Trump Outlines His "Contract With The American Worker" in Speech

Christine Rousselle
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Posted: Oct 22, 2016 3:12 PM
Trump Outlines His "Contract With The American Worker" in Speech

During a speech in Gettysburg, PA, Donald Trump gave a last-ditch, "closing argument" to woo voters during the waning weeks of the campaign. Trump outlined his potential first 100 days in office, and spoke of the need to change Washington, D.C. from within. Dubbing the plan his "Contract with the American Worker," Trump took a populist message and described six key actions that he will begin pursuing during his first day in office.

Trump's plans centered around term limits, limiting federal regulations, and restrictions on who can become lobbyists.

FIRST, propose a Constitutional Amendment to impose term limits on all members of Congress;

SECOND, a hiring freeze on all federal employees to reduce federal workforce through attrition (exempting military, public safety, and public health);

THIRD, a requirement that for every new federal regulation, two existing regulations must be eliminated;

FOURTH, a 5 year-ban on White House and Congressional officials becoming lobbyists after they leave government service;

FIFTH, a lifetime ban on White House officials lobbying on behalf of a foreign government;

SIXTH, a complete ban on foreign lobbyists raising money for American elections.

In addition to these six points, Trump also released seven things that he plans on doing to help preserve American jobs. These include withdrawing from NAFTA (or renegotiating the agreement), withdrawing from the TPP, and allowing the Keystone XL pipeline to move forward.