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. https://www.politico.com/blogs/under-the-radar/2018/10/26/trump-opposition-advisory-committee-transparency-bill-942177
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TRUMP OPPOSITION STALLS ADVISORY COMMITTEE TRANSPARENCY BILL
A wave of opposition from the Trump administration looks poised to sink the chances of a bill aimed at bringing greater transparency to roughly 1,000 committees that advise the federal government. The legislation aimed at closing perceived loopholes in the 46-year-old Federal Advisory Committee Act appeared to be sailing toward passage before encountering resistance earlier this year from the National Institutes of Health. In recent months, the broader Trump administration has taken an active role behind the scenes mounting broad-ranging opposition to the bill, a person familiar with the discussions told POLITICO this week. JOSH GERSTEIN READ MORE