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ESA Special Policy News Updates The Transition — Page 2

ESA letter to President Trump urges open communication of federal research and scientific information

January 25, 2017 President Donald Trump The White House 1600 Pennsylvania Ave NW Washington, DC 20500   Dear President Trump: I am writing on behalf of the Ecological Society of America (ESA), the nation’s largest society of professional ecologists. As a representative of over 10,000 ecological scientists, we ask you to protect the scientific integrity and independence of federal scientists….

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Special Policy News 4: The Transition

h4 a{color:blue;} .entry-content h4{margin:0; margin-top:6px !important;} Transition Update Senate Confirmation Hearings Wednesday will have a crowded schedule and Trump press conference Jared Kushner Named Senior Advisor Trump son-in-law will have unpaid White House position Congressional Update Public Lands Rules change would designate federal land transfers as cost-free. National Monuments Senate bill would restrict presidential authority to designate national monuments Congressional…

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Coalition for National Science Funding urges President-elect Trump to invest in scientific research

The Coalition for National Science Funding (CNSF) is an alliance of professional organizations, scientific societies, universities, and businesses that advocate for NSF. ESA is a member of this coalition. In December, CNSF sent a letter and transition statement to President-elect Trump and Vice President-elect Pence, calling on themto make federal investment in fundamental scientific research a national priority. The transition…

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ESA Special Policy News 3: The Transition

We are keeping you up-to-date with a new Federal Agency Transition Tracker. In This Issue ESA 2017 Graduate Student Policy Awards Application period is open. Read More President-elect Transition Update Trump appointees at odds with basic mission of appointed agencies. Read More COMPETES Reauthorization COMPETES fails, but may provide template for new Congress. Read More Legislative Update Continuing Resolution –…

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ESA Special Policy News Edition 2: The Transition

ESA Joins with Science Societies and Urge Trump to Name a Science Advisor ESA joined with 29 leading scientific societies and sent a letter requesting that President-elect Trump appoint a science advisor with the title of Assistant to the President for Science and Technology who is a nationally respected leader with the appropriate engineering, scientific, management and policy skills necessary…

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ESA Special Policy Letter: The Transition

ESA joined with 29 leading scientific societies and  sent a letter requesting that President-elect Trump appoint a science advisor with the title of Assistant to the President for Science and Technology who is a nationally respected leader with the appropriate engineering, scientific, management and policy skills necessary for this critically important role. November 23, 2016   Mr. Donald Trump Office…

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ESA Special Policy News Edition 1: The Transition

How Will A New Administration Affect Science This is a developing story and some statements in this article will change. With the elections behind us, many in the academic and scientific sphere are bracing for the next administration’s policy platforms and subsequent implementation. Congress and the Executive Branch now share the same political party and federal funding for scientific research…

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ESA Special Election Message: The Transition

The following statement is attributable to Ecological Society of America President David M. Lodge. ESA is the world’s largest community of professional ecologists. “Although the US election promises great changes, the laws of nature will  remain unchanged. These include the dependence of human welfare on clean water, clean air, well managed fish populations, abundant bees to pollinate our crops, and…

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