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EM – 1/24/17: Reducing Regulatory Burdens for Domestic Manufacturing

By Tom Milligan Despite the all-too-predictable lack of specificity of any kind, the spirit of this Memorandum is far and away the best and most important action our new President has taken so far in his Administration. It’s no secret that... Continue Reading →


EM – 1/24/17: Regarding Construction of American Pipelines

By Tom Milligan Within hours of issuing Executive Memorandums to expedite the construction of the Dakota Access Pipeline and the approval for the Keystone XL Pipeline, President Trump issued this new Memorandum which, at its core, simply says “buy American.”... Continue Reading →

EO – 1/24/17: Expediting Environmental Reviews and Approvals For High Priority Infrastructure Projects

By Tom Milligan This is President Trump’s second Executive Order.   It seems like a long time ago when way back on January 20th, recently sworn in President Trump wrote his first Executive Order.  And even though it’s only been... Continue Reading →

EM – 1/24/17: Regarding Construction of the Keystone XL Pipeline

By Tom Milligan In my last post, I voiced my support for Trump’s approval of the Dakota Access Pipeline while simultaneously publishing my extreme disapproval of Trump’s transparent plan to issue directives that will line his own pockets and those... Continue Reading →

EM – 1/24/17: Regarding Construction of the Dakota Access Pipeline

By Tom Milligan On its face, this Memorandum is well-written, straight-forward, and entirely predictable.  So predictable in fact, that I’m not even going to take the time to review the actual Memorandum.  Rather, I’m going to quote two sections that... Continue Reading →

EM – 1/23/17: Presidential Memorandum Regarding the Hiring Freeze

By Tom Milligan Before I start mocking, let’s get to the intent of this Memorandum. In short, as the title implies, Trump has issued a hiring freeze. That’s it. Effective at high noon on January 22, 2017, Trump ordered “a... Continue Reading →

EM – 1/23/17: Presidential Memorandum Regarding Withdrawal of the United States from TPP

By Tom Milligan My review of this Memorandum can be summed up in one word: AWESOME!!!! The United States is out of the TPP.   If you’re not familiar with the Trans-Pacific Partnership, or why it’s a bad idea for... Continue Reading →

EM – 1/23/17: Presidential Memorandum Regarding the Mexico City Policy

By Tom Milligan Just a few days after taking office, President Trump took action on the Mexico City Policy. I know right?! Like most Americans, I lay awake many a night hoping that whoever won the election would address this... Continue Reading →

EM – 1/20/17: Memorandum for the Heads of Executive Departments and Agencies

By Tom Milligan Today I'm reviewing the first official directive signed by Reince Priebus, Assistant to the President and Chief of Staff which, as the title indicates, is a memo to various department heads. To be honest, I debated the... Continue Reading →

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