Commerce Dismantlement

Observations on Proposed Implementation Mechanism Gao ID: T-GGD-95-233 September 6, 1995

The proposed Department of Commerce Dismantling Act--H.R. 1756--is one of several proposals that would abolish or significantly reorganize the Commerce Department. Few, if any, precedents exist for dismantling a Cabinet-level, federal agency. However, six agency reorganizations under the Reorganization Act of 1977 and the Resolution Trust Corporation's liquidation of savings and loans appear to share some characteristics with the proposed act's Commerce Programs Resolution Agency, which would wind up the affairs of Commerce. This testimony focuses on the proposed on the proposed Commerce Programs Resolution Agency and raises several issues that Congress may wish to consider as it continues to deliberate provisions of the act.


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