REORGANIZE

Report: Trump Wants to Merge Education, Labor Departments

The White House will reportedly soon propose a plan to merge the Departments of Labor and Education. According to The Wall Street Journal, the Trump administration will make the plan public on Thursday. The reorganization would likely require congressional approval, which could doom it altogether. Initiatives that would streamline and reduce the size of the federal government and its bureaucracies have long been sought by conservatives. President Ronald Reagan tried, unsuccessfully, to kill the Education Department.