President-elect Donald Trump plans to hit the ground running. He could sign his first executive orders within hours of taking the oath of office.
"I've asked my transition team to develop a list of executive actions we can take on Day 1 to restore our laws and bring back our jobs," Trump said in a videotaped message in November. "It's about time."
Vice President-elect Mike Pence echoed that message in a meeting with reporters on Thursday.
"Our job is to be ready on Day 1," Pence said. "We are all ready to go to work."
The incoming president has promised to: