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Executive actions
issued by Trump, which have the full force of law. Four more are in the works. One was tried and failed.

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Cabinet-level agency decisions
from Trump's executive branch. 29 more are in the works.

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Congressional Review Acts
targeting recently issued regulations. 20 were tried and failed.

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New legislation
passed by Congress, which could affect old laws. One is in the works. One was tried and failed.

Builder-turned-president Donald Trump has in many ways made good on his promise to be a political wrecking ball. But, he has found more success using the executive branch to undo his predecessor’s legacy than in writing new legislation or working with Congress.

Here’s the rules and laws that Trump has tried to overturn in eight key policy areas.

  • Executive actions
  • Cabinet-level agency decision
  • Congressional Review Acts
  • New legislation

The legislative window for Republicans to use the Congressional Review Act to abolish rules adopted by the previous administration ended on May 11. The 1996 law allows Congress to target recently issued federal regulations via a “joint resolution of disapproval,” which requires a majority vote and the president’s signature to nullify a rule and prohibit the federal government from issuing a “substantially similar” one in the future.

Before this year, Congress had only eliminated one rule--a regulation on ergonomics Bill Clinton enacted during his final year in office—in this way. In less than four months, Republicans have wiped away 14 rules covering everything from limits on the dumping of waste from surface-mining operations to expanding states’ power to offer retirement accounts to private-sector workers. Most of the overturned rules were related to labor and finance, and 17 more proposed resolutions about environmental rules did not get a vote.

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34 cancellations in the works

112 rules canceled

22 tried and failed

Regulation
Labor and finance

Proposed Dec. 4

Restaurants could soon require waiters, bartenders and delivery drivers to split tips with their co-workers or even managers if a proposed rule from the Department of Labor takes effect. The move would reverse a rule enacted during President Barack Obama's administration, which declared tips the property of the workers who collected them.

Read more: The Trump administration wants restaurant workers to share tips. Opponents fear their bosses will snatch them.

Regulation
Environment

Proposed Nov. 15

A combination of public and private pressure prompted President Trump to overturn his administration’s recent move to allow elephants shot for sport in Zimbabwe and Zambia to be imported back to the United States as trophies.

Read more: Trump faced public and private pressure to halt elephant hunting trophy imports

Regulation
Immigration

Proposed Nov. 6

Trump officials deferred a decision for a group of 57,000 Hondurans who have been living in the United States with provisional residency.

Read more: DHS ends protected immigration status for Nicaraguans, but Hondurans get extension

Executive action
Health care

Proposed Nov. 6

White House officials have prepared an executive order that would weaken the Affordable Care Act’s requirement that taxpayers demonstrate proof of insurance.

Read more: White House seeks to weaken ACA’s individual mandate, with executive order as backup plan

Regulation
Environment

Proposed Oct. 21

The Environmental Protection Agency is seeking to repeal tighter emissions standards for truck components, a rule adopted in the final months of the Obama administration aimed at controlling traditional air pollutants as well as greenhouse-gas emissions linked to climate change.

Read more: EPA plans to repeal emission standards for truck components

Regulation
Environment

Proposed Oct. 15

The Interior Department is preparing to set aside a decades-old ban on development in federally protected wilderness areas by pursuing a controversial proposal to build a nearly 12-mile road through a wildlife refuge in ­Alaska.

Read more: Interior looks at behind-the-scenes land swap to allow road through wildlife refuge

Executive action
Health care

Proposed Oct. 12

The Trump administration said it will halt payments to insurers that help millions of lower-income Americans afford coverage under the Affordable Care Act, roiling the law’s insurance marketplaces.

Read more: White House’s decision to stop ACA cost-sharing subsidies triggers strong opposition

Executive action
Health care

Proposed Oct. 12

President Trump signed an executive order intended to allow small businesses and potentially individuals to buy a long-disputed type of health insurance that skirts state regulations and Affordable Care Act protections.

Read more: Trump signs order to eliminate ACA insurance rules, undermine marketplaces

Regulation
Labor and finance

Proposed Oct. 6

The Treasury Department recommended rolling back key parts of Obama-era regulations on Wall Street, including a requirement that companies disclose the pay gap between chief executives and their employees.

Read more: Trump administration calls for rolling back Obama-era financial regulations

Regulation
Environment

Proposed Oct. 5

The Trump administration took another step in reopening a conservation controversy over the sage grouse — a chickenlike bird whose fate squabbling environmentalists and Western states alike thought the Obama administration had resolved.

Read more: Interior Department to officially reexamine sage grouse protection plan

Regulation
Environment

Proposed Sept. 14

The EPA plans to reconsider parts of an Obama-era effort to regulate potentially toxic waste known as coal ash, again siding with energy-industry efforts to slow or reverse standards put in place in recent years.

Read more: EPA will reconsider Obama-era safeguards on coal waste

Regulation
Worker and consumer safety

Proposed Sept. 13

The Mine Safety and Health Administration is trying to relax a hard rock mining inspections rule that was published just three days after President Obama left office, by allowing examiners to do their reviews while miners are working and letting companies not record hazardous conditions if they’re immediately corrected.

Read more: Mining safety agency proposes relaxing inspection rule for hard rock mines

Regulation
Environment

Proposed Sept. 11

An appeals court granted a request from Trump’s administration to halt an Obama-era plan for new pollution controls at Utah’s oldest coal-fired power plants aimed at reducing haze near national parks.

Read more: Trump administration halts pollution controls at Utah plants

Regulation
Immigration

Proposed Sept. 5

President Trump announced Tuesday that his administration would end an Obama-era program that allowed young undocumented immigrants to live in the country without fear of deportation, calling the program unconstitutional and challenging Congress to address the issue.

Read more: Trump administration announces end of immigration protection program for ‘dreamers’

Regulation
Worker and consumer safety

Proposed Aug. 18

The Trump administration’s Interior Department ordered the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine to halt a study of health risks for residents near surface coal mining sites in the Appalachian Mountains.

