Obama Calls For Agency Revamp | January 23, 2012 Issue - Vol. 90 Issue 4 | Chemical & Engineering News
 
 
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Volume 90 Issue 4 | p. 5 | News of The Week
Issue Date: January 23, 2012

Obama Calls For Agency Revamp

Bureaucracy: Reorganization plan faces skepticism in Congress
Department: Government & Policy
Keywords: government reorganization, NOAA, USTR, Commerce, Obama

President Barack Obama is asking Congress for authority to merge six federal agencies with overlapping programs into a single department. The Administration asserts that the move will improve government efficiency and the competitiveness of American companies.

“We live in a 21st-century economy, but we’ve still got a government organized for the 20th century,” Obama said on Jan. 13 at the White House. “With this authority, we could . . .

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