energy resources.
– After years of stifling regulation under the last Administration, President Trump is
unleashing America’s energy potential.
– America is the largest crude oil producer in the world and production has hit a record high.
– President Trump’s policies are helping to boost American energy exports.
– The Administration has streamlined Liquefied Natural Gas terminal permitting.
– In 2017, the United States became a net natural gas exporter for the first time in 60 years.
– American coal exports increased by more than 60 percent in 2017.
– President Trump is expanding access to our country’s abundant natural resources.
– The President signed legislation to open up energy exploration in the Alaska National
Wildlife Refuge.
– In July 2018, the Department of the Interior announced it would hold the largest oil and
gas lease sale in history.
– In 2017, the Administration approved construction of the Dakota Access pipeline and the
cross border permit for the Keystone XL pipeline.
– The Administration issued permits for the New Burgos Pipeline that will export American
petroleum products to Mexico.
– The President has ended the war on coal, cutting Obama-era regulations such as the
“Stream Protection Rule” which was estimated to cost industries $81 million a year.
– President Trump is replacing the Clean Power Plan, a flawed Obama-era regulation that
the Supreme Court ordered halted.
– President Trump rescinded the hydraulic fracturing rule, which was expected to cost the
oil and gas industry $32 million per year.
– The Trump Administration curbed the burdensome Obama-era rule on methane, saving
American energy developers hundreds of millions of dollars in regulatory costs.
EXPANDING OPTIONS FOR QUALITY AND AFFORDABLE HEALTHCARE:
President Trump is expanding access to affordable healthcare choices and taking action to
lower drug prices.
– President Trump’s Administration is working to provide Americans with affordable
alternatives to Obamacare.
– The Administration expanded short-term, limited duration health insurance plans that are
expected to be nearly 50 percent cheaper than unsubsidized Obamacare plans.
– President Trump has expanded association health plans, allowing more employers to join
together across State lines and affordably offer coverage to their employees.
– The Administration proposed a reform to Health Reimbursement Account (HRA)
regulations that will give consumers more freedom to purchase benefits that fit their needs.
– Roughly 800,000 employers are expected to provide HRAs for more than 10 million
employees once the rule finalized.
– Americans have more healthcare freedom thanks to the President signing legislation that
ended Obamacare’s individual mandate penalty.
– While healthcare premiums had been steadily increasing as a result of Obamacare, the
average benchmark exchange premium will decline for the first time in 2019 thanks to
President Trump’s policies.
– Next year, Americans will benefit from more insurer participation on the exchanges.
– Medicare Advantage plans offer more benefit options than ever before, and average
premiums in 2019 will be 6 percent lower than in 2018.
– President Trump launched an unprecedented campaign to drive down drug prices, leading
more than a dozen drug manufactures to enact price freezes, reductions, or rollbacks.
– In 2018, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved a record number of generic
drugs, breaking the previous record set by the Administration in 2017.
– The FDA’s Fiscal Year (FY) 2017 generic drug approvals are expected to bring nearly $9
billion in savings in 2017 alone.
– President Trump signed legislation eliminating contractual gag clauses that stopped
pharmacists from informing patients about lower drug prices.
– The President put forth an initiative to stop global freeloading that drives up prices for
American patients.
– The Administration provided Medicare Advantage and Medicare Part D plans with new
negotiating tools to drive down drug costs for American patients.
– The Administration implemented reforms to the amount Medicare pays hospitals for drugs
that are purchased under the 340B program, saving seniors $320 million in 2018.
– President Trump signed “Right to Try” legislation to expand access to experimental
treatments for terminally ill patients.
FIGHTING BACK AGAINST THE CRISIS NEXT DOOR: President Trump mobilized his
entire Administration to combat the opioid crisis that has devastated communities across the
country.
– President Trump launched an Initiative to Stop Opioid Abuse and Reduce Drug Supply and
Demand, introducing new measures to confront the driving forces behind this crisis.
– The President signed the landmark SUPPORT for Patients and Communities Act, the
largest and most comprehensive legislative package addressing a single drug crisis in
history.
– The President helped secure a record $6 billion in funding to fight the opioid epidemic.
– The Administration provided more than $2 billion in grants in 2018 to help States,
territories, tribes, and local communities prevent and treat opioid abuse.
– The Administration pursued scientific solutions to prevent and treat addiction through the
Helping to End Addiction Long-term (HEAL) Initiative.
– The President launched a national public awareness campaign about the dangers of opioid
addiction and youth opioid usage.
– Last year, President Trump created a Commission on Combating Drug Addiction and the
Opioid Crisis, which recommends ways to tackle the opioid crisis.
– The Administration declared the opioid crisis a nationwide Public Health Emergency in
2017.
– President Trump is working to cut off the flow of deadly opioids into our country and to
disrupt the networks that distribute them to our communities.
