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Rep. Hice Introduces Bill to Provide Trump Administration Reorganization Authority

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Washington, September 14, 2018 | comments

Washington, D.C. – Congressman Jody Hice (R-GA), Vice Chairman of the House Oversight and Government Reform Subcommittee on Government Operations, recently introduced H.R. 6787, the Reforming Government Act. This legislation provides President Trump the authority to submit plans to Congress to reorganize the federal government and enables the Legislative Branch to consider those plans using an expedited process. H.R. 6787 also ensures that the Office of Management and Budget will certify that such reorganization plans will likely result in cost savings for taxpayers.

“For decades, the federal government has operated under conditions that would be unacceptable in any other line of work,” said Congressman Hice. “Bureaucracy is out of control, and efficiency is nearly nonexistent. My bill would unlock a mechanism for the Trump Administration to present plans to restructure our outdated system of federal agencies to Congress. In order to streamline our government and save valuable taxpayer dollars, we must enable a system of good governance focused on results rather than the same burdensome, ineffective approach.”

Companion legislation, S. 3137, was introduced on June 26, 2018 in the U.S. Senate by Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee Chairman Ron Johnson (R-WI) and Senator James Lankford (R-OK). The full bill text can be found here.

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