Republicans weigh reversal of 'hundreds' of Obama executive actions

"My agenda will be based on a simple core principle: putting America first," President-elect Donald Trumpannounced in a video he released last week.

Throughout his campaign, Trump said he would accomplish that goal during his first 100 days in office by canceling "every unconstitutional executive action, memorandum and order issued by President Barack Obama."

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And with a Republican-led Congress, Trump might be able to start on doing just that. That is, if Congress agrees with him.

Trump's official picks for Cabinet and administration positions
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Trump's official picks for Cabinet and administration positions

Counselor to the President: Kellyanne Conway

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Veterans Affairs Secretary: David Shulkin

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Transportation secretary: Elaine Chao

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Energy secretary: Rick Perry

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Secretary of State: Rex Tillerson

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Secretary of Defense: Retired Marine General James Mattis

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Chief of staff: Reince Priebus

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Chief strategist: Steve Bannon


Attorney General: Senator Jeff Sessions

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Director of the CIA: Kansas Rep. Mike Pompeo

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Deputy national security adviser: K.T. McFarland

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White House counsel: Donald McGahn

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Ambassador to the United Nations: South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley

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Education secretary: Betsy DeVos

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Commerce secretary: Wilbur Ross

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Homeland security secretary: General John Kelly

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Housing and urban development secretary: Ben Carson

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Administrator of Environmental Protection Agency: Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt

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Health and human services secretary: Tom Price

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Department of Homeland Security: Retired General John Kelly

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Secretary of agriculture: Sonny Perdue

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House Speaker Paul Ryan confirmed Thursday that Republicans and Trump's transition team will begin to sift through "hundreds" of Obama's executive actions to decide which to reverse.

It certainly seems like the two parties are on the same page for most of those repeals.

These include some Trump recently mentioned, like canceling energy restrictions and limiting new regulations.

Congressional Republicans also hope having a Republican in the White House will enable them to overhaul Obamacare, pass large income and corporate tax cuts and fill conservative Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia's seat with a justice who would uphold similar ideals.

But many wonder if Trump will go for others that could cause strong reactions from the public.

In the past, he's suggested reversing Obama's attempts to end the deportation of Dreamers, or undocumented immigrants brought to the U.S. as kids. That's something Republican Sen. Lindsey Graham has denounced.

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Republicans in Congress also disagreed with Trump's policy proposal to temporarily ban some Muslims from entering the country.

Ryan said he didn't know exactly which executive actions would be revoked, but the Trump administration and Republicans might eliminate ones that won't cause a massive public uproar.

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