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Social Services

The Administration lowered regulatory hurdles and restored flexibility to schools with respect to menus in their cafeterias.

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Social Services

The Administration lowered regulatory hurdles and restored flexibility to schools with respect to menus in their cafeterias.

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Social Services

The USDA announced a 40% increase in SNAP benefits to ensure that low-income families have enough food during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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President Trump signed an Executive Order on economic mobility by reforming welfare.

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Social Services

President Trump released his budget proposal, fulfilling his promise that no cuts will be made to Social Security and Medicare benefits.

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Infrastructure

The Trump administration announced a $371 million investment to improve rural electric infrastructure across 11 states.

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Infrastructure

The Trump administration invested $900 million toward improved and preserved rural electric infrastructure across 16 states, fulfilling the President’s promise to stick up for rural Americans.

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Infrastructure

President Trump announced the National Space Traffic Management policy to address current and future operational risks in space and to maintain U.S. leadership on spaceflight issues.

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Infrastructure

The USDA Announced Its Latest Investments In The Rural Communities And Announced Its Overarching Promise To Continue To Upgrade And Rebuild Water Infrastructure Nationwide.

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Infrastructure

President Trump's plan provides states the flexibility they need to address the unique needs of each community. The federal funding provided by the president’s plan will not be awarded in pre-packaged, asset-specific amounts, giving states the freedom to spend the money where it’s needed most.

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Infrastructure

The Trump Administration allocated $50 billion to empower rural America to address the infrastructure needs of their communities.

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Infrastructure

The Trump administration announced that 20 U.S. small businesses in 14 states will receive more than $3 million to research and develop innovative solutions to our nation’s transportation challenges.

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Immigration

End Sanctuary Cities to Restore our Neighborhoods and Protect our Families

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Immigration

Mandatory Deportation for Non-Citizen Gang Members

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Immigration

President Trump declared a national emergency allowing him to access specialized powers to enforce security on the border.

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Immigration

Block Illegal Immigrants from Becoming Eligible for Taxpayer-Funded Welfare, Healthcare, and Free College Tuition. Require New Immigrants to Be Able to Support Themselves Financially

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Immigration

Under President Trump’s leadership, the Department of Homeland Security took action to wind down the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program in an orderly fashion, following the assessment of the Department of Justice (DOJ) that DACA lacks legal authorization. This action gives Congress the opportunity to consider appropriate legislative solutions, as required by our Constitution.

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Immigration

The Trump Administration has secured funding for approximately 445 miles of the total 722 miles of border wall requested. President Trump ordered the hiring of 10,000 new ICE agents and 5,000 additional border patrol agents. President Trump signed a memorandum deploying National Guard troops to the Southwest border.

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Immigration

Refugee Admissions Hit Lowest Number in 15 Years.

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Immigration

Upon entering office, President Trump called on Congress to fully fund a wall along the Southern border, to close legal loopholes that enable illegal immigration, to end chain migration, and to eliminate the visa lottery program. The President released his immigration reform proposal which calls for the transition to a merit-based immigration plan.

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Defense

In April 2019, the VA Announced a major expansion of its telehealth offerings in order to provide veterans living in rural or remote areas with the best possible care.

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Defense

In June 2018, President Trump signed The VA MISSION Act, which works to integrate the VA healthcare system and modernize it for the 21st century while providing Veterans with more choices in their healthcare options, whether from VA doctors or the community.

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Defense

In August 2017, the President signed the Harry W. Colmery Veterans Educational Assistance Act, providing educational benefits to veterans, service members, and their family members, including tuition, fees, books, housing, and additional costs.

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Defense

The Trump administration announced that the Military Spouse Employment Partnership rose by more than 22%, with 175,000 military spouses securing jobs through the program.

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Defense

The Trump Administration signed the Military Housing Privatization Initiative Tenant Bill of Rights, fulfilling the President’s promise to support military families.

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Defense

In August 2017, after passing Congress unanimously, President Trump signed the Veterans Appeals Improvement and Modernization Act, streamlining the lengthy process that veterans undergo when appealing disability benefits claims with the Veterans Affairs.

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Defense

President Trump signed the Veterans Accountability and Whistleblower Protection Act to allow senior officials in the Department of Veterans Affairs (V.A.) to fire failing employees and establish safeguards to protect whistleblowers.

