Trump promises to ‘Make America Work Again’ — then pulls the plug on Obama’s jobs program
So much for “Making America Work Again.”
According to the New York Times, President Donald Trump has cancelled a jobs plan set in place by former President Barack Obama that would have increased local hiring for public works projects.
Proposed in 2015, the Obama-era regulation was thrown out by the Department of Transportation just before it was supposed to go into effect on Friday.
The DOT did not respond to Raw Story’s request for comment and has provided no reason for the reversal, but as The Hill noted, it’s likely due to “the White House’s ongoing push to slash federal regulations.”