Governments Tracker // US

Departments of Education and Justice roll back transgender student protections. / source

Donald Trump names Herbert Raymond McMaster to serve as his National Security Advisor following the forced resignation of Michael Flynn ref. / source

Scott Pruitt is confirmed as administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency in a 52 - 46 vote. / source

Donald Trump nominates Alexandar Costa for Secretary of Labour. / source

Andrew Puzder withdrew from his nomination ref as Secretary of Labour. / source

National security adviser Michael Flynn resigns over Russia contacts. / source

Tom Price is confirmed as Secretary of Health and Human Services in a 52-47 vote. / source

Nikki Haley, US ambassador to United Nations, rejects choice of Salam Fayyad as Libya peace broker and declares UN ‘biased to the detriment of our allies’. / source

Judges upheld order issued last week to prevent 90-day travel ban from seven Muslim-majority countries and 120-day freeze on US admission of any refugees enforced by executive order 13769 Protecting the Nation From Foreign Terrorist Entry Into the United States ref. / source // a1 a2

Donald Trump signs an executive order entitled Providing an Order of Succession Within the Department of Justice. / source

Donald Trump signs an executive order entitled Presidential Executive Order on Enforcing Federal Law with Respect to Transnational Criminal Organizations and Preventing International Trafficking. / source

Donald Trump signs an executive order entitled Presidential Executive Order on Preventing Violence Against Federal, State, Tribal, and Local Law Enforcement Officers. / source

Donald Trump signs an executive order entitled Presidential Executive Order on a Task Force on Crime Reduction and Public Safety. / source

Senate confirms Jeff Sessions as Attorney General in vote of 52 to 47. / source

The House votes to pass the Email Privacy Act text. / source

Betsy DeVos is confirmed by the Senate in a 51-50 vote as Secretary of Education. / source

The Department of Homeland Security has suspended any and all actions implementing the affected sections of the Executive Order entitled, “Protecting the Nation from Foreign Terrorist Entry into the United States" text. / source

A federal appeals court early Sunday rejected a request by the Justice Department to immediately restore the travel ban demanded by the Executive Order “Protecting the Nation from Foreign Terrorist Entry into the United States". / source // a1

Judge James Robart made a decision that temporarily shuts down President Donald Trump's executive order banning travelers from seven Muslim-majority countries wiki. / source

Judge Thomas J. Rueter orders Google to comply with search warrants for emails stored overseas. / source // a1

After a statement on Iran, from National Security Advisor Michael Flynn, "twenty-five individuals and entities that provide support to Iran’s ballistic missile program and to the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps’ Quds Force" are now sanctioned. / source

Donald Trump signs an executive order entitled Core Principles for Regulating the United States Financial System. / source // a1

Donald Trump signs a memorandum on Fiduciary Duty Rule. / source

The Treasury Department ease sanctions against Russia "Authorizing Certain Transactions with the Federal Security Service". / source

The House votes (235-180) to repeal the Implementation of the NICS Improvement Amendments Act of 2007 text that would have helped prevent some mentally ill people from purchasing firearms. / source

Rex Tillerson is confirmed as Secretary of State by a 56–43 Senate vote. / source

The House repealed the “Disclosure of Payments by Resource Extraction Issuers” rule. / source // a1

Republicans on the Senate Finance Committee suspended committee rules and confirmed U.S. Representative Tom Price to head the Department of Health and Human Services and banker Steven Mnuchin to be Treasury secretary. / source

Donald Trump picks Neil Gorsuch as nominee for Supreme Court as replacement for Justice Antonin Scalia. / source

Senate confirmed the nomination of Elaine L. Chao to be Secretary of Transportation. / source

Donald Trump signs an executive order entitled Reducing Regulation and Controlling Regulatory Costs demanding that "for every one new regulation issued, at least two prior regulations be identified for elimination, and that the cost of planned regulations be prudently managed and controlled through a budgeting process.". / source

Donald Trump fires acting Attorney General Sally Yates after after she told justice department lawyers not to defend his executive order banning entry for people from seven Muslim-majority countrie (executive order from 2017-01-27). / source

Judge Ann Donnelly puts a stay on executive order Enhancing Public Safety in the Interior of the United States preventing the government from deporting some arrivals. / source

Donald Trump signs an executive order entitled ETHICS COMMITMENTS BY EXECUTIVE BRANCH APPOINTEES. / source // a1

Donald Trump signs a Presidential Memorandum Plan to Defeat the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria. / source

Donald Trump signs a Presidential Memorandum Organization of the National Security Council and the Homeland Security Council. / source

As a consequence of the previous Presidential Memorandum, Steve Bannon gets a seat in the National Security Council while the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Joseph F. Dunford Jr. is downgraded. / source

