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Trump Signs Executive Order Reining in Size of Government

Monday President Donald Trump brought about some huge executive orders, including one that froze government hiring, with exception of the military, which fulfilled a huge campaign promise.

The Hill reported:

The new president issued the order alongside two others on Monday morning — one to ban international organizations from using American dollars if they provide or promote abortions and another withdrawing from the Trans-Pacific Partnership.

He signed the orders just before noon in the Oval Office as Vice President Mike Pence, Chief of Staff Reince Priebus, chief strategist Steve Bannon and other top aides looked on.

Priebus presented him with the document, Trump interrupted to make clear that the freeze exempted the military. He made no further comment about the new directive.

Trump’s call for a hiring freeze dates back to an October speech in Gettysburg, Penn. as part of his “Contract with the American Voter.”

During that speech, he promised a “hiring freeze on all federal employees to reduce the federal work force through attrition,” but noted that there would be an exemption for military, public safety and public health jobs.

It’s not clear if the other two sectors are exempted along with the military, as the White House has not yet released the text of the document.

This is something Congressional Republicans wanted former President Barack Obama to tackle several times but Obama only did so in 2010 where he froze federal salary increases.

Former President George W. Bush also instituted a freeze shortly after assuming office, however, in his case that freeze only applied to those agencies where Bush had not yet appointed a head.

The move to implement freezes was also undertaken by former Presidents Ronald Reagan and Jimmy Carter during their time in office.