Saturday, December 7, 2019
HIRE Act Moving DC
Sen. Josh Hawley (R-Mo.) and Sen. Marsha Blackburn (R-Tenn.) have proposed new legislation to move 90 percent of federal agency jobs out of Washington, D.C. The “HIRE” bill aims to move jobs into the heartland and economically-distressed regions throughout the country.
Just one day prior to the bill’s release, Hawley received backlash from mainstream media outlets for defending the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s decision to move two sub-agencies to Kansas City, Missouri. Hawley was berated from insults ranging from “phony” to anti-Semitic.
The legislation aims to move the following agencies to the following states:
Department of Agriculture – Missouri
Department of Education – Tennessee
Department of Commerce – Pennsylvania
Department of Energy – Kentucky
Health and Human Services – Indiana
Housing and Urban Development – Ohio
Department of the Interior – New Mexico
Department of Labor – West Virginia
Department of Transportation – Michigan
Veterans Affairs – South Carolina
“Moving agencies outside of Washington, D.C. both boosts local economies and lowers costs — that’s a winning combination. This legislation would enable Americans across the country to have greater access to good jobs,” said Blackburn.