Capitol Hill Report: President Trump’s First Six Months

August 4, 2017
 

President Trump’s First Six Months

President TrumpA hallmark of our Republic has been the orderly transfer of power from one administration to another no matter how hotly contested an election – because Americans have respected the result of the election process. Instead, often blind and certainly unprecedented obstructionism following President Trump’s election has been the name of the game for Democrats and their fellow travelers. It has the potential to undermine our governmental structure. In spite of this, the President has made quite a splash in the first six months of holding office. Here are a few of his accomplishments that we can celebrate.
 
Perhaps one of President Trump’s greatest victories thus far was the nomination of Supreme Court Justice Neil Gorsuch. However, he didn’t stop there. He has nominated twenty-eight lower court judges and three have been confirmed. The left has repeatedly tried to block these nominations which have slowed down the process but has been largely unsuccessful. These are decisions that will affect policy for generations to come.
 
In April, President Trump signed the “Buy American and Hire American” Executive Order. This brought attention to two issues: the skirting of laws by industries and the unfair H-1B visa program. The executive order requires that the laws intended to protect American industry and workers are rigorously enforced. No longer will businesses be able to pad their pockets by creating loopholes in the law. This is a great step to creating a strong American workforce.
 
In efforts to strengthen our borders, President Trump has directed money away from sanctuary cities, toughened immigration laws, and allocated more resources to Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE). New hiring orders were put into place which allowed 10,000 new ICE officers which included 5,000 border patrol agents. In many instances, local police were blocked from enforcing immigration laws within sanctuary cities. Now, police are able to do their jobs by cracking down on unlawful activity, as well as work with ICE agents to ensure that these sanctuary cities are not continuing to breed crime.
 

This is just a short list of President Trump’s accomplishments. Click here to see a longer list. Eagle Forum will continue to praise the President when he puts our families first, and we look forward to even more victories ahead.