The White House has proposed merging the Department of Labor and the Department of Education, in a major Government reform.
In what is being touted as the biggest federal government reform since the Great Depression, the White House is proposing a number of changes, including the combining of the Labor Department with the Education Department.
As being reported by reuters.com
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The White House on Thursday proposed merging the U.S. Labor and Education departments into a single agency, as part of what senior officials described as the biggest federal government reform since the Great Depression.
White House budget director Mick Mulvaney unveiled plans that would also break up the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and shuffle programs such as food safety, food stamps and housing between other departments and agencies.
Mulvaney said the White House could initiate some changes through executive action but acknowledged that much of the reorganization would require congressional action.
The proposal also calls for restructuring the U.S. Postal Service and suggests significant changes that Congress previously rejected, including potential privatization of both the Federal Aviation Administration’s air traffic control services and the Saint Lawrence Seaway.
Wow. It seems as though Trump is trying to accomplish every single topic he discussed during his campaign. This would be a huge reform, and would change the landscape of the federal government entirely. It makes a tremendous amount of sense to combine the education and labor departments, as both departments really go hand in hand. The sole purpose of education is to prepare us for joining the workforce, as is the intent of the labor department.
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