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Trump administration ends hiring freeze, plans major government restructuring

April 11, 2017 |
Tony Bertuca
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The Trump administration will end the federal hiring freeze Wednesday and embark on an ambitious new effort to restructure the executive branch, potentially cutting, consolidating and realigning federal agencies, according to White House Office of Management and Budget Director Mick Mulvaney. Mulvaney told reporters Tuesday the White House would issue guidance ending the hiring freeze, which began Jan. 23, and direct all federal agencies to begin crafting strategies for becoming leaner and more efficient. "We're trying to do something that's...

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