House GOP Skeptical Of Obama Government Reform Proposal | Talking Points Memo

Brendan Buck, a spokesman for House Speaker John Boehner, sends over a lukewarm response to President Obama’s proposal to consolidate Commerce Department agencies. “Given the President’s record of growing government, we’re interested to learn whether this proposal represents actual relief for American businesses or just the appearance of it,“ Buck said. “American small businesses are more concerned about this administration’s policies than from which building in Washington they originate. We hope the President isn’t simply proposing new packaging for the same burdensome approach. However, eliminating duplicative programs and making the federal government more simple, streamlined, and business-friendly is always an idea worth exploring. We look forward to hearing more about his proposal.”

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