Trump’s first 100 days

President Trump has hit his 100th day in office. We’ve tracked the status of his promises, outlined in his “Contract with the American Voter,” and how they may affect the Pacific Northwest, especially Washington.

Status of Trump's promises
  • 12
    No action
  • 7
  • 2
  • 4
  • 3

100-day action plan

  1. Propose a constitutional amendment to impose term limits on all members of Congress
  2. Require that for every new federal regulation, two existing regulations be eliminated
    • Update:
      On Jan. 30, Trump signed an executive order aimed at significantly cutting regulations. It requires that "for every one new regulation issued, at least two prior regulations be identified for elimination."
  3. Implement a hiring freeze on all federal employees to reduce federal workforce through attrition (exempting military, public safety, and public health)
    • Update:
      President Trump initially froze hiring for some federal government workers during his first full week in office, as a way to reduce payrolls and rein in the size of the workforce. On April 12, the order was lifted.
  4. Impose a five-year-ban on White House and congressional officials becoming lobbyists after they leave government service
    • Update:
      On Jan. 28, President Trump signed an executive order requiring appointees to sign a pledge, which says that they will not "engage in lobbying activities with respect to" their agencies within five years of leaving.
  5. Enforce a lifetime ban on White House officials lobbying on behalf of a foreign government
    • Update:
      On Jan. 28, Trump signed an executive order banning administration officials from ever lobbying the U.S. on behalf of a foreign government. Political appointees joining the executive branch on or after Jan. 20 must agree to the lobbying bans.
  6. Ban foreign lobbyists from raising money for American elections
  7. Cancel every unconstitutional executive action, memorandum and order issued by President Obama
    • Note:
      President Trump has began reversing some of President Obama's actions, but we are labeling this as no action because the former president's legislation has not been deemed unconstitutional by a court.
  8. Select a Supreme Court nominee
    • Update:
      In a move to replace the late Justice Antonin Scalia on the Supreme Court, Trump nominated Neil Gorsuch, who joined the court April 10 after a "nuclear option" was triggered on the Senate floor, paving the way for his confirmation.
  9. Pass the Restoring National Security Act to increase military investment, allow veterans to seek care outside the VA, and create new screening process for immigrants
  10. Pass the Clean up Corruption in Washington Act to introduce government ethics reforms and "Drain the Swamp"
  1. Announce his intention to renegotiate NAFTA or withdraw from the deal under Article 2205
    • Update:
      On April 27, Trump said he has told the leaders of Mexico and Canada that he will not pull out of the North American Free Trade Agreement at this time, but could still withdraw if he concludes a renegotiated pact is not “a fair deal for all.”
  2. Withdraw from the Trans-Pacific Partnership
  3. Direct the Secretary of the Treasury to label China a currency manipulator
    • Update:
      Backing away from a campaign pledge, President Donald Trump said on April 12 that his administration won’t label China a currency manipulator, though he does think the U.S. dollar “is getting too strong.”
  4. Direct the Secretary of Commerce and U.S. Trade Representative to identify all foreign trading abuses that unfairly impact American workers and direct them to use every tool under American and international law to end those abuses immediately
    • Update:
      On March 31, President Trump signed an executive order giving the Commerce Department 90 days to assemble a report on the factors behind the trade deficit, and a second order seeking to increase collection of duties on imports. The report would identify “every form of trade abuse and every non-reciprocal practice that now contributes to the U.S. trade deficit,” said Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross.
  5. Pass the End The Offshoring Act to create tariffs on companies that lay off workers in the U.S.
  1. Lift restrictions on the production of $50 trillion worth of job-producing American energy reserves, including shale, oil, natural gas and clean coal.
    • Update:
      Declaring an end to what he’s called “the war on coal,” President Donald Trump signed on March 28 an executive order that eliminates numerous restrictions on fossil-fuel production, breaking with leaders across the globe who have embraced cleaner energy sources. On April 28, just one day before his 100th day in office, Trump signed an executive order aimed at expanding oil drilling in the Arctic and Atlantic oceans.
  2. Allow energy infrastructure projects, like the Keystone XL Pipeline, to move forward
    • Update:
      Trump signed executive actions to aggressively overhaul the country’s energy policy, advancing the Keystone XL and Dakota Access pipeline projects.
  1. Cancel billions in payments to U.N. climate-change programs and use the money to fix America’s water and environmental infrastructure
  1. Cancel all federal funding to sanctuary cities
    • Update:
      Less than a month after Seattle sued President Donald Trump over his “sanctuary cities” executive order, a federal judge in San Francisco hearing two California lawsuits blocked the order. Seattle will now review that ruling, which will inform the city’s next steps in its own suit, Mayor Ed Murray said.
  2. Begin removing the more than 2 million criminal illegal immigrants from the country and cancel visas to foreign countries that won’t take them back
  3. Suspend immigration from terror-prone regions where vetting cannot safely occur. All vetting of people coming into the country will be considered extreme vetting
  4. Pass the End Illegal Immigration Act to construct a border wall (paid for by Mexico), create mandatory minimum sentences for deported immigrants returning to U.S. and increase penalties for overstaying visas
  1. Pass the Middle Class Tax Relief And Simplification Act to slash taxes for the middle class and businesses
    • Update:
      On April 27, the president proposed a tax plan with some of the same aspects promised in his original pledge to voters. It awaits congressional approval.
  2. Pass the American Energy and Infrastructure Act for the government to work with private companies to invest $1 trillion in infrastructure over 10 years
  3. Pass the Affordable Childcare and Eldercare Act to push employers to provide workplace child care, create tax-free savings accounts for dependents and allow people to deduct child care and eldercare on taxes
  1. Pass the School Choice And Education Opportunity Act, which would direct public education funding to schools of parents’ choice, end Common Core education and expand vocational education
    Health care
  1. Pass the Repeal and Replace Obamacare Act and reshape the U.S. insurance market and health-care system
    • Update:
      The first executive order signed by President Trump aimed to repeal former President Obama’s health-care law. On March 24, Trump and GOP leaders yanked their bill to repeal “Obamacare” off the House floor when it became clear it would fail badly — after seven years of nonstop railing against the health-care law. More than 200,000 King County residents are insured through the Affordable Care Act.
  1. Pass the Restoring Community Safety Act to create a violent-crimes task force, direct more funding to police training and boost funding for federal law enforcement
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