Monday's Momentous Executive Orders
President Trump's first regular workday as president was eventful. He began by signing three different executive orders. An executive order is a declaration of government policy by the President, which bypasses Congress. It is automatically law and can only be overturned by either judicial review or the next President. In these executive orders, the president removed the US from the Trans Pacific Partnership trade agreement, froze federal hiring, and reinstated the Mexico City Policy. The Mexico City Policy restricts federal funding to organizations that provide international abortions, which caused controversy because that includes Planned Parenthood. Trump also met with American CEOs, union representatives, and congressional leaders and spoke on the phone with the Egyptian president on his busy first Monday.