Any petition that garnered 100,000 signatures online within 30 days would "require a response" from the White House.

The Trump administration has yet to respond to any of the 17 petitions that have reached that threshold since Trump took office on Jan. 20, 2017.

A White House official said all existing petitions and responses will be restored next year, when petitions that reach the required 100,000 signatures will begin receiving responses.

Among them are urgent Indigenous and environmental petitions. Others that have reached 100,000 signatures call on Trump to prevent net neutrality rules from being repealed.

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A White House official told the Associated Press news agency that the administration would "respond to public concerns next year" and that all existing petitions would be reinstated then.

If a petition receives more than 100,000 signatures within a 30-day period, the White House is supposed to issue an official response to it.

However, since the start of the Trump administration, all of the petitions that have met this threshold have gone unanswered.

Responses to "The White House is temporarily removing its petition tool called "We the People.""

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