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January 23, 2017

Trump Signs Executive Orders: Withdraws from TPP, Ends Funding for Overseas Health Services That Provide Abortions, Freezes Some Federal Hiring

Pen and a phone, but mostly the pen.

Making good on a campaign promise, President Trump on Monday signed an executive order withdrawing the United States from the controversial Trans-Pacific Partnership trade deal.


He also signed two other orders -- one placing a hiring freeze on some federal workers and the other reinstating a ban on funding for international groups that perform abortions.

Re: the hiring freeze, he said this about it:

The new commander-in-chief also signed an executive order on Monday that froze hiring for some federal government employees.

"Except for the military," he said when signing it.

Government unions immediately began screaming, and that's a real danger, because federal government unions are so popular with the American public.

Per that report, the freeze might be retroactive for Obama's recent hires who were hired but who have not actually begun working yet.


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