​Over the past few months, the administration has floated plans to merge several federal agencies to overhaul the government. On Thursday, June 21 the White House announced its plans to reorganize the federal government. The administration is proposing to merge the Departments of Labor and Education, create a new Bureau of Economic Growth within the Department of Commerce, and consolidate food safety functions.

In March, the president released his management agenda that lays out “a long-term vision for modernizing the federal government in key areas that will improve the ability of agencies to work on behalf of the American people.” In addition, the Office of Management and Budget released its reform plan and reorganization recommendations, which proposes to change the name of the Department of Health and Human Services to be Department of Health and Public Welfare and moves the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program under this newly named agency.

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