Executive Orders At Risk
Every President from George Washington to George W. Bush has issued presidential executive orders to implement policies without going through Congress. And all of them have the option to issue executive orders that revoke the orders of previous presidents.
Because of the recent gridlock in Congress, President Barack Obama has been no exception and has signed 258 executive orders (as of November 4th) while in office. These orders were a constant topic on the campaign trail and immediately following Donald Trump’s win, he vowed to “cancel every unconstitutional executive action, memorandum and order issued by President Obama”.
It’s uncertain which orders Trump believes to be unconstitutional, but the following are the orders that conservative news outlets point to most:
Climate change- The Paris Agreement, EPA regulations, Clean Power Plan
Trade- North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) Negotiations
Health Care- Any order that supports Obamacare (a program that Congress has to repeal)
Immigration- Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program (DACA)
National Security- Ensuring Lawful Interrogations, Iran Sanctions