Remember Elon Musk? The billionaire whiner that bailed on Trump over the Paris Climate agreement? Yeah, he claimed he did not need government subsidies, yet his company spent $565k lobbying for them.
VA accountability bill flies through the Senate and is expected to Pass Congress Easily. This bill was spurred as several corrupt VA employees ran to Civil Service Protection in order to avoid being fired. Congress is stripping most all of those protections.
The VA is also finally going to sync its’ records with the Pentagon. This is aimed at making the delivery of care more efficient.
The Trump Administration has been slashing regulations at historic levels. Hundreds of Regulations have been gutted, and overturned.
In the sheer volume of regulations, Mr. Trump has released 8 percent of the historical average of new rules issued by Presidents Barack Obama, George W. Bush and Bill Clinton.
The study also found a “notable uptick” in the number of withdrawn measures — rules from the Obama administration no longer under consideration. In the time period examined, the average administration reviewed 190 rules; the Trump administration reviewed only 39.
There is a ton of work to do – DOJ employees who groped co-workers were still rewarded with bonuses.
Senior attorneys at the Department of Justice who groped female employees and engaged in other acts of sexual harassment were rewarded with bonuses, according to a recent audit.
The inspector general found that the Justice Department has a habit of transferring employees who are accused of sexual harassment rather than reprimanding them, going against the government’s “no tolerance” policy. Auditors found several cases where attorneys who stalked and spied on their female employees were subsequently rewarded for their behavior.
“Our air traffic control system is stuck painfully in the past,” Trump said. “The FAA has been trying to upgrade our nation’s air traffic control system for a long period of years but after billions and billions of tax dollars spent and the many years of delays, we’re still stuck with an ancient, broken, antiquated, horrible system that doesn’t work.”
AG Jeff Sessions ends the Obama-Era practice of allowing people to write large checks to selected charities (namely those preferred by the Obama Admin) in Lieu of fines.
“When the federal government settles a case against a corporate wrongdoer, any settlement funds should go first to the victims and then to the American people — not to bankroll third-party special interest groups or the political friends of whoever is in power,” Sessions said. “Unfortunately, in recent years the Department of Justice has sometimes required or encouraged defendants to make these payments to third parties as a condition of settlement.”
Labor Unions had gotten the Obama Admin to issue guidance making parent companies liable for the actions of their franchisees. This was a step towards Unions bullying companies in to unionizing. The edict of the Obama admin opened parent companies up to potentially unlimited lawsuits.
Environmental groups are already suing to force implementation of the rule mandating lower Ozone levels. This means that this decision by the EPA to review the basis of this climate edict from the Obama Administration was the right one.
In June 2016, House Financial Services Committee Chairman Jeb Hansarling (R-TX) stated:
We have to reduce the regulatory burden upon job creators and entrepreneurs. And Dodd-Frank represents the greatest imposition of regulation on our business enterprises of all Obama-era regulations combined. We will be continually shackled to a 1.5 [percent] to 2 percent [gross domestic product] economy until we get rid of Dodd-Frank. The Financial Choice Act is designed to give working Americans that pay increase that they have earned to unshackle the economy and to let the “animal spirits” move yet again through our economy.
To Be Contiued…