By the authority vested in me as President by the Constitution and the laws of the United States of America, including section 7301 of title 5, United States Code, and the Presidential Transition Act of 1963, as amended, and to assist the Presidential transition, it is hereby ordered as follows:
Section 1. Policy. The peaceful transition of power has long been a hallmark of American democracy. It is the policy of the United States to undertake all reasonable efforts to ensure that Presidential transitions are well-coordinated and effective, without regard to party affiliation.
Sec. 2. Establishment of the White House Transition Coordinating Council. (a) To facilitate the Presidential transition, including assisting and supporting the transition efforts of the transition teams of eligible candidates, there is established a White House Transition Coordinating Council.
(b) The White House Transition Coordinating Council shall be composed of the following officials or their designees:
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(i) Assistant to the President and Chief of Staff, who shall serve as Chair;
President Obama has signed 235 Executive Orders to date during his Administration. The 1461 has included a Free Download of the Official Executive Orders as they become available in the Federal Registry.
This list is complete and current to May 7th 2016. The list was originally started here on the 1461 on January 25 2009.
I get emails from time to time asking why other blogs and websites list President Obama's Executive Orders in the many hundreds even thousands and I show only the true count of the current number of Executive Orders.
The answer is simple - We don't need to lie or attempt to embellish the total number of Executive Orders to build traffic, sell advertising spaces or raise our ratings - the Truth will Set you Free. Facts - Not Fear
For ease of navigating the Executive Orders, the most recent and most searched for Executive Orders are listed below here on the main Executive Order page. The full list is to large to keep it all on one page. To make it easier to view and faster to load the list has been broken out by year. Click on the following links to view that years Executive Orders: