Categories for Legislation

32,037. 1/3/2020

CLIMATE CHANGE/INFRASTRUCTURE/LEGISLATION/REGULATIONS/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “Federal agencies would no longer have to take climate change into account when they assess the environmental impacts of highways, pipelines and other major infrastructure projects, according to a Trump administration plan that would weaken the nation’s benchmark environmental law. The proposed changes to the 50-year-old National Environmental Policy Act could sharply reduce obstacles to the Keystone XL oil pipeline and other fossil fuel projects that have been stymied when courts ruled that the Trump administration did not properly consider climate change when analyzing the environmental effects of the projects. According to one government official who has seen the proposed regulation but was not authorized to speak about it publicly, the administration will also narrow the range of projects that require environmental review. That could make it likely that more projects will sail through the approval process without having to disclose plans to do things like discharge waste, cut trees or increase air pollution.”

Lisa Friedman, “Trump Rule Would Exclude Climate Change in Infrastructure Planning,” The New York Times online, January 3, 2020

31,959. 12/31/2019

LEGISLATION/SENATE/TRUMP PEOPLE/WOMEN: “RT @SenJohnKennedy: The Senate needs to reauthorize the Violence Against Women Act, and I am proud to cosponsor @SenJoniErnst’s bill that g…”

Donald Trump, Twitter.com, December 31, 2019 8:07 pm

31,935. 12/31/2019

LEGISLATION/PRISONER/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “RT @WhiteHouse: President @realDonaldTrump’s historic justice reforms are helping former prisoners reenter society and live with dignity an…”

Donald Trump, Twitter.com, December 31, 2019 5:25 pm

31,754. 12/12/2019

CHILDREN/LEGISLATION/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “RT @WhiteHouse: ‘We have a historic chance to pass paid family leave and child care reform, so that every American family has the freedom t…”

Donald Trump, Twitter.com, December 12, 2019 11:09 pm

31,644. 12/12/2019

LEGISLATION/MILITARY/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “RT @realDonaldTrump: Wow! All of our priorities have made it into the final NDAA: Pay Raise for our Troops, Rebuilding our Military, Paid P…”

Donald Trump, Twitter.com, December 12, 2019 7:10 am

31,611. 12/11/2019

LEGISLATION/MILITARY/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “RT @VP: The Armed Services Committees reached an agreement on an NDAA that supports President @realDonaldTrump’s historic efforts since day…”

Donald Trump, Twitter.com, December 11, 2019 2:07 pm

31,609. 12/11/2019

CONGRESS/LEGISLATION/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “RT @IvankaTrump: Thank you to bipartisan members in Congress for securing passage of this important legislation & presidential priority! A…”

Donald Trump, Twitter.com, December 11, 2019 2:02 pm

31,605. 12/11/2019

LEGISLATION/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “Wow! All of our priorities have made it into the final NDAA: Pay Raise for our Troops, Rebuilding our Military, Paid Parental Leave, Border Security, and Space Force! Congress – don’t delay this anymore! I will sign this historic defense legislation immediately!”

Donald Trump, Twitter.com, December 11, 2019 10:17 am

31,334. 12/7/2019

DEMS/IMPEACHMENT/LEGISLATION/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “’Not only have the Democrats not advanced key pieces of legislation that would help the economy, but the polls, especially in early states, are showing that voters are tuning out.’ @PeteHegseth They don’t want our greatest of all presidents impeached!”

Donald Trump, Twitter.com, December 7, 2019 2:22 pm

31,057. 11/27/2019

CHINA/HONG KONG/LEGISLATION/SANCTIONS/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “President Trump on Wednesday [11-27-19] signed tough legislation that authorizes sanctions on Chinese and Hong Kong officials responsible for human rights abuses in Hong Kong, signaling support for pro-democracy activists and escalating tensions with Beijing as Mr. Trump tries to negotiate a trade deal with Chinese leaders. China’s Foreign Ministry was furious, saying the bill ‘seriously interfered with Hong Kong affairs, seriously interfered with China’s internal affairs, and seriously violated international law and basic norms of international relations.’ The ministry warned the United States against acting arbitrarily and said that any consequences would ‘be borne by the United States.’ Whether Mr. Trump would sign the legislation had been a subject of debate.”

Emily Cochrane, Edward Wong and Keith Bradsher, “Trump Signs Hong Kong Democracy Legislation, Angering China,” The New York Times online, November 27, 2019

31,023. 11/25/2019

LEGISLATION/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “RT @EricTrump: Great job @realDonaldTrump and @LaraLeaTrump! Donald Trump signs animal cruelty bill targeting ‘heinous and sadistic’…”

Donald Trump, Twitter.com, November 25, 2019 11:54 pm

31,016. 11/25/2019

LEGISLATION/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “RT @WhiteHouse: President @realDonaldTrump just signed the Preventing Animal Cruelty and Torture (PACT) Act into law—which makes it a Feder…”

Donald Trump, Twitter.com, November 25, 2019 8:05 pm

30,848. 11/20/2019

CHINA/HOUSE OF REPS/LEGISLATION/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “The House on Wednesday [11-20-19] overwhelmingly passed legislation aimed at protecting human rights in Hong Kong, one day after a unanimous vote in the Senate drew condemnation from Beijing as an unwarranted interference in its domestic affairs. The bill now heads to President Donald Trump’s desk. The White House had no comment on the legislation after the 417-1 House vote. Trump is expected to sign the legislation even though it could further complicate his efforts to reach a preliminary trade deal with China, after the bill garnered veto-proof majorities in both chambers…The Hong Kong Human Rights and Democracy Act would require the secretary of State to certify, at least once a year, whether Hong Kong continues to have enough control over its own affairs to warrant maintaining its special trade status under U.S. law.”

