Keeping America Great
President Donald J. Trump Accomplishments
Thanks to pressure from President Trump, Mexico apprehended 134,000 people this calendar year, tens of thousands more than last year according to CBP.
From May to August, border apprehensions dropped 56%, reflecting the Administration’s effective “Remain in Mexico” policy which pressures Mexico to control the flow of migrants through the border.
President Trump’s High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area program disrupted or dismantled almost 3,000 drug trafficking organizations in 2018.
Wage growth increased at 3.2% year over year in August, wages have now been growing at 3% or higher for 13 months in a row.
The unemployment rate for Hispanic Americans hit a record low in August.
The unemployment rate for African Americans hit a record low in August, and the disparity between unemployment rates for whites and African American’s has never been smaller.
Under President Trump more Americans are employed than ever before, the total number of employed Americans “surged” by 590,000 to a record 157.9 million in August.
Thanks to a robust job market, American consumers’ assessment of the economy reached its highest level in 19 years.
HHS awarded almost $107 million to 1,273 health centers across the U.S. in order to improve the quality of the centers’ health care services.
The US added 164,000 jobs in July, “underlining a solid labor market” that has added more than 6.3 million jobs since President Trump was elected.
President Trump has appointed 146 federal judges, including two Supreme Court Justices, 43 circuit court judges, 99 district court judges and two judges for the US Court of International Trade.
The Trump Administration imposed new sanctions on Russia for its use of chemical weapons in fulfillment of the Trump Administration’s commitment to punish all chemical weapons users.
The US and EU announced a trade deal in which the EU will accept a high number of American beef exports, fulfilling President Trump’s promise to fight for freer and fairer trade for all Americans.
The US announced it would impose 10% tariffs on $300 billion of Chinese goods, fulfilling the administration’s commitment to crack down on China for trade cheating and destabilizing trade practices.
The US sanctioned Iranian foreign minister Javad Zariff, further demonstrating the Trump Administration’s commitment to cracking down on Iran for its destabilizing actions and nuclear ambitions.
The Bureau of Economic Analysis reported that wages and salaries grew 3.4% in the first six months of 2019, indicating even better growth than originally shown by initial Labor Department numbers.
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.
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.
The unemployment rate among Asian Americans hit a record low of 2.1% in June 2019.
President Trump’s pro-growth policies have generated 6,370,000 jobs since Election Day.
The President announced new initiatives from the Departments of Labor, Education, and Justice, as well as the Office of Personnel Management and Bureau of Prisons to promote second chance hiring.
The Departments of Labor, Treasury, and HHS issued a final regulation expanding the use of health reimbursement arrangements (HRAs) which will benefit more than 11 million people.
The drug overdose death rate dropped slightly between 2017 and 2018, according to the new estimates, after two decades of near-constant upticks.
The Trump Administration placed sanctions on Iran’s largest petrochemical holding group, demonstrating a continued commitment to cracking down on Iran for its destabilizing activities.
Thanks to pressure from the Trump Administration, Mexico agreed to substantially increase its border security including deploying up to 6,000 National Guard troops throughout the country.
The Department of Labor announced $1.5 million in grants to recruit, mentor, train, and retain more women in quality apprenticeship programs and careers.
As of May 2019, wages have grown faster than 3% for 10 months in a row.
The consumer price index for prescription drugs decreased by .06% in 2018, the first year-end decline in 46 years.
President Trump embarked on a 5 day international trip, visiting the UK, Ireland, and France, reaffirming our commitments to the three countries and commemorating the 75th anniversary of D-Day.
The EPA awarded Ohio $1.3 million for continued environmental restoration projects on the Great Lakes, the first installment of an approximately $3.7 million Great Lakes Restoration Initiative grant.
The Trump Administration has successfully appointed 116 judges to the bench.
President Trump unveiled his Administration’s plan to create a “fair, modern, and lawful system” of immigration for the United States.
President Trump has created 5.4 million jobs since taking office.
The Trump Administration seized the North Korean vessel “Wise Honest” for its violations of U.S. and international sanctions.
The unemployment rate dropped to 3.6%, its lowest point since December 1969.
HHS finalized a rule aimed at increasing transparency in the pharmaceutical industry that requires drug companies to disclose the price of medication in direct-to-consumer television advertisements.
