Commerce, trade target of gov reorg (again)

Monday - 1/16/2012, 2:43pm EST

John Marshall, co-founder, Government Transaction Services

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For President Obama's plan to merge business and trade agencies to occur, he's going to need Congress' help. The president is asking Congress to reinstate his "consolidation authority" — something presidents had until Congress abolished it in 1984.

John Marshall was at the Senate Governmental Affairs Committee in the mid-1990's and wrote the committee report on the president's power to merge agencies. He's currently co-founder of Government Transaction Services and joined The Federal Drive with Tom Temin with his perspective.

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