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Jun
19

Trump order targets advisory committees

Editor’s Note: President Trump’s Executive Order on Evaluating and Improving the Utility of Federal Advisory Committees is available here.

From: E & E News

Niina H. Farah, Kevin Bogardus and Michael Doyle, E&E News reporters

More than half of EPA’s science advisory committees could be vulnerable to repeal by the end of the fiscal year under an executive order released Friday.

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Trump’s order also caps the total number of advisory bodies across the government at 350. That’s a sharp decrease from approximately 1,000 total committees at federal agencies at any given time, according to the General Services Administration.

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