Read more: Trump administration halted a study of mountaintop coal mining’s health effects

Regulation
Government reform

Proposed July 21

Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke told lawmakers that he plans to shrink his department’s sprawling workforce by 4,000 employees — about 8 percent of the full-time staff — as part of budget cuts to downsize the government’s largest public lands agency.

Read more: Interior chief wants to shed 4,000 employees in department shake-up

Regulation
Environment

Proposed July 14

The Trump administration has ordered a review of federal rules that prevent hunters from killing bears and wolves using techniques many people consider extreme: baiting the animals with greasy doughnuts, ambushing mothers with pups in dens and shooting animals from boats while the bears are swimming.

Read more: Interior to review rules against killing bear cubs and wolf pups with their mothers

Regulation
Environment

Proposed July 6

The EPA will reconsider pollution guidelines and standards for electric power plants, which were regulated under the Clean Water Act.

Read more: Trump administration cancels hundreds of Obama-era regulations

Regulation
Environment

Proposed July 3

An appeals court ruling means Obama-era methane standards are back in effect, limiting the release of the potent greenhouse gas from oil and gas operations across the country. Trump's EPA is finalizing a proposal to postpone the standards for 2 years.

Read more: Federal court blocks Trump EPA on air pollution

Regulation
Environment

Proposed June 27

President Trump’s administration will revoke a rule that gives the Environmental Protection Agency broad authority over regulating the pollution of wetlands and tributaries that run into the nation’s largest rivers, EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt said Tuesday.

Read more: Trump administration to propose repealing rule giving EPA broad authority over water pollution

Regulation
Labor and finance

Proposed June 27

The Labor Department said it is formally requesting feedback on a rule that would expand overtime pay to millions of workers — a sign that the Trump administration could move to scale it back.

Read more: Labor Department to review Obama-era rule that would expand overtime pay

Regulation
Immigration

Proposed June 26

The Pentagon is considering a plan to cancel enlistment contracts for 1,000 foreign-born recruits without legal immigration status, knowingly exposing them to deportation, a Defense Department memo shows.

Read more: The Pentagon promised citizenship to immigrants who served. Now it might help deport them.

Regulation
Labor and finance

Proposed June 16

President Trump announced a new Cuba policy that envisions prohibiting financial transactions between U.S. citizens and companies and Cuba’s military and intelligence services, as well as changes in regulations allowing U.S. citizens to travel to Cuba.

Read more: What’s changing – and not changing – in Trump’s new Cuba policy plan

Regulation
Labor and finance

Proposed June 12

The Treasury Department called for scrapping or softening some of the rules for banks and other financial firms put in place after the 2008 financial crisis.

Read more: Trump administration calls for scaling back post-crisis financial regulations

Regulation
Labor and finance

Proposed June 8

The Labor Department announced that it was taking steps to reverse an Obama-era rule to require that companies disclose their initial contacts with outside consultants on how to respond to unionizing efforts.

Read more: In a setback for unions, Labor Department moves to revoke Obama-era ‘persuader rule’

Regulation
Environment

Proposed June 6

The EPA announced it would postpone implementation of its smog standards for a year, effectively delaying how soon communities across the country could have to reduce air pollution. The agency was slated to propose this month which communities were out of compliance and to finalize those determinations in October. Now, those final decisions will not be issued until October 2018.

Regulation
Environment

Proposed June 1

President Trump began the process to make good on a campaign promise to “cancel” the Paris climate agreement, breaking away from a global effort to reduce greenhouse gases. Next, the State Department will submit notice to withdraw from the deal. The process could take years.

Read more: Trump to pull U.S. from historic Paris climate agreement

Regulation
Environment

Proposed May 30

The EPA is reconsidering standards that would reduce methane emissions from new and existing municipal solid waste landfills — the third largest industrial source of methane in the U.S.

Regulation
Environment

Proposed May 12

The EPA has reached a legal settlement with a Canadian company hoping to build a massive mine in Alaska’s Bristol Bay watershed, clearing the way for the firm to apply for federal permits. This reverses the agency’s 2014 determination barring the mine

Read more: Obama blocked this controversial Alaskan gold mine. Trump just gave it new life.

Regulation
Worker and consumer safety

Proposed May 11

The EPA delayed implementation of a rule that would have changed how agricultural workers are protected from pestacides.

Read more: Trump administration cancels hundreds of Obama-era regulations

Legislation
Labor and finance

Passed by House on May 8
Next: Goes before Senate
Then: Goes before Trump

A approved by the House would erase many of the regulations called for under the Obama administration's 2010 financial reform law, known as Dodd Frank, giving community and regional banks a reprieve. The bill also curtails the powers of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau.

Read more: House passes sweeping legislation to roll back banking rules

Regulation
Environment

Proposed March 20

Federal Transit Administration officials are “deferring a decision" on a $647 million grant that would have helped electrify an aging commuter rail line in the San Franciso bay area

Read more: Though shovels are ready, Trump officials delay grant for Caltrain upgrade

Regulation
Environment

Proposed March 15

The Interior Department plans to withdraw and rewrite a 2015 rule aimed at limiting hydraulic fracturing, or “fracking,” on public lands

Read more: Interior Department to withdraw Obama-era fracking rule, filings reveal

Executive action
Environment

Proposed Feb. 20

Instructs agencies to revamp a water protection rule to reduce federal control of wetlands, rivers and streams

Read more: Trump to roll back Obama’s climate, water rules through executive action

Regulation
Labor and finance

Issued Dec. 14

Federal regulators voted Thursday to allow Internet providers to speed up service for websites they favor — and block or slow down others — in a decision repealing landmark, Obama-era regulations overseeing broadband companies such as AT&T and Verizon.

