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Last updated: 1 PM, 22 February 2017

The Presidential Transition ended at 12:01pm, 20 January 2017. At that time, the new administration began.

As of 22 February 2017, we will no longer update this page. The AAAS has put together a website (www.forceforscience.org) that is, in many ways, the source of information we had hoped this page would become. We direct you to AAAS's Force for Science for information about the first 100 days of this new administration/Congress. Please note that, while AAS will always support and encourage you to advocate for your science, the specific AAAS Actions included on the Force for Science website have not been explicitly endorsed by the AAS.

During the presidential transition, we can begin to get an understanding of what policy the new administration might pursue based on the appointments that are discussed and eventually made. It is the intention of AAS Policy to document these discussions of presidential appointments as best we can. We will similarly work to document announcements on policy priorities.

We will also post any materials that AAS uses in our advocacy and outreach to the new administration.

During the presidential transition, we can begin to get an understanding of what policy the new administration might pursue based on the appointments that are discussed and eventually made. It is the intention of AAS Policy to document these discussions of presidential appointments as best we can. We will similarly work to document announcements on policy priorities.

We will also post any materials that AAS uses in our advocacy and outreach to the new administration.

If we are missing an agency or policy announcement that you would like us to track here, then please get in touch so that we can include that information.

Members of the Transition Team

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Appointments

There are around 4,000 political appointments, each of which could impact the science in their own way. We will do out best to cover the high-profile ones.

  • A List of Senate-Confirmable Positions

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  • Positions Not Confirmed by the Senate


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Announced Policy Priorities


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AAS Advocacy and Outreach Materials


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Additional Information

1 "Election 2016: Science Appointments in the Trump Administration", AIP FYI, Number 141

2 "Donald Trump Picks Reince Priebus as Chief of Staff and Stephen Bannon as Strategist," New York Times, 13 Nov 2016.

3 "Sen. Sessions, Rep. Pompeo Picked by Trump for Top Jobs," Associated Press, 18 November 2016.

4 "Trump Chooses South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley As U.N. Ambassador," NPR, 23 November 2016.

5 "President-Elect Donald J. Trump Intends to Nominate Betsy DeVos as Secretary of the Department of Education," The Trump-Pence Transition Team, Medium, 23 Nov 2016.

6 "Price picked to lead HHS," Politico, 28 November 2016.

7 "Trump picks Chao for transportation secretary" Associated Press, 29 November 2016.

8 "Trump picks Seema Verma to head Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services," Politico, 29 November 2016.

9 "NASA Gets First "Landing Party" Member -- Chris Shank," SpacePolicyOnline.com, 29 November 2016.

10 "Trump nominates Steven Mnuchin for Treasury secretary," Fox News Politics, 29 November 2016.

11 "Trump Taps Billionaire Investor Wilbur Ross For Commerce Secretary," NPR, 30 November 2016.

12 "President-Elect Trump Nominates Ben Carson To Run HUD," NPR, 5 December 2016.

13 "Trump picks retired Marine Gen. James Mattis for secretary of defense," The Washington Post, 1 December 2016.

14 "Trump taps Kelly for DHS chief," The Hill, 12 December 2016.

15 "Trump Picks Fast-Food Executive Andrew Puzder As Labor Secretary," NPR, 8 December 2016.

16 "
Trump names Scott Pruitt, Oklahoma attorney general suing EPA on climate change, to head the EPA," The Washington Post, 8 December 2016.

17 "Linda McMahon picked to be Small Business administrator," CNN Politics, 9 December 2016.

18 "Donald Trump Picks Rex Tillerson to Lead State Department," Associated Press, 13 December 2016.

19 "Trump Taps Rick Perry To Head Energy Department," NPR, 14 December 2016.

20 "Trump taps Montana Congressman Zinke to lead Interior Department," Reuters, 15 December 2016.

21 "Trump names Rep. Mick Mulvaney, a fiscal hawk, to head budget office," The Washington Post, 17 December 2016.

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