Maryland lawmaker: OPM-GSA merger will not happen
- By FederalSoup Staff
- Aug 23, 2019
House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer (D-Md.) said the administration’s controversial plan to merge the Office of Personnel Management with the General Services Administration “is simply ‘not going to happen,’” Federal Times reports.
Hoyer, speaking at an Aug. 22 press lunch, called the plan a “perverse recommendation,” noting that the White House would have to work around entire funding bills to make the plan happen as two appropriations bills forbid funding for the plan, according to the report.
Although, the Trump administration contends that the merger is to improve efficiency, Hoyer said he does not believe that to be the case, but instead, the administration wants “’to break up certain agencies of government because they’re hostile to government,’” the article notes, adding that he also said it doesn’t make “any intellectual sense,” to merge an agency charged with managing individuals with one that is charged with managing buildings.