Making America Great Again
President Donald J. Trump Achievements
The Administration announced that the VA is creating a National Women Veterans Oncology System of Excellence, providing women Veterans with cutting edge care and access to lifesaving clinical trials.
President Trump signed the Commander John Schott Hannon Veterans Mental Health Care Improvement Act of 2019, strengthening the mental health workforce and improving rural access to mental healthcare.
The Trump administration announced that the USDA is extending flexibilities to allow free meals to continue to be available for all children throughout the entire 2020-2021 school year.
Secretary Carson announced that in the first year of the program, the Foster Youth Independence Initiative awarded 844 vouchers to former foster youth at risk of homelessness.
The Trump administration announced 40 new grant awards, totaling $24 million, which will expand education options for American Indian and Alaska Native Students.
The Department of Veterans Affairs announced that 42 states and one U.S. territory signed the PREVENTS state proclamation pledging to prioritize suicide prevention for Veterans and all citizens.
The Trump administration provided $15 million in funding opportunities to support socially disadvantaged veteran farmers and ranchers in an effort to help them successfully own and operate farms.
Secretary of Education, Betsy DeVos, announced a new grant program that will assist higher education emerge from the coronavirus pandemic and provide expanded educational opportunities for students.
The Trump administration announced their partnership with OnStar’s emergency services to improve access to current suicide prevention resources for Veterans.
The Trump administration has awarded more than $400 million in grants to end Veteran homelessness.
The Trump Administration announced that the Department of Veteran Affairs has successfully reduced prescription opioid use in patients within the VA health care system by 64%.
Trump Administration (ED) launches a new grant competition to promote education choice for Native American students.
The Administration allocated $400 million in coronavirus funding to enhance the VA’s emergency relief response for homeless Veterans or those at risk of homelessness during the coronavirus pandemic.
President Trump enacted an executive order on the White House Hispanic Prosperity Initiative to improve access to education, training, and economic opportunities for Hispanic American students.
The Department of Education announced an additional $6.2 billion in funding for higher education institutions during the COVID-19 crisis.
The Department of Education announced a new process, providing funding flexibilities to states to best meet the needs of students and educators during the COVID-19 pandemic.
The Department of Education announced the halt of collection and wage garnishments, providing flexibility for “at least 60 days” due to the COVID-19 national emergency.
The Department of Education announced it would waive the interest on all student loans held by the Federal Government in response to helping Americans during the COVID- 19 crisis.
The Trump administration announced new Title IX enforcement to combat sexual assault in K-12 public schools, fulfilling the President’s promise to keep children safe.
The Trump administration signed the Military Housing Privatization Initiative Tenant Bill of Rights, fulfilling the President’s promise to support military families.
President Trump and his Administration supported the Education Freedom Scholarships and Opportunity Act, calling on Congress to pass the bill.
President Donald Trump signs the bill to reauthorize funding to 2024 to preserve and maintain Native American languages.
The federal HBCU initiative office was moved back into the White House, a move that leaders had requested under President Obama.
President Trump signed the FUTURE Act into law. The law permanently funds HBCUs and simplifies the FAFSA application.
9.1 million veterans are employed.
The Administration launched FindTreatment.gov a public resource to help combat substance abuse.
The Administration lowered regulatory hurdles and restored flexibility to schools with respect to menus in their cafeterias.
Unemployment for Americans without a high school diploma is at the lowest rate ever recorded.
President Trump issued a presidential memorandum which encouraged the Department of Education to promote STEM, especially Computer Science.
President Trump directed the federal government to develop a strategy to support HBCUs. To date, this has been supported by 32 departments and agencies.
The Administration continued to work with HBCUs to expand apprenticeship opportunities, career choices, and ensure they receive adequate support.
Through the Capital Financing Program, the Administration has provided more than $500 million in loans to HBCUs.
President Trump worked with Congress to lift the ban on Pell Grants on summer classes.
The President signed legislation to increase federal funding for HBCUs by 13%, the highest level ever.
