Trump Administration Fails to Fill Science Positions

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Trump Administration Fails to Fill Science Positions

As of December 31, 2017, President Trump had filled fewer government science positions than either of his two predecessors, at the same point in their respective administrations.¬†Of the eighty-three government positions designated by the National Academies of Science as “science appointees,” just twenty had been filled by President Trump as of December 31, 2017. At the same point in their respective administrations, President Obama had filled 63 such positions, and President George W. Bush had filled 51.

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