– The Administration secured first-ever indictments against Chinese nationals for fentanyl
trafficking.
– The Department of Justice (DOJ) launched a surge to target fentanyl and heroin dealers in
the districts with the most severe overdose death rates.
– The DOJ formed a Joint Criminal Opioid Darknet Enforcement team and shut down the
biggest Darknet distributor of drugs.
– Last year, the DOJ announced the largest healthcare fraud takedown in history, arresting
more than 120 defendants with opioid-related crimes.
– The President launched a Safer Prescribing Plan that seeks to cut nationwide opioid
prescription fills by one-third within three years.
– The Administration has led four National Prescription Drug Take-Back Days, collecting a
record-breaking 1,837 tons of expired and unneeded prescription drugs.
STANDING UP FOR THE SANCTITY OF LIFE AND PROTECTING RELIGIOUS
LIBERTY: The President is committed to defending the right to life and religious liberty.
– President Trump is the first president to address the March for Life live.
– Shortly after taking office, President Trump reinstated and expanded the Mexico City
Policy, blocking $9 billion in aid from funding abortion internationally.
– President Trump defunded a United Nations (UN) agency for colluding with China’s brutal
program of forced abortion and sterilization.
– The Administration withdrew guidance that constrained State’s ability to exclude familyplanning providers that provide abortion services from the Medicaid program.
– The Administration formed a new Conscience and Religious Freedom Division to protect
religious freedom.
– Expressed strong support for the Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act, which would
stop abortions after 20 weeks.
– The Trump Administration proposed new regulations to ensure Title X family planning
funding does not go to projects that perform, support, or refer patients for abortion.
– The Trump Administration issued regulations establishing new or expanded exemptions
from the Obamacare contraceptive mandate based on religious beliefs or moral
convictions.
– In 2017, the President issued an executive order to promote free speech and religious
liberty. This helped faith-based groups give healthcare coverage to 13.7 million Americans.
KEEPING AMERICAN COMMUNITIES SAFE: President Trump has made clear that his
first responsibility is to protect the safety and security of Americans.
– Federal Bureau of Investigation data shows violent crime decreased under President
Trump’s watch in 2017, following two consecutive years of increases.
– United States Attorneys indicted the most violent criminals on record last year.
– Last year, the DOJ announced nearly $100 million in grant funding to hire hundreds of
additional law enforcement officers.
– President Trump is cracking down on the vile MS-13 gang that has brought violence to
communities across the country.
– In 2017, the DOJ worked with international partners to arrest and charge approximately
4,000 MS-13 members.
– Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations arrested
nearly 800 MS-13 members and associates in FY 2017, an 83 percent increase from the
prior year.
– President Trump signed an executive order to restore State and local law enforcement’s
access to surplus equipment that can be used to help keep our communities safe.
– President Trump enhanced and updated the Project Safe Neighborhoods program.
– The DOJ announced the creation of the National Public Safety Partnership in 2017,
launching a cooperative initiative with cities to reduce violent crime.
– President Trump signed legislation to improve the Federal firearm background check
system and keep guns out of the hands of dangerous criminals.
– President Trump signed the First Step Act, which includes bipartisan reforms to make our
Federal justice system fairer and our communities safer.
– The First Step Act will help prepare inmates to successfully rejoin society, reducing
recidivism and improving community safety.
– This legislation includes commonsense sentencing reforms that will make our Federal
justice system fairer while keeping violent criminals and sex offenders off our streets.
– Trump’s Department of Health and Human Services issued a rule to align grant
regulations with current nondiscrimination laws. The announcement stresses that “the
federal government [should] not infringe on religious freedom in its operation
of HHS grant programs and [seeks to] address the impact of regulatory actions on
small entities.” The move reverses an Obama-era rule and allow religious adoption
agencies that turn away gay couples to receive federal funding. The goal of the new
rule is to directly aid faith-based adoption agencies, which often receive federal grants
and have been defending themselves against accusations of discrimination.
PROTECTING THE INNOCENT: President Donald J. Trump is taking a stand against
human trafficking, dedicating our Government’s full resources towards fighting this
repulsive crime.
– The President signed the Trafficking Victims Protection Reauthorization Act (S. 1862)
which tightens criteria for whether countries are meeting standards for eliminating
trafficking.
– He signed the Allow States and Victims to Fight Online Sex Trafficking Act (H.R. 1865),
overnight this shut down the most common websites used to sell and abuse victims in
America.
– President Trump signed the Frederick Douglass Trafficking Victims Prevention and
Protection Reauthorization Act, authorizing $430 million to fight sex and labor trafficking.
He also signed the Abolish Human Trafficking Act, which strengthens programs
supporting survivors and resources for combating modern slavery.
