Government has a role to play in protecting American families, but there are areas where it can do that work more efficiently. Making government stronger, faster, and more transparent will cut waste and provide better services for citizens.
To help make the government more effecient and responsive, the Budget will:
- Cuts more than $2 billion in administrative overhead like travel, printing, supplies, and advisory contract services.
- Embraces competitive grant programs based on the “Race to the Top” model applying it to programs from early childhood education through college; to allocate grants for transportation; to bring innovation to workforce training; and to encourage both commercial building efficiency and electric vehicle deployment.
- Sets up a process to quickly dispose of excess and under-utilized Federal real estate.
- Starts a process to reorganize government so it is better able to serve the goal of a competitive America.
- Encourages new “pay for success” bonds in areas where government programs have too often failed. Taxpayers will only pay the programs if they produce results.
Reorganizing the Federal Government
As the President said in the State of the Union address, winning the future will take doing what we can do now to prepare America to compete in the global economy for decades to come. This includes reforming our government so that it is more effective, efficient, and open to the American people. As the President put it, “We cannot win the future with a government of the past.”