Bloomberg Law
April 30, 2019, 6:34 PM

Interior Official Defends Reorganization Plan to Congress

Stephen Lee
Stephen Lee

House Democrats during an April 30 oversight hearing labeled the Interior Department’s massive reorganization a politically motivated ploy to fundamentally weaken the agency.

But Scott Cameron, principal deputy assistant secretary for policy, management and budget at Interior, told the House Natural Resources Oversight and Investigations Subcommittee defended the reorganization. He said it a good-faith effort to improve the department’s coordination among its bureaus, save money by unifying back-office services, and improve contact with affected communities by moving some offices to the West.

Rep. TJ Cox (D-Calif.)