White House proposes combining Education and Labor departments

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The White House wants to merge the Education and Labor departments into one federal agency as part of a larger plan to restructure the government.

The combining of the two agencies to form the proposed Department of Education and the Workforce was included in an Office of Management and Budget plan released Thursday that outlines a major overhaul of the executive branch.

President Donald Trump’s proposal is a long shot since reorganizing the government will need approval from Congress. Trump’s predecessor, President Barack Obama, tried and failed to combine several agencies focused on trade and commerce.

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