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.
|2017.02.02||Trump plans to remove Neo-Nazi and White Supremacist groups from terror watch list and focus solely on Islamic groups. reuters.com (See also First 100 Days, Racism, Anti-Semitism)|
|2017.02.03||From Wall Street to Wisconsin, brokers cheer Trump's executive order as he starts killing off the so-called fiduciary rule requiring brokers and financial advisers to act in the best interest of retirement savers. mobile.reuters.com (See also First 100 Days)|
Wealth managers have spent the past six years lobbying against it.
|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 Domestic Policy, First 100 Days)|
|2017.02.09||Executive order on a task force on crime reduction and public safety. whitehouse.gov (See also First 100 Days, Public Safety)|
|2017.02.09||Trump signs orders that include focus on protecting police and promises "new era of justice" despite violent crime rates that remain near historic lows. theguardian.com (See also First 100 Days, Public Safety)|
|2017.02.24||Surrounded by corporate leaders, Trump signs an executive action telling government agencies to slash "job killing" rules that environmentalists argue serve as important protections. npr.org (See also First 100 Days)|
|2017.02.25||Trump administration claims 109 people were detained in the first 26 hours after Muslim immigration ban was enacted, when 746 people were actually detained. nytimes.com (See also Immigrants, Assaults on Facts, Muslim Immigration Ban, Muslims)|
|2017.03.13||Presidential executive order on a comprehensive plan for reorganizing the executive branch. whitehouse.gov (See also First 100 Days)|
|2017.03.28||Trump claims that killing Obama’s climate legacy will bring back coal jobs. washingtonpost.com (See also First 100 Days)|
|2017.03.28||Trump signs an executive order that will allow federal contractors to discriminate against LGBT employees. newnownext.com (See also First 100 Days, LGBTQIA)|