– The President signed the Trafficking Victims Protection Act (S. 1312), establishing new
prevention, prosecution, and collaboration initiatives to bring human traffickers to justice.
– In September 2017, Ivanka Trump and Deputy Secretary of State Sullivan joined more than
20 world leaders at the United Nations General Assembly for a global call to end modern
slavery and to announce the State Department’s $25 million grant to the Global Fund to
End Modern Slavery.
– In February 2017, the President signed Executive Order 13773, “Enforcing Federal Law
with Respect to Transnational Criminal Organizations and Preventing International
Trafficking,” which directed the United States government to identify, interdict, disrupt,
and dismantle the transnational criminal organizations that engage in human trafficking.
ENFORCING OUR LAWS AND SECURING OUR BORDERS: From the first day of his
Administration, President Trump has worked to uphold the rule of law and secure our
borders.
– President Trump released an immigration framework that would fix our broken
immigration system through merit-based reform and provide the resources needed to secure
our border.
– This includes closing the legal loopholes that enable illegal immigration, ending chain
migration, and eliminating the visa lottery.
– President Trump secured funding to begin building the wall and construction has already
begun in areas along the southern border.
– President Trump deployed the military to assist in securing the southern border.
– President Trump and his Administration took action to require aliens seeking asylum to go
to a port of entry to make their claim.
– Customs and Border Protection (CBP) apprehended 17,256 criminals and 1,019 gang
members in FY 2018.
– ICE’s Enforcement and Removal Operations (ERO) arrested 158,581 aliens in FY 2018,
an 11 percent increase from FY 2017.
– 90 percent of those arrested had criminal convictions, pending charges, or had been issued
final orders of removal.
– ICE ERO increased removals by 13 percent in FY 2018 to 256,086, the majority of whom
were convicted criminals.
– Removals of convicted criminal aliens increased by 14 percent from FY 2017.
– Nearly 6,000 known or suspected gang members were removed in FY 2018, a 9 percent
increase from FY 2017.
– The Department of Justice prosecuted a record number of criminal immigration offenses
in FY 2018, and increased the number of prosecutions for illegal entry by 84 percent over
FY 2017.
– Immigration courts are now completing more cases than at any point since 2011.
– President Trump kept his promise by launching the office of Victims of Immigration Crime
Engagement (VOICE) within the Department of Homeland Security.
– The Administration has more than doubled the number of jurisdictions participating in the
287(g) program, which enables State and local law enforcement to aid immigration
enforcement.
– President Trump has made our country safer by ordering the enhanced vetting of
individuals entering from countries that do not meet our security standards.
– These procedures were upheld in a June 2018 Supreme Court ruling.
REBUILDING AMERICA’S MILITARY FORCE: President Trump is rebuilding our
military and defending America’s interests across the world.
– President Trump ended the devastating defense cuts of the past Administration and has
secured historic investments to rebuild our military.
– President Trump signed legislation providing $700 billion for defense in FY 2018 and $716
billion in FY 2019.
– President Trump is supporting America’s men and women in uniform, securing the largest
military pay raise in nearly a decade.
– The President issued a new National Security Strategy to keep America safe from all
threats.
– The Administration has also released new strategies specific to cybersecurity, biodefense,
counterterrorism, and weapons of mass destruction terrorism.
– President Trump directed the first whole-of-government assessment of United States
manufacturing and defense supply chains since the Eisenhower Administration.
– President Trump initiated the 2018 Nuclear Posture Review, improving United States
deterrence policy and existing capabilities to counter nuclear threats.
– President Trump empowered our military commanders with broad authority in order to
take the fight to ISIS, and the results are clear.
– ISIS has lost nearly all of its territory, more than half of which has been liberated since
President Trump took office.
– All of ISIS’ territory in Iraq was successfully liberated.
– ISIS’ self-proclaimed capital city Raqqah has been recaptured.
– ISIS’ territorial caliphate has been defeated and President Trump has announced that he is
bringing America’s troops in Syria home.
– President Trump announced a new Iran strategy to confront all of Iran’s malign activities
and withdrew from the horrible, one-sided Iran nuclear deal.
– All sanctions that had been lifted or waived under the Iran deal have been reimposed.
– The Administration has sanctioned more than 160 individuals tied to the regime’s support
of terrorism, ballistic missile program, human rights abuses, and more.
– President Trump took decisive military action to respond to the barbaric use of chemical
weapons by the Assad regime.
– President Trump directed strikes in response to the regime’s chemical weapons attacks in
April 2017 and April 2018.
– The Trump Administration has also rolled out sanctions targeting those tied to Syria’s
chemical weapons program.
– President Trump is strengthening America’s cyber defense and directed the elevation of
the United States Cyber Command into a major warfighting command.
– The President announced that the Department of Defense will work to create a Space Force
to serve as an independent branch of the United States military.
