Secretary Zinke Statement on Reorganizing the Executive Branch

Last edited 4/12/2017

Date: April 12, 2017

WASHINGTON – Today, as directed by the President via the March 13th executive order outlining a reorganization of the executive branch of the federal government, the Director of the Office of Management and Budget, Mick Mulvaney, issued further guidance on the executive branch reorganization. The “Comprehensive Plan for Reforming the Federal Government and Reducing the Federal Civilian Workforce,” charts the course for a restrained, effective, and accountable Government to better serve the American people. 

The following statement is from U.S. Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke:

"I fully support President Trump and taxpayers' vision to reorganize the federal government in a way that will make the executive branch more lean, accountable, and efficient while still allowing the government to deliver core services. I approach this job like I approached every command I was tasked with in the Navy: empower the front lines, cut the waste, fraud and abuse, hold people accountable, and do more with less. I won't be afraid to make investments where appropriate and I look forward to working with the career veterans as we approach this mission together."