Executive Orders

The U.S. president manages the executive branch of government through executive orders and presidential determination, memorandum and notices. While the the latter three are considered largely administrative orders, executive orders have the full force of law. 

Like legislative statutes and regulations, executive orders are subject to judicial review and may be struck down if deemed to be unconstitutional or unsupported by statute. Congress also has the power to overturn an executive order through legislation that invalidates it or by refusing to pass the funding required to carry out the measures outlined in the measure.

Once an executive order is signed, the original is sent to the Office of the Federal Register to be assigned a sequential number and published in the daily Federal Registry.

This page focuses on Trump’s Executive Orders.