Budget Director Mick Mulvaney speaks at a meeting in the Eisenhower Executive Office Building on the White House complex in Washington, Thursday, 25. May 2017. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)
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The White house on Thursday released its plan to merge the departments of education and labor into a single Cabinet Agency, the forward, the President of Trump’s “the swamp agenda”, as his administration faces a long list of overlapping regulations and Department functions.
The far-reaching reorganization plan was officially presented, while the President of the meeting of the Cabinet on Thursday by the Director of the Office of Management and Budget, Mick Mulvaney. It also includes the move of the federal food stamp program of the Department of Health and Human Services and the restructuring of the Post office, among other changes.
“It has been almost 100 years since someone in the government, on this scale,” said Mulvaney reorganized. “No one has tried on this scale and, more importantly, no one has followed.”
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The proposal is the result of the presidential order signed by trump in March of 2017, a review of the Federal government challenge targeted at the identification of redundancies and streamlining of the agencies. It is the last in a long line of Federal government overhaul proposals announced by administrations from both sides.
“We are developing a detailed plan to the Federal government work better, reorganization, consolidation and elimination, where necessary,” Trump last year, you said after signing an executive order for the reorganization. “In other words, what the Federal government is more efficient and very, very economically productive.”
The combined work and education departments, The Department for education and workforce (DEW) to be named, and supervise programs for students and workers, ranging from education and training at the workplace-protection and old-age security.
“You are to do the same thing,” said Mulvaney. “Why don’t you put it in the same place?”
The elimination of the Department of education has long been a target of the Republicans. President Ronald Reagan, for example, sought to eliminate the Department during the 1980s, but that is down in the midst of a lack of support in Congress.
Together with, the merger, the proposal also calls for the creation of a single food safety authority under the Department of agriculture and the movement of the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program”, also known as SNAP, by the USDA for health and Human Services, which would be renamed the Department of health and Public welfare, and aimed to be largely on public funding.
The housing programs of the USDA, would also move to the Department of housing and Urban development and certain functions of the Army Corps of Engineers, would be moved to the departments of transportation and interior.
The U.S. Office of Personnel Management, which would work policy, moved into the Executive Office of the President, while the background would move the controls, the Department of Defense.
During the session of the Cabinet of Ministers, Mulvaney, stressed that the plan was the government more efficient
Despite of the comprehensive plan, its potential effectiveness remains unclear how many of the changes require the approval of Congress, and congressional leaders have been reluctant to adopt a plan to eliminate the Federal authorities, they are charged with monitoring.
Even before the plan was announced, it was with skepticism among lawmakers and trade unions. Sen. Patty Murray, D-Wash., said members of both parties in Congress had pushed back against Trump’s proposals “to drastically gut investments in education, health, employees — and he should expect the same result for this last attempt to make the work of the government even worse for the people it serves.”
The Associated Press contributed to this report.