Sunday, December 31, 2017


“From now on, America will be empowered by our aspirations, not burdened by our fears; inspired by the future, not bound by the failures of the past; and guided by our vision, not blinded by our doubts.”

– President Donald J. Trump


1. Passed the most sweeping tax reform in 30-years

A typical family of four earning $75,000 will save more than $2,000 in income tax cuts.

Repealed the Obamacare Individual Mandate.

After 40 years of fighting, opened up the Arctic National Wildlife Reserve (ANWR) to exploration and development of oil and gas.

2. Declared war on the regulatory state

Surpassed the 2:1 ratio mandated in President Trump’s Executive Order, eliminating 22 regulations for every new regulation and saving $8.1 billion.

3. Revved up the U.S. economy 

The New York Federal Reserve estimates the U.S. economy will grow at an annual rate of nearly 4 percent in the fourth quarter, after increasing at or above 3 percent for two quarters in a row for the first time in three years.

Nearly 1.7 million new jobs have been created and the unemployment rate has fallen to 4.1 percent, the lowest rate in nearly 17 years.

The Dow Jones Industrial Average index has hit record highs more than 60 times under President Trump, including closing higher than 24,000 points for the first time in its history.

4. Appointed well-respected, conservative judges

Justice Neil Gorsuch was named to the U.S. Supreme Court.

Set a record for the most circuit court picks confirmed in a president’s first term, at 12.

5. Defeated ISIS: Physical caliphate will soon be extinguished

Unrolled an aggressive new strategy that empowers commanders with broader authority, which has produced dramatic results.

Liberated Mosul and Raqqa; D-ISIS Coalition has recaptured over 95% of territory previously held by ISIS in Iraq and Syria; historic liberation of millions of people from ISIS.

6. Restored U.S. leadership on the World Stage

The President hosted 43 world leaders at the White House in 2017. 

In total, he engaged or met with 149 world leaders at home and abroad.

Regarding phone calls, the President spoke with leaders from 51 countries for a total of 183 calls to Heads of State/Government. 

7. Directed policy to restore American energy dominance

Approved Keystone XL and Dakota Access pipelines; plans to auction off leases for nearly 77 million acres in the Gulf of Mexico for drilling – the largest offering ever.

Ended the war on coal -- U.S. coal exports are up 70 percent year-to-date through September.

Exited the Paris Climate Agreement.

8. Recognized Jerusalem the capital of of Israel and initiated plans to relocate the U.S. Embassy there

9. Declared a Nationwide Public Health Emergency to address the opioid crisis

10. Focused on defeating the MS-13 gangs that threaten our communities

The DOJ has worked with Central American partners to arrest and charge about 4,000 MS-13 members so far this year. 

The Department of Homeland Security arrested 796 MS-13 gang members and associates in FY 2017, an 83 percent increase over the previous year.