White House Happenings

Key points provide understanding of the president’s 100 days

Notice: This was last updated on April 21st. Some of this information could be out of date.


Who: President Donald Trump

What: Trump signed an order on Jan. 27 which banned travel from Iran, Iraq, Syria, Sudan, Libya, Yemen and Somalia for 90 days. The order also suspended refugee admission for 120 days.

Why: Trump said he established this order to prevent radical Islamic terrorists from entering the United States.

Outcome: There was confusion on all sides; many airports were unsure of how to carry out the order due to its abruptness. Several federal courts blocked the order, thus it became ineffective.

On March 6, Trump signed a revised travel ban order. To learn more about the revised order visit goo.gl/9qePWy.


American Health Care Act (AHCA)

Who: President Donald Trump, House Republicans

What: House Republicans published the AHCA on March 6. Along with other new regulations, the act would replace Obamacare subsidies with refundable tax credits based on age and income. However, the act would keep some aspects of Obamacare, such as protections for those with pre-existing conditions and allowing young adults under age 26 to remain on their parents’ plans.

Why: The AHCA was introduced to deliver on Trump’s campaign promise of repealing and replacing Obamacare.

Outcome: On March 24, the bill was withdrawn because Republicans failed to gain sufficient support to pass it.



Who: President Donald Trump, The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), Government Communications Headquarters (GCHQ)

What: On April 13, the GCHQ provided “specific, concrete and corroboative evidence of collusion” for the ongoing FBI investigation into the relations between Trump and Russia. The evidence proves that discussions occurred “between people in the Trump campaign and agents of [Russian] influence relating to the use of hacked material.”

Why: If the accusations are proven true, it could be a violation of the Logan Act. The act makes it a crime for citizens to negotiate with other nations against the interests of the United States. Violation of the act is punishable by up to three years of imprisonment.

Outcome: To be determined