Washington, D.C. — Today, as the White House released its detailed plan for reorganizing the federal government to better support American competitiveness, Center for American Progress Chair John Podesta released the following statement:
I commend President Obama for the thoughtful and far-reaching plan to reshape the federal government to more effectively focus on ensuring U.S. long-term economic competitiveness. Just like any successful business, the federal government, itself, needs to streamline and organize for global competition –that is what this plan will do. It launches a long-term strategy that ensures American businesses find more investors and customers, that more jobs are created here—and that workers enjoy a rising standard of living.
As we demonstrated in our December 2010 report, “A Focus on Competitiveness: Restructuring Policymaking for Results,” the United States policymaking process badly needs to be better organized in order to produce a coherent and coordinated long-term strategy for our economic competitiveness. And then we need to manage to that strategy.
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