President Trump Signs Four House Bills Reversing Obama-era Regulations…

On Monday, March 27, 2017, the President signed into law a series of bills to reverse rules and regulations authorized by the previous administration on education, federal land use and fair pay.

♦ H.J.Res. 37, which nullifies the Department of Defense, the General Services Administration, and the National Aeronautics and Space Administration’s Federal Acquisition Regulation: Fair Pay and Safe Workplaces;

♦ H.J.Res. 44, which nullifies the Department of the Interior’s Bureau of Land Management’s final rule relating to resource management planning;

♦ H.J.Res. 57, which nullifies the Department of Education’s rule relating to State accountability requirements under the Every Student Succeeds Act; and

♦ H.J.Res. 58, which nullifies the Department of Education’s rule relating to assessing the quality of teacher preparation programs.  (link)

[TRANSCRIPT] 3:08 P.M. EDT  THE PRESIDENT:  Thank you, everybody, for being here.  I want to welcome many state and local leaders; and we’ve had them all over the White House today, and it’s a great honor — including Governor Eric Greitens of Missouri; Governor Gary Herbert of Utah; Lieutenant Governor Jenean Hampton of Kentucky — who are all at the White House and who are all doing something very, very important today.

I’m signing four bills under the Congressional Review Act.  Before this administration only one time in our history had a President signed a bill that used the CRA to cancel a federal regulation.  So we’re doing a lot of them, and they deserve to be done.

First House Joint Resolution 37 rolls back the so-called blacklisting rule.  When I met with manufacturers earlier this year — and they were having a hard time, believe me — they said this blacklisting rule was one of the greatest threats to growing American business and hiring more American workers.  It was a disaster they said.  This rule made it too easy for trial lawyers to get rich by going after American companies and American workers who contract with the federal government — making it very difficult.  You all know what I’m talking about, right?

PARTICIPANTS:  Yes, sir.

THE PRESIDENT:  Does everybody agree?  (Laughter.)

Next three bills I’m signing cancel three federal power grabs that centralize decision-making in Washington away from states and local governments, another big disaster.

House Joint Resolution 44 removes a Bureau of Land Management rule that took control of land-use decisions away from states and local decision makers and gave it to Washington, and that’s not good.  That’s never good.  (Laughter.)  It’s proven, is that right?

A PARTICIPANT:  Right.

THE PRESIDENT:  Even though you’re from Washington.  (Laughter.)  You are —

A PARTICIPANT:  No, we’re not.  We work in Washington.

THE PRESIDENT:  Definitely from Wisconsin.  You have your choice.

The other two bills — House Joint Resolutions 57 and 58 — eliminate harmful burdens on state and local taxes on school systems that could have cost states hundreds of millions of dollars.  So it’s the states and local-tax school systems, and that was very important.  Parents, teachers, communities, and state leaders know the needs of their students better than anyone in Washington by far.  So we’re removing these additional layers of bureaucracy to encourage more freedom and innovation in our schools.

I will keep working with Congress, with every agency, and most importantly with the American people until we eliminate every unnecessary, harmful, and job-killing regulation that we can find.  We have a lot more coming.  (Applause.)

Thank you.  This one you all know — joint resolution.

(The resolution is signed.)

THE PRESIDENT:  That’s going to save a lot of jobs.  (Laughter and applause.)

THE PRESIDENT:  Who gets this pen?

A PARTICIPANT:  I do.  (Laughter.)  Now, thank you, Mr. President.

THE PRESIDENT:  That’s okay.

(The resolution is signed.)

THE PRESIDENT:  Okay?  (Applause.)  (Laughter.)  I met your father once.  He’s been around a long time your father.  He’s doing great.  He’s doing great.  He’s a great guy.  He endorses me out of nowhere.  I said that was a great investment.  (Laughter.)

(The resolution is signed.)  (Applause.)

THE PRESIDENT:  Tom, I’m going to give you the — right here because you’ve been so great, been my friend through thick and thin, right?  Even if it doesn’t apply to you, I think I can give you the pen.  (Laughter.)

