Human Rights Campaign Projects CDC 'Banned' Words On Trump Hotel

Human Rights Campaign Projects CDC 'Banned' Words On Trump Hotel

Human Rights Campaign Projects CDC 'Banned' Words On Trump Hotel

At a budget meeting last week at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, employees were also told to avoid four other words not listed in the lengthy document: "fetus", "transgender", "evidence-based" and "science-based". He previously projected "Pay Trump bribes here" on the entrance, while displaying messages like "Protect people, not polluters" on the EPA headquarters, which is across the street from Trump's hotel. Who do you think is the special interest group of President Donald Trump's base that is being paid off here?

Officials at the Centers for Disease Control, the country's top public health agency, were banned from using seven words or phrases-including "fetus" and "transgender"-in any official documents being prepared for the 2018 budget, according to The Washington Post. Banning the use of words like transgender, science-based, and diversity will only harm the public health as the CDC carries out its important mission". "As I have said previously, there are no banned, prohibited or forbidden words at the CDC - period".

Second, these three terms to avoid apparently came up in the course of a meeting among career officials at the CDC late last week about preparing next year's congressional-justification documents.

The confusion arose from "a staff-level discussion at a routine meeting about how to present CDC's budget".

Rep. Tom Cole, R-Okla., who chairs the House Appropriations Subcommittee on Labor, Health and Human Services, Education and Related Agencies, said in a phone interview Monday that while he was "alarmed" by reports about the budget guidance, he speculated that "what we're looking at is more silly than sinister".

"Such an agenda, especially if motivated by political factors, threatens to undermine the tremendous scientific progress at the CDC and the public's faith in government, more broadly", the letter signed by the senators said. "Yet there's a fine line between necessary self-preservation and needless self-censorship".

"The change in language appears to be driven in part by the Trump administration's open hostility to the topic of climate change". Trump has also repeatedly expressed doubts about the scientific consensus that humans are the main cause of a warming planet. They are caught between environmental advocates looking to recruit allies and right-wing activists who demonize researchers and denigrate their work. The seven words and phrases were not to be used in documents that are to be circulated within the federal government and Congress in preparation of the next presidential budget proposal, the paper reported. Whether Republicans are directly ordering the CDC to stop using those words or have just made the CDC understand that their funding is at risk if they use those words, the effect is that those words are being avoided. "Participants at that agency were also told to use "Obamacare" instead of ACA, or the Affordable Care Act, and to use 'exchanges" instead of 'marketplaces" to describe the venues where people can purchase health insurance.

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