In his first few weeks in office, President Donald Trump has been diligently working to fulfill his campaign promises he made to the American people. President Trump has already signed a memorandum ordering the end of US participation in the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), reinstated the Mexico City Policy barring foreign aid funds for groups that discuss or provide abortion, instituted an immediate hiring freeze for the executive branch, and he has nominated Judge Neil Gorsuch, a conservative to the Supreme Court. Most American’s would say Trump’s actions taken thus far are a great start.
On Thursday, President Trump kept one more promise, especially regarding coal miners and jobs. Trump signed legislation ending a key Obama administration coal mining rule. For Trump, it’s about – America FIRST and JOBS! JOBS! JOBS!
From Fox Business News:
From The Hill:
The bill quashes the Office of Surface Mining’s Stream Protection Rule, a regulation to protect waterways from coal mining waste that officials finalized in December.
The legislation is the second Trump has signed into law ending an Obama-era environmental regulation. On Tuesday, he signed a Congressional Review Act (CRA) resolution undoing a financial disclosure requirement for energy companies.
Both the mining and financial disclosure bills are the tip of a GOP push to undo a slate of regulations instituted in the closing days of the Obama administration. The House has passed several CRA resolutions, and the Senate has so far sent three of them to President Trump for his signature.
At the signing, Trump called the regulation “another terrible job killing rule” and said ending it would save “many thousands American jobs, especially in the mines, which, I have been promising you — the mines are a big deal.”
“This is a major threat to your jobs and we’re going to get rid of this threat,” he added. “We’re going to fight for you.”
Several coal miners and energy company executives also attended the White House signing ceremony.
“In my home state of Kentucky and others across the nation, the stream buffer rule will cause major damage to communities and threaten coal jobs,” Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) said before the bill passed. “We should heed their call now and begin bringing relief to coal country.”
Sen. Rand Paul had stated earlier: “He (Trump) got 70% percent because in Eastern Kentucky we didn’t like what ‘president’ Obama or Hillary Clinton wanted to do to our coal jobs.”
While campaigning, Hillary Clinton was quoted as saying:
“We’re going to put a lot of coal miners and coal companies out of business.”
Thank goodness for the coal industry and coal miners in the Eastern states, President Trump is putting Americans BACK to work!
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