Trump's First 100 Days
In October Trump’s campaign released his 100-day plan called “Donald Trump’s Contract with the American Voter”. You can read the full document here, but below is an overview of the 10 key take-aways compiled by the Business Standard. As we learn of possible actions we will add alerts under each area of focus.
On economic agenda
1. Renegotiate NAFTA
Making clear his views on key international trade deals, Trump said he would like to renegotiate Nafta or withdraw from the deal under Article 2205 and from the Trans-Pacific Partnership.
2. Energy reserves
Trump promised to lift restrictions on the production of $50 trillion worth of job-producing American energy reserves, including those of shale gas, oil, natural gas and clean coal.
3. China, a currency manipulator
Trump said he would declare China a currency manipulator and also promised to end foreign trade abuses that impact American workers unfairly.
4. Infrastructure expansion
Trump assured to lift the “Obama-Clinton roadblocks” and allow vital energy infrastructure projects, such as the Keystone Pipeline. He also said he would cancel billions of dollars in payments to UN climate change programmes and use the money to fix America’s water and environmental infrastructure.
5. Oust criminal illegal immigrants
Trump said he would begin removing the more than two million criminal illegal immigrants from the US and cancel the visas to foreign countries that wouldn’t take them back. Also, he said he would suspend immigration from terror-prone regions where vetting cannot occur safely, and all vetting of people coming to the US would be considered extreme.
On Corruption and transparency
6. Regulatory plans
Trump said he would propose measures like the Constitutional amendment to impose term limits on all members of the Congress, a hiring freeze on all federal employees to reduce federal workforce through attrition — exempting military, public safety, and public health — and that two existing regulations would be eliminated for every new federal regulation.
7. Crackdown on lobbying
Trump assured tough actions on lobbying by proposing a five-year ban on White House and Congressional officials becoming lobbyists after leaving service, a lifetime ban on White House officials lobbying on behalf of foreign governments and a complete ban on foreign lobbyists raising money for American elections.
On legislative agenda
8. Economic legislation
Trump proposed key economic legislations like the ‘Middle Class Tax Relief And Simplification Act’ — a tax plan that envisions a gross domestic product growth rate of four per cent and the creation of 25 million new jobs in the near future. He also spoke of ending ‘the Offshoring Act’, which establishes tariffs to discourage companies from laying off their workers to relocate in other countries, and the ‘American Energy & Infrastructure Act’, which leverages public-private partnerships and private investments through tax incentives to spur $1 trillion in infrastructure investment over 10 years.
9. Social legislation
Explaining his intentions on key social issues, Trump promised to bring key legislation like the ‘School Choice And Education Opportunity Act’, the ‘Repeal and Replace Obamacare Act’ and the ‘Affordable Childcare and Eldercare Act’.
ALERT: Both Democrats and Republicans believe a likely scenario for repeal will be through a budget reconciliation bill. These bills only require 51 votes in the Senate instead of the 60 needed to end a filibuster and could be passed very quickly. Expect to see very quick action on this with the bill signed into law by February. Because of the nature of budget reconciliation bills, the repeal itself would not occur for two years which gives Congress a lot of time to pass replacement legislation. It’s not too early to think about contacting your Member of Congress.
Click here for a guide from the Center for Consumer Engagement in Health Innovation that provides a brief overview of health system transformation activities tied to the ACA and how some of the repeal options on the table might impact them.
10. Restoring safety
Trump said he would try to secure the US domestically and externally by bringing the legislation like ‘Restoring Community Safety Act’ and ‘Restoring National Security Act’.