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Roundup: White House to Recommend Merging Labor and Education Departments - June 21, 2018

June 21, 2018

The White House has unveiled a plan to merge the Education and Labor departments into a single Cabinet agency: the Department of Education and the Workforce. The proposal is part of a 132-page document, Delivering Government Solutions in the 21st Century Reform Plan and Reorganization Recommendations, outlining a broad restructuring of the federal government. The changes would require congressional approval. 

Below is a roundup of articles on President Trump's proposal to merge the Labor and Education departments:

The Hill
White House to Recommend Combining Education, Labor Departments: Report

Inside Higher Ed
Reports: Trump Administration May Propose Merging Education, Labor Departments

The New York Times
Trump to Propose Government Reorganization, Targeting Safety Net Programs

Trump administration to seek merger of Education, Labor departments

The Wall Street Journal
White House to Propose Merging Education, Labor Departments

The Washington Post
White House to Propose Merging Labor and Education Into One Agency as Centerpiece of Federal Government Overhaul

The Washington Post
Why Republicans Have Long Wanted to Shut the Education Department

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