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Senator Wicker speaks on Trump’s First 100 days

Washington, D.C.–The first 100-day period after a new President takes office is a pivotal time for any administration, and President-elect Donald Trump has made promises as to how those first days will go. 

Senator Roger Wicker said he is excited to see those first days.

“President-elect Trump has already put forward bold ideas for his first days in office, including the repeal of Obamacare.  In keeping with the Constitution’s separation of powers, Congress will have to play a key role in turning these ideas into law,” said Wicker. “The repeal of Obamacare, for example, will start in the legislative branch, where Congress can use a process called “reconciliation.””

Wicker explained that Congress and Trump will have to work together.

“I hope Congress will replace the law with market-driven policies that go back to what was promised to the American people: more health-care choices and lower costs,” Senator Wicker said. “Although repeal of Obamacare can happen immediately, putting a better health-care plan in place will take time.  No one who relied on what the law required should be hurt by this transition.”

Other items that could get an early start under the Trump Administration include:

  • Filling the Supreme Court vacancy.  President-elect Trump is expected to pick a replacement for the late Antonin Scalia sometime around Inauguration Day. The new justice must then be confirmed by the Senate, which has a constitutional duty to provide “advice and consent” for most presidential nominations, including Mr. Trump’s picks for his Cabinet.
  • Reversing executive overreach.  President-elect Trump has announced he will work to roll back harmful federal rules.
  • Reforming the tax code.  One of President-elect Trump’s promises during the campaign was tax reform.  America currently has the highest corporate tax rate among the world’s developed countries.

Senator Wicker said those first 100 days are pivotal for the nation.

“January 20 to April 29 will be an important period for the Trump Administration to get the ball rolling on policies for economic growth and job creation that actually make a difference in people’s lives,” said Wicker. “Americans voted for a change in direction, and lawmakers should fulfill their wishes.  The new President and Congress have an opportunity to focus on local communities, jobs, and the livelihoods of Americans. This should be the mission of the first 100 days.”

President-elect Trump will be inaugurated on January 20th.

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