President Trump has appropriated more money than any other president to HBCUs.
In 2019, President Trump signed a memorandum that eliminated 100% of student loan debt for permanently disabled veterans.
The number of unemployed veterans was reduced by 40% under President Trump.
The President signed a historic executive order that promotes and protects free speech on college campuses.
The Administration forgave over $300 million in outstanding debt to 4 schools impacted by natural disasters and provided $10 million to defer loan payments for 6 schools facing financial difficulties.
Taking care of our GREAT VETERANS: Took executive action to prevent Veteran suicide and eliminate student loan debts for disabled Veterans.
The Administration secured a record $8.6 billion in funding for mental health services with the goal of ending the tragedy of veteran suicide.
The Trump Administration created the PREVENTS initiative, a task force aimed at unifying the efforts of government, businesses, and nonprofit groups to help our veterans.
The Trump Administration prioritized empowering women to pursue careers and realize their economic potential.
The unemployment rate among veterans reached a record low of 2.8%.
President Trump directed more than $200 million per year to technology education grants for women and programs that encourage participation in STEM careers.
President Trump encouraged passage of the STOP School Violence Act to provide funding grants to schools to improve security measures.
President Trump secured $73.1 billion for the Department of Veterans Affairs - the highest funding for the VA in history.
The Department Of Education Announced $359.8 Million In Federal Assistance To 20 States And The U.S. Virgin Islands To Assist With The Cost Of Educating Students
The Department Of Education Announced That It Would Potentially Rescind The Gainful Employment Regulation.
Pres. Trump signed the bipartisan reauthorization of the Carl D. Perkins Career and Technical Education Act providing nearly $1.3 billion annually for career and technical education programs.
The remains of 55 American serviceman departed South Korea for the United States, a visible result of President Trump’s promise to bring home American serviceman killed during the Korean War.
Reauthorized and modernized the Perkins Career and Technical Education Bill.
The Department of Justice Rolled Back Various Guidance Documents on Affirmative Action Because of its “Unnecessary or Improper Rulemaking.”
The Department of Justice Charged 601 Defendants in the “Largest Ever Health Care Fraud Enforcement Action,” Which Amounted to More Than $2 Billion in False Billings.
Senate Education Committee Passed Legislation to Help Close the Workforce Skills Gap by Updating the Perkins Career and Technical Education Act With the Support from Ivanka Trump.
The Graduation Rate for Career Technical Education (CTE) Concentrators is about 93%, Approximately 10% Higher Than the National Average.
Signed historic VA Choice legislation and the VA Accountability Act.
President Trump Hosts First Dinner for Muslim Holiday of Ramadan
President Trump Signs Bill to Extend Veterans Choice Health Care Law
President Trump and First Lady Melania Trump Hosts Gold Star Families for a Memorial Reception at the White House to Pay Tribute to our Fallen Heroes
President Trump Signs H.R. 3562, H.R. 4009, and S. 1285 into Law
President Trump Signed Legislation to Fully Fund the Popular V.A. Choice Program
President Trump Donates his First-Quarter Salary to the Department of Veterans Affairs
President Trump unveiled the “American Patients First” plan to increase competition, improve negotiation and create incentives to lower prices of prescription drugs and out-of-pocket health care costs
Executive Order Enhancing Noncompetitive Civil Service Appointments of Military Spouses.
President Donald J. Trump Proclaims May 6 through May 12, 2018, as National Hurricane Preparedness Week.
President Donald J. Trump Proclaims May 6 through May 12, 2018, as National Charter Schools Week.
President Donald J. Trump Proclaims May 2018 as National Foster Care Month.
President Donald J. Trump Proclaims April 15 through April 21, 2018, as National Volunteer Week.
President Trump signed an Executive Order on economic mobility by reforming welfare.
President Donald J. Trump Proclaims March 27, 2018, as “Education and Sharing Day, U.S.A.”
Veteran unemployment recently fell to its lowest rate in nearly 20 years.
