Science Must Trump Politics at the USDA, Especially During Turbulent Times

By Genna Reed, Union of Concerned Scientists It has been a rough week for scientists at federal agencies. As the administration has changed over and new leadership is beginning to find its footing, there has been a flurry of emails and directives coming down to agency staff. There are...
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Government Gag Orders Put Public at Risk

By Sean Moulton and Emily Manna, Project on Government Oversight Every new administration brings with it changes in policy, priorities, and messaging. That’s normal. What’s not normal, however, is the Trump administration’s attempt to place a number of federal agencies under secretive...
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Rep. Mulvaney is the Wrong Choice for OMB–Two Constituents Say Why

By Jim Lardner, Americans for Financial Reform Rep. Mick Mulvaney, Donald Trump’s choice to oversee the federal budget, said he hears only complaints about the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB). That could be because he is listening to the financial services lobby, not the ordinary...
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