President Trump designated Brazil as a major non-NATO ally in a demonstration of the Administration’s commitment to work with regional partners in the Western Hemisphere.
Under President Trump, the U.S. is tightening restrictions on Iran’s nuclear program and revoked two sets of waivers as part of the Administration’s pressure campaign against Iran.
President Trump signed an executive order which will enhance and develop the United States’ cybersecurity workforce.
The Trump administration issued a rule allowing health care workers to refuse to provide services like abortion, sterilization or assisted suicide, if they cite a religious or conscientious objection.
Average hourly earnings increased at a 3.2% pace in April “the ninth straight month in which growth topped 3 percent.”
President Trump held meetings with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe where the two discussed the situation on the Korean peninsula and reaffirmed their commitment to work together on trade.
The U.S. GDP grew at an annual rate of 3.2% in the first quarter of 2019, well above expectations as many experts predicted an economic slowdown to start 2019.
The Department of Homeland Security issued a waiver expediting border wall projects along our Southern Border in order to ensure the security of the United States.
According to the annual survey by the nonprofit Employee Benefit Research Institute, 82% of retirees are optimistic about their ability to live comfortably in retirement, up from 75% last year.
The Trump Administration took action intended to bring Iran’s oil exports to zero, thus denying the Iranian regime its principal source of revenue.
The Department of Labor announced $2 million in funds for disability policy development and technical assistance centers to help employers recruit, retain, and advance employees with disabilities.
The Treasury Department sanctioned 4 individuals and 9 entities under Venezuela related designations, underscoring the Administration’s commitment to restoring freedom and democracy in Venezuela.
The EPA’s 2019 comprehensive annual report on greenhouse gas emissions shows a long-term trend in falling greenhouse gas emissions; since 2005, national greenhouse gas emissions have fallen by 13%.
Unemployment claims reached another historic low, decreasing 8,000 to 196,000, the lowest since October 1969.
Vice President Pence urged the UN to revoke credentials of the Maduro regime’s Ambassador to the UN, reaffirming the Administration’s commitment to recognizing Venezuela’s only legitimate government.
President Trump has successfully nominated 93 conservative judges, 54 to District Courts, 37 to Circuit Courts, and two to the Supreme Court.
The unemployment rate for women has been at or below 4% for a full year, the longest streak in almost 60 years.
The African American unemployment rate has been at or below 7% for 14 months; prior to the Trump Administration, it reached that mark just once in April 2000.
The unemployment rate for Hispanic Americans has now been below 5% for the last 11 months; prior to the Trump Administration, it had reached that mark just once in October 2006.
Unemployment has remained at or below 4% for 12 months, the longest such streak in nearly 50 years.
President Trump has added 5.1 million jobs since taking office in 2017.
The U.S. labeled Iran’s Revolutionary Guard as a foreign terrorist organization, demonstrating the Administration’s commitment to crack down on the regime’s destabilizing and illegal provocations.
The Treasury Department sanctioned 2 individuals and 33 entities under Venezuela related designations, reaffirming the Administration’s commitment to restoring democracy and freedom in Venezuela.
President Trump visited the Southern border where he underscored his commitment to securing the border and providing border officials the capacity needed to address the immigration crisis.
President Trump met with representatives from the People’s Republic of China where he underscored his commitment to securing a fair trade deal protecting American goods and intellectual property.
The Labor Department announced $13.5 million in Homeless Veterans’ Reintegration Program grants, which provide services to assist in reintegrating homeless veterans into the labor force.
President Trump hosted Fabiana Rosales, wife of Venezuelan interim President Juan Guaido, demonstrating the Administration’s commitment to the Guaido administration and the rule of law in Venezuela.
President Trump signed an executive order establishing targeted approaches to preparing for, protecting against, and responding to a human-made or naturally occurring Electromagnetic pulse in the U.S.
The U.S. designated 9 individuals and 14 entities under Iran sanctions, showing the Administration’s commitment to hold the Iranian regime accountable for its destabilizing, provocative behavior.
The Treasury Department sanctioned 14 individuals and 17 entities in a demonstration of the Administration’s commitment to curb the Iranian regime’s nuclear ambitions and provocative actions.
Secretary Pompeo met with the leaders of Israel, Cyprus, and Greece, emphasizing the Trump Administration’s desire to further improve the security and prosperity of all four countries.
