Senator Burr Wants to Consolidate Federal Departments

Along with Senate co-sponsors James Inhofe (R-OK) and Dan Coats (D-IN), Senator Richard Burr want to consolidate the current Departments of Commerce and Labor into a new Department of Commerce and the Workforce.  A part of the legislation would also move the Small Business Administration (SBA, currently a stand-alone agency) into the new Department.

Burr’s bill is aimed at saving money, and in addition to combining Commerce and Labor, it would also transfer the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) out of the Commerce Department and into the Department of the Interior.

Full details are in the News-&-Observer article, HERE.