President Trump Drastically Reduces Size Of EPA

  • 09/10/2018
  • Source: TTN
  • by: TTN Staff
President Trump Drastically Reduces Size Of EPA
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President Trump promised to drain the swamp when he got to Washington. That task has proved harder than expected but progress is being made. The size of the EPA has drastically been reduced since Trump took office.

According to The Daily Caller:

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) shed approximately 1,200 jobs as roughly 1,600 employees departed and fewer than 400 new employees were hired during President Donald Trump’s first year and a half in office.

Departing employees included “at least 260 scientists, 185 ‘environmental protection specialists’ and 106 engineers,” according to the Washington Post.

The EPA’s workforce is now down 8 percent to a size it has not been since former president Ronald Reagan was in office, reported the WaPo.

“With nearly half of our employees eligible to retire in the next five years, my priority is recruiting and maintaining the right staff, the right people for our mission, rather than total full-time employees,” EPA Acting Administrator Andrew Wheeler said in a statement according to the WaPo.

Entrenched bureaucrats have stated they resigned in protest. But they fail to site that the reduction in staff has actually led to the EPA's inability to execute its mission. 
 Source: TTN

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