178 Government Agencies We Should Get Rid Of Immediately

Administration for Children and Families (ACF)
Administration on Aging (AoA)
African Development Foundation
Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ)
Agricultural Marketing Service
Agricultural Research Service
Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau (Treasury)
AMTRAK (National Railroad Passenger Corporation)
Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service
Appalachian Regional Commission
Architectural and Transportation Barriers Compliance Board
Arctic Research Commission
Arms Control and International Security
Arthritis and Musculoskeletal Interagency Coordinating Committee
Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship and Excellence in Education Foundation
Bonneville Power Administration
Botanic Garden
Broadcasting Board of Governors
Bureau of Economic Analysis (BEA)
Bureau of Industry and Security
Bureau of International Labor Affairs
Bureau of Justice Statistics
Bureau of Labor Statistics
Bureau of Land Management (BLM)
Bureau of Public Debt
Bureau of Reclamation
Bureau of Transportation Statistics
Center for Nutrition Policy and Promotion
Chief Acquisition Officers Council
Chief Financial Officers Council
Chief Human Capital Officers Council
Chief Information Officers Council
Citizens’ Stamp Advisory Committee
Commission of Fine Arts
Commission on Security and Cooperation in Europe (Helsinki Commission)
Committee for the Implementation of Textile Agreements
Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS)
Community Planning and Development
Coordinating Council on Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention
Corporation for National and Community Service
Council of Economic Advisers
Council on Environmental Quality
National Institute of Food and Agriculture
Denali Commission
Department of Commerce (DOC)
Department of Education (ED)
Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD)
Department of Labor (DOL)
Domestic Policy Council
Economic, Business and Agricultural Affairs (State Department)
Economic Adjustment Office
Economic Development Administration
Economic Research Service
Economics & Statistics Administration
Election Assistance Commission
Elementary and Secondary Education
Endangered Species Committee
Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy
Energy Information Administration
Environmental Management (Energy Department)
Fair Housing and Equal Opportunity
Federal Accounting Standards Advisory Board
Federal Citizen Information Center (FCIC)
Federal Consulting Group
Federal Financial Institutions Examination Council
Federal Geographic Data Committee
Federal Housing Enterprise Oversight
Federal Housing Finance Board
Federal Interagency Committee for the Management of Noxious and Exotic Weeds
Federal Interagency Committee on Education
Federal Interagency Council on Statistical Policy
Federal Laboratory Consortium for Technology Transfer
Federal Labor Relations Authority
Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service
Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration
Federal Retirement Thrift Investment Board
Federal Transit Administration
Financial Crisis Inquiry Commission
Financial Management Service (Treasury Department)
Fiscal Responsibility and Reform, National Commission
Fish and Wildlife Service
Food, Nutrition and Consumer Services
Foreign Agricultural Service
Foreign Claims Settlement Commission
Fossil Energy
Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board
Government National Mortgage Association
Grain Inspection, Packers and Stockyards Administration
Health Resources and Services Administration
Helsinki Commission (Commission on Security and Cooperation in Europe)
Indian Arts and Crafts Board
Information Resource Management College
Innovation and Improvement Office
Institute of Education Sciences
Institute of Peace
Interagency Alternative Dispute Resolution Working Group
Interagency Council on Homelessness
Inter-American Foundation
International Broadcasting Bureau (IBB)
Japan-United States Friendship Commission
John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts
Joint Board for the Enrollment of Actuaries
Joint Congressional Committee on Inaugural Ceremonies
Joint Fire Science Program
Lead Hazard Control (Housing and Urban Development Department)
Legal Services Corporation
Marine Mammal Commission
Marketing and Regulatory Programs (Agriculture Department)
Medicare Payment Advisory Commission
Merit Systems Protection Board
Migratory Bird Conservation Commission
Millennium Challenge Corporation
Minerals Management Service
Minority Business Development Agency
Mississippi River Commission
Multifamily Housing Office
National Agricultural Statistics Service
National AIDS Policy Office
National Bipartisan Commission on the Future of Medicare
National Capital Planning Commission
National Commission on Fiscal Responsibility and Reform
National Drug Intelligence Center
National Economic Council
National Endowment for the Arts
National Endowment for the Humanities
National Gallery of Art
National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency
National Institute of Food and Agriculture
National Institute for Literacy
National Institutes of Health (NIH)
National Labor Relations Board
National Science Foundation
Natural Resources Conservation Service
Northwest Power Planning Council
Office of Federal Housing Enterprise Oversight
Office of Government Ethics
Office of National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP)
Office of Science and Technology Policy
Office of Thrift Supervision
Open World Leadership Center
Overseas Private Investment Corporation
Pardon Attorney Office
Peace Corps
Policy Development and Research (Housing and Urban Development Department)
Political Affairs (State Department)
Postsecondary Education
Presidio Trust
Public and Indian Housing
Public Diplomacy and Public Affairs (State Department)
Radio and TV Marti (Español)
Railroad Retirement Board
Regulatory Information Service Center
Rehabilitation Services Administration (Education Department)
Research, Education and Economics (Agriculture Department)
Research and Innovative Technology Administration (Transportation Department)
Risk Management Agency (Agriculture Department)
Rural Business and Cooperative Programs
Rural Development
Rural Housing Service
Rural Utilities Service
Saint Lawrence Seaway Development Corporation
Science Office (Energy Department)
Social Security Advisory Board
State Justice Institute
Stennis Center for Public Service
Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration
Surface Transportation Board
Susquehanna River Basin Commission
Taxpayer Advocacy Panel
U.S. Mission to the United Nations
U.S. Trade and Development Agency
Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences
Vocational and Adult Education
White House Commission on Presidential Scholars
White House Commission on the National Moment of Remembrance
Women’s Bureau (Labor Department)
Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars

9 thoughts on “178 Government Agencies We Should Get Rid Of Immediately”

  1. Actually, we really need some MORE agencies.

    We need a commission to study the feasibility of forming an agency to maintain an inventory of all those agencies. The new agency should also have an enforcement branch to make sure that none of the existing agencies change their names or zip codes without telling anyone.

    I would also propose a National Board of Governors for T-Shirts and Slogans. Like BBG but with a real mission.

  2. To round it out to 180, can we add Bureau of Indian Affairs (since they seem to only make the situation worse) and Federal Communications Commission (see my blog post on Localism)?

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