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Shuster Statement on President Trump's First 100 Days in Office

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Congressman Bill Shuster (R-Hollidaysburg) issued the following statement on President Trump’s first 100 days in office:

“We are just 100 days into the new administration and Justice Neil Gorsuch is on the Supreme Court bench, the United States has withdrawn from the Trans-Pacific Partnership, and President Trump is taking incredible steps to shrink the size of the federal government.

“It is refreshing to now have a president from the private sector who understands the real impact of the laws and regulations Washington imposes on American businesses and their employees.

“President Trump and Congress have already saved taxpayers an estimated $86 billion through executive action and the Congressional Review Act, eliminating burdensome regulations implemented by unelected bureaucrats. The president wasted no time approving the Keystone pipeline, long delayed by the Obama administration, and is curbing the EPA’s attempted power-grab by reviewing the disastrous Waters of the United States (WOTUS) rule.

“Congress and the White House are responding to the message heard loud and clear last fall when the American people demanded a government that is truly of, by, and for the people:

·         We are making sweeping reforms to the VA so our nation’s veterans can receive the quality of care they deserve.

·         Work has begun to overhaul our endlessly complicated and outdated tax code to unshackle our economy and make it easier for our citizens to file their tax returns every year.

·         By committing to cutting wasteful spending, we are streamlining government and increasing accountability to the taxpayers.

“This is great progress, but the work doesn’t end with the first 100 days. We are focused on investing in the American dream with new, bold ideas to empower the American people. I’m excited to continue working with the president to build a 21st century infrastructure, institute the first monumental tax reform in over 30 years, and fix our failing healthcare system. Bring on the next 100 days.”