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Consolidation within the Federal Government

Here are the top ten agency consolidations that could take place within the federal government:

  1. Place the Department of Homeland Security under the Justice Department (the exceptions being the Coast Guard, FEMA, and TSA).
  2. Transfer the Coast Guard to the Department of Defense.
  3. Transfer FEMA to the Department of Health & Human Services (and do away with its martial law powers).
  4. Put the EPA under the Department of the Interior.
  5. Put the FCC and the Securities & Exchange Commission under the Department of Commerce.
  6. Transfer the Census Bureau from the Department of Commerce to the Department of Housing & Urban Development (to be renamed Housing & Development).
  7. Transfer the Forestry Service from the Department of Agriculture to the Department of the Interior.
  8. Put the Selective Service System under the Department of Defense.
  9. Place the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission under the Department of Labor.
  10. Place the National Transportation Safety Board under the Department of Transportation.