White Residence Council For Girls And Girls Is Going Dark Under Trump

But White House veterans say that’s no replacement for having a dedicated office with staff.
“We need a real office that would really advocate.”“I actually don’t know anyone who has been in touch with the White House,” O’Neill added.
But veterans of Obama’s White House say the existence of a robust office supporting women and girls sends a strong message about the president’s priorities — and that the lack of such an office does as well.
When President George W. Bush took office, he quickly and quietly disbanded President Bill Clinton’s Office for Women’s Initiatives and Outreach — and now President Donald Trump appears to be doing the same thing to President Barack Obama’s White House Council on Women and Girls.
The council, created by Obama in 2009 to monitor the impact of policy changes and liaise with women’s groups has been defunct while the Trump administration evaluates whether to keep it, according to three senior White House officials.

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