RESTORING AMERICAN LEADERSHIP ABROAD: President Trump is restoring
American leadership on the world stage and advancing an America first agenda.
– President Trump held an historic summit with Chairman Kim Jong-Un, bringing
beginnings of peace and denuclearization to the Korean Peninsula.
– Since the summit, the leaders have exchanged letters and high-level officials from both
countries have met.
– Because of the President’s actions, North Korea has halted nuclear and missile tests.
– The remains of POW/MIA service members from the Korean War are being returned to
the United States.
– Prior to the summit, President Trump’s leadership helped secure the passage of historic
UN sanctions on North Korea.
– President Trump followed through on his promise to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of
Israel and move the American embassy there.
– President Trump withdrew the United States from the UN Human Rights Council due to
its bias against Israel.
– The Administration made clear that it does not accept the International Criminal Court’s
jurisdiction over Americans and will continue to protect America’s sovereignty.
– President Trump has successfully advocated for cutting waste at the UN.
– Changes made to the organization’s structure allowed the UN to cut hundreds of millions
of dollars from their budget, while making the organization more efficient.
– The President’s leadership in the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) has
encouraged members to increase their defense spending and realign the Alliance’s
priorities.
– In 2017 alone, there was an increase of more than 4.8 percent in defense spending among
NATO allies.
– President Trump convinced the Alliance to strengthen counterterrorism activities, and
NATO formally joined the coalition to defeat ISIS.
– President Trump’s Administration is working to advance a free and open Indo-Pacific
through investments and partnerships.
– President Trump has imposed tough sanctions on the corrupt regimes in Venezuela, Cuba,
and Nicaragua.
– President Trump has taken tough action to combat Russia’s malign activities, including
Russia’s efforts to undermine United States elections.
– The Administration has imposed sanctions on more than 200 individuals and entities
related to Russia’s destabilizing activities.
– The Trump Administration has enhanced support for Ukraine’s defense by stepping up
sales of weapons to its military.
– The Trump Administration has secured the release of numerous American citizens held
abroad, including Pastor Andrew Brunson from Turkey, Josh Holt from Venezuela, and
more.
– President Trump attended G20 summits in Argentina and Germany, where he promoted
American First policies and encouraged closer cooperation.
– In 2017, President Trump conducted tours through Asia to promote America’s interests.
HONORING AMERICA’S COMMITMENT TO OUR VETERANS: President Trump is
honoring America’s commitment to our veterans by ensuring they receive the quality care
they have earned.
– President Trump secured a record $73.1 billion in funding for the Department of Veterans
Affairs (VA) to provide quality medical care for our veterans.
– This funding included $8.6 billion for mental health services, $400 million for opioid abuse
prevention, $206 million for suicide prevention, and more.
– The President signed the VA MISSION Act, revolutionizing that VA healthcare system
and reforming numerous services for our veterans.
– This legislation will consolidate and reform existing programs to give eligible veterans
better access to healthcare providers in their communities.
– Thanks to this legislation, eligible veterans will have access to walk-in community clinics
that offer immediate, local care.
– President Trump and his Administration have expanded access to telehealth services for
veterans, including through the “Anywhere to Anywhere” VA health care initiative.
– President Trump issued an executive order requiring the Administration to improve access
to mental health treatment and suicide prevention resources for veterans.
– President Trump signed the Veterans Affairs Accountability and Whistleblower Protection
Act, making it easier to fire failing employees and protect whistleblowers.
– Under President Trump, the VA has removed, demoted, or suspended more than 4,300
employees for poor performance.
– President Trump signed the Veterans Appeals Improvement and Modernization Act of
2017, streamlining the process used by veterans when appealing benefits claims.
– President Trump fulfilled his promise to create a new White House VA Hotline to provide
veterans with 24/7 support.
– The VA is providing veterans with online access to wait time and quality of care data.
– The President signed the Forever GI Bill, providing veterans, service members, and their
families with enhanced education benefits.
– Last year, programs at the VA and the Department of Housing and Urban Development
helped more than 51,000 veterans find permanent housing and access supportive services.
TRANSFORMING GOVERNMENT: President Trump has followed through on his pledge
to transform the Federal Government and increase accountability and transparency.
– President Trump’s Administration submitted a plan to reorganize the executive branch in
order to improve efficiency and effectiveness.
– In a historic show of transparency and accountability, the Trump Administration completed
the Department of Defense’s first ever audit.
– The President implemented a five-year ban on lobbying for White House employees and a
lifetime ban on lobbying for foreign countries.
– Each quarter since taking office, President Trump has donated his salary, fulfilling a
promise he made to the American people.
– As of December 1, 2019, President Donald Trump had made 164 Article III judicial
appointments—2 supreme court justices, 48 appellate court judges, 112 district court
judges, and 2 judges on the Court of International Trade.

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