Ford is building a new factory in Michigan for autonomous vehicles; it’s expected to create nearly a thousand jobs by 2023.
President Trump met with Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro, emphasizing the United States’ commitment to building a partnership that enhances both countries’ prosperity, security and freedom.
The U.S. and Brazil signed a technology safeguards agreement ensuring the proper handling and security of U.S. technology in efforts supporting joint space initiatives between the two countries.
The Trump Administration has successfully appointed 91 judges to the bench including 2 to the Supreme Court, 36 to Circuit Courts and 53 to District Courts.
The U.S. posted nearly 7.6 million open jobs in January, there are now 1 million more open jobs than unemployed persons.
The State Dept. announced Sec. Pompeo would travel to Kuwait, Lebanon and Israel, underscoring the Administration’s commitment to the war against terrorism, and its unwavering support for Israel.
The United States Treasury Department sanctioned six Russian individuals and eight entities in response to Russia’s unjustified and illegal aggression in Ukraine.
Pres. Trump signed a bill that creates five national monuments, expands several national parks, adds 1.3 million acres of wilderness, and permanently reauthorizes the Land and Water Conservation Fund.
By fighting for new Rules of Origin procedures within the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA), President Trump is fulfilling his promise to protect and invigorate American manufacturers.
Labor force participation is at a 5 year high as Americans left behind by President Obama are flooding back into the labor market thanks to President Trump’s pro-worker policies.
The national unemployment rate has remained at or below 4% for a full year.
February 2019 marked the 7th straight month of 3% or better wage growth as gains reached 3.4%, the best in a decade.
The U.S. and South Korea signed a new cost sharing agreement for troop deployments, demonstrating President Trump’s commitment to supporting South Korea while ensuring our allies pay their fair share.
Special Representative To Venezuela Elliot Abrams pledged to expand sanctions on Venezuela in accordance with President Trump’s commitment to crack down on actors supporting the Maduro regime.
According the National Federation of Independent Businesses monthly survey, small business hiring was at an all-time high in February.
Vice President Pence announced the U.S. would revoke the visas of 77 individuals associated with Venezuelan President Nicholas Maduro, in order to increase pressure on the illegitimate Maduro regime.
President Trump has added nearly 5 million jobs since he took office just two years ago.
The Trump Administration applied financial sanctions to members of the Maduro regime who worked to block the flow of humanitarian aid to the country.
President Trump’s United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA) achieved a new milestone as multiple U.S. agricultural organizations announced support for the agreement.
Initial estimates demonstrate U.S. gross domestic product grew at 2.9% in 2018, far above sluggish gains under President Obama.
The Trump Administration held a Summit with North Korean Chairman, Kim Jong Un, where the U.S. emphasized the need for further demonstrable steps towards the denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula.
President Trump signed bipartisan legislation permanently reauthorizing the Land and Water Conservation Fund and creating three new national monuments, two of which will honor civil rights leaders.
President Trump announced that American citizen Danny Burch was freed after 18 months of captivity in Yemen, marking the 20th American captive released since President Trump’s 2016 election victory.
The more than 8,000 “Opportunity Zones” created by the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act are set to create thousands of jobs and spur investment in communities left behind by the economic recovery.
The United States hosted the Global Coalition to Defeat ISIS in a demonstration of the United States commitment to prevent any resurgence in ISIS’s strength.
In accordance with President Trump’s commitment to securing the border, the Pentagon announced that it is moving 250 active duty troops to the Texas border in advance of a new caravan of migrants.
President Trump asked Congress to support the United States Reciprocal Trade Act to give the President the power to impose tariffs on countries who unfairly cheat on trade with the United States.
President Trump announced he would be holding a second summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, further demonstrating the Administration’s commitment to a denuclearized Korean peninsula.
Thanks to pressure from the United States, more than eight European Nations joined the U.S. in recognizing Juan Guaido as the legitimate leader of Venezuela.
In January 2019, those left out of the economy came flooding back in, as the labor participation rate reached its highest point in 6 years.
In the fourth quarter of 2018, wages rose more than 3% for the first time in more than 10 years.
To improve border security, the Pentagon announced plans to send thousands of additional troops to the southern border, further demonstrating President Trump’s commitment to securing the border.
The Senate “Overwhelmingly Passed A Sweeping Overhaul Of The Criminal Justice System” – A “Bipartisan Victory To President Trump.”