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Science/Technology AdvisorGrade
AP-14 The Promise: "Will appoint an Assistant to the President for Science and Technology Policy who will report directly to the president, and be deeply involved in establishing research priorities..."
When/Where: Obama-Biden Plan: "Advancing the Frontiers of Space Exploration" dated 08/15/08.
Status:President Obama's nominee, John P. Holdren, was confirmed by the Senate as Director of the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy (the "Science Czar") on 03/19/09, a position he held throughout President Obama's two terms in office.

Mr. Holdren also served as Co-Chair of the President's Council of Advisors on Science and Technology (PCAST) during the period 03/09-01/17.

This promise was fulfilled.