(The resolution is signed.)

THE PRESIDENT:  So I just want to thank everybody.  It’s an honor.  This was a lot of work for a lot of people to get this done, but it’s going to lead to a lot of good jobs and a lot less regulation.  And it’s good for many, many, many people.  So thank you all very much.  (Applause.)

END 3:14 P.M. EDT

CUTTING RED TAPE ACROSS THE GOVERNMENT: President Trump has signed Executive Orders and legislation to cut regulations that get in the way of Americans.

  • President Trump has required that for every new Federal regulation, two existing regulations be eliminated.
  • President Trump ordered agencies to create Regulatory Reform Task Forces to identify costly and unnecessary regulations.
  • President Trump signed an Executive Order instructing Federal agencies to minimize the burden of the Affordable Care Act on Americans while he works to repeal and replace it.
  • President Trump signed legislation, House Joint Resolution 38, to prevent the burdensome “Stream Protection Rule” from causing further harm to the coal industry.
  • President Trump signed legislation, House Joint Resolution 41, to eliminate a costly regulation that threatened to put American mining and energy companies and their employees at an unfair disadvantage.
  • President Trump directed the Secretary of Commerce to develop a plan to streamline Federal permitting processes for domestic manufacturers.
  • President Trump signed an Executive Order expediting the environmental review and approval processes for domestic infrastructure projects.
  • President Trump directed the Secretary of the Treasury to conduct a full review of the burdensome regulations required by the Dodd-Frank Act.
  • President Trump ordered a re-examination of the Department of Labor’s “fiduciary rule,” to make certain that it does not harm Americans as they save for retirement.

KEEPING HIS PROMISES TO THE AMERICAN PEOPLE: President Donald J. Trump has promised the country he would cut needless regulation.

  • While campaigning for President, Donald Trump promised to cut regulations massively.
  • While campaigning for President, Donald Trump vowed to cut any regulation that is outdated, unnecessary, bad for workers, or contrary to the national interest.

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157 Responses to President Trump Signs Four House Bills Reversing Obama-era Regulations…

  1. M33 says:

    Trump keeping his word better than 99% of politicians in the last 100 years and at record pace.

    Lovin’ it!!

    Liked by 53 people

  2. Lion Wood says:

    This is great news and all, but with a broken Congress, at this rate, Trumps signature congressional legislation will be repealing a damn Obama regulation. Congress is useless

    Liked by 10 people

    • CheshireCat says:

      There are two kinds of spurs, my friend. Those that come in by the door; those that come in by the window.

      Liked by 5 people

    • R-C says:

      Congress is broken, no doubt about it. Can it be repaired? Only one way to fix it. That comes in 2018, at the ballot box.

      We need a whole slew of fresh, solid candidates across the board, to challenge incumbents everywhere. NO seat should be ‘safe’. We need fresh blood in those offices, pronto.

      (Are you listening, Wisconsin-1?)

      Liked by 9 people

    • wolfmoon1776 says:

      But here is the thing. I’m beginning to realize that even if Trump just worked on contracting the executive branch of Deep State, he wins. He can be COMPLETELY opposed by the Democrats, and he wins. It’s Obama in reverse.

      EVEN if Congress completely thwarts Trump for 8 years, he can spend every minute vetoing Democrat stuff, approving the occasional good Republican bill, and spend all the rest of his effort deregulating. It is STILL better than anything the Dems can offer. So we just keep him in for 8 years of deregulation and economic “non-Obama trajectory”. And it’s STILL a net win. Any thing he DOES get through Congress is a plus, but it’s not essential.

      So at a MINIMUM, Trump’s administration is a plus. ESPECIALLY if he stays for 8 years of deregulation.

