Is One Watchdog Better Than Two?

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The Trump administration wants to combine the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission with another federal watchdog agency – and both worker and business groups are worried.

The issue got attention on Wednesday as new Secretary of Labor Alexander Acosta testified before a House subcommittee about how President Trump’s proposed budget will affect his department.

Among other proposals that would cut Labor department spending by 20 percent overall,Trump’s budget also proposes merging the department’sOffice of Federal Contract Compliance Programs into the EEOC, an independent agency.

Acosta told skeptical Democrats on the panel that the merger made “common sense” and would not hurt workers,

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