President Donald Trump hit the ground running on Monday morning, signing three executive orders and making good on several important campaign promises.
The first executive order withdraws the United States from the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP). The trade-deal had been stalled in congress, as lawmakers on both sides of the political aisle opposed its adoption.
"Everyone knows what that means, right? We’ve been talking about this for a long time," Trump said after signing the executive order. "Great thing for the American worker what we just did."
In addition, Trump signed an executive order limiting abortion funding overseas by reinstating the so-called Mexico-City policy. The policy, originally implemented by President Ronald Reagan, requires non-governmental organizations to agree to "neither perform nor actively promote abortion as a method of family planning in other nations" as a condition of receiving federal funding.
Finally, Trump signed a federal workforce hiring freeze, part of a plan to shrink the federal government though attrition. The freeze excludes those who serve in "military, public safety, and public health" roles.