      Liked by 27 people

    • RG says:

      Congress is useless needs to be first on all T-shirts manufactured in the USA. Congress is useless is why the President needs to lead the way to the rise of the “American” party. The Republicans are toast and the Democrats are socialists. Enough said. “American” party needs to be a choice for everyone who is a citizen and who is registered to vote legally.
      Damn the Koch brothers, damn Carlos Slim, Damn Jeff Bezos, Damn Rupert Murdoch, Damn Farris Wilks, Damn Cary Katz, Damn Robert Mercer for shaming the name of Andrew Brietbart with his fake website as it exist today.
      Rise up America.

      Liked by 8 people

    • Those papers POTUS just signed were all passed by Congress and sent to him for his signature. Also, the NASA bill was passed by both House and Senate. I actually think our Congress guys are trying to MAGA. I believe they can vote for anything their donors are not interested in.

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  3. patrickhenrycensored says:

    zero’s legacy approaching short pants length…..

    Liked by 19 people

  4. CheshireCat says:

    The Greatest Jobs President that God ever created.

    Liked by 18 people

  5. ZZZ says:

    Very good.
    I read these regulations and I am aghast they were ever made – only someone who HATES this country and her people would put such a stranglehold on them…oh, and someone who wants lots and lots of favors and monetary kick-backs.

    Liked by 16 people

    • Fe says:

      That explains p44 bigly

      Liked by 6 people

    • wolfmoon1776 says:

      Yes. The people behind these regulations deserve far worse than what they’re getting now. They deserve Sherman’s March on Washington. They’re very lucky they didn’t get that, too.

      Liked by 2 people

    • JC says:

      Exactly, ZZZ. Every time President Trump signs anything my heart soars, and I rejoice. All those years of hatred and evil perpetrated against our nation, by a President, no less, was nothing short of catastrophic. President trump is our remedy, our Fresh Start. We’re well on our way to recovery, and we’re not even 70 days into his Presidency.

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    • Jenny R. says:

      The education regulations ESSA are an offshoot of the NCLB ruling, which tied into IDEA (I believe NCLB amended IDEA, and ESSA did away with NCLB) — which was the 1975 Children with Disabilities Act, which came about because the states were doing a really poor job of educating disabled children (actually, what many were doing couldn’t even be called that, more like institutionalizing them and forgetting about them) — which means that education is as tied up as healthcare thanks to a couple of former Presidents and their terms in office.
      This means that this could become a minefield of its own.
      Hopefully there is something there that will keep the states/districts behaving (sorry, but I do not trust the states or many municipalities — remember the drunk bus driver? 6 figure admin and tenured teacher salaries, drunks can drive the buses; think about it), because if there isn’t, the Dems will have a field day with it. There will likely be revisitings of the Pennhurst documentary.

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  6. deanbrh says:

    I wonder which eGOP will ask Obama to return the bribes paid to get the regulation enacted originally.

    Liked by 5 people

  7. Who is concerned about gallup poll raise your hands….? Those concerned about nyt bias reporting raise your hands ? Those who think things in the 97% lib dem msm media have changed one bit since 6 months ago raise your hands ? Anyone used to support PDJT not supporting anymore ? Hands ?

    *crickets*

    I thought so…. Carry on. 🙂

    Liked by 19 people

  8. Landslide says:

    Thank you, President Trump. Your hard work is inspiring. Feel free to keep slicing and dicing!

    Liked by 13 people

  9. AndrewJackson says:

    Thank you President Trump. Getting rid of stupid regulations is a nice way to bounce back from the HFC shenanigans. I am with you coveyouthband, not in the least concerned about approval ratings. All Trump needs to do is continue delivering on his promises and we are good.

    Liked by 10 people

    • bertdilbert says:

      I can’t wait for Trump to get rid of the EO requiring companies to have labor agreements with the union.

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      • Niagara Frontier says:

        Not so fast. There’s a little thing called the NATIONAL LABOR RELATIONS ACT, also cited as NLRA or the Act; 29 U.S.C. §§ 151-169, [Title 29, Chapter 7, Subchapter II, United States Code].