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Defense

President Trump ordered missile strikes against a Syrian airbase after the Assad regime used it to launch chemical weapons attacks against civilians and prevented further chemical weapons attacks by announcing detection of their preparation and warning Syria that they would be struck again if the attacks were carried out.

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Defense

President Trump elevated the U.S. Cyber Command into a major warfighting command, to advance U.S. efforts in cyberspace.

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Defense

President Trump announced the creation of the United States Space Force as a new branch of the military.

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Defense

In 2017, President Trump signed the National Defense Authorization Act of FY2018 which increased the size of the American Armed Forces for the first time in seven years and authorized nearly $700 billion annually for U.S. defense expenditures.

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Defense

While in office, President Trump has worked with Congress to increase defense spending, reverse the defense sequester, expand our military capacity, and modernize its capabilities.

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Housing

The USDA Announced That They Formalized An Agreement With A Nonprofit Organization To Purchase Homes From The USDA And Convert Them Into Transitional Housing For People Recovering From Opioid Misuse.

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Housing

President Donald J. Trump Proclaims April 2018 as National Fair Housing Month.

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Housing

Home Prices Reach New All-Time Highs with a 6.1 Percent Annual Gain

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Healthcare

The Administration provided nearly $500 million to states to prevent and treat opioid abuse. Another $500 million was requested in the 2018 FY Budget.

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Healthcare

President Trump declared a Nationwide Public Health Emergency to address the opioid crisis.

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Healthcare

Took executive action to strengthen Medicare and reform the Medicare program to stop hospitals from overcharging seniors on their drugs. President Trump signed an executive order to improve seniors’ health care and improve the fiscal sustainability of Medicare.

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Healthcare

CMS Rolled Out a New Policy Supporting States in Allowing Work and Community Engagement Among Non-Disabled, Working-Age Medicaid Beneficiaries

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Healthcare

Empowered patients to choose the best doctor at the best price, gave Americans transparency with the price and quality of service before you buy.

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Healthcare

Under the Trump Administration, the first ever decline of average benchmark premiums on the federal health care exchange took place.

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Healthcare

Generics increase competition in the marketplace and lower the cost of prescription drugs for all Americans.

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Healthcare

Under President Trump, the FDA has approved the largest number of generic drugs in history.

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Healthcare

The Trump Administration issued guidance expanding options for individuals with chronic conditions. High deductible plans can now cover products such as insulin, inhalers and statins pre-deductible. // Protected people with preexisting conditions.

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Healthcare

President Trump Is the First Sitting U.S. President to Address the March for Life Live from the White House

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Healthcare

In his first week in office, President Trump reinstated and expanded the Mexico City Policy that prevented $9 billion in foreign aid from being used to fund the abortion industry.

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Healthcare

President Trump worked with the Congress to sign a bill overturning an Obama midnight regulation that prohibited States from defunding abortion service providers. The Trump Administration published guidance which promises to enforce the Obamacare requirement that taxpayer dollars should not support abortion coverage in exchange plans.

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Healthcare

Protect unborn life through every means available.

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Guns

President Trump signed the Fix NICS Act into law in 2018, strengthening the background check system to ensure that guns are kept out of the hands of criminals.

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Guns

Prosecutors were directed by the Department of Justice to focus on taking illegal guns off our streets. Criminals charged with unlawful possession of a firearm has increased 23 percent.

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Guns

President Trump Made Secretary DeVos in Charge of a Commission to Look at Longer Term Solutions, Including Age Restriction on Certain Firearm Purchases

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Crime

Prosecute Drive-By Shootings as Acts of Domestic Terrorism

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Crime

Department of Justice Announces Reinvigoration of Project Safe Neighborhoods to Provide a Framework for Violent Crime Reduction

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Crime

End Cashless Bail and Keep Dangerous Criminals Locked Up until Trial.

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Crime

As a result of the FIRST STEP Act, more than 3,000 Americans have been released from prison and 90% of those who have had their sentences reduced are black Americans.

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Crime

The Department of Justice announced more than $98 million in grant funding through the Office of Community Oriented Policing Services COPS Hiring Program to allow 802 additional full-time law enforcement officers. President Trump signed Executive Order 13809 to restore state and local law enforcement’s access to surplus equipment from the Defense Department, such as armored vehicles. Fully Fund and Hire More Police and Law Enforcement Officers. Increase Criminal Penalties for Assaults on Law Enforcement Officers.

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Presidential Executive Order on the Establishment of Presidential Advisory Commission on Election Integrity.

