Q & A Session – Constitutionality of Downsizing Agencies
Ask the Lawyer received the following question (paraphrased for easier reading and clarity) from a reader on a legal matter that might be of interest to the entire audience.
Does the federal government have any constitutionally protected size in terms of department functionality? Some lawmakers seem to want to downsize agencies to the point where the agencies are almost completely ineffective.
No. The ability to downsize rests with Congress.
Bill Bransford is managing partner of Shaw, Bransford & Roth, PC.
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