        I’m sure there are Obama-era EO’s that deal with peripheral labor relations issues that might be dealt with. But as far as what you’re talking about, that requires major legislative remedies and the undoing of decades of court rulings and precedents.

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      • armie says:

        You’d need a repeal of the National Labor Relations Act to accomplish that.

        Liked by 1 person

  10. peachteachr says:

    WOOT WOOT, Trump train headed down the tracks.
    “Don’t shoot til you see the whites of their eyes,” as they said that night at Bunker Hill.

    Liked by 3 people

  11. freeperjim says:

    FINALLY…someone gets it…and it’s NOT RynoCare/ObozoCareLite!

    Rep. Mo Brooks files bill to repeal Obamacare

    U.S. Rep. Mo Brooks, R-Huntsville, introduced the bill Friday. “This Act may be cited as the ‘Obamacare Repeal Act,'” the bill states.

    And the bill uses just one sentence to do it.

    “Effective as of Dec. 31, 2017, the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act is repealed, and the provisions of law amended or repealed by such Act are restored or revived as if such Act had not been enacted,” the bill states.

    And that’s it – one sentence.

    http://www.al.com/news/huntsville/index.ssf/2017/03/rep_mo_brooks_files_bill_to_re.html

    Liked by 26 people

    • wolfmoon1776 says:

      Let’s see what Snake Ryan does with it.

      Liked by 1 person

    • WeThePeople2016 says:

      What is going to replace it? What will happen to the people who are on Obamacare if there is no replace bill ready to go? I am sure Rep. Brooks will let his constituents know that he introduced a bill to repeal it. This bill will not go anywhere in the Senate – need 60 votes.

      Liked by 1 person

      • freeperjim says:

        Repeal to get us back to pre-ObozoCare is 1,000% better than now.

        Then a separate bill to introduce Free Market solutions – Interstate purchasing, Tort reform, etc

        Nuclear option = 51 votes

        It’s not rocket science

        Liked by 1 person

        • PolyEster says:

          YES! The federal government has absolutely NO BUSINESS controlling my health care. Everything the government touches falls apart Spectacularly! Let the free market happen!

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          • freeperjim says:

            Lyin’ Ryan & his fellow UniParty socialist comrades vehemently disagree with your common sense and patriotism.

            Hopefully, someone can communicate effectively to Trump to stop his support of Ryan and anything he touches.

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      • armie says:

        Nobody’s actually insured by Obamacare. The people who are covered either have contracts with private insurance companies or are on Medicaid. Either way, phasing out the supplements over several years while letting insurance companies write policies without the coverage mandates will address the needs of those who are currently covered. It’ll be roughly the same level of disruption everybody who lost a policy to Obamacare has gone through already. Those who’ve lost several policies in the last few years will find it’s a piece of cake.

        Liked by 4 people

      • justfactsplz says:

        Go back. We don’t government bills concerning our health care. We need to get Big Government out of our business.

        Liked by 1 person

      • Nah, weThePeople. Rep.Brooks gave Congress a whole 3/4 of a year to get the replacement in place. Easy peasy! No one will be dropped or left out in the cold!! Yay!!
        OTT, (over the top). I know, but not being sarcastic at all.

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    • ginaswo says:

      HAAAAAAAAAAAAA!!!
      *wipes tears from eyes*

      Liked by 1 person

    • NYGuy54 says:

      There are probably about 10 senators who would vote no on that…

      Like

      • freeperjim says:

        The bill passed House & Senate in 2015.

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        • WeThePeople2016 says:

          Ha, because they knew that Obama would veto it.

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        • NYGuy54 says:

          They are backing away from a repeal only option

          Liked by 1 person

        • svenwg says:

          The bill that passed in 2015 did NOT repeal obozzocare, but defunded it only. It could have been used as the first prong that Ryan was attempting to do, without his obozzocare light approach and the subsidies to the insurance companies in the form of the fines that in obozzocare at least went to the State.

          Until the Republicans have more than the 60 votes needed in their pocket, it will be impossible to get rid of obozzocare while there is such a divisions in the GOPe as well as McSlime and Greyham Myham to contend with.