Read more: The FCC just voted to repeal its net neutrality rules, in a sweeping act of deregulation

Regulation
Labor and finance

Issued Dec. 7

An Obama administration proposal that would have required airlines disclose checked and carry-on bag fees at the start of a ticket purchase rather than later is being dropped by the Department of Transportation.

Read more: DOT drops proposal to force airlines to disclose bag fees

Regulation
Environment

Issued Dec. 4

President Trump on Monday drastically scaled back the Bears Ears and Grand Staircase-Escalante national monuments, which were established in Utah by his Democratic predecessors. It is the largest reduction of public-lands protection in U.S. history.

Read more: Trump shrinks two huge national monuments in Utah, drawing praise and protests

Regulation
Immigration

Issued Nov. 20

The Trump administration has given nearly 60,000 Haitians with provisional legal residency in this country 18 months to leave, announcing that it will not renew the Temporary Protected Status that has allowed them to remain here for more than seven years.

Read more: Trump administration to end provisional residency protection for 60,000 Haitians

Regulation
Immigration

Issued Nov. 6

The Trump administration has given 2,500 Nicaraguans with provisional residency 14 months to leave the United States, announcing that it will not renew the Temporary Protected Status (TPS) designation that has allowed them to remain in the country for nearly two decades.

Read more: DHS ends protected immigration status for Nicaraguans, but Hondurans get extension

Executive action
Immigration

Signed Oct. 24

The president cut the number of refugees the United States is willing to accept annually from 110,000 to 45,000, the lowest level since 1980, and ordered the implementation of a time-consuming “extreme vetting” system that could mean the number of refugees cleared each year is much lower.

Read more: U.S. to accept refugees again, with tougher screening for ‘high-risk’ applicants

Regulation
Environment

Issued Oct. 16

Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt issued a directive on Monday to limit the extent to which the EPA can reach legal agreements with groups suing to force it to take regulatory action.

Read more: EPA Administrator Pruitt issues directive to curb settlements with outside groups

Regulation
Environment

Issued Oct. 10

EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt issued a proposed rule Tuesday that would repeal sweeping regulation aimed at curbing greenhouse gas emissions from existing U.S. power plants. The move, aimed at bolstering the nation’s struggling coal industry, will trigger an immediate court fight.

Read more: EPA’s Pruitt signs proposed rule to unravel Clean Power Plan

Regulation
Health care

Issued Oct. 6

The Trump administration set a rule that dramatically scales back the federal mandate that employers provide free birth control coverage. Any employer who raises religious or moral objections can now receive an exemption from the mandate.

Read more: Trump administration narrows Affordable Care Act’s contraception mandate

Regulation
Civil rights

Issued Oct. 5

Attorney General Jeff Sessions has reversed a three-year-old Justice Department policy that protected transgender workers from discrimination under federal law.

Read more: Sessions ends workplace protections for transgender people under civil rights act

Regulation
Civil rights

Issued Oct. 4

The Department of Health and Human Services withdrew a proposed rule that would have extended visitation rights for same-sex spouses in long-term care facilities. The Department said the Supreme Court decision making same-sex marriage legal nationwide eliminated the need for the rule.

Regulation
Civil rights

Issued Oct. 2

The Education Department has rescinded 72 policy documents that outline the rights of students with disabilities as part of the Trump administration’s effort to eliminate regulations it deems superfluous.

Read more: DeVos rescinds 72 guidance documents outlining rights for disabled students

Regulation
Education

Issued Sept. 22

The Trump administration withdrew Obama-era guidance on how schools should respond to sexual violence complaints, giving them flexibility to use a higher standard of evidence when judging sexual misconduct cases.

Read more: Trump administration rescinds Obama-era guidance on campus sexual assault

Regulation
Labor and finance

Issued Sept. 19

Nine years after it received an $182 billion taxpayer bailout, federal regulators said that AIG is no longer “too big to fail” and released the global insurance giant from stricter federal oversight.

Read more: AIG is no longer ‘too big to fail,’ regulators say

Regulation
Health care

Issued Sept. 14

Health and Human Services officials have informed grass-roots groups that assist with enrollment under the Affordable Care Act that their funding will be reduced by as much as 92 percent, a move that could upend outreach efforts across the country.

Read more: HHS slashes funding to groups helping ACA consumers enroll by up to 92 percent

Regulation
Health care

Issued Sept. 14

Health and Human Services officials have informed grass-roots groups that assist with enrollment under the Affordable Care Act that their funding will be reduced by as much as 85 percent, a move that could upend outreach efforts across the country.

Read more: HHS slashes funding to some ACA navigator groups by up to 85 percent

Regulation
Environment

Issued Sept. 6

Top Interior Department officials worked privately with energy industry representatives during the first weeks of the Trump administration to suspend a new accounting system that would have forced companies to pay millions of dollars more in royalties to the government, documents show.

Read more: Interior Department worked behind the scenes with energy industry to reverse royalties rule

Regulation
Labor and finance

Issued Aug. 30

The Trump administration has halted a rule that would have required large companies to report to the government what they pay employees by race and gender — an Obama-era policy that aimed to close what economists call the wage gap.

Read more: The Trump administration just halted this Obama-era rule to shrink the gender wage gap

Regulation
Civil rights

Issued Aug. 27

President Trump plans to resume the transfer of surplus weapons, vehicles and other equipment from the nation’s military to its state and local law enforcement agencies, reviving a program that was sharply curtailed by President Obama two years ago.

Read more: Trump to restore program sending surplus military weapons, equipment to police

Regulation
Environment

Issued Aug. 20

The Trump administration has decided to disband the federal advisory panel for the National Climate Assessment, a group aimed at helping policymakers and private-sector officials incorporate the government’s climate analysis into long-term planning.

Read more: The Trump administration just disbanded a federal advisory committee on climate change

Regulation
Environment

Issued Aug. 16

The Trump administration ended a six-year-old ban on selling bottled water at some national parks that was aimed at easing plastic pollution and the huge amount of waste being recycled.

