senators have introduced a bill that would see the majority of federal agency jobs move out of #Washington
, D.C., to economically distressed areas, in a bid to create local #jobs
across the country.
Sponsored by U.S. Sen. #JoshHawley
(R-Mo.) and Sen. #MarshaBlackburn
(R-Tenn.), the bill titled the “Helping Infrastructure Restore the Economy (HIRE) Act” will relocate most federal agencies out of the nation’s #capital
in a move which the pair say will boost #local
economies and save taxpayers’ money in the long term by slashing costs.
News of the bill comes a day after #Hawley
received criticism for backing the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) decision to #relocate
two sub-agencies to #Kansas
In a press release, Hawley cites the plans as well as the Bureau Land Management’s (BLM) recent decision to move to #Colorado
, saying the bill would “boost this trend” so the “benefits of those jobs are more widely distributed” throughout “economically distressed regions.”
“Every year, Americans’ hard-earned tax dollars fund federal agencies that are mainly located in the D.C. #bubble
. That’s a big part of the problem with Washington: they’re too removed from the rest of #America
,” Hawley said.
Act will move policymakers directly into the communities they serve, creating thousands of jobs for local communities and saving taxpayers billions of dollars along the way.” …