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Merit review panels exempt from Trump order to reduce federal advisory committees
President Donald Trump issued an executive order on June 14 to limit the number of federal advisory committees in the federal government. The Executive Order on Evaluating and Improving the Utility of Federal Advisory Committee requires each executive department and agency to terminate one-third of its committees by Sept. 30. The order also states that no agency can create a new advisory committee if the agency already has 350 or more advisory committees in place. None of the agencies we…