President Donald J. Trump Proclaims March 18 through March 24, 2018, as Vocational-Technical Education Week.
President Trump Takes Immediate Action to Secure Our Schools
The Department of Education worked with HBCUs to protect $80 million in Title III carryover funding.
President Trump encouraged state and federal lawmakers to expand school choice.
President Donald J. Trump Proclaims January 21 through January 27, 2018, as National School Choice Week.
President Trump Signs Executive Order for Veterans to Receive Care Outside of Veterans Affairs Medical System
President Trump Signs Executive Order to Support Veterans During Their Transition from Uniformed Life to Civilian Life
White House Announces $200 Million in Grant Funds Directed Toward STEM Education in FY 2018, Ivanka Trump Spearheads Effort
Presidential Proclamation Commemorating the 50th Anniversary of the Vietnam War.
President Donald J. Trump Proclaims November 12 through November 18, 2017, as American Education Week.
President Trump Signs the Harry W. Colmery Veterans Educational Assistance Act of 2017 into Law
President Donald J. Trump Proclaims November 2017 as National Veterans and Military Families Month.
President Trump Declares a Nationwide Public Health Emergency to Address Opioid Crisis
President Trump Signs the V.A. Choice and Quality Employment Act of 2017, Authorizing $2.1 Billion to the Veterans Choice Fund
President Trump and Secretary Shulkin Announce Roll-Out of Veteran Appointment Request (VAR) App, Allowing Veterans to Schedule Appointments with V.A.
President Trump and Secretary Shulkin Expand V.A. Video Connect, an App That Allows Veterans and Providers to be Connected by Video Across the Country
President Trump and Secretary Shulkin Announce Expansion of V.A. Telehealth Services with “Anywhere to Anywhere V.A. Health Care” Initiative
President Trump Signs the Veterans Appeals Improvement and Modernization Act of 2017 into Law
Expanded VA telehealth services, walk-in-clinics, same-day urgent primary and mental healthcare, and launched the promised 24-hour Veteran Hotline.
Veterans Affairs Expands Transparency, Becoming the First Agency to Post Information on Adverse Employee Actions
New White House Veterans Affairs Hotline Fully Staffed To Serve Veterans 24/7, with Staff Consisting of 90% Veterans
Under President Trump, the Department of Veterans Affairs Fires over 500 Employees, Suspends 200, and Demotes 33 in an Effort to Restore Integrity and Accountability
President Trump Signed a Bill to Allow the V.A. to Fire Incompetent Employees
Veterans Affairs Secretary David Shulkin Announces Shift of Veterans’ Electronic Health Records to System Used by the Department of Defense
President Trump signed Executive Order 13779, promoting excellence and innovation at Historically Black Colleges and Universities.
President Donald J. Trump Proclaims May 12, 2017, as Military Spouse Day.
President Donald J. Trump Proclaims April 30 through May 6, 2017, as National Charter Schools Week.
President Trump signed an executive order to improve the Department of Veterans Affairs and Whistleblower Protection.
Presidential Executive Order on Enforcing Statutory Prohibitions on Federal Control of Education.
Signed a Congressional Review Act Bill to Allow States to Restrict Planned Parenthood Funding
Veterans Affairs Increases Transparency and Accountability by Launching a new Online Tool, Providing Veterans Access to Wait Time and Quality of Care Data
Veterans Affairs increased transparency and accountability by launching an online “Access and Quality Tool.” This provides veterans a way to access wait time and quality of care data.
President Donald J. Trump Proclaims April 7, 2017, as Education and Sharing Day, U.S.A.
Veterans Affairs Secretary David Shulkin Announces the Expansion of Provisions for Urgent Mental Health Needs to Former Service Members with OTH Administrative Discharges
President Trump signed the INSPIRE Act which encouraged NASA to have more women and girls participate in STEM and pursue careers in aerospace.
President Trump evoked the Education Department’s order that public schools allow gender-confused males access to girls’ restrooms and locker rooms.
President Trump signed an executive order to expand apprenticeships in America.