The American conservative magazine The American Conservatives has just published its annual list of the most influential and influential people in America.
Here are the 10 most influential people of 2017:1.
Betsy DeVos, President-elect Donald Trump’s pick to lead the Department of Education, was named to the top spot for the first time since the 2020 election, and her confirmation was expected to be a close vote.
She was a frequent critic of the Obama administration’s education policies.2.
The president of the United States was sworn in as the 45th president of a country that has never elected a female president.3.
Sen. Jeff Flake, R-Ariz., became the first Republican to break with President-Elect Donald Trump in a vote.
Flake has been a vocal critic of Trump’s presidency and the Trump transition team.4.
The House of Representatives voted to extend the debt ceiling and raise the debt limit, raising the stakes in the long-running debt crisis.5.
The Supreme Court issued a ruling striking down the Defense of Marriage Act, a federal law that denied same-sex couples federal benefits.6.
The Senate approved the Keystone XL pipeline, the largest oil pipeline in the world, with bipartisan support.7.
The United States Supreme Court ruled against the legality of a controversial voter suppression measure in Texas, effectively ending the law in that state.8.
The Democratic Party regained control of the House and Senate in the 2018 midterm elections.9.
The Trump administration approved the Dakota Access Pipeline, the $3.8 billion pipeline proposed to bring oil from the Bakken region of North Dakota to Illinois.10.
The White House announced that President Donald Trump will host a memorial service for victims of the deadly Las Vegas shooting, which killed 58 people and wounded nearly 500 more.