The White House has revealed that they plan on changing the federal government’s structure significantly. a major component of the plan is to merge the Department of Labor with the Department of Education.
According to CNBC:
The White House announced a plan on Thursday to combine the Education and Labor departments to form the Department of Education and the Workforce.
The Office of Management and Budget said the proposal would “allow the Federal government to address the educational and skill needs of American students and workers in a coordinated way, eliminating duplication of effort.”
It’s unclear whether the restructuring will make it through Congress, which must approve the plan. Republicans have sought similar measures, unsuccessfully, at least twice since Congress established the department in 1980.
The trade publication Education Week reported on Wednesday that the change was expected.
It seems like Congress will obstruct, but change is needed. The federal government is full of redundancies that cost the taxpayers unnecessary money.