Trump issues order to reorganize, streamline federal agencies

President Donald Trump issued an executive order this week to reorganize and streamline the executive branch of government, which includes such federal agencies as the Securities and Exchange Commission and the Cabinet — including the departments of Labor and Justice — as well as the Social Security Administration.

Trump’s Comprehensive Plan for Reorganizing the Executive Branch directs the Office of Management and Budget director to propose a plan to “reorganize governmental functions and eliminate unnecessary agencies.”

The plan requires that heads of federal agencies must submit, within 180 days of the order, to OMB a proposed plan to “reorganize the agency, if appropriate, in order to improve the efficiency, effectiveness and accountability of that agency.”

 

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