Thursday, March 2

DOJ: Attorney General Sessions Statement on Recusal

Department of Justice - Office of Public Affairs
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - Thursday, March 2, 2017

Attorney General Jeff Sessions today issued the following statement:

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“During the course of the confirmation proceedings on my nomination to be Attorney General, I advised the Senate Judiciary Committee that ‘[i]f a specific matter arose where I believed my impartiality might reasonably be questioned, I would consult with Department ethics officials regarding the most appropriate way to proceed.’

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“During the course of the last several weeks, I have met with the relevant senior career Department officials to discuss whether I should recuse myself from any matters arising from the campaigns for President of the United States.

“Having concluded those meetings today, I have decided to recuse myself from any existing or future investigations of any matters related in any way to the campaigns for President of the United States.

“I have taken no actions regarding any such matters, to the extent they exist.

“This announcement should not be interpreted as confirmation of the existence of any investigation or suggestive of the scope of any such investigation.

“Consistent with the succession order for the Department of Justice, Acting Deputy Attorney General and U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of Virginia Dana Boente shall act as and perform the functions of the Attorney General with respect to any matters from which I have recused myself to the extent they exist.”

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President Trump's Executive Orders List

President Donald J Trump singing his first documents
as President of the United States of America
President Trump has promised to make the EO a key part of his administration and started off his administration by immediately issuing Executive Orders on day one. President Trump has signed 15 Executive Orders to date (March 2, 2017), along with a series of memorandum and other executive directives.

President Trump's Executive Orders list started at 13766. The listing of Executive orders in the Congressional Library runs in an ascending numeric order starting with the first Executive orders passed until the most current. President Obama's final Executive Order was 13765.

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The Trump Administration Executive Orders are below

February 28, 2017

Executive Order 13780: The White House Initiative to Promote Excellence and Innovation at Historically Black Colleges and Universities

Executive Order 13779: Restoring the Rule of Law, Federalism, and Economic Growth by Reviewing the "Waters of the United States" Rule

February 24, 2017

Executive Order 13778: Enforcing the Regulatory Reform Agenda

February 9, 2017

Executive Order 13777: Providing an Order of Succession Within the Department of Justice

Executive Order 13779: Restoring the Rule of Law Federalism and Economic Growth by Reviewing the "Waters of the United States" Rule

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RESTORING THE RULE OF LAW, FEDERALISM, AND ECONOMIC GROWTH
BY REVIEWING THE "WATERS OF THE UNITED STATES" RULE

By the authority vested in me as President by the Constitution and the laws of the United States of America, it is hereby ordered as follows:

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Section 1. Policy. It is in the national interest to ensure that the Nation's navigable waters are kept free from pollution, while at the same time promoting economic growth, minimizing regulatory uncertainty, and showing due regard for the roles of the Congress and the States under the Constitution.

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Sec. 2. Review of the Waters of the United States Rule. (a) The Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency (Administrator) and the Assistant Secretary of the Army for Civil Works (Assistant Secretary) shall review the final rule entitled "Clean Water Rule: Definition of 'Waters of the United States,'" 80 Fed. Reg. 37054 (June 29, 2015), for consistency with the policy set forth in section 1 of this order and publish for notice and comment a proposed rule rescinding or revising the rule, as appropriate and consistent with law.

(b) The Administrator, the Assistant Secretary, and the heads of all executive departments and agencies shall review all orders, rules, regulations, guidelines, or policies implementing or enforcing the final rule listed in subsection (a) of this section for consistency with the policy set forth in section

Executive Order 13780: The White House Initiative to Promote Excellence and Innovation at Historically Black Colleges and Universities

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WHITE HOUSE INITIATIVE TO PROMOTE EXCELLENCE AND INNOVATION AT HISTORICALLY BLACK COLLEGES AND UNIVERSITIES

By the authority vested in me as President by the Constitution and the laws of the United States of America, and in order to advance opportunities in higher education, it is hereby ordered as follows:

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Section 1.  Policy.  Historically black colleges and universities (HBCUs) have made, and continue to make, extraordinary contributions to the general welfare and prosperity of our country.  Established by visionary leaders, America's HBCUs have, for more than 150 years, produced many of our Nation's leaders in business, government, academia, and the military, and have helped create a black middle class.  The Nation's more than 100 HBCUs are located in 20 States, the District of Columbia, and the U.S. Virgin Islands, and serve more than 300,000 undergraduate, graduate, and professional students.  These institutions are important engines of economic growth and public service, and they are proven ladders of intergenerational advancement.

 A White House Initiative on HBCUs would:  advance America's full human potential; foster more and better opportunities in higher education; strengthen the capacity of HBCUs to provide the highest-quality education; provide equitable opportunities for HBCUs to participate in Federal