GovLaunch: What do you think of the President’s agency consolidation plan, now that the details are out?

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    President Obama’s recent announcement regarding the reorganization of several federal agencies would be the first to require that such changes either get rid of an agency or save the government money.

    The plan proposes that Congress give the President the authority to merge six agencies and create a new department, GovExec reports. This new entity would give businesses and citizens a single place to find information:

    “It would include all of the Commerce Department, except the National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Administration, and bring in the Bureau of Labor Statistics from the Labor Department, a statistics operation and a labs-to-market research and development function from the National Science Foundation, and the Community Development Financial Institutions Fund from the Treasury Department. It also would subsume some business development programs from the Agriculture and the Health and Human Services departments.”

    Although the White House is still waiting for Congressional approval, it is moving ahead with developing a new website, BusinessUSA.gov.

    Now that the details are out, what do you think? Should the White House create a new department?

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