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WSJ: White House Eyes Merger of Labor, Education Departments

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The White House could unveil on Thursday a proposal to merge the departments of Labor and Education as part of governmentwide reorganization efforts, the Wall Street Journal reported Wednesday.

Both federal departments have collaborated on employee training programs since the enactment of the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act in 2014.

Alexander Acosta is the current DOL secretary while Betsy DeVos serves as ED secretary.

Republican lawmakers had proposed the formation of a “Department of Education and Employment” during the Bill Clinton administration, the report noted.

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