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White House to propose merging Labor and Education into one agency

White House to propose merging Labor and Education into one agency

The White House on Thursday will propose merging the Education and Labor departments into one federal agency, the centerpiece of a plan to remake a bureaucracy that President Donald Trump and his supporters consider too big and bloated, according to an administration official familiar with the plan.

The long-awaited proposal to reorganize federal agencies would shrink some and augment the missions of others. It is the result of a directive that Mick Mulvaney, head of the Office of Management and Budget, issued to federal leaders 14 months ago to conceive of ways to merge overlapping, duplicative offices and programs and eliminate those the administration views as...

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