Read more: National parks put a ban on bottled water to ease pollution. Trump just sided with the lobby that fought it.

Regulation
Immigration

Issued Aug. 16

The Trump administration on Wednesday formally terminated an Obama-era program that granted Central American minors temporary legal residence in the United States, shutting the door on 2,714 people who had won conditional approval to enter the country.

Read more: Trump administration ends Obama-era protection program for Central American minors

Executive action
Environment

Signed Aug. 15

President Trump signed an executive order that he said would streamline the approval process for building infrastructure such as roads, bridges and offices by eliminating a planning step related to climate change and flood dangers.

Read more: Trump to reverse Obama-era order aimed at planning for climate change

Regulation
Environment

Issued Aug. 8

The State Department granted a permit for construction of the controversial Keystone XL pipeline, but the project still faces local hurdles

Read more: Trump promised to build the Keystone XL. Three votes in Nebraska could stop it.

Regulation
Health care

Issued July 31

The FDA delaying for several years a regulation that would have required agency approval for cigars and e-cigarettes, including flavored vaping products that studies show are especially enticing to youth.

Read more: FDA delays stricter standards for e-cigarette, cigar industry

Regulation
Civil rights

Issued July 26

President Trump said he will ban transgender people from serving in the military in any capacity. Previously, military chiefs delayed a plan approved by the Obama administration to begin allowing transgender recruits.

Read more: Trump announces ban on transgender people in U.S. military

Regulation
Environment

Issued July 20

The EPA said it will withdraw a proposed rule which would have set recycling standards for aerosol cans.

Read more: Trump administration cancels hundreds of Obama-era regulations

Regulation
Worker and consumer safety

Issued July 20

A USDA rule that would have changed food safety standards for ready-to-eat and partially heat-treated meat and poultry products was scrapped.

Read more: Trump administration cancels hundreds of Obama-era regulations

Regulation
Labor and finance

Issued July 20

A USDA rule that would have set standards for when meat and poultry can be labeled "natural" was thrown out

Read more: Trump administration cancels hundreds of Obama-era regulations

Regulation
Worker and consumer safety

Issued July 20

A plan to reevaluate an existing test for cigarette ignition of mattresses and mattress pads was thrown out.

Read more: Trump administration cancels hundreds of Obama-era regulations

Regulation
Worker and consumer safety

Issued July 10

The EPA is delaying implementation of a rule to require manufacturers to label formaldehyde in composite wood products.

Read more: Trump administration cancels hundreds of Obama-era regulations

Regulation
Immigration

Issued July 10

A special visa which would have encouraged immigrant entrepreneurs to stay in the United States was suspended by the Department of Homeland Security before it took effect

Read more: The ‘start-up visa’ may vanish before anyone gets one

Regulation
Immigration

Issued June 16

Homeland Security Secretary John F. Kelly announced late Thursday that he has rescinded an Obama-era memo that sought to shield millions of parents of U.S. citizens and others from deportation. The memo was never implemented and is the subject of an ongoing federal court battle.

Read more: Kelly revokes Obama order shielding immigrant parents of U.S. citizens

Regulation
Environment

Issued June 14

The EPA withdrew a plan to regulate emissions from existing oil and natural gas sources.

Read more: Trump administration cancels hundreds of Obama-era regulations

Regulation
Education

Issued June 14

The Education Department suspended the gainful employment rule, which would have withheld federal student aid from vocational programs whose graduates consistently end up with more debt than they can repay

Read more: Betsy DeVos delays 2 Obama-era rules designed to protect students from predatory for-profit colleges

Regulation
Education

Issued June 14

The Education Department will rewrite a proposed rule related to borrower defense to repaying, which would have relieved students of all federal loans if a school used illegal or deceptive tactics to persuade students to borrow money to attend.

Read more: Betsy DeVos delays 2 Obama-era rules designed to protect students from predatory for-profit colleges

Regulation
Health care

Issued June 13

After sustained lobbying from the packaged food and beverage industry, the Food and Drug Administration announced Tuesday an indefinite delay in the launch of Nutrition Fact labels that were intended to help Americans eat more healthfully

Read more: Trump’s FDA just took another swipe at Michelle Obama’s food legacy

Regulation
Environment

Issued June 12

The Trump administration on Monday threw out a new rule intended to limit the numbers of endangered whales and sea turtles getting caught in fishing nets off the West Coast, saying existing protections were already working.

Read more: U.S. cancels new protection for endangered West Coast whales

Regulation
Environment

Issued June 12

EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt signed a final rule delaying the effective date of the agency’s Risk Management Program, which aims to prevent accidental chemical releases and aid first responders, until Feb. 19, 2019. The nearly two-year delay came after two industry groups, the American Chemistry Council and the American Fuel & Petrochemical Manufacturers, petitioned the agency.

Regulation
Environment

Issued June 9

The Bureau of Land Management will delay compliance with a rule finalized in November that would limit methane burned off from drilling operations on federal and tribal lands. Congressional Republicans had sought to nullify the rule through a vote under the Congressional Review Act, but that effort failed by a vote of 51 to 49.

Read more: Congress decided against repealing this climate rule. So the Trump administration is undoing it.

Regulation
Labor and finance

Issued June 7

The Department of Labor changed its interpretation of a law regulating when contractors can be held liable for employment and civil rights law violations when their employees are working on-site at another company. Now, contractors are liable only in cases where they have “direct control” over the work environment.

Regulation
Government reform

Issued June 7

Attorney General Jeff Sessions is reversing an Obama administration practice that encouraged and sometimes required banks and other companies to donate large amounts of money to outside groups as part of settlement agreements with the federal government.