          By the way, why has McSlime not been arrested for going to the EU and denigrating President Trump? Is he not meant to put the wealfare of the American People before everything else?

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    • jeans2nd says:

      Alternate headline Rep Mo Brooks Chases Unicorns.
      There are still not 60 votes in the Senate for any repeal bill to pass.

      May we drop the AHCA stuff now and celebrate our POTUS killing job-killing regulations?

      Liked by 1 person

    • the5thranchhand says:

      Freeperjim, thank you, thank you, thank you, for sharing the information stating Rep. Brooks has introduced a bill repealing ocare! All this damn mumbo-jumbo about ‘procedure’, when all it takes is common sense! Blessings galore upon Rep. Brooks.

      Like

    • Blade says:

      freeperjim says: FINALLY…someone gets it…and it’s NOT RynoCare/ObozoCareLite!

      … Rep. Mo Brooks files bill to repeal Obamacare … one sentence

      Since when do my fellow Freepers go chasing rainbows and unicorns? That is not FR style. First of all, this is repeal-only, the guy who ran for that got crushed in the primaries. Trump did not run on that platform, nor did 15 others, he specifically ran against crash-and-burn. With the armageddon that will follow, advocating this result is why they call us suicide-vest conservatives. And you must know that many or most people who will get burned are not liberals, but regular people.

      It’s amazing how any conservative would have supported his NON-Repeal bill.

      What is more amazing is the fact that getting this proposal past the Congress might just get vetoed to prevent decimation at the mid-term elections! And it is a twisted idea because the Levintard #NeverTrump (C)on-men who could never get near the White House on their own would be hijacking the Trump administration that they fought against tooth and nail.

      But to your point, “amazing how any conservative would have supported his NON-Repeal bill“, don’t you think it is even more amazing that the #NeverTrump (C)on-men cabal of Koch-suckers and CoC-suckers were about to vote “nay” alongside Nazi Pelosi and Maxine Waters and Shelia Jackson Lee to save Obamacare? They should be thanking Ryan and Trump for holding off the vote that would enshrine their names forever on that roll call.

      Repeal to get us back to pre-ObozoCare is 1,000% better than now.

      Then a separate bill to introduce Free Market solutions – Interstate purchasing, Tort reform, etc

      Once again, exactly who ran on repeal-only? You must have a headcount since you are so enthusiastic? We know the President did not. So who votes for this pie-in-the-sky bill? Show your math.

      The House is approximately 400-35 against doctrinaire (C)onservatism. That is 200 jackbooted (D)ummyccrats, and 200 miserable (R)INOs, and then the 35-ish “heroes”. Question-1: Exactly what kind of bill do you think will emerge from that body? Question-2: With such low expectations can you not see that Ryancare phase-1 was actually more than we should logically hope for given the circumstances? Question-3: Do you think it is possible they could do any worse than the current Obamacare in any way?

      Nuclear option = 51 votes

      It’s not rocket science

      Now the Senate is even worse than those horrible House numbers. It is disappointing to hear a fellow Freeper engage in wishful thinking. At 52-48 with an option on 53 using Pence, and one possible (D) crossover in Manchin, there is no 60 for sure, but there really isn’t even much chance for 51 once you remember that almost all those (R)’s are RINOs. Have you met McCain, Flake, Murkowski, Collins, Sasse, McConnell, Cornyn, Cochran, Alexander, Thune, Crapo, Rubio, Grassley … ad nauseum!

      More importantly, what about the inevitable healthcare ping pong from each new Congress using 50+1 depending on who has the majority? Do we really want a momentous sea-change in this important item every election? This is why there was a multi-phase attack. It was/is an effort to plant the replacement as deeply into law as the (D)ummycrats did 7 years ago. Now after reading all this you should not throw your hands in the air and pop a vein like Mark Levintard does, but you should acquire some situational awareness. You and we are currently in a tiny platoon facing an enemy of division strength with the entire Enemedia supporting them. We have to fight intelligently, not shooting wildly at everything we see.

