Commerce, trade target of gov reorg (again)

For President Obama’s plan to merge business and trade agencies to occur, he’s going to need Congress’ help. The president is asking Congress to reinstate his “consolidation authority” — something presidents had until Congress abolished it in 1984.

John Marshall was at the Senate Governmental Affairs Committee in the mid-1990’s and wrote the committee report on the president’s power to merge agencies. He’s currently co-founder of Government Transaction Services and joined The Federal Drive with Tom Temin with his perspective.


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