TRUMP EXPLAINS MEANS OF CUTTING GOVERNMENT IN FIRST SPEECH TO JOINT SESSION OF CONGRESS - March 1, 2017
Trump Details in Congressional Address How He’ll Shrink Government - and Grow It
By Eric Katz, Government Executive
President Trump on Tuesday evening delivered a call to shrink government in some areas while growing its mission in others, touting the ways he has already “drained the swamp of government” as well as the new responsibilities he has bestowed upon federal agencies.
In his first address to a joint session of Congress, the president boasted of his federal hiring freeze and efforts to reduce and revoke agencies’ regulatory agendas. He also, however, plugged new federal offices, task forces and spending his administration has already put into place or requested.