White House airs plan for leaner government

Posted: June 22, 2018 at 4:30 a.m.

President Donald Trump holds a Cabinet meeting Thursday at which an overhaul of the federal government was proposed. He is flanked by Secretary of State Mike Pompeo (left) and Defense Secretary James Mattis.

The White House on Thursday announced a proposed overhaul of the federal government that would merge the Labor and Education departments, consolidate a slew of social safety-net programs under a renamed health agency and reorganize federal food-safety functions.

Mick Mulvaney, director of the Office of Management and Budget, explains the government reorganization plan Thursday.

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