Read more: Sessions prohibits settlement agreements that donate money to outside groups

Regulation
Worker and consumer safety

Issued June 5

A Coast Guard rule that would have required all ships and boats to maintain equipment and technical systems for safety was withdrawn

Read more: Trump administration cancels hundreds of Obama-era regulations

Regulation
Worker and consumer safety

Issued June 5

The Coast Guard canceled a plan to seek public input on how to prevent recreational boating casualties caused by propeller strikes and carbon monoxide poisoning

Read more: Trump administration cancels hundreds of Obama-era regulations

Regulation
Worker and consumer safety

Issued June 5

A Coast Guard plan to regulate firefighting systems on tanker ships and helipads of offshore platforms was withdrawn

Read more: Trump administration cancels hundreds of Obama-era regulations

Regulation
Health care

Issued May 31

A rule that would have reimbursed active-duy service members and their dependents for travel expenses to visit specialty care doctors was withdrawn

Read more: Trump administration cancels hundreds of Obama-era regulations

Regulation
Government reform

Issued May 31

A rule that would have set new guidelines for who can purchase surplus munitions was withdrawn

Read more: Trump administration cancels hundreds of Obama-era regulations

Regulation
Civil rights

Issued May 30

The Department of Health and Human Services has removed a question about sexual orientation from two surveys of elderly Americans about services offered or funded by the government

Read more: Trump administration plans to minimize civil rights efforts in agencies

Regulation
Civil rights

Issued May 30

The Department of Housing and Urban Development revoked the guidance to implement a rule ensuring that transgender people can stay at sex-segregated shelters of their choice

Read more: Trump administration plans to minimize civil rights efforts in agencies

Regulation
Government reform

Issued May 19

The Environmental Protection Agency plans to set aside $12 million for buyouts and early retirements in coming months, as part of an effort to begin “reshaping” the agency’s workforce under the Trump administration.

Read more: EPA to set aside $12 million for buyouts in coming months

Regulation
Labor and finance

Issued May 17

The Labor Department suspended an Obama-era rule requiring that companies electronically report their injury and illness records, a move that effectively keeps these records from being publicly disclosed for the immediate future

Read more: OSHA suspends rule requiring firms report injury and illness data electronically

Congressional review
Labor and finance

Passed by House on Feb. 15
Passed by Senate on May 3
Signed by Trump on May 17

Eliminated a Labor Department rule giving states greater power to offer retirement accounts to private-sector workers

Original Labor Department rule: Savings Arrangements Established by States for Non-Governmental Employees

Read more: Senate votes to kill rule that would help states launch retirement plans

Regulation
Civil rights

Issued May 11

Attorney General Jeff Sessions overturned the sweeping criminal charging policy of former attorney general Eric H. Holder Jr. and directed his federal prosecutors to charge defendants with the most serious, provable crimes carrying the most severe penalties

Read more: Sessions issues sweeping new criminal charging policy

Legislation
Environment

Passed by House on May 3
Passed by Senate on May 4
Signed by Trump on May 5

A spending package to fund the federal government through the end of September also instructs the Bureau of Land Management to reassess one of the final conservation acts of the Obama administration: plans guiding roughly 6.5 million acres of federal land in Alaska’s eastern interior

Read more: The Obama administration just moved to protect some of the most remote areas of Alaska

Executive action
Civil rights

Signed May 4

An executive order issued in May led to sweeping guidance to executive branch agencies on the Justice Department’s interpretation of how the government should respect religious freedom

Read more: Civil liberties groups decry Sessions’s guidance on religious freedom

Regulation
Health care

Issued May 1

The Agriculture Department will slow the implementation of aggressive standards on sodium, whole grains and sweetened milks that passed under the Obama administration

Read more: Trump official freezes Michelle Obama’s plan to fight childhood obesity

Executive action
Environment

Signed April 28

Overturns a move by Barack Obama to put millions of acres in the Arctic and Altantic Oceans off limits to oil and gas drilling

Read more: Trump signs executive order to expand drilling off America's coasts: 'We're opening it up.'

Regulation
Labor and finance

Issued April 28

A Department of Labor memo rescinds a policy adopted by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration which allowed representatives of an outside union to tour a nonunion shop with an OSHA inspector

Read more: Major targets revealed after Trump solicits policy advice from industry

Regulation
Environment

Issued April 27

A federal court to delayed EPA's oral argument in a challenge involving a 2012 regulation limiting the amount of mercury, lead and other airborne toxins emitted from power plants. The power sector has largely already complied with the rule.

Read more: EPA seeks delay over rule curbing coal plants’ toxic pollution

Regulation
Health care

Issued April 27

The Food and Drug Administration delayed menu-labeling rules which were set to take effect on May 5 after lobbying by food industry groups

Read more: Industry is counting on Trump to back off rules that tell you what’s in your food

Executive action
Environment

Signed April 26

Instructs the Interior Department to review national monument designations his three predecessors have made over the past 21 years

Read more: Meet the nation’s most endangered monuments

Regulation
Environment

Issued April 13

EPA delays the compliance date for when power plants would have had to begin showing that they were using the most up-to-date technology to remove heavy metals — including lead, arsenic, mercury and other pollutants — from their wastewater

Read more: Trump administration halts Obama-era rule aimed at curbing toxic wastewater from coal plants

Congressional review
Labor and finance

Passed by House on Feb. 15
Passed by Senate on March 30
Signed by Trump on April 13

Eliminated a rule related to how large cities may design and operate payroll deduction savings programs

Original Labor Department rule: Savings Arrangements Established by Qualified State Political Subdivisions for Non-Governmental Employees

Read more: Senate votes to kill rule that would help cities launch retirement plans

Congressional review
Health care

Passed by House on Feb. 16
Passed by Senate on March 30
Signed by Trump on April 13

The measure nullified a rule prohibiting states from withholding federal family planning dollars from clinics that provide abortion services

Original Department of Health and Human Services rule: Compliance with Title X Requirements by Project Recipients in Selecting Subrecipients

Read more: Behind closed doors, Trump signs bill allowing states to strip federal family planning funds from abortion providers

Regulation
Government reform

Issued April 12

All federal agencies must submit a plan by June 30 to shrink their civilian workforces. This lifts the governmentwide hiring freeze the president imposed on Jan. 23

Read more: White House tells agencies to come up with a plan to shrink their workforces

Regulation
Education

Issued April 11

Education Secretary Betsy DeVos withdrew a series of policy memos issued by the Obama administration to strengthen consumer protections for student loan borrowers.

