December 12, 2013 Overseas development and trade agencies defend their unique missions.
May 3, 2013 Pritzker and Froman would figure in a new business department.
November 21, 2012 President Obama said in his first post-election press conference that he was going to ask Governor Romney’s advice on government reform. There has been a lot of advice developed in recent months! Here are some potential resources for them to draw upon.
August 30, 2012 Persistent challenges to gauging risks hampers quality of offshore oversight, GAO says.
June 18, 2012 Senate action possible this summer, but GOP House may be less enthused.
March 21, 2012 Oversight committee leader Joe Lieberman hopes to grant Obama administration’s request this year.
March 2, 2012
February 28, 2012 Unit will coordinate agencies to protect U.S. firms and workers.
February 16, 2012 OMB letter to House speaker promises Congress a continuing role in consolidation effort.
February 16, 2012 Hearing on federal 'obesity' suggests Obama trade overhaul could be coupled with GOP efforts to shrink workforce.
February 7, 2012 Proposed move from Commerce to Interior adds to concern about budget cuts.
January 17, 2012 Focus is on creating transparency in trade, export and competitiveness functions.
January 13, 2012 Lawmakers express measured support, but some Republicans are skeptical of promised savings.
August 23, 2011 Partly a response to criticism that Obama hasn't focused on business concerns, the plans don't go far enough for some.
June 21, 2011 Volcker and Sen. Warner welcome NYU professor’s plan to save $1 trillion by reorganizing to attack waste.
June 8, 2011 OMB’s Zients draws ideas from watchdogs’ report on improving trade competitiveness.
April 7, 2011 Amendment would consolidate or eliminate duplicative government functions.
March 30, 2011 In video, president suggests that help can come from workers themselves.
March 22, 2011 OMB’s Jeffrey Zients says effort may involve short-term costs to achieve long-term gains.
March 11, 2011 Presidential memo directs top aides to look for ways to reduce duplication in trade and export agencies.
January 31, 2011 Obama plan could face pushback from public and private sector constituencies invested in the status quo.