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President Donald J. Trump Achievements – Making America Great Again –
Economy And Jobs
Under President Trump’s leadership, Congress passed historic tax cuts and relief for hard-working Americans. The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act:
– Is the first major tax reform signed in 30 years.
– Provided tax relief for 82% of middle-class families.
– Doubled the Child Tax Credit proving an additional $1,000 per child in tax relief for working parents.
– Nearly doubled the standard deduction, a change that simplified the tax filing process for millions of Americans.
– Cut taxes for small business by 20%, providing $415 billion in tax relief for small business owners.
– Alleviated the tax burden on over 500 companies. who used those savings to fund bonuses, wage increases for 4.8 million workers.
– Spurred new investments into the American economy, after it was passed businesses invested $482 billion into new American projects.
– Repealed Obamacare’s burdensome individual mandate.
– Made U.S. companies competitive on the world stage, lowering the corporate tax rate from one of the highest in the industrialized world (35%) to 21%.
U.S. Gross Domestic Product (GDP) growth has soared under President Trump, topping 3% in 4 quarters under his administration.
– 2018 annual GDP growth was 2.9%
– In the first quarter of 2019 GDP growth was 3.1%
President Trump is unleashing economic growth and jobs. Since his election, the Trump administration’s pro-growth policies have generated 6 million new jobs, the unemployment rate has fallen to its lowest point in 50 years, and wages have grown at more than 3% for 10 months in a row.
– The manufacturing industry created nearly half a million new jobs.
– 625,000 new construction jobs have been created since President Trump took office.
– Hispanic, Asian and African American unemployment rates have all reached record lows under President Trump.
– There are more than a million more job openings than unemployed persons in the U.S.
President Trump signed an executive order that expanded federally funded apprenticeship programs and on-the-job training, to provide an alternative for those looking to gain in demand skills that lack the resources to attend four year universities.
– The executive order set in motion a new process that makes it easier for businesses to create and scale apprenticeship programs, providing many more Americans access to an affordable education that leads to a well-paying job.
– The Workforce Development Advisory Council established by President Trump’s executive order has already created on-the-job training opportunities for 6.5 million Americans.
– The Trump administration prioritized the economic empowerment of women at home and across the globe.
– The Trump Administration launched the Women’s Global Development and Prosperity (W-GDP) Initiative, the first-ever whole-of-government approach focused on advancing women’s full and free participation in the global economy and allocated $50 million for the fund.
The Trump Administration allocated $50 billion to empower rural America to address the infrastructure needs of their communities
– 80 percent of the Rural Infrastructure Program funds will go directly to the governor of each state as determined by a formula.
– 20 percent of the Rural Infrastructure Program funds will be provided to selected states that apply for Rural Performance Grants.
President Trump’s plan provides states the flexibility they need to address the unique needs of each community.
– The federal funding provided by the president’s plan will not be awarded in pre-packaged, asset-specific amounts, as is often the case with federal programs, giving states the freedom to spend the money where it’s needed most.
– Instead, funds provided under the president’s proposal will go directly to the governor’s office of the state receiving funds allowing governors to make investments based on the individual infrastructure needs of their communities.
Energy And Environment
The Department of the Interior proposed its largest oil and gas lease of over 78 million acres in the Gulf of Mexico.
– President Trump signed an Executive Order to expand offshore oil and gas drilling and open more leases to develop offshore drilling.
President Trump and his administration acted aggressively to increase exports of energy resources to the global market.
– This allowed financing for coal and fossil energy projects.
– The Department of Energy announced the approval of the Lake Charles Liquefied Natural Gas terminal.
– American LNG export opportunities increased under the Trump administration.
President Trump has approved the infrastructure and provided the resources needed to unleash oil and gas production in the U.S.
– The administration approved the Keystone XL and Dakota Access pipelines, supporting an estimated total of 42,000 jobs and $2 billion in wages.
– The administration announced the approval of the New Burgos Pipeline, a cross-border project that will export U.S. gasoline to Mexico.
– The Trump administration reversed President Obama’s moratorium on new leases for oil and gas development on federal lands.
President Trump rescinded President Obama’s costly Clean Power Plan and instead has proposed the Affordable Clean Energy Rule.
– According to NERA Economic Consulting, the CPP would have increased electricity rates by as much as 14 percent, costing American households up to $79 billion.
– The Affordable Clean Energy Rule will reduce greenhouse gasses, empower states, promote energy independence, and facilitate economic growth and job creation
In addition to the Clean Power Plan, the Trump administration has rescinded many costly Obama-Era regulations.
– The EPA has rescinded President Obama’s methane emissions rule that would cost American energy developers an estimated $530 million annually.
– The EPA is reviewing a rule that if rescinded would relax costly fuel standards and save $340 billion in regulatory costs.
President Trump announced his intent to withdraw the U.S. from the unfair Paris Climate Agreement.
In May 2017, the Trump administration created a Superfund task force designed to streamline the Superfund cleanup program.
– The Superfund task force has designated 10 sites for “immediate, intense action.”
President Trump has worked to improve access to affordable quality health care.
– The Department of Agriculture provided more than $1 billion in FY2017 to be used to improve access to health care services for 2.5 million people in rural communities.
– The Trump administration expanded access to Association Health Plans (AHPs) allowing small business to pool risk across states.
– The Trump Administration allows for Short-Term Limited Duration plans to be extended up to 12 months.
As part of the landmark Tax Cuts and Jobs Act President Trump repealed the individual mandate, which forced people to buy expensive insurance and taxed those who couldn’t afford it.
– The mandate disproportionately hurt the poor: 80% of those affected made less than $50,000.
President Trump signed a six-year extension of CHIP to fund healthcare for 9 million.
President Trump has mobilized his entire administration to address drug addiction and opioid abuse by declaring the opioid crisis a nationwide public health emergency.
– President Trump created a bipartisan opioid commission that issued 56 recommendations to help defeat the opioid crisis.
– In October 2017, President Trump directed The Department of Health and Human Services to declare the opioid crisis a public health emergency, allowing grant money to be used to combat abuse.
– President Trump signed the International Narcotics Trafficking Emergency Response by Detecting Incoming Contraband with Technology (INTERDICT Act) that would give customs agents $9 million for screening tools on the border.
– In FY2017, HHS invested nearly $900 million in opioid-specific funding.
– President Trump successfully pressured China to close dangerous loopholes that allowed Chines fentanyl manufacturers to legally ship the compound worldwide, much of which ended up in the U.S.
Under President Trump, the FDA has approved the largest number of generic drugs in history.
– Generics increase competition in the marketplace and lower the cost of prescription drugs for all Americans.
– In December 2018, year-end drug prices fell for the first time in nearly 50 years.