Donald Trump signs a Presidential Memorandum on Rebuilding the U.S. Armed Forces which says "To pursue peace through strength, it shall be the policy of the United States to rebuild the U.S. Armed Forces." / source

Donald Trump signs an executive order entitled PROTECTING THE NATION FROM FOREIGN TERRORIST ENTRY INTO THE UNITED STATES [w], barring aliens from Syria, Iran, Iraq, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, and Yemen from entering the United States for 90 days. / source // a1

Donald Trump signs an executive order entitled Border Security and Immigration Enforcement Improvements demanding to "secure the southern border of the United States through the immediate construction of a physical wall on the southern border". / source

Donald Trump signs an executive order entitled Enhancing Public Safety in the Interior of the United States. / source

Donald Trump signs an executive order entitled Expediting Environmental Reviews and Approvals For High Priority Infrastructure Projects. / source

Donald Trump signs a Presidential Memorandum Streamlining Permitting and Reducing Regulatory Burdens for Domestic Manufacturing, see section. 1 (Purpose) for a general description. / source

Donald Trump signs a Presidential Memorandum regarding Construction of American Pipelines which says to "use materials and equipment produced in the United States, to the maximum extent possible and to the extent permitted by law." / source

Donald Trump signs a Presidential Memorandum regarding Construction of the Keystone XL Pipeline which says "I hereby invite TransCanada Keystone Pipeline, L.P. (TransCanada), to promptly re-submit its application to the Department of State for a Presidential permit for the construction and operation of the Keystone XL Pipeline, a major pipeline for the importation of petroleum from Canada to the United States.". / source

Donald Trump signs a Presidential Memorandum regarding Construction of the Dakota Access Pipeline. / source

Nikki Haley confirmed to be the Representative of the United States of America to the United Nations, with the rank and status of Ambassador, and the Representative of the United States of America in the Security Council of the United Nations. / source

Donald Trump signs a Presidential Memorandum regarding the Hiring Freeze which says on one hand "I hereby order a freeze on the hiring of Federal civilian employees to be applied across the board in the executive branch." and on the other hand"Within 90 days of the date of this memorandum, the Director of the Office of Management and Budget [...] shall recommend a long-term plan to reduce the size of the Federal Government's workforce through attrition. This order shall expire upon implementation of the OMB plan." / source

Donald Trump signs a Presidential Memorandum regarding Withdrawal of the United States from the Trans-Pacific Partnership Negotiations and Agreement which says "I hereby direct you to withdraw the United States as a signatory to the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), to permanently withdraw the United States from TPP negotiations, and to begin pursuing, wherever possible, bilateral trade negotiations to promote American industry, protect American workers, and raise American wages." / source

Donald Trump signs a Presidential Memorandum regarding the Mexico City Policy. / source

Donald Trump and Mike Pence are respectively inaugurated as 45th President and Vice President of the United States of America. / source

Donald Trump signs an executive order entitled Order Minimizing the Economic Burden of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act Pending Repeal. / source

Reince Priebus signs a Memorandum for the Heads of Executive Departments and Agencies regarding Regulatory Freeze Pending Review. / source

James Mattis confirmed for Secretary of Defense. / source

John F. Kelly confirmed for Secretary of Homeland Security. / source

Barack Obama signs an executive order entitled Amending the Civil Service Rules, Executive Order 13488, and Executive Order 13467 To Modernize the Executive Branch-Wide Governance Structure and Processes for Security Clearances, Suitability and Fitness for Employment, and Credentialing, and Related Matters / source

Barack Obama signs an executive order entitled Providing an Order of Succession Within the Environmental Protection Agency / source

Barack Obama signs an executive order entitled Exclusions From the Federal Labor-Management Relations Program / source

Barack Obama signs an executive order entitled Taking Additional Steps to Address the National Emergency With Respect to Significant Malicious Cyber- Enabled Activities / source

Barack Obama signs an executive order entitled Providing an Order of Succession Within the Department of Labor / source

Barack Obama signs an executive order entitled Northern Bering Sea Climate Resilience / source

Barack Obama signs an executive order entitled Relating to the Implementation of the Convention on the International Recovery of Child Support and Other Forms of Family Maintenance / source

Donald Trump nominates Andrew Puzder for Secretary of Labour. / source

Donald Trump nominates General James Mattis for Secretary of Defense. / source

Donald Trump nominates Betsy DeVos for Secretary of Education. / source

Michael Flynn accepts the position of National Security Advisor. / source

Donald Trump picks Steve Bannon as senior counselor and chief West Wing strategist, and Reince Priebus as White House Chief of Staff. / source

Donald Trump is elected 45th President of the United States of America. / source