Read more: DeVos dials back consumer protections for student loan borrowers

Regulation
Environment

Issued April 11

An appeals court granted the EPA's request to delay oral argument in a case over its 2015 smog standard, allowing the agency time to reconsider the Obama-era rule.

Read more: D.C. Circuit grants EPA’s request to delay smog rule case

Regulation
Civil rights

Issued April 10

Attorney General Jeff Sessions will end a Justice Department partnership with independent scientists to raise forensic science standards and has suspended an expanded review of FBI testimony across several techniques that have come under question

Read more: Sessions orders Justice Dept. to end forensic science commission, suspend review policy

Regulation
Worker and consumer safety

Issued April 6

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration delayed the implementation of a rule regulating construction worker exposure to silica, which is linked to lung disease and cancer, from June until September

Congressional review
Labor and finance

Passed by House on March 28
Passed by Senate on March 23
Signed by Trump on April 3

Repeals a set of rules aimed at protecting consumers' online data from their own Internet providers

Original Federal Communications Commission rule: Protecting the Privacy of Customers of Broadband and Other Telecommunications Services

Read more: How Congress dismantled federal Internet privacy rules

Congressional review
Environment

Passed by House on Feb. 16
Passed by Senate on March 21
Signed by Trump on April 3

Lifts a ban on the use of certain predator control tactics on federal wildlife refuges that the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service imposed in August, over the objections of the Alaska Board of Game

Original Interior Department rule: Non-Subsistence Take of Wildlife, and Public Participation and Closure Procedures, on National Wildlife Refuges in Alaska

Read more: Senate votes to lift limits on hunting Alaska grizzlies and wolves on federal land

Congressional review
Worker and consumer safety

Passed by House on March 1
Passed by Senate on March 22
Signed by Trump on April 3

Eliminated worker safety regulations that aimed to track and reduce workplace injuries and deaths

Original Occupational Safety and Health Administration, Labor rule: Clarification of Employer's Continuing Obligation To Make and Maintain an Accurate Record of Each Recordable Injury and Illness

Read more: Trump kills second of two Obama-era worker-safety rules

Regulation
Civil rights

Issued April 3

Attorney General Jeff Sessions ordered Justice Department officials to review reform agreements with troubled police forces nationwide

Read more: Sessions orders Justice Department to review all police reform agreements

Congressional review
Labor and finance

Passed by House on Feb. 15
Passed by Senate on March 14
Signed by Trump on March 31

Regulation
Worker and consumer safety

Issued March 30

The Labor Department removed from its long-term agenda a proposal to stiffen exposure standards for 1-bromopropane, a chemical solvent that is a neurotoxin.

Read more: Trump administration cancels hundreds of Obama-era regulations

Regulation
Worker and consumer safety

Issued March 30

The Labor Department canceled plans to change permissible exposure limits for some substances that were set in 1971.

Read more: Trump administration cancels hundreds of Obama-era regulations

Regulation
Worker and consumer safety

Issued March 30

The Labor Department canceled plans to revoke obselete permissible exposure limits for some substances.

Read more: Trump administration cancels hundreds of Obama-era regulations

Regulation
Worker and consumer safety

Issued March 30

The Labor Department removed from its long-term agenda a proposal to stiffen exposure standards for styrene, a chemical used in plastics that has been identified as a carcinogen.

Read more: Trump administration cancels hundreds of Obama-era regulations

Regulation
Environment

Issued March 29

The new head of the Environmental Protection Agency refused to ban a commonly used pesticide that the Obama administration had sought to outlaw based on mounting concerns about its risks to human health

Read more: Trump EPA declines to ban pesticide that Obama had proposed outlawing

Regulation
Education

Issued March 29

The Education Department has decided to nix an Obama-era grant program meant to help local districts devise ways to boost socioeconomic diversity within their schools

Read more: Trump’s Education Department nixes Obama-era grant program for school diversity

Executive action
Environment

Signed March 28

Instructs the Environmental Protection Agency to revisit regulation limiting greenhouse gas emissions from power plants and Bureau of Land Management to consider coal leases on federal land. Also calls for revisiting drilling restrictions on National Park Service and National Wildlife Refuge lands

Read more: Trump moves decisively to wipe out Obama’s climate-change record

Congressional review
Environment

Passed by House on Feb. 7
Passed by Senate on March 7
Signed by Trump on March 27

Abolishes a land management rule known as Planning 2.0, which aimed to shorten and streamline the process for making federal land use decisions

Original Bureau of Land Management rule: Resource Management Planning

Read more: The Senate just voted to overturn another environmental rule — sending it to Trump’s desk

Congressional review
Education

Passed by House on Feb. 7
Passed by Senate on March 9
Signed by Trump on March 27

Eliminates federal standards established under President Obama that lay out which schools are serving students well and which are still struggling to do so

Original Education Department rule: Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965, as Amended by the Every Student Succeeds Act-Accountability and State Plans

Read more: Trump signs bills overturning Obama-era education regulations

Congressional review
Education

Passed by House on Feb. 7
Passed by Senate on March 8
Signed by Trump on March 27

Abolishes an Obama-era requirement that every state needs to issue ratings for teacher-prep courses within its borders

Original Education Department rule: Teacher Preparation Issues

Read more: Trump signs bills overturning Obama-era education regulations

Congressional review
Labor and finance

Passed by House on Feb. 2
Passed by Senate on March 6
Signed by Trump on March 27

