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Dylan Matthews, Vox, January 20, 2017: Here’s how America will change as soon as Donald Trump takes office
"Donald Trump reportedly told Fox News’s Andrew Napolitano that he plans to issue as many as 200 executive orders by the Monday after his inauguration. A team of advisers headed up by the Heritage Foundation’s Stephen Moore has been working on what they call the “First Day Project.” So here are a few:
Issue an executive order to direct the building of a wall on the southern border with Mexico.
Issue an executive order suspending the Syrian refugee admission program.
Issue an executive order banning immigration from “terror-prone regions where vetting cannot safely occur,” and “extreme vetting” for all other areas.
Issue an executive order to withdraw from the Trans-Pacific Partnership trade deal with Asian and other Pacific nations.
Issue an executive order to withdraw from or renegotiate the NAFTA deal with Canada and Mexico.
Instruct the Treasury Department to label China a currency manipulator — an action that enables the administration to levy retaliatory tariffs against the country, which would then either be subject to World Trade Organization arbitration or spur yet more tariffs from China, sparking the beginning of a trade war.
Rescind big-ticket environmental executive actions of the Obama area — including the Clean Power Plan and other greenhouse gas regulations .
Rescind Obama's executive actions on heath care such as the birth control mandate, deemphasizing the employer or individual mandates or changing what counts as a "hardship exemption" to the individual mandate.
Some of these will stretch out days or weeks just because his administration is not completely in place so he doesn't have the staff to write the actions or process paper work. Of course the Heritage Foundation will be there to assist much like ALEC assists Congress in writing legislation.
I have no other information on the rest of the 200 planned executive orders. We will find out in due course and be shocked.
Meanwhile, no actions will be taken by Congress regarding all his conflicts of interest.