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President Trump called for a “full audit of the Pentagon.” The Department of Defense (DOD) responded to the president’s call to action and began its full financial statement audit.

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The president signed an executive order that placed a five-year ban on lobbying and a lifetime ban on lobbying for foreign countries for federal employees.

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To ensure the Government serves the needs of all Americans, President Trump has established a comprehensive plan to reorganize the executive branch and his administration has begun to implement this plan.

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Civil Rights

The President signed a historic executive order that promotes and protects free speech on college campuses.

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Civil Rights

The Trump administration worked with other countries around the world to advance equal rights and progress for women, ensuring the President’s promise to stick up for women.

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Civil Rights

The Department of Health and Human Services Created the Conscience and Religious Freedom Division of the Office For Civil Rights

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Civil Rights

Defend the freedoms of religious believers and organizations

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Foreign Policy

The State Dept. announced that President Trump’s Women’s Global Development and Prosperity initiative had reached 12 million women around the globe in just a year since being launched.

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Foreign Policy

Under President Trump’s Leadership, U.N. Security Council Unanimously Passes New Sanctions on North Korea in December of 2017.

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Foreign Policy

President Trump followed through on his promise and recognized Jerusalem as the capital of the State of Israel and directed the relocation of the U.S. Embassy. After announcing the United States' recognition of Jerusalem as the capital of Israel, President Trump quickly and efficiently opened the Embassy in Israel at a low cost to taxpayers.

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Foreign Policy

In Saudi Arabia, President Trump pushed for a coalition of nations to confront Iran and attended the opening of the Global Center for Combating Extremist Ideology.

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Foreign Policy

South Korea and Japan pledged to build closer defense collaboration with the United States, and the President underscored the commitment of the United States to providing advanced military equipment. President Trump reaffirmed the commitment of the United States to promote prosperity and security in the region by modernizing America’s development finance institutions and increasing their coordination with Japanese counterparts.

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The President kept his promise to roll back the Obama Administration's bad deal on Cuba that benefited the Cuban regime at the expense of the Cuban people. The Treasury Department and State Department placed sanction on Cuba to channel economic activity away from the Cuban government, particularly the military, and towards the people of Cuba

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Foreign Policy

Bring Back 1 Million Manufacturing Jobs from China. Tax Credits for Companies that Bring Back Jobs from China. Allow 100% Expensing Deductions for Essential Industries like Pharmaceuticals and Robotics who Bring Back their Manufacturing to the United States. No Federal Contracts for Companies who Outsource to China. Hold China Fully Accountable for Allowing the Virus to Spread around the World.The President directed his Administration to consider a range of actions to respond to China’s acts, policies, and practices involving the unfair and harmful acquisition of U.S. technology.

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Foreign Policy

Get Allies to Pay their Fair Share

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Foreign Policy

Stop Endless Wars and Bring Our Troops Home

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Budget

Tax Credits for Companies that Bring Back Jobs from China.

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Budget

Made in America Tax Credits.

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Budget

Cut Taxes to Boost Take-Home Pay and Keep Jobs in America.

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Budget

President Trump’s Tax Cuts and Jobs Act Imposes a 10 Percent Repatriation Tax of Corporate Profits Held Offshore

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Budget

The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act [was] Signed into Law by President Trump in December 2017.

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Environment

[President Trump] signed legislation to open the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge to domestic energy production.

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Environment

President Trump and his administration acted aggressively to increase exports of energy resources to the global market [which] allowed financing for coal and fossil energy projects.

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Environment

President Trump signed an Executive Order to expand offshore oil and gas drilling and open more leases to develop offshore drilling.

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Environment

In May 2017, the Trump administration created a Superfund task force designed to streamline the Superfund cleanup program.

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Environment

President Trump kept his campaign promise to get America out of the Paris Climate Agreement.

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Environment

The Trump administration reversed a moratorium on new leases for oil and gas development on federal lands.

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Environment

The administration approved the Keystone XL and Dakota Access pipelines, supporting an estimated total of 42,000 jobs and $2 billion in wages.

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Environment

President Trump rescinded the Clean Power Plan.

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Drug Policy

In September 2018, The USDA Announced That They Would Partner With HHS To Support Rural Communities Combating Opioid Misuse.

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Drug Policy

Drug overdose deaths dropped by 5% in 2019, the first decline in nearly three decades, according to a report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

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Drug Policy

The White House Office of National Drug Control Policy released its 2020 Drug-Free Communities report finding that the Trump administration’s Drug-Free Communities Program lowered youth substance use.