Overturned a Labor Department rule requiring firms seeking federal contractors of $500,000 or more to disclose and correct any serious labor law violations committed in the last three years

Original Defense Department, General Services Administration and NASA rule: Federal Acquisition Regulation; Fair Pay and Safe Workplaces

Read more: Trump signs bill that kills Obama-era Worker Safety Rule

Regulation
Government reform

Issued March 20

A rule that that would have revised Army regulations about carrying firearms and the use of force for service members and contractors was withdrawn

Read more: Trump administration cancels hundreds of Obama-era regulations

Regulation
Environment

Issued March 15

The EPA will reconsider strict fuel-efficiency standards, reversing a deal first struck with automakers in 2009

Read more: Trump says he will review Obama administration fuel efficiency standards

Regulation
Government reform

Issued March 13

A rule that would have updated background check procedures for the Defense Department was withdrawn

Read more: The Trump administration has already been rolling back gun regulations

Regulation
Civil rights

Issued March 13

A rule that would have updated domestic abuse prevention and response policies for military bases was withdrawn

Read more: Trump administration cancels hundreds of Obama-era regulations

Regulation
Government reform

Issued March 13

A rule that would have set guidelines for collecting DNA samples from family members to help identify missing service members was withdrawn

Read more: Trump administration cancels hundreds of Obama-era regulations

Regulation
Government reform

Issued March 13

A rule that would have established an "Innovative Readiness Training" program for civilians was withdrawn

Read more: Trump administration cancels hundreds of Obama-era regulations

Regulation
Civil rights

Issued March 13

A rule that would have set anti-discrimination guidelines for civilian employees and applicants was withdrawn

Read more: Trump administration cancels hundreds of Obama-era regulations

Executive action
Immigration

Signed March 6

A limited version of Trump's exexcutive order temporarily banning travelers from six majority-Muslim nations and suspending the nation's refugee program for 120 days went into effect in early July after a legal battle The Supreme Court will consider the case in the fall, after its provisions have expired

Read more: Revised executive order bans travelers from six Muslim-majority countries from getting new visas

Regulation
Environment

Issued March 2

Interior secretary reverses policy to ban lead shot and fishing tackle at National Wildlife Refuges

Read more: The new interior secretary just rode into work on a horse

Congressional review
Health care

Passed by House on Feb. 2
Passed by Senate on Feb. 15
Signed by Trump on Feb. 28

Overturned rule prohibiting people with mental health problems from buying guns

Original Social Security Administration rule: Implementation of the NICS Improvement Amendments Act of 2007

Read more: Hill Republicans move to scrap Obama-era regulations

Regulation
Civil rights

Issued Feb. 27

The Justice Department dropped its long-standing position that Texas intended to discriminate when it passed a strict voter-ID law

Read more: Justice Department changes its position in high-profile Texas voter-ID case

Executive action
Government reform

Signed Feb. 24

Establishes a task force to eliminate "job killing regulations." Eliminating a federal rule entails a detailed process in which agencies must subject such proposals to public comment. It typically takes at least a year and a half to wipe a rule off the books.

Read more: Trump establishes task forces to eliminate ‘job killing regulations’

Regulation
Civil rights

Issued Feb. 23

The Justice Department will once again use private prisons to house federal inmates, reversing an Obama-era directive to stop using the facilities

Read more: Justice Department will again use private prisons

Regulation
Civil rights

Issued Feb. 22

Guidance says states can decide whether to accommodate transgender students

Read more: Trump administration rolls back protections for transgender students

Regulation
Immigration

Issued Feb. 21

DHS issues guidance to ramp up deportation of illegal immigrants

Read more: Trump administration issues new immigration enforcement policies, says goal is not ‘mass deportations’

Congressional review
Environment

Passed by House on Feb. 1
Passed by Senate on Feb. 2
Signed by Trump on Feb. 16

Overturned a stream protection rule from the Department of the Interior that would have restricted what mountaintop mining firms could dump into nearby waterways

Original Interior Department rule: Stream Protection Rule

Read more: GOP works to reverse Obama-era rules on family planning, predator hunting in refuges

Congressional review
Labor and finance

Passed by House on Feb. 1
Passed by Senate on Feb. 3
Signed by Trump on Feb. 14

Revoked a rule requiring oil and gas companies to report payments to the United States and foreign governments

Original Securities and Exchange Commission rule: Disclosure of Payments by Resource Extraction Issuers

Read more: Hill Republicans move to scrap Obama-era regulations

Regulation
Environment

Issued Feb. 7

The deputy secretary of the Army will grant the final permit needed to complete the Dakota Access Pipeline

Read more: Trump administration to approve final permit for Dakota Access pipeline

Executive action
Labor and finance

Signed Feb. 3

Instructed Treasury to revise Dodd-Frank regulations

Read more: Trump signs order to begin rolling back Wall Street regulations

Executive action
Labor and finance

Signed Feb. 3

Asked the Labor Department to review a contentious rule meant to protect retirement savers from receiving poor investment advice

Read more: Trump calls for review of long-awaited rule meant to protect retirement savers

Executive action
Government reform

Signed Jan. 30

The order is aimed at cutting regulations on businesses, saying that agencies should eliminate at least two regulations for each new one.

