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Trump administration releases plan to combine Education, Labor departments

Experts predict there will be significant opposition from Congress on any proposal to merge agencies. House Committee on Education and the Workforce Chair Virginia Foxx (R-NC) has been marginally supportive of the idea, while her Democratic counterpart, Bobby Scott (D-VA), is vehemently opposed. On the Senate side, former U.S. education secretary and chair of the Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions, Lamar Alexander (R-TN), is withholding judgment at this time. An effort by President Ronald Reagan in the 1980s to eliminate the Ed Department failed.

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