A Law is the result of a Bill that originated in either the House of Representative or the Senate. Once it has been passed in the originating house, it is sent to the other house and after some push and pull may be passed. It is then sent to the President to either sign it, veto it or not sign it and let it become law by default. Congress may override the Presidential veto, if they have sufficient votes.
AN EXECUTIVE ORDER
An Executive Order is just an order issued by the President that is enforceable by members of the Executive Branch until it is either overturned by a law passed by the Congress or overturned by a ruling court.
PRESIDENT BILLS PASSED INTO LAWS in FIRST 100 DAYS
Franklin Roosevelt 76
Harry Truman* 55
Dwight Eisenhower 22
John Kennedy 26
Lyndon Johnson* 10
Richard Nixon 9
Jimmy Carter 22
Ronald Reagan 9
George H.W. Bush 18
Bill Clinton 24
George W. Bush 7
Barack Obama 11
*Took office after predecessor’s death, so we’re counting the first 100 days of their full elected terms — 1949 for Truman and 1965 for Johnson. Gerald Ford is omitted from the list.
FOR TRUMP THE 100 DAYS LOOM LARGE!
In his first 100 days, Trump promised to work with Congress to pass 10 specific pieces of legislation into law. Those bills were:
Middle Class Tax Relief and Simplification Act
End the Offshoring Act
American Energy and Infrastructure Act
School Choice and Education Opportunity Act
Repeal and Replace Obamacare Act
Affordable Childcare and Eldercare Act
End Illegal Immigration Act
Restoring Community Safety Act
Restoring National Security Act
Clean Up Corruption in Washington Act
None of these bills have been signed into law within the first 100 days of Trump’s administration.