White House Polls Public on Which Departments to Cut

One option is the White House
By Rob Quinn,  Newser Staff
Posted Apr 15, 2017 9:37 AM CDT
White House Asks for Vote on Departments to Cut
The White House's poll has the option of cutting the White House.   (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

The White House is holding a public poll on what departments, agencies, and commissions to cut as part of what it says is an effort to make the government more "efficient, effective, and accountable." The options in the "Reorganizing the White House" poll include the CIA, the State Department, and even the White House itself, or "Executive Office of the President: Full Department," New York reports. There are also more than 100 options for "What agency would you like to reform?" reports AFP. The reasons people can give for choosing to eliminate a federal agency include "Not Necessary or Effective" or "Not an Appropriate Federal Role." The White House is accepting submissions until June 12. (More White House stories.)

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