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What Trump Can Undo On Day One, According To The Congressional Research Service

The Obama legacy wasn’t built in a day, and it will take Donald Trump more than a day to tear it down, despite his promise to rescind many of President Obama’s actions on day one.

Trump can rescind Obama’s executive actions with a stroke of the pen, but according to the Congressional Research Service, few of Obama’s executive actions have been controversial.

Obama’s more substantive actions will be more difficult to repeal.

“Despite the attention paid to executive orders, not all policy initiatives emanating from the executive branch have been implemented via executive order during the Obama Administration,” CRS writes in a legal sidebar. ”Some of the current Administration’s more contentious policies were instead implemented pursuant to discretionary agency directives and guidance documents.” – READ MORE