What Clinton and Trump Have Pledged to Do in First 100 Days as President

No matter who wins, the new president will have a busy first three months.

Here’s a look at what Trump and Clinton have promised to achieve in the first 100 days of their presidency:

Donald Trump

In the subsequent 99 days, Trump has promised to “drain the swamp” — the campaign’s term for rooting out corruption in Washington. A major pledge of his is a “constitutional amendment to impose term limits on all members of congress.” Representatives and senators may currently serve an unlimited number of two- and six-year terms, respectively. Additionally, Trump has proposed a law barring government officials from lobbying the government within five years of their service.

On taxes, he has pledged “the biggest tax cut since Ronald Reagan.” The Economic Recovery Tax Act of 1981 and Tax Reform Act of 1986, passed during Reagan’s presidency, simplified the tax code and lowered marginal tax rates by more than 20 percent for most citizens. Trump has called for business tax rates to be reduced to 15 percent.

Other Trump proposals in the first 100 days include an elimination of Common Core in public schools nationwide and the nomination of a Supreme Court justice to replace the late Antonin Scalia.

Hillary Clinton

Clinton has assured voters that she is committed to governing all Americans, not just those who voted for her, and many of her plans involve “reach[ing] out to Republicans” around the country and in Washington to repair relationships after what has been a bruising campaign.

“One of the things I will do from the very beginning, the very first day of my administration … is to make sure everybody in the country knows I’m the president of every American,” she said in a speech on Sept. 30 in Florida. “Every single person.”

She has vowed to nominate a diverse Cabinet "that looks like America" and features as many women as men. She has an eye on the vacancy on the Supreme Court and has said she will appoint a justice with “real life experience.”

An additional piece of Clinton’s platform includes addressing student loan debt by promoting income-based repayment and a reduction of interest rates on federal loans.

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