President Trump has wasted no time making good on campaign promises through the use of executive orders. It’s a strategy President Obama also employed in his first few weeks in office. Daniel Gitterman, chair of the University of North Carolina Department of Public Policy, joins us to talk about how presidents use executive orders. He writes about the topic in “Calling the Shots: The President, Executive Orders, and Public Policy” (Brookings Institution Press).
President Trump’s executive order that has received the most attention is his order banning refugees from seven Muslim-majority countries. NPR has put together a database that details where members of Congress side on the ban.