2017 State of the Union address: on Government Reform

Donald Trump: Lifetime ban on becoming foreign lobbyists

We have placed a hiring freeze on non-military and non-essential Federal workers. We have begun to drain the swamp of government corruption by imposing a 5 year ban on lobbying by executive branch officials--and a lifetime ban on becoming lobbyists for a foreign government.
Source: 2017 State of the Union address to Congress Feb 28, 2017

Donald Trump: For every new regulation, must eliminate two old ones

We have undertaken a historic effort to massively reduce job-crushing regulations, creating a deregulation task force inside of every Government agency; imposing a new rule which mandates that for every 1 new regulation, 2 old regulations must be eliminated; and stopping a regulation that threatens the future and livelihoods of our great coal miners.
Source: 2017 State of the Union address to Congress Feb 28, 2017

Steve Beshear: I cut my own pay and we balanced our budget

I was Governor of Kentucky from 2007 to 2015. Now, I'm a private citizen. I grew up in Kentucky in a small town called Dawson Springs. My dad and granddad were Baptist preachers. My family owned a funeral home and my wife Jane and I have been married for almost 50 years. I became governor at the start of the global recession and after eight years, we left things a lot better than we found them.

By being fiscally responsible--I even cut my own pay--we balanced our budget and turned deficits into surpluses, without raising taxes. We cut our unemployment rate in half. We made huge gains in high school graduation rates and we found health coverage for over half a million Kentuckians.

Source: 2017 State of the Union address to Congress Feb 28, 2017

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