MORE Creative Ways To Cut Government And AVOID A Shutdown

Written by Andrew Linn on May 8, 2017

Previously I discussed all the government departments, agencies, boards, etc. that can be privatized, eliminated, or consolidated/transferred. I will now conclude my list by naming the various agencies, boards, etc. that can also be consolidated or transferred.

The Federal Interagency Commission can acquire the following Independent Agencies, Boards, Commissions, etc.: Administrative Committee of the Federal Register, Administrative Conference of the United States, Chief Acquisition Officers Council, Chief Financial Officers Council, Chief Human Capital Officers Council, Chief Information Officers Council, Council of Inspectors General on Integrity and Efficiency, Federal Accounting Standards Advisory Board, Federal Advisory Committees, Federal Executive Boards, Federal Geographic Data Committee, Federal Interagency Council on Statistical Policy, Federal Labor Relations Authority, Federal Laboratory Consortium for Technology Transfer, Federal Retirement Thrift Investment Board, General Services Administration, Interagency Alternate Dispute Resolution Working Group, Merit Systems Protection Board, Office of Compliance, Office of Government Ethics, Office of Personnel Management, Office of Special Counsel, and the United States Ability One Commission.

The following entities within the White House can be consolidated as well.

The Council of Economic Advisors can acquire the Office of the United States Trade Representative** and the President’s Council on Jobs & Competitiveness**.

The National Security Council can acquire the Homeland Security Council**, Office of the National Security Advisor**, the President’s Intelligence Advisory Board** & Intelligence Oversight Board**, the Office of the Director of National Intelligence**, and the Office of the National Counterintelligence Executive*.

The Office of Communications can acquire the Office of Public Engagement** and the Office of the Press Secretary**.

The Office of Intergovernmental Affairs can acquire the Office of Cabinet Affairs**, Office of Legislative Affairs**, Office of Political Affairs**, and the President’s Management Advisory Board**.

The Office of the Staff Secretary can acquire the Office of Oval Office Operations** and the Office of Scheduling & Advance**.

The Office of Management and Administration can acquire the Office of Presidential Personnel**.

The White House Staff can acquire the Office of the Chief of Staff**.

The Executive Residence can acquire the Office of the White House**.

The City of San Francisco can acquire the Presidio Trust*.

The State of Alaska can acquire the Denali Commission*.

The District of Columbia can acquire the National Capital Planning Commission* and the Court Services & Offender Supervision Agency for the District of Columbia*. In addition, the District of Columbia can acquire the Commission on Fine Arts*, which I just recently learned is more involved in architecture as opposed to the other fine arts (i.e. art, music, poetry). Basically it has review authority (but not approval authority) over the design and aesthetics of all construction in Washington, D.C. Thus, the Commission on Fine Arts can fall under the jurisdiction of Washington, D.C. instead of being sold to the private sector.

Note: * indicates an Independent Agency, Board, Quasi-Official agency, etc., while ** indicates an entity within the White House.

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Andrew Linn
Andrew Linn is a member of the Owensboro Tea Party and a former Field Representative for the Media Research Center. An ex-Democrat, he became a Republican one week after the 2008 Presidential Election. He has an M.A. in history from the University of Louisville, where he became a member of the Phi Alpha Theta historical honors society. He has also contributed to and Right Impulse Media.