Reorg of federal government expected soon
- By FederalSoup Staff
- Jun 07, 2018
In the coming weeks, the Trump administration is expected to release a plan to make sweeping changes to reorganize the federal government, Politico reports.
Some of most significant changes will be a renaming of the Health and Human Services Department and moving safety net programs, such as food stamps from the U.S. Department of Agriculture to HHS, and making cuts to the U.S. Agency for International Development and the State Department, according to the article.
It is unclear how HHS will be reshuffled, but sources say its new name would emphasize programs that provide assistance to low-income people, and it would potentially restore the term “welfare” into the title of the department, the article notes, adding that moving nutrition programs from USDA would be a significant blow to the agency, as the programs make up about three-quarters of the department’s budget.