Monday, President Elect Donald Trump released a video to explain what his policy plans are for his first 100 days in office. The speech took aim at many policies of the Obama Administration such signing on for the Trans-Pacific Partnership trade deal. Trump announced he will withdraw from that trade bill and Trump promised to “restore our laws and bring back our jobs.” Trump also announced that his administration would cancel restrictions on shale and clean coal and develop a plan to protect American infrastructure.
Trump also laid out plans for immigration. The plan would be to work with the Department of Labor to “investigate all abuses of visa programs that undercut the American worker.” Trump did not elaborate on his immigration plan that he proposed during the presidential campaign. He omitted his plan on building the wall, creating a deportation force, or creating a law to ban any Muslims from entering the country.
Trump stated in his YouTube video that, “Whether it’s producing steel, building cars, or curing disease, I want the next generation of production and innovation to happen right here, in our great homeland: America — creating wealth and jobs for American workers.” Continuing Trump stated that “As part of this plan, I’ve asked my transition team to develop a list of executive actions we can take on day one to restore our laws and bring back our jobs.”
One aspect of helping the middle class make a comeback is the issue of overtime pay. Beginning December 1st, new regulations go into effect under the Obama administration which will provide overtime to more employees than ever before. Trump has already stated he would rule back the new work rules for small businesses but many in the Republican party have said they will turn back the new regulations that go into effect December 1st. Due to the Congressional Review Act, President Donald Trump can rescind the legislation which provides the new regulations approved by the previous chief executive within 60 legislative days.
As Trump continues to draw a cabinet, the policies that he wants to instill or repeal in his first 100 days of his presidency will likely change depending on those chosen. The Democrats may not be able to stop Trump’s plan to rescind legislation that the Obama Administration enacted. Trump has stated though, that he may have to keep part of “Obamacare” as it will be difficult to eliminate it entirely without leaving Americans uninsured.
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