      Liked by 1 person

    • cozette says:

      So Mo pulled a Cruz lite publicity stunt to thrill his principled conservative base? Repeal only is not popular with Americans. There aren’t enough votes to pass it in the House but if there were it would fail in the Senate which would require at LEAST 13 Democrats to vote to repeal Obamacare because 5 GOP Senators have already said they would reject it. Finally, if it did pass, which obviously it wouldn’t, President Trump would refuse to sign it until there was an immediate replacement that included the 2 mandates he promised to protect.

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    • JoAnn Leichliter says:

      It might very well pass in the House. In the Senate–impossible.

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  12. Kyrissaean says:

    is trump forcing democrats in to ultimatum? they forced between choosing quality affordable healthcare for all citizens comparable to those on tax payer salary or help mexico whom has already cheaper health care be even more good for outsourcing. intuition tells me globalists want universal health care/open borders so the foreign government can leech on. that’s why they favor open borders, paul rayan could have prevent new future illegals from leeching and tort reform combine with trump tax reform will lower operating cost while cost of goods/service are not super marked up. Ryan caved in to globalist pressure. Trump can black mail democrats by point out they are on separate healthcare while using obama care to pimp out to foreign governments due to using illegals to interfere in usa election/ inflate popular vote in sanctuary cities, however this is detrimental to existing citizens long term. How much politicians stole to pander? They should be spending tax money for benefit of usa citizens. instead of bureaucracy You can protect clean air water through easy to understand guidelines.

    Liked by 2 people

    • dalethorn says:

      As soon as I saw something about Trump holding Democrats’ own privileged health care, pensions, and other benefits up to the voters saying “See here – these guys get all this stuff and you get crapped on etc.”, then I remembered how Trump can get to even the most stubborn voters. Oh, and not to forget, it applies to Republicans too.

      That’s where you were going, yes?

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  13. snaggletooths says:

    How can we be winning yet again, when Trump is finished? ! /s
    Look forward to seeing more burdensome regulations going in the trash bin.

    Liked by 4 people

  14. burnett044 says:

    the pace may seems slow now folks but we will get there and make America great again..
    hang tuff..

    Liked by 11 people

  15. EWSoCal says:

    I know this is third rail but every day I pray for some brinksmanship on the debt ceiling. What if we never asked for increased debt? What if President Trump worked with what we have? Yes, a lot of stuff would grind to a halt. I know. Bring it.

    Liked by 2 people

    • james23 says:

      If Scummy Schemer shuts down the government over the Budget, President Trump will be free to take a meat axe to dead wood in the fed. gov’t.
      Could be a blessing

      Liked by 5 people

  16. Regardless of the past week. (Which still hasn’t played out completely btw) If ever there was a man who could turn lemons into lemonade it’s PDJT.

    He always manages to pull the rabbit out of the MAGA hat!! Never give up. Stay loyal and never stop praying.

    Liked by 5 people

  17. 804hokie says:

    Still Winning

    Liked by 3 people

  18. The Popcorn Tape says:

    I fear that, by Sundance’s own logic, this is a “shiny thing.”
    Single-payer is inevitable now, she said.
    I can’t stop thinking about that.

    Liked by 2 people

  19. big bad mike says:

    Watching Tucker Carlson interview snowflakes. “NYC is the safest city in the world blah, blah “. One thing is very consistent, their pupils are dialated to the max. Methamphetamine must be the current drug of choice for the antifas

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  20. MaskOfZero says:

    This event shows how much Trump can accomplish with just a pen, and the willingness to sign.

    I think a huge amount has been accomplished already in a couple of months–with much more to come soon.

    The failed health care billed displayed rifts in the Republican party–but also revealed Ryan’s duplicitous political tactics. He did not consult with the GOP membership, keeping the Freedom Caucus and others in the dark–then he presented the bill with a short time limit before the vote–to pressure everyone to sign. That is not the behavior of a leader who seeks unity, but rather, of an autocrat who schemes to steamroll opposition.

