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BOOM: Report Shows Trump Completing Agenda At Record Pace. Here’s How Much He’s Already Completed.

President Donald Trump has already completed a stunning 64% of his agenda, shows a new Heritage Foundation report. Trump is ticking items off a 334-piece agenda at record-breaking pace, faster than even beloved conservative former President Ronald Reagan.

Heritage based their findings on their so-called “Mandate for Leadership” blueprint, which “includes five individual publications, totaling approximately 334 unique policy recommendations.”

As noted by the Washington Examiner, Reagan was about 49% completed with such policy recommendations at the same point in his presidency.

“President Trump had an extraordinarily successful first year,” said Thomas Binion, Heritage’s director of congressional and executive branch relations. “He put a conservative on the Supreme Court and he enacted historic pro-growth tax reform. This analysis demonstrates the lesser-known policy success that his administration has been fighting hard to enact.”

“We’re blown away,” continued Binion. Trump “is very active, very conservative, and very effective.”

“It is a huge volume that his administration has worked on and it is a huge spectrum of issues,” added Binion, noting that such achievements are often ignored by the mainstream media.

In similar flavor, a recent West Wing report card showed the Trump Administration has “scored 81 major achievements slashed at least 11 major legacy items of former President Barack Obama,” reports the Examiner.

“He has been very, very active,” said Binion. “He is moving the ball in the conservative direction.”

Below is a list of notable examples of Trump’s achievements highlighted by Heritage:

  • Leaving the Paris Climate Accord: In August 2017, Trump announced the U.S. was ending its funding and membership in the Paris Agreement on Climate Change.
  • Repealing Net Neutrality: In December 2017, Trump’s Federal Communications Commission chairman proposed ending the 2015 network neutrality rules.
  • Reshaping National Monuments: Heritage’s recommendation to prohibit Land Acquisition (Cap and Reduce the Size of the Federal Estate) was adopted by Trump when he issued two executive orders effectively shrinking the size of national monuments in Utah.
  • Reinstating the Mexico City Policy: This executive order prevents taxpayer money from funding international groups involved in abortion and ending funding to the United Nations Population fund. On Jan. 23, 2017, in his first pro-life action, Trump signed an executive order today reinstating the Mexico City Policy.
  • Increasing Military Spending: Trump’s budget calls for a $54 billion increase in military spending to improve capacity, capability, and readiness of America’s armed forces.
  • Reforming Temporary Assistance for Needy Families Program (TANF): The Trump administration adopted and is in favor of strengthening existing work requirements in order to receive benefits.
  • Allowing Development of Natural Resources: The Trump administration opened off-shore drilling and on federal lands. Executive Order 13783 directed Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke to commence federal land coal leasing activities.
  • Reforming Government Agencies: Trump tasked each of his Cabinet secretaries to prepare detailed plans on how they propose to reduce the scope and size of their respective departments while streamlining services and ensuring each department runs more efficiently and handles tax dollars appropriately.
  • Withdrawing from UNESCO: In October 2017, Trump announced he was putting an end to U.S. membership in the United Nations Education, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO).