Dem. Caucus Chair: Trump’s First Days Spent Ignoring ‘Basic Campaign Promises’

By Eric Scheiner | January 26, 2017 | 3:16pm EST
Rep. Joe Crowley (D-N.Y.) (AP Photo)

( - President Donald Trump spent his first days in office using his authority to "attack women’s health" and "ignore basic campaign promises," according to Democratic Caucus Chair, Rep. Joe Crowley (D-N.Y.).

"President Trump spent his first days in office obsessing over trivial nonsense and wielding the power of the presidency to attack women’s health, ignore basic campaign promises – that’s not an encouraging sign for any of us over the next four years," Crowley said at a press conference Tuesday.

"And it’s not just President Trump. Congressional Republicans and their leadership are also focusing this week on furthering their attacks on women’s health, instead of voting on legislation that would help grow families and their paychecks or give American’s better access to health care we will be re-litigating a woman’s right to choose in our nation."

"This is not how we should be spending our time here in Congress," Crowley said.

In his first four days in office, President Trump has signed an sign an executive order focused on rolling back Obamacare and a memorandum reinstating President Ronald Reagan’s Mexico City policy, which prohibits the U.S. Agency for International Development from giving any U.S. tax dollars to non-governmental institutions that refuse to certify that they will neither perform nor promote abortions.

The president has also signed an order withdrawing the U.S. from the Trans-Pacific Partnership Trade Agreement negotiations and signed a memorandum freezing hiring for federal agencies and also directing the Office of Management and Budget to create a plan to "reduce the size of the Federal Government's workforce through attrition."

Trump also has signed orders clearing roadblocks for completing construction on the Dakota Access pipeline and the Keystone XL pipeline.


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