Advisers have said President Trump will move quickly in the early days of his administration to fulfill the many promises he made on the campaign trail. We're following the new president's early orders here.
Friday, Feb. 3
- The Treasury Department imposed new sanctions on several Iranian officials and entities involved in procuring material for a missile test. Read more >>
- Trump called on the Labor Department to look into revising a rule that requires brokers to put their clients' interests ahead of their own. The rule was set to take effect in April. Read more >>
- Trump signed an executive order directing the treasury secretary to report back in 120 days on what rules put in place after the 2008 financial crisis promote or inhibit the administration's priorities. This is aimed at the financial overhaul legislation known as Dodd-Frank. Read more >>
Monday, Jan. 30
- Trump signed an order that says agencies should eliminate two regulations for each new one ordered. It excluded regulations on the military. Read more >>
Saturday, Jan. 28:
- Trump signed a presidential memo directing the Defense Department to submit a plan within 30 days to defeat the Islamic State.
- He reorganized the National Security Council in changes that gave Stephen K. Bannon, his chief strategist, a regular spot in the meetings of the most senior national security officials and includes the director of national intelligence and the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff only when the issues to be discussed pertain to their “responsibilities and expertise.” Read more about these two orders >>
- Trump signed an order banning administration appointees from lobbying their agencies for five years after leaving office and from lobbying anyone in the executive branch for the rest of his administration. Trump also banned appointees from ever working as lobbyists for a foreign government. The rules also shorten the “cooling-off” period during which former appointees can communicate with the agency where they worked from two years to one. Read more >>
Friday, Jan. 27:
- Trump signed an order to suspend admission of all refugees for 120 days while a new system is put in place to tighten vetting for those from predominantly Muslim countries and give preference to religious minorities. The order includes a new policy that states and localities should have a say in determining whether refugees can resettle there Read more >>
Wednesday, Jan. 25:
- Trump signed executive orders to create more detention centers, add more federal border control agents and withhold federal funds to cities that do not comply with federal immigration laws. One order calls for the “immediate construction of a physical wall.” Read more >>
Tuesday, Jan. 24:
- Trump signed executive orders clearing the way for the Dakota Access and Keystone XL oil pipelines, as well as one expediting environmental reviews of other infrastructure projects. Read more >>
Monday, Jan. 23:
- Trump signed an order formally ending the United States' participation in the TransPacific Partnership. Read more >>
- He halted the hiring of federal workers, leaving exemptions for those working in the military, national security and public safety.. Read more >>
- Trump reinstated the "Mexico City policy," which blocks U.S. international family-planning assistance from going to groups that use other money to discuss or pay for abortions in other countries. Read more >>
- He named the day of his inauguration the "National Day of Patriotic Devotion." Read more >>
Friday, Jan. 20:
- He signed an executive order that appears to allow agencies to eliminate Affordable Care Act taxes and requirements. It directs agencies to grant relief to all constituencies affected by the sprawling 2010 health-care law: consumers, insurers, hospitals, doctors, pharmaceutical companies, states and others. This could effectively gut the individual mandate, which penalized people who fail to carry the health insurance that the law requires of most Americans. Read more here >>
- He undid an Obama administration move designed to make FHA mortgages more affordable amid an interest-rate rise. The quarter-point reduction was set to take effect on new FHA loans insured on or after Jan. 27. Read more here >>
- His chief of staff, Reince Priebus, ordered a freeze on regulations for all government agencies. That could halt several new Energy Department efficiency standards.
- He signed a waiver to let retired Gen. James Mattis lead the Defense Department, though he had been retired from the armed forces for just three years instead of the usual seven required.