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President Obama's Executive Orders List 2012

President Obama signed a total of 147 Executive Orders by the end of 2012. 

The Executive Order list below is listed in descending chronological order, the most recent orders are listed  first.

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Executive Orders issued in 2010

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Executive Orders become law if unchallenged by the Congress 30 days after they are submitted.

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President Obama signed 39 Executive Orders - 13597 to 13635 - in 2012. 
They are listed in descending order below.

December 27, 2012

Executive Order 13635: Adjustments of Certain Rates of Pay

December 21, 2012

Executive Order 13633: Closing of Executive Departments and Agencies of the Federal Government

Executive Order 13634: Reestablishment of Advisory Commission

December 7, 2012

Executive Order 13632: Establishing the Hurricane Sandy Rebuilding Task Force

Executive Order 13631: Reestablishment of Advisory Group 

December 6, 2012

Executive Order 13630: Establishment of an Interagency Task Force on Commercial Advocacy

October 26, 2012

Executive Order13629: Establishing the White House Homeland Security Partnership Council

October 9, 2012

Executive Order 13628: Authorizing the Implementation of Certain Sanctions Set Forth in the Iran Threat Reduction and Syria Human Rights Act of 2012 and Additional Sanctions with respect to Iran

September 25, 2012

Executive Order 13627: Strengthening Protections Against Trafficking In Persons In Federal Contracts

September 10, 2012

Executive Order 13626: Gulf Coast Ecosystem Restoration

August 31, 2012

Executive Order 13625: Improving Access to Mental Health Services for Veterans, Service Members, and Military Families

August 30, 2012

Executive Order 13624: Accelerating Investment in Industrial Energy Efficiency

August 10, 2012

Executive Order 13623: Preventing and Responding to Violence Against Women and Girls Globally

July 31, 2012

Executive Order 13622: Authorizing Additional Sanctions With Respect To Iran

July 26, 2012

Executive Order 13621: White House Initiative on Educational Excellence for African Americans

July 20, 2012

Executive Order 13620: Taking Additional Steps to Address the National Emergency with Respect to Somalia

July 11, 2012

Executive Order 13619: Blocking Property of Persons Threatening the Peace, Security, or Stability of Burma

July 6, 2012

Executive Order 13618: Assignment of National Security and Emergency Preparedness Communications Functions

June 25, 2012

Executive Order 13617: Russian Highly Enriched Uranium

June 14, 2012

Executive Order 13616: Accelerating Broadband Infrastructure Deployment

May 21, 2012

Executive Order 13615: Providing an Order of Succession within the Office of Management and Budget

Executive Order 13614: Providing an Order of Succession within the Environmental Protection Agency

Executive Order 13613: Providing an Order of Succession within the Department of Commerce

Executive Order 13612: Providing an Order of Succession within the Department of Agriculture

May 16, 2012

Executive Order 13611: Blocking Property of Persons Threatening the Peace, Security, or Stability of Yemen

May 10, 2012

Executive Order 13610: Identifying and Reducing Regulatory Burdens

May 1 2012

Executive Order 13609: Prohibiting Certain Transactions with and Suspending Entry into the United States of Foreign Sanctions Evaders with Respect to Iran and Syria

Executive Order 13608: Promoting International Regulatory Cooperation

April 27, 2012

Executive Order 13607: Establishing Principles of Excellence for Educational Institutions Serving Service Members, Veterans, Spouses, and Other Family Members

April 23, 2012

Executive Order 13606: Blocking the Property and Suspending Entry into the United States of Certain Persons with Respect to Grave Human Rights Abuses by the Governments of Iran and Syria via Information Technology

April 13, 2012

Executive Order 13605: Supporting Safe and Responsible Development of Unconventional Domestic Natural Gas Resources

March 22, 2012

Executive Order 13604: Improving Performance of Federal Permitting and Review of Infrastructure Projects

March 16, 2012

Executive Order 13603: National Defense Resources Preparedness

March 15, 2012

Executive Order 13602: Establishing a White House Council on Strong Cities, Strong Communities

February 28, 2012

Executive Order 13601: Establishment of the Interagency Trade Enforcement Center

February 9, 2012

Executive Order 13600: Establishing the President's Global Development Council

February 6, 2012

Executive Order 13599: Blocking Property of the Government of Iran and Iranian Financial Institutions

January 27, 2012

Executive Order 13598 - Assignment of Functions Relating to Certain Promotion and Appointment Actions in the Armed Forces

January 19, 2012

Executive Order 13597 - Establishing Visa and Foreign Visitor Processing Goals and the Task Force on Travel and Competitiveness
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  1. Anonymous3:06 AM EST

    April 13,2012 #13605 Supporting Safe and responsible development of Unconventional Domestic Natural Gas Resources. Is this a government takeover? Thought these businesses were NOT OWNED BY OUR GOVERNMENT. also 13608, eXEX ORDER Promoting International Regulatory Cooperation. WHAT????
    SOUNDS LIKE U.N. BUSINESS............THAT IS NONE OF THEIR BUSINESS . #13616 I DON'T KNOW WHAT Broadband Infrastructure Deployment means.......maybe taking over personally owned communications systems. I hope not. #13618 Assignment of Nat'l Security & Emer Preparedness Communications Functions. SHOULD SPECIFY FOR WHAT PURPOSES.

    1. Anonymous4:49 PM EDT

      Read the EO and see what it says. Then write it in and find out what it means around the net. Go to reputable sites and not radicals. They are all listed on with the whole text and if you don't understand them there don't assume you can comment on them either.


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