GOP Sens. Float Bill To Merge Labor, Commerce Departments
By David McAfee
Law360, Los Angeles (December 18, 2013, 7:20 PM EST) -- Three Republican senators on Tuesday introduced a bill aimed at saving money by consolidating the Department of Labor, the Department of Commerce and the Small Business Administration into a new agency called the “Department of Commerce and the Workforce,” saying it would combine duplicative functions.
The Department of Commerce and the Workforce Act, proposed by U.S. Sen. Richard Burr of North Carolina and co-sponsored by U.S. Sens. Daniel Coats of Indiana and James Inhofe of Oklahoma, would re-establish a cabinet agency with the functions of the...