Republican Convention Is Hope-filled

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Last night was the first night of the Republican National Convention (RNC).  There was quite the contrast from the Democratic National Convention (DNC).  Visually it was amore appealing but what I noticed more than anything else: the RNC featured regular Americans like you and me, not the “entertainment” crowd.

The RNC seemed to focus on working Joe’s and Jills compared to the DNCs focus on the 1% among us.

The Democrats like to beat the faux drum of Trump hasn’t accomplished anything and isn’t fit for the job.  While Democrats were busy pushing fake collusion, Trump has been working every day despite the daily bludgeoning of the propaganda arm of the Democrat Party.

Producer, director Robby Starbuck, the son of a Cuban immigrant has made available to the public a list of Trump accomplishments.  The next time someone asks you what has Trump done, show them this list.  Then ask them what has Joe Biden done with his 47 years in the Swamp?

• 2019 Trump signed 3 bills for Native people. One gives compensation to the Spokane tribe for loss of their land in the 1900s, one reauthorizes funding for Native language programs and one gives federal recognition to the Little Shell Tribe of Chippewa Indians.

• Dec. 20, 2019 Trump finalized the creation of Space Force as our 6th Military branch.

• Nov 25, 2019 Trump signed a law to make cruelty to animals a federal felony so that animal abusers face tougher consequences.

• Violent crime has fallen every year he’s been in office.

• Dec. 2018 Trump signed a bill making CBD and Hemp legal. 

• Trump’s EPA gave $100 million to fix the water infrastructure problem in Flint, Michigan.

• Under Trump’s leadership, in 2018 the U.S. surpassed Russia & Saudi Arabia to become the world’s largest producer of crude oil.

• In 2018 Trump signed the “Allow States and Victims to Fight Online Sex Trafficking Act” (FOSTA), which includes the “Stop Enabling Sex Traffickers Act” (SESTA) which both give law enforcement and victims new tools to fight sex trafficking.

• Trump signed a law ending the gag orders on Pharmacists that prevented them from sharing money saving information.

• Trump signed a bill to require airports to provide spaces for breastfeeding Moms.

• Trump signed the Save our Seas Act which funds $10 million per year to clean tons of plastic & garbage from the ocean. 

•Trump signed the biggest wilderness protection & conservation bill in a decade and designated 375,000 acres as protected land.

•Trump signed an executive order this year that forces all healthcare providers to disclose the cost of their services so that Americans can comparison shop and know how much less providers charge insurance companies.

•Trump signed the Right To Try bill May 30, 2018 that allows all terminally ill patients to try experimental treatments that are not yet approved by the FDA so that they have a fighting chance to live.

• President Trump is ending surprise billing.  Hospitals will now be required to post their standard charges for services, which include gross charges, the negotiated rates with insurers and the discounted price a hospital is willing to accept from a patient.

• Created a White House VA Hotline to help veterans and principally staffed it with veterans and direct family members of veterans.

• VA employees are being held accountable for poor performance, with more than 4,000 VA employees removed, demoted, and suspended so far.

• He signed bills in 2019 and 2020 allowing some drug imports from Canada so that prescription prices would go down.

•Trump administration will provide HIV prevention drug for free to 200,000 uninsured patients per year for 11 years.

• All-time record sales during 2019 holidays.

•Trump signed into a law up to 12 weeks of paid parental leave for millions of federal workers, the single most expansive parental leave policy of ever in the US.

•Trump signed an EO allowing small businesses to group together to buy insurance so they get it at a better price.

• Trump signed the Preventing Maternal Deaths Act, written by a Republican lawmaker, providing funding for states to develop maternal mortality review committees to better understand maternal complications and identify solutions to reduce higher mortality rates for Black Americans.

• In 2018, President Trump signed the groundbreaking First Step Act, a criminal justice bill which enacted reforms making our justice system fairer plus helping former inmates successfully return to society.  The act expanded judicial discretion in sentencing of non-violent crimes.

• The First Step Act’s reforms addressed inequities in sentencing that disproportionately harmed Black Americans and reformed mandatory minimums that created unfair outcomes. 

• Over 90% benefitting from retroactive sentencing reductions in the First Step Act are Black Americans.

• The First Step Act provides rehabilitative programs to inmates, helping them successfully rejoin society and not return to crime.

• Trump increased funding for Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) by more than 14%.

• Trump signed legislation forgiving Hurricane Katrina debt that threatened HBCUs.

• Made HBCUs a priority by creating the position of executive director of the White House Initiative on HBCUs.

• Trump received the Bipartisan Justice Award at a historically black college for his criminal justice reform accomplishments.

• More than 7 million jobs created since election.

• Trump’s USDA committed more than $124 Million to help rebuild rural water infrastructure.

• Trump appointed 5 openly gay ambassadors. 

• Trump sent his openly gay ambassador to Germany. 

• Promoted Ric Grenell in Feb 2020 to Director of National Intelligence, making Ric the first EVER gay cabinet member for a President.

• President Trump and Ric Grenell led a global initiative to decriminalize homosexuality across the globe. 

• Trump imposed sanctions on the socialists in Venezuela who killed their citizens. 

• Finalized new trade agreement with South Korea.

• President Trump has ordered a halt to all U.S. taxpayer money going to international organizations that fund or perform abortions. 

• Made a deal with the European Union to increase U.S. energy exports to Europe. 

• Withdrew the U.S. from the job killing TPP deal.

• Issued an executive order requiring the Secretaries of Defense, Homeland Security, and Veterans Affairs to submit a joint plan to provide veterans access to mental health treatment as they transition to civilian life.

• President Trump signed a bill that creates five national monuments, expands several national parks, adds 1.3 million acres of wilderness, and permanently reauthorizes the Land and Water Conservation Fund.

• Through Trump’s Anti-Trafficking Coordination Team (ACTeam) initiative, Federal law enforcement more than doubled convictions of human traffickers and increased the number of defendants charged by 75% in ACTeam districts.

• In 2018, Trump’s DOJ dismantled an organization that was the internet’s leading source of prostitution-related advertisements resulting in sex trafficking. 

• The OMB published new anti-trafficking guidance for government officials to effectively combat human trafficking.

• Trump’s Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s Investigations arrested 1,588 criminals associated with Human Trafficking. 

• United States law enforcement are working with Mexican officials to dismantle human trafficking networks operating across the U.S.-Mexico border.

• Trump’s HHS provided funding to support the National Human Trafficking Hotline to identify perpetrators and give victims the help they need. 

• That hotline identified 16,862 potential human trafficking cases and provided 14,419 referrals to services between October 2017 and March 2019.

Before the virus:

• The poverty rate fell to a 17-year low of 11.8% under the Trump administration as a result of a jobs-rich environment.

• Poverty rates for African-Americans and Hispanic-Americans have reached their lowest levels since the U.S. began collecting such data.

• Consumer confidence and small business confidence at an all time high.

• More Americans are now employed than ever recorded before in our history.

• More than 400,000 manufacturing jobs created since his election.

This list was provided by Robby Starbuck at  GrowUpLive.com.

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