“I talked about 200 days because I thought the kind of agenda that we’re attempting to put together here — overhauling health care, overhauling the tax system, rebuilding our military, securing the border — those take more than just a few months,” Ryan said in April.
On Monday, Trump hit the 200-day mark, but major achievements still remain elusive.
Here’s a quick look at what’s happened — and what hasn’t — in Trump’s second 100 days.
• Trump announced the U.S. will withdraw from the Paris climate agreement. The U.S. won’t officially be able to leave the international agreement to fight climate change until November of 2020.
• The Justice Department appointed a special counsel on the Russia investigation. Former FBI Director Robert S. Mueller is now heading an investigation into Russian meddling in the election.
• The effort to repeal the Affordable Care Act collapsed. A last-ditch move to pass a “skinny repeal” of Obamacare failed in the Senate when Republican Sens. John McCain, Susan Collins and Lisa Murkowski voted against it.
• Trump announced that transgender Americans would be barred from military service. Citing “tremendous medical costs and disruption,” Trump said that transgender people would no longer be able to serve in the military “in any capacity.”
• The White House backed a bill to cut legal immigration in half. Trump announced his support for the RAISE Act, which would cut legal immigration in half by 2027, but it faces an uncertain future in the Senate.
• The White House staff was reshuffled. Press Secretary Sean Spicer resigned, Anthony Scaramucci was hired and then fired as communications director, Chief of Staff Reince Priebus was replaced by retired Gen. John Kelly, among other changes.
• Trump signed Russian sanctions into law. After Congress passed a package of stiff financial sanctions against Russia by overwhelming veto-proof margins, Trump reluctantly signed them into law.
• Many Senate-confirmed posts remain unfilled. As of Aug. 7, the Senate confirmed 117 key positions, but Trump had not yet nominated people for 354 jobs, according to the Washington Post and the Partnership for Public Service.
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