View Full Version : The Last Executive Order?

David Merrill
02-10-2017, 08:05 PM
We will see. Executive Order #13772 showed up in the Federal Register (https://www.federalregister.gov/executive-orders/donald-trump/2017) Wednesday morning then disappeared a couple hours later. You can watch for it

I wrote a LinkedIn article this morning. Click Here (https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/presidential-directive-served-january-30-last-order-david-merrill?trk=pulse_spock-articles). It is still on the GPO website (https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2017-02-08/pdf/2017-02762.pdf) and even on the White House website (https://www.whitehouse.gov/the-press-office/2017/02/03/presidential-executive-order-core-principles-regulating-united-states). But if an Executive Order is not published in the Federal Register it does not exist.

David Merrill
02-11-2017, 10:57 PM
In my opinion if it is difficult to find that is not public notice.


02-12-2017, 02:01 AM

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I can't tell for sure but it looks like the GPO may be an official federal register.

https://www.gpo.gov/help/index.html#about_compilation_of_presidential_docum ents.htm

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Where the executive order is listed. (https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/browse/collection.action?collectionCode=CPD&browsePath=2017%2F02&isCollapsed=false&leafLevelBrowse=false&isDocumentResults=true&ycord=171)


I read up from the quoted passage at the federalregister.gov website and found this.

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looks like ofr.gov may be the place to go?