Read more: Trump wants to scrap two regulations for each new one adopted

Executive action
Environment

Signed Jan. 24

Instructs the Army and State Department to expedite the Dakota Access and Keystone XL pipelines

Read more: Trump seeks to revive Dakota Access, Keystone XL oil pipelines

Executive action
Health care

Signed Jan. 23

Reinstates "Mexico City" policy for international groups that perform or discuss abortions

Read more: Trump reverses abortion-related U.S. policy, bans funding to international health groups

Executive action
Labor and finance

Signed Jan. 23

Withdraws the United States from the Trans-Pacific Partnership

Read more: President Trump signs order to withdraw from Trans-Pacific Partnership

Executive action
Government reform

Signed Jan. 20

White House Cheif of Staff Reince Priebus issued a memorandum that implemented a 60-day governmentwide freeze on new or pending regulations

Read more: Trump undertakes most ambitious regulatory rollback since Reagan

Executive action
Labor and finance

Signed Jan. 20

Reversed a quarter-point decrease in the Federal Housing Administration mortgage insurance premium, which would have made mortgages more affordable

Read more: Trump takes away FHA mortgage insurance premium cut not long after being sworn into office

Executive action
Health care

Signed Jan. 20

Instructs agencies to undo the Affordable Care Act's individual mandate

Read more: Trump signs executive order that could effectively gut Affordable Care Act’s individual mandate

Legislation
Health care

Passed by House on May 4
Expired on Sept. 30

After multiple attempts to get a controversial bill to revise Affordable Care Act through the Senate failed, the bill expired with the fiscal year on Sept. 30. House Republicans had narrowly passed a version of the bill in May.

Read more: Senate GOP abandons latest effort to unwind the Affordable Care Act

Congressional review
Environment

Never considered, expired on May 11

Targeted a rule regulating haze in Utah

Original EPA rule: [object Object]

Congressional review
Labor and finance

Never considered, expired on May 11

Targeted a rule on treatment of certain interests in corporations as stock or indebtedness

Original Treasury Department and IRS rule: Treatment of Certain Interests in Corporations as Stock or Indebtedness

Congressional review
Environment

Never considered, expired on May 11

Targeted a rule that was designed to reduce pollution from power plants in the eastern half of the U.S.

Original EPA rule: [object Object]

Congressional review
Environment

Never considered, expired on May 11

Targeted a rule related to the measurement of oil

Original Bureau of Land Management rule: Onshore Oil and Gas Operations; Federal and Indian Oil and Gas Leases; Measurement of Oil

Congressional review
Environment

Never considered, expired on May 11

Targeted a rule on mitigation policy

Original Fish and Wildlife Service rule: Mitigation Policy

Congressional review
Environment

Never considered, expired on May 11

Targeted a rule relating to requirements for drilling in the Arctic.

Original Interior Department rule: Oil and Gas and Sulfur Operations on the Continental Shelf—Requirements for Exploratory Drilling on the Arctic Outer Continental Shelf

Congressional review
Environment

Never considered, expired on May 11

Targeted a rule relating to civil penalty regulations

Original Interior Department rule: Amendments to Civil Penalty Regulations

Congressional review
Environment

Never considered, expired on May 11

Targeted a rule related to oil and gas leases

Original Bureau of Land Management rule: Onshore Oil and Gas Operations; Federal and Indian Oil and Gas Leases; Site Security

Congressional review
Environment

Never considered, expired on May 11

Targeted a rule related to the Clean Air Act

Original Environmental Protection Agency rule: Accidental Release Prevention Requirements: Risk Management Programs under the Clean Air Act

Congressional review
Environment

Never considered, expired on May 11

Targeted a rule related to endangered wildlife

Original Fish and Wildlife Service rule: Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants; Endangered Species Act Compensatory Mitigation Policy

Congressional review
Labor and finance

Never considered, expired on May 11

Targeted a rule related to prepaid accounts

Original Bureau of Consumer Financial Protection rule: Prepaid Accounts Under the Electronic Fund Transfer Act and the Truth In Lending Act

Congressional review
Environment

Never considered, expired on May 11

Targeted a rule on the management of oil and gas rights within National Park Service lands

Original National Park Service rule: General Provisions and Non-Federal Oil and Gas Rights

Congressional review
Government reform

Never considered, expired on May 11

Targeted a rule related to transportation and regional planning for cities and states

Original Department of Transportation rule: Metropolitan Planning Organization Coordination and Planning Area Reform

Congressional review
Environment

Never considered, expired on May 11

Targeted a rule related to the measurement of natural gas

Original Bureau of Land Management rule: Onshore Oil and Gas Operations; Federal and Indian Oil and Gas Leases; Measurement of Gas

Congressional review
Environment

Never considered, expired on May 11

Targeted a rule related to energy conservation

Original Energy Department rule: Energy Conservation Program: Test Procedures for Compressors

Congressional review
Environment

Never considered, expired on May 11

Targeted a rule related to the value of coal

Original Interior Department rule: Consolidated Federal Oil & Gas and Federal & Indian Coal Valuation Reform

Congressional review
Environment

Never considered, expired on May 11

Targeted a rule about water management in the Southeast

Original Army Corps of Engineers rule: Master Water Control Manual Update Environmental Impact Statement for the Apalachicola – Chattahoochee – Flint River Basin

Congressional review
Environment

Never considered, expired on May 11

Targeted a rule on the management of oil and gas rights

Original Fish and Wildlife Service rule: Management of Non-Federal Oil and Gas Rights

Congressional review
Environment

Never considered, expired on May 11

Targeted a rule related to air pollution

Original Environmental Protection Agency rule: Final Cross-State Air Pollution Rule Update

Congressional review
Environment

Never considered, expired on May 10

The U.S. Senate narrowly voted down a resolution on May 10 to repeal a BLM rule restricting methane emissions from drilling on public lands

Original Bureau of Land Management rule: Waste Prevention, Production Subject to Royalties, and Resource Conservation

Read more: Senate unexpectedly rejects bid to repeal a key Obama-era environmental regulation

Executive action
Immigration

Not in effect

Temporarily banned refugees and citizens from seven majority-Muslim nations from entering the United States while promising priority for Christians. Was blocked in court and replaced by a subsequent executive order.

Read more: Trump signs order temporarily halting admission of refugees, promises priority for Christians

Source: Post research. Noun Project icons from IYIKON, Artem Kovyazin, Shashank Singh and Chelsea Carlson

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