The incoming administration isn’t just planning big changes to the FCC’s structure and responsibilities, but to other parts of the federal government as well. Staffers for the transition team of President-elect Donald Trump have been meeting with career staff at the White House to outline their goals for reducing the federal government size; they seek to reduce its spending by $10.5 trillion over a decade, reports The Hill.
The departments of Commerce and Energy
would see major funding cuts, and some programs under their
jurisdiction eliminated or transferred to other agencies — similar to
what’s been proposed for the FCC. The
departments of Transportation, Justice and State would experience
significant budget cuts and program eliminations under the plans. Continue Reading