After winning the election, Trump has quickly went on keeping his promise to eliminate regulations and other costly federal red-tape.
Earlier in the week, the president made the decision to transfer two agencies within the U.S. Department of Agriculture – around 700 federal employees – out of D.C. in an effort to save money and streamline the Department’s ability to provide services to citizens.
Sonny Perdue, Secretary of Agriculture, stated that the Economic Research Service and National Institute of Food and Agriculture will both be moved, in their entirety, outside of the D.C. area by 2020.
“In our Administration, we have looked critically at the way we do business, with the ultimate goal of ensuring the best service possible for our customers, and for the taxpayers of the United States,” said Secretary Perdue.
As reported by WesternJournal
Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue announced Thursday that the Economic Research Service and the National Institute of Food and Agriculture will be fully moved out of the nation’s capital by 2020, according to the USDA.
A location hasn’t been picked yet.
“It’s been our goal to make USDA the most effective, efficient, and customer-focused department in the entire federal government,” Perdue said in a statement.
“In our Administration, we have looked critically at the way we do business, with the ultimate goal of ensuring the best service possible for our customers, and for the taxpayers of the United States.
“In some cases, this has meant realigning some of our offices and functions, or even relocating them, in order to make more logical sense or provide more streamlined and efficient services,” Perdue said.
As part of the reorganization, Perdue is also moving the Economic Research Service out from under the USDA’s Research, Education and Economics branch.
The ERS will be placed back in the Office of the Chief Economist under the authority of the Office of the Secretary.