President Donald Trump has signed an executive order which approves a federal government reorganization with the aim of reducing waste. The “Comprehensive Plan For Reorganizing The Executive Branch” was signed on the Oval Office on Monday.
The Daily Caller quotes Press Secretary Sean Spicer:
He said the White House wanted to find out “where money is being wasted” and which agencies were “outdated.”
President Trump said the order is a “major step towards making the federal government efficient, effective and accountable.”
He went on to say, “We have assembled one of the greatest Cabinets in history and I believe that so strongly,” Trump said as he signed the order, according to the White House press pool. “And we want to empower them to make their agencies as lean and effective as possible and they know how to do it. Today there is duplication and redundancy everywhere. Billions and billions of dollars are being wasted.”
“This order requires a thorough examination of every executive department and agency to see where money is being wasted, how services can be improved and whether programs are truly serving American citizens.”
“Based on this input, we will develop a detailed plan to make the federal government work better, reorganizing, consolidating and eliminating where necessary. In other words, making the federal government more efficient and very, very cost productive. So we’re going to do something, I think, very, very special.”
The investigation will be conducted by the Office of Management and Budget. The resulting recommendations will then be taken to Congress for action.