President Barack Obama announced Friday that he will ask Congress for the power to merge agencies to streamline government and improve efficiency.
Obama wants to merger the Commerce Department, the Small Business Administration, the Office of the U.S. Trade representative and other independent business agencies into a new, unnamed Cabinet agency to create a more efficient experience for businesses.
“Right now, there are six departments and agencies focused primarily on business and trade in the federal government - from the Commerce Department to the Small Business Administration to the U.S. Trade Representative’s office,” Obama said in remarks from the White House. “In this case, six isn’t better than one.”
The president needs Congress to enact his idea.
What next? The Peace Corps and AID? USIA all one Happy Agency?