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Drug Policy

The Administration launched FindTreatment.gov a public resource to help combat substance abuse.

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Drug Policy

The DOJ announced its first-ever indictments against two Chinese nationals and their North American-based associates for distributing large quantities of fentanyl and other opiate substances.

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Drug Policy

The Department of Justice announced that fentanyl substances are a drug class under the Controlled Substances Act. This meant anyone who possesses, imports, distributes or manufactures illicit fentanyl-related substances would be subject to criminal prosecution similar to other controlled substances.

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Education

Pres. Trump signed the bipartisan reauthorization of the Carl D. Perkins Career and Technical Education Act providing nearly $1.3 billion annually for career and technical education programs.

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Education

The President's FY2018 Budget Request included $1 billion in funding to Furthering Options of Children to Unlock Success Grants for public school choice and $250 million to promote private school choice through the Education Innovation and Research Program. In his FY2019 budget President Trump proposed a $5 billion federal tax credit on donations that fund scholarships to private and vocational schools, apprenticeships programs and other educational opportunities.

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Education

35 states and the District of Columbia have had their ESSA plans approved and the Department of Education is reviewing the plans for the remaining states.

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The Trump Administration successfully implemented the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) to empower states with the flexibility they need to educate their students.

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Education

Low-income students will now have access to these funds over summer and winter breaks, so they can earn their degrees faster with fewer loans.

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Education

The Trump Administration implemented the year-round distribution of Pell grants, instead of limiting these grants to the spring and fall semesters.

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Education

The Administration forgave over $300 million in outstanding debt to 4 schools impacted by natural disasters and provided $10 million to defer loan payments for 6 schools facing financial difficulties.

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Economy

President Trump signed an Executive Order, mandating that two regulations must be eliminated for every regulation created in order to reduce compliance costs. The Administration actually eliminated 22 regulations for every new regulatory action. The Administration issued 67 deregulatory actions while only imposing three new regulatory actions. In FY 2017, the Administration saved $8.1 billion in lifetime net regulatory cost savings, equivalent to $570 million per year. Throughout 2017, President Trump has made good on his promise to cut red tape, and in doing so has reenergized the United States’ agricultural, energy, and infrastructure sectors by freeing them from oppressive and stifling regulations.

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Economy

President Trump signed an executive order to prevent Americans from being displaced by foreign workers and offshore labor by using federal action to put American workers first.

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Economy

Spurred new investments into the American economy, after it was passed businesses invested $482 billion into new American projects.

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Economy

The Trump Administration launched the Women’s Global Development and Prosperity (W-GDP) Initiative, the first-ever whole-of-government approach focused on advancing women’s full and free participation in the global economy and allocated $50 million for the fund.

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Economy

With the completion of the United States-Mexico-Canada trade agreement, the Trump Administration successfully fulfilled President Trump’s promise to renegotiate the North American Free Trade Agreement. ... The USMCA is a modern trade agreement that opens new markets for U.S. farmers and manufacturers, will encourage increased manufacturing in the U.S., and allow workers and small businesses to flourish.

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Economy

One of President Trump’s first actions was to withdraw the United States from the Trans-Pacific Partnership, advancing his agenda to protect American workers.

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Economy

The President exercised his authority to impose a 25 percent global tariff on steel imports and a 10 percent global tariff on aluminum imports in order to protect our national security.

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Economy

President Trump signed the 2018 Farm Bill which legalized the production of industrial Hemp.

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Economy

Hispanic, Asian and African American unemployment rates have all reached record lows under President Trump.

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Economy

The Small Business Administration launched the Paycheck Protection Program, a $349 billion emergency loan program, created after President Trump’s signature on the CARES Act.

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Economy

The manufacturing industry created nearly half a million new jobs. 625,000 new construction jobs have been created since President Trump took office.

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Income

Thanks to the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, the child tax credit was doubled to $2,000 per child.

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Wage growth was near or above 3% for its 23rd consecutive month. (02/07/20)

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The Workforce Development Advisory Council established by President Trump’s executive order has already created on-the-job training opportunities for 6.5 million Americans.

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President Trump signed an executive order that expanded federally funded apprenticeship programs and on-the-job training, to provide an alternative for those looking to gain in demand skills that lack the resources to attend four year universities.

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Income

Since his election, the Trump administration’s pro-growth policies have generated 7.3 million new jobs. (01/17/20)

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