Trump Administration

Our experts and analysts weigh in on the latest developments in the Trump administration.

A Shout-Out to Government Scientists: Have You Completed the UCS Federal Scientists Survey?

Dana Gold and Anne Polansky, , UCS

“I can’t afford to make any wrong moves,” a PhD scientist and career federal worker recently confided to us, adding grimly, “they are watching us closely.” Normally cheerful and extroverted, she now often appears tired and frazzled. She is not alone—not by a long shot. As federal science and technology (S&T) budgets are being squeezed, and key programs and offices are being zeroed out altogether, federal government employees are becoming fearful of losing their jobs, which are becoming increasingly stressful. Read more >

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Photo: NASA

Proposed Budget Cuts to NASA’s Earth Science Division Are Damaging for All of Us

, senior climate scientist

NASA’s Earth Science Division should be equipped with the funds it needs to carry out its critical work so that our nation can remain at the cutting edge and thrive. Read more >

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Photo: St. Louis Circuit Attorney's Office/Wikimedia

The Disturbing Facts of Gun Violence Research in the US

, executive director

Gun violence is a public health crisis. The evidence and data are clear. Why is gun violence research effectively banned at our nation’s public health agency? Read more >

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Photo: US Air Force/Kemberly Groue

How to Fix Trump’s Infrastructure Plan: Focus on the Right Values and Priorities

, president

President Trump’s recently proposed plan is deeply flawed. Here’s the infrastructure plan our nation really needs. Read more >

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Proposed budget cuts threaten the health and safety of all Americans, especially our children. Photo: USEPA/Flickr

How Bad Are Proposed Budget Cuts at the EPA? Let Me Count the Ways

, executive director

The proposals to cut EPA funding and undermine the agency’s ability to implement evidence-based policies are deeply troubling and threaten the public health and safety of everyone across the US. Read more >

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