Tenn. Senator Blackburn wants to move the federal Department of Education to Tennessee
WASHINGTON, DC (OSBORNE) -- Tennessee Senator Marsha Blackburn has introduced legislation that would “move most federal agencies out of Washington D. C.”
Blackburn’s bill, introduced Wednesday morning, would require ten federal agencies to move 90 percent of all positions to “economically distressed” areas of the country. T
he Senator’s measure would relocate the U.S. Department of Education to Tennessee.
If made law, Blackburn’s measure would accelerate an effort by the Trump Administration to move federal workers out of the nation’s capital. The Bureau of Land Management is being moved to Colorado. Some Agriculture Department employees are being moved to Kansas.
Critics say the initiative is politically motivated and designed to undermine the work of federal researchers and regulators.
A companion measure to the Republican Senator's bill would have little chance of passage in the Democrat controlled U.S. House.