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Trump Announces NASA Head and NOAA Assistant Secretary
Trump Announces NASA Head and NOAA Assistant Secretary
Jef Akst | Sep 4, 2017
The president’s picks for the two science-related positions must be confirmed by the Senate. 
FDA to Cut Back Hiring of Non-US Citizens
FDA to Cut Back Hiring of Non-US Citizens
Shawna Williams | Aug 14, 2017
The move appears to be out of step with other HHS agencies.
USDA Emails: Don’t Use “Climate Change”
USDA Emails: Don’t Use “Climate Change”
Kerry Grens | Aug 8, 2017
The agency denies instructing staff to avoid particular terms.
Trump Picks National Cancer Institute Director
Trump Picks National Cancer Institute Director
Kerry Grens | Jun 12, 2017
Ned Sharpless currently leads the cancer center at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill.
Drugs OKed Faster in U.S. Than in Europe
Drugs OKed Faster in U.S. Than in Europe
Kerry Grens | Apr 10, 2017
In recent years, the US Food and Drug Administration has approved more drugs and in less time than the European Medicines Agency.
House Votes to Limit EPA Decision Making
House Votes to Limit EPA Decision Making
Jef Akst | Mar 31, 2017
The “HONEST” Act, passed by the House this week, would restrict the nature of the research that can inform new regulations at the Environmental Protection Agency. Meanwhile, EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt overrules the agency’s previous recommendation on chlorpyrifos. 
Science Advocates Decry Trump’s Proposed Budget
Science Advocates Decry Trump’s Proposed Budget
Bob Grant | Mar 16, 2017
Officials at scientific societies and advocacy organizations urge lawmakers to push back against proposed cuts at the NIH and other agencies.
Prevention and Public Health Fund on the Chopping Block?
Prevention and Public Health Fund on the Chopping Block?
Tracy Vence | Mar 6, 2017
If the Affordable Care Act is repealed, the CDC could see a 12.4 percent budget cut.
House Democrats Introduce “Scientific Integrity Act”
House Democrats Introduce “Scientific Integrity Act”
Kerry Grens | Mar 3, 2017
Representatives follow the lead of senators in drafting a bill that would encourage federal scientists to share data.
Trump’s Budget May Cut Science Funding
Trump’s Budget May Cut Science Funding
Bob Grant | Feb 28, 2017
The president’s 2018 budget request tips the scales in favor of military spending and away from civilian funding agencies, such as the NIH and NSF.