White House Briefing:  81 Major Achievements and 11 Obama legacy items repealed for President Trump Year 1

James S. Brady Press Briefing Room  /  Dec 21, 2017

With the passage of the GOP tax bill this week, the Trump administration has scored 81 major achievements in its first year, making good on campaign promises to provide significant tax cuts, boost U.S. energy production, and restore respect to the United States, according to the White House.

The top accomplishment of each of the 12 categories:

Jobs/Economy: Passage of tax reform.


Regulations: Cut 16 regulations for every one added, saving $8.1 billion.


Trade: Withdrew from Trans-Pacific Partnership.


Energy: Plans to lease 77 million acres in the Gulf of Mexico for drilling.


Homeland security: “Put hardliners in charge” of reforming immigration.


Communities: $98 million in grants to fund 802 new cops.


Accountability: Neil Gorsuch and nomination of 73 federal judges.


Opioids: Declared nationwide public health emergency.


Pro-life: Blocked $9 billion in foreign aid from being used for abortions.


Veterans: Signed the Veterans Accountability and Whistleblower Protection Act.


Peace through strength: Rebuilding of military; nuclear posture review.


Restoring confidence: Leveraged relationships to gain release of Americans held abroad.


The White House also touted more than 100 other minor achievements as well.

Looking forward to 2018 — infrastructure, welfare reform, obviously the budget, finishing on some of these issues that we’ve previewed. And, indeed, in continuing to crush ISIS and encourage our NATO allies to continue to contribute to the common defense.

So all of that are not just promises kept by the President, but they’re what he sees as moral imperatives in terms of this country being more safe, more prosperous, and this government being more transparent and more accountable to its citizenry. Thank you very much.

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