Last year, Congress also passed, and I signed, the landmark V.A. Accountability Act.
Since its passage, my administration has already removed more than 1,500 V.A. employees who failed to give our veterans the care they deserve,
and we are hiring talented people who love our vets as much as we do.
And I will not stop until our veterans are properly taken care of,
which has been my promise to them from the very beginning of this great journey.
All Americans deserve accountability and respect, and that's what we are giving to our wonderful heroes, our veterans. Thank you.
So tonight, I call on Congress to empower every cabinet secretary with the authority to reward good workers
and to remove federal employees who undermine the public trust or fail the American people.
In our drive to make Washington accountable,
we have eliminated more regulations in our first year than any administration in the history of our country.
We have ended the war on American energy, and we have ended the war on beautiful clean coal.
We are now very proudly an exporter of energy to the world.
In Detroit, I halted government mandates that crippled America's great, beautiful autoworkers
so that we can get Motor City revving its engines again. And that's what's happening.