Jan 24, 2017 - Politics & Policy

Gag Orders: Trump wants agencies to zip it

David Goldman / AP

Trump has banned employees of the EPA from providing updates on social media or to reporters, and has frozen its grant programs. HHS, Commerce and USDA have also reportedly been told to cease communications with members of Congress and the press.

The list of no-go topics at the EPA, which appears to have the blunt of the blow thus far:

  • Social media
  • Blogging
  • Press releases to media
  • Speaking engagements
  • Listservs
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