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The Top 19 Most Important Executive Orders of 2017

By jsturgeon - January 14, 2018

President Donald Trump has made the valiant effort to prioritize the needs of the American people, and he has done this by passing a multitude of executive orders throughout the year. Here are the top 20 most important executive orders that President Trump has signed into action in 2017.

January 20, 2017

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The very first executive order that President Trump passed into law when he took office was the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, or rather just minimizing the economic burden. This is otherwise known as Obamacare, and it was on the very top of President Trump’s list to repeal as soon as he took office.

January 25, 2017

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Early on in the presidency, President Trump also passed the executive order to begin more border security on the Southern border of the United States and to install more immigration enforcement improvements as well.

January 25, 2017

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On this same day, President Trump passed two more executive orders along with the border security order. The second executive order included enhancing the public safety in the interior of the United States, which essentially placed limitations on “sanctuary cities” within the United States.

January 25, 2017

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The third executive order that Trump signed on this date, fitting in along with the other parts of the trilogy protecting the country from foreign terrorism in general, included orders to protect the nation from foreign terrorist entry into the United States. This included President Trump’s first travel ban that went into effect.

March 6, 2017

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Just shy of two months after he instatted the first Travel Ban on the country, which prohibited the entrance into the United States on 7 Muslim majority population countries, a second executive order protecting the nation from foreign terrorist entry into the United States, which only prohibited 6 out of the 7 Muslim majority population countries from entering the United States.

March 29, 2017

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On this date, President Trump signed in the executive order which acted as a commission on combating the drug addiction and opioid crisis that has been increasing for many years. This will allow the Trump administration to take further action in investigating what can be done to decrease the rate of addiction in the United States in the future.

March 31, 2017

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President Trump passed an executive order on March 31st that provided an order of succession for The Department of Justice. This was instated as the transitional period for these seats in office were beginning to take shape.

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March 31, 2017

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On this same day, President Trump passed another executive order, which this time regarded the omnibus report on significant trade deficits. This executive order was passed to promote free and fair trade for the country, along with continuing the nation’s prosperity and protecting the nation’s security and foreign policy as well.

April 27, 2017

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The end of April most certainly proved to be a busy time in terms of executive orders being passed and signed by the President. On the 27th of April, another executive order was passed to improve accountability as well as whistleblower protection at the Department of Veteran Affairs.

April 28, 2017

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In late April, President Trump signed an executive order to implement an American first offshore energy strategy. This will hopefully help to find more energy sources while also preserving our environment all the same.

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