Jeb: I Wouldn’t Shut Down Any Federal Agencies, But Would Shift to States

GOP presidential candidate and former Florida Governor Jeb Bush declined to make a pledge to eliminate any government agencies, but did vow to downsize some and shift more power to the states in an interview broadcast on Tuesday’s “Hannity” on the Fox News Channel.

When asked if he would eliminate any government agencies, such as the Department of Education, Jeb responded (relevant remarks begin at (9:48) “I think you can shift, in education, you can shift a lot of the power back to the states. Certainly as it relates to EPA, a lot of the delegated authority that used to exist should go back to the states. HHS, we should create much less power in Washington for the delivery of healthcare and the regulation of healthcare and shift it back to the states. There’s a lot that you can do. And I think there are parts of the government that are no longer relevant inside of the Department of Commerce that does a lot of things that just don’t relate to the 21st century.”

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