Doug Palmer, “House sends bill supporting Hong Kong protesters to Trump,” Politico, November 20, 2019 6:00 pm

30,111. 10/31/2019

DEMS/IMPEACHMENT/LEGISLATION/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “RT @GOPoversight: Democrats don’t care about the facts or passing legislation. They only care about impeaching the President less than 13 m…”

Donald Trump, Twitter.com, October 31, 2019 3:19 pm

29,972. 10/28/2019

CONGRESS/IMPEACHMENT/LEGISLATION/SPENDING/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “When virtually all legislative activity ground to a halt during the impeachment trial of President Bill Clinton in 1999, senators had already resolved the most pressing item on their agenda: fully funding the government. But now, as the Senate reckons with the growing possibility of an impeachment trial of President Trump, lawmakers have yet to address 12 must-pass spending bills. None have reached the Senate floor, let alone the president’s desk. And the uncertainty of impeachment could further complicate the already fraught process of preventing another government shutdown, less than a year after the start of the last one, which devolved into the government’s longest lapse in funding…With just a handful of legislative days before the current short-term spending bill expires, lawmakers have begun to discuss extending that funding into early 2020 to avoid running out of money later this year if senators are mired in an impeachment trial with little time for legislative work.”

Emily Cochrane, “Possible Impeachment Trial Could Complicate Congress’s Spending Debate,” The New York Times online, October 28, 2019

29,935. 10/26/2019

AFRICAN AMERICANS/CRIME/LEGISLATION/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “….greatly help the African American community (and all other communities), and which was unable to get done in past administrations despite a tremendous desire for it. This and best unemployment numbers EVER is more than Kamala will EVER be able to do for African Americans!” 

Donald Trump, Twitter.com, October 26, 2019 7:18 am

29,933. 10/26/2019

AFRICAN AMERICANS/CRIME/DEMS/LEGISLATION/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “Badly failing presidential candidate @KamalaHarris will not go to a very wonderful largely African American event today because yesterday I recieved a major award, at the same event, for being able to produce & sign into law major Criminal Justice Reform legislation, which will..”

Donald Trump, Twitter.com, October 26, 2019 7:18 am

29,916. 10/25/2019

CRIME/LEGISLATION/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “RT @PressSec: POTUS is a champion for America’s once-forgotten communities, and his historic criminal justice reforms are building opportun…”

Donald Trump, Twitter.com, October 25, 2019 10:20 pm

29,912. 10/25/2019

CRIME/LEGISLATION/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “RT @realDonaldTrump: It was my great honor to deliver the keynote address at the 2019 Second Step Presidential Justice Forum hosted by the…” 

Donald Trump, Twitter.com, October 25, 2019 10:17 pm

29,898. 10/25/2019

AFRICAN AMERICANS/CRIME/LEGISLATION/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “President Donald Trump on Friday [10-25-19] told a criminal justice forum at a historically black college that the impeachment investigation has given him a greater understanding of those incarcerated or unfairly prosecuted. Apparently claiming his innocence in light of a deepening impeachment probe, Trump vowed to ‘ensure that our justice system is fair for every single American.’ And he suggested toward the end of his address at Benedict College that his experience with investigations throughout his presidency made him more aware of the plight of those at risk of being unfairly treated by the criminal justice system. The comparison came after Trump caused a furor earlier this week by comparing the impeachment inquiry to a ‘lynching.’ Tishaura Jones, the Democratic co-chair of the host group, the 20/20 Bipartisan Justice Center, earlier condemned his comments as being ‘in poor taste’ and ‘inflammatory,’ but the group didn’t disinvite Trump from delivering his speech at the historically black college.”

Daniel Lippman and Caitlin Oprysko, “Trump says impeachment has given him experience with broken criminal justice system,” Politico, October 25, 2019 5:01 pm

29,894. 10/25/2019

CRIME/LEGISLATION/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “RT @WhiteHouse: Since President @realDonaldTrump signed the First Step Act into law, 10 states have passed legislation to advance criminal…” 

Donald Trump, Twitter.com, October 25, 2019 3:42 pm

29,893. 10/25/2019

CRIME/LEGISLATION/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “RT @WhiteHouse: Last year, President @realDonaldTrump signed the First Step Act into law—the most significant criminal justice reform in ma…” 

-Donald Trump, Twitter.com, October 25, 2019 3:42 pm

29,892. 10/25/2019

CRIME/LEGISLATION/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “RT @WhiteHouse: President @realDonaldTrump just accepted the 2019 Bipartisan Justice Award for his leadership in the passage of the histori…” 

Donald Trump, Twitter.com, October 25, 2019 3:41 pm

29,885. 10/25/2019

CRIME/LEGISLATION/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “RT @TeamTrump: President @realDonaldTrump: ‘The First Step Act proved that we can achieve amazing breakthroughs when we come together as a…” 

Donald Trump, Twitter.com, October 25, 2019 3:39 pm

29,884. 10/25/2019

AFRICAN AMERICANS/CRIME/LEGISLATION/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “RT @KatrinaPierson: Watch @potus @realDonaldTrump give remarks at HBCU – Benedict College accepting an award for his leadership on Criminal…”

Donald Trump, Twitter.com, October 25, 2019 3:39 pm