House Speaker Paul Ryan has stated that President Donald Trump is “wasting no time acting on his promises,” after Trump started his first full workday signing key executive orders on Obamacare, trade, government spending and taxpayer subsidies for abortions.
“We look forward to working with the president to build on these actions and deliver results for the people,” Ryan said in a statement.
Ryan, R-Wis., will meet privately with Trump Monday following a White House meeting between Trump and top congressional leaders in both parties. Ryan plans to have dinner Monday with Vice President Mike Pence and Trump’s Chief of Staff, Reince Priebus.
Trump on Monday signed an executive order withdrawing the United States from the Trans-Pacific Partnership, and another blocking taxpayer funding for international Planned Parenthood, which provides abortions and health care for women. Trump also signed an executive order instituting a hiring freeze for non-military federal workers.
“President Trump is wasting no time acting on his promises,” Ryan said a statement. “Already, he has laid the groundwork to protect Americans struggling under Obamacare. He has renewed President Reagan’s policy to ensure American taxpayers are not forced to subsidize abortions anywhere in the world. He has followed through on his promise to insist on better trade agreements. And by instituting a hiring freeze, he has taken a critical first step toward reining in Washington bureaucracy.”