This area explores the domestic policies of the Trump administration.
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|2015.12.08||Governor Mike Pence: Calls to ban Muslims from entering the U.S. are offensive and unconstitutional. twitter.com (See also Mike Pence, Immigration, Muslims, Muslim Immigration Ban)|
|2016.02.25||Here is what would happen in Trump's first 100 days if he beats a Democratic nominee on November 9, 2016. theguardian.com (See also First 100 Days, Foreign Policy, Supreme Court, Vice-President, Guantánamo, Immigration, Syria, China, Mexico Wall, Mexico)|
|2017.01.25||Big city mayors vow to defy Trump on sanctuary cities order. usatoday.com (See also Sanctuary Cities, Muslim Immigration Ban, Muslims)|
Mayors from New York, Boston, Chicago, San Francisco, Detroit and Seattle vow not to change how they treat undocumented immigrants.
|2017.01.28||Detained Iraqis who worked for the U.S. file suits against Trump's immigration order. reuters.com (See also Immigration, Muslims, Muslim Immigration Ban)|
The lawsuit filed on behalf of the Iraqis in Brooklyn, New York, cites that the order violates the U.S. Constitution's guarantee of due process by taking away their ability to apply for asylum, and violates the guarantee of equal protection by discriminating against them on the basis of their country of origin without sufficient justification. It also says the order violates procedural requirements of federal rulemaking.
|2017.01.28||Green card holders from seven Muslim countries included in immigration ban. reuters.com (See also Immigration, Muslims, Muslim Immigration Ban)|
|2017.01.29||Giuliani says Trump consulted him on legally implementing Muslim ban. thehill.com (See also Muslim Immigration Ban, Muslims, Immigration)|
|2017.01.30||Trump fires Acting Attorney General Sally Yates after Yates ordered Justice Department lawyers not to defend his immigration order banning entry from seven Muslim-majority countries, saying her action "betrayed" the department. washingtonpost.com (See also Muslim Immigration Ban, Immigration, First 100 Days)|
|2017.02.03||Trump signs executive action establishing a framework to scale back the 2010 Dodd-Frank financial-overhaul law, which was enacted to regulate Wall Street after the 2008 financial crisis. washingtonpost.com (See also Executive Orders, First 100 Days)|
|2017.02.23||Spicer said he expects states to be subject to “greater enforcement” of federal laws against marijuana use washingtonpost.com (See also Department of Justice, Sean Spicer)|
|2017.06.01||Key federal agencies still don't have leaders, nearly five months after Trump was sworn in as president, including NOAA, the agency that oversees the government's weather forecasting, and the agency that responds to disasters, FEMA. npr.org (See also Environment)|
|2017.06.22||Trump delivered speeches from factories at Boeing and Carrier, taking credit for the jobs he was saving, but they are now cutting hundreds of those positions. buzzfeed.com (See also False Statements, Jobs)|
|2017.08.27||The Trump administration Monday lifted a controversial ban on the transfer of surplus military equipment to police departments whose battlefield-style response to rioting in a St. Louis suburb three years ago prompted a halt to the program. usatoday.com (See also Fascism)|
The new plan takes effect immediately and fully rolls back an Obama administration executive order that blocked armored vehicles, large-caliber weapons, ammunition and other heavy equipment from being re-purposed from foreign battlefields to America's streets.
|2017.10.02||Donald Trump spent Sunday afternoon attending a high-profile golf tournament, after he had scoffed at “politically motivated ingrates” who had questioned his administration’s commitment to rebuilding Puerto Rico, then dedicated a golf trophy to the hurricane victims. apnews.com (See also Unpresidential Behavior, Hypocrisy)|
|2017.12.04||Donald Trump signed two presidential proclamations to scale back the Bears Ears and Grand Staircase-Escalante national monuments in Utah, opening federally-owned public lands for private development. axios.com (See also Department of the Interior, Ryan Zinke)|
The Bears Ears monument is shrinking from 1.5 million acres to 220,000 acres and the Grand Staircase-Escalante is going from 2 million acres to 1 million acres.
|2017.12.14||The Federal Communications Commission voted to dismantle Net Neutrality: landmark rules regulating the businesses that connect consumers to the internet, scrapping regulations that prohibited broadband providers from blocking websites or charging for high-quality service or content, reversing the agency's 2015 decision. nytimes.com (See also Assaults on Civil Liberties, Reversals, Net Neutrality)|
|2018.01.11||Donald Trump in October promised to "liberate" Americans from the "scourge of addiction," officially declaring a 90-day public health emergency that would urgently mobilize the federal government to tackle the opioid epidemic, but that declaration runs out on Jan. 23, virtually nothing of consequence has been done. politico.com (See also Unpresidential Behavior, False Statements)|
Trump has not formally proposed any new resources or spending, typically the starting point for any emergency response.
|2018.02.20||During his first six months in office, Donald Trump frequently told the story of how he spontaneously came up with an idea to force energy companies to build pipelines with American-made steel and pipes, but in the six months since a deadline for the plan passed, Trump has dropped the idea from his stump speech and rarely mentions the plan, going "radio silent." cnbc.com (See also Jobs, Reversals)|
|2018.03.01||Donald Trump suggested using the death penalty on drug dealers to address the opioid epidemic, equating providing lethal drugs with murder. politico.com (See also Unpresidential Behavior, Department of Justice, Jeff Sessions)|
|2018.03.21||Attorney General Jeff Sessions directed states to pursue the death penalty in certain drug-related cases as an answer to the opioid epidemic—a plan Donald Trump first announced this week in New Hampshire. splinternews.com (See also Jeff Sessions, Department of Justice)|
|2018.04.02||The Trump administration wants to limit a federal consumer regulator’s ability to independently oversee financial firms by placing the agency under congressional and White House oversight, thus further reining in the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. wsj.com (See also Reversals, Mick Mulvaney, Corruption)|
|2018.09.03||The Trump administration has rolled back worker safety protections affecting underground mine safety inspections, offshore oil rigs and line speeds in meat processing plants, among others. politico.com (See also Reversals)|
|2018.11.03||Across the corporate landscape, the Trump administration has presided over a sharp decline in financial penalties against banks and big companies accused of malfeasance, according to analyses of government data and interviews with more than 60 former and current federal officials. nytimes.com (See also Department of Justice, Corruption)|
The approach mirrors the administration’s aggressive deregulatory agenda throughout the federal government.