Trump Wants to Ax This Government Agency
Article from The Daily Wire by Ashe Schow.
The Trump administration has been looking into dismantling the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) and appears to be moving closer toward accomplishing something no president since Reagan has.
The last time a government agency was closed down was in 1981, the Washington Post reported. At that time, congress shuttered the Community Services Administration and rolled its responsibilities into the Department of Health and Human Services. The transition was rough, so it is important for the Trump administration to carefully examine how to move forward.
The Federal News Network (FNN) first announced the administration’s plans to reorganize the government in June 2018. At the time, the initiative looked like it would shrink OPM, but it now appears that the entire department would be eliminated and its functions shifted elsewhere. Last week, FNN reported that Democrats on the House Oversight and Reform Committee want more details about the proposed elimination.
“To date, the administration has failed to provide the committee with the plans or any detailed justification,” committee Chairman Gerry Connolly (D-VA) wrote to the leadership of the Appropriations Committee and Financial Service and General Government Subcommittee.
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