The White House on Thursday released its plan to merge the Departments of Education and Labor into a single Cabinet agency, moving ahead on President Trump’s “drain the swamp agenda” as his administration looks to do away with a long list of overlapping regulations and department functions.
It also includes moving the federal food stamp program to the Department of Health and Human Services and restructuring the Postal Service, among other changes.
It's the latest in a long line of federal government overhaul proposals announced by administrations from both parties.
"We will develop a detailed plan to make the federal government work better, reorganizing, consolidating and eliminating where necessary," Trump said last year after signing an executive order on the reorganization.
During the cabinet meeting, Mulvaney stressed that the plan was about making the government more efficient