Trump’s plan to roll back the Obama-era regulations that helped create a global food safety system is on hold while the White House and Congress fight to come up with a replacement.
The president is also considering his own plan to help the nation cope with the arrival of an entirely new world in which he wants to build a wall along the Mexican border, which could prove a stumbling block for his efforts to convince lawmakers to fund his proposed wall.
The president has promised to rollback a number of regulations, but the main focus of his push has been to roll out a nationwide food safety program.
Trump’s plan, known as the White Food Security Plan, is expected to be unveiled later this week.
He has proposed creating a new food safety agency to oversee all food-safety rules.
Under the plan, the food industry would be required to report every time its product is processed, packaged or stored at least once per year, with a new report sent every two months.
The agency would also be required not to process, package or store food that contains more than 0.5 percent MSG, a substance that some experts have said may be linked to cancer.
Trump has said he wants the government to “bring back control of our food supply” and has proposed increasing the amount of food that is processed and stored in our country, including by using a federal reserve system similar to the one used for gold.
He has also proposed rolling back regulations on greenhouse gas emissions.
The Trump administration is also weighing whether to allow American manufacturers to ship more than 5 million gallons of water from Mexico to the U.S. every day.
That would allow for more exports of U.N.-sanctioned products.
In a new proposal, the White Houses Office of Management and Budget has suggested moving forward with the proposed $200 billion Food Safety Modernization Act, which would help states with their food safety programs.
Ahead of Trump’s speech, Trump also proposed an overhaul of how the Department of Homeland Security handles the release of immigrants who are in detention.
He also pledged to end the U, S. citizenship program for people in the U., S. and Mexico, and deport illegal immigrants who have been convicted of a crime.
Trump also said he would eliminate a rule limiting the number of jobs a business could take from a certain age group.
He wants to lift that cap from 65 to 70 and would also consider expanding it to a higher age range.
Republicans are pushing to increase the federal minimum wage to $15 an hour by the end of the year, and they have proposed a series of tax cuts for businesses and individuals that could boost wages by as much as $5 trillion over the next decade.
“He’s already done a lot to advance the agenda of the American people,” Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., told reporters in the Capitol on Thursday.
“We’re going to continue to work with him on the agenda.”
A senior administration official said Trump has also called on Congress to boost taxes on companies that move jobs overseas.
McConnell’s proposal to increase taxes on businesses is also likely to be met with resistance from Democrats.