    Republicans had better start talking to one another, and not squander a golden opportunity.

    Liked by 1 person

  21. jackphatz says:

    Cult programming. Ideologues always sound like one another.
    SameThink. SameWords.

    Which makes since when you understand this:
    The Civil War is Here
    The left doesn’t want to secede. It wants to rule.

    http://www.frontpagemag.com/fpm/266197/civil-war-here-daniel-greenfield#.WNlGN9Z9ROI.twitter

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  22. justfactsplz says:

    I love President Trump’s relationship with the people. It’s so nice to see when he invites guests in to watch him sign these executive orders. I also love his weekly addresses where he brings his message straight to us bypassing the lying media.

    Liked by 2 people

  23. Willy says:

    Meanwhile…
    Need a little railroad infrastructure help…
    From Mexico….

    JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — Ferromex is in the process of acquiring Florida East Coast Railway at a cost of more than $2 billion, reports the Reuters news service, which cites people familiar with the matter. The deal could be finalized as early as this week.

    According to the article, Mexico’s largest railroad has prevailed in an auction to acquire the regional railroad and is currently in discussions with its owner, Fortress Investment Group, LLC.

    Fortress declined to comment. Neither Ferromex nor Florida East Coast immediately responded to requests for comments by Reuters.

    Florida East Coast Railway operates more than 350 miles of track between Jacksonville and Miami.

    Trains News Wire will update information on this developing story as it becomes available.

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  24. Keln says:

    Just FYI on using the CRA to remove regulations: this can only be done for new regulations added from early last year to present. President Trump won’t be able to use this process to get rid of a lot of older stuff that needs to go.

    A CRA bill only needs a simple majority and cannot be filibustered in the Senate, which is the only reason these joint resolutions passed.

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    • Joenigma says:

      That is not entirely true.

      “But what Mr. Gaziano told Republicans on Wednesday was that the CRA grants them far greater powers, including the extraordinary ability to overrule regulations even back to the start of the Obama administration. The CRA also would allow the GOP to dismantle these regulations quickly, and to ensure those rules can’t come back, even under a future Democratic president. No kidding.

      Here’s how it works: It turns out that the first line of the CRA requires any federal agency promulgating a rule to submit a “report” on it to the House and Senate. The 60-day clock starts either when the rule is published or when Congress receives the report—whichever comes later.

      “There was always intended to be consequences if agencies didn’t deliver these reports,” Mr. Gaziano tells me. “And while some Obama agencies may have been better at sending reports, others, through incompetence or spite, likely didn’t.” Bottom line: There are rules for which there are no reports. And if the Trump administration were now to submit those reports—for rules implemented long ago—Congress would be free to vote the regulations down.”

      They could even go as far back as 2009.

      http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2017-01-27/cra-regulatory-game-changer-could-wipe-out-8-years-obama-regs-hour

      https://www.wsj.com/articles/a-gop-regulatory-game-changer-1485478085?mg=id-wsj

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      • JoAnn Leichliter says:

        Heard about this a couple of months ago, and apparently that is correct. Hope for the best. (And, unfortunately, expect the worst.)

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      • Keln says:

        Yeah, I was referring to the 60-day legislative window (as in days Congress is actually in session, not 60 straight days). I was unaware of the fact that reports had not been submitted. That’s good news.

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  25. TexasDude says:

    Yet, this is not enough for HFC.

    Liked by 2 people

  26. NJF says:

    Yee haw!

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  27. flawesttexas says:

    Every day that POTUS makes Kochs = Soros uncomfortable…it makes it a better day for our nation👍

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  28. Angry Dumbo says:

    I had a funny feeling when President Trump made his first 100 days promises at Gettysburg. What if he really does win? Will he keep these promises? What happens if he does?

    Trump’s word is bond. Love our President.

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  29. bob e says:

    Look at the wonderful tough this man has with people. Just wonderous ..

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