Obama to convene cabinet to cut gov't spending
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WASHINGTON (AFP) — US President Barack Obama, faced with mushrooming budget deficits, announced he will convene his first full cabinet meeting Monday and ask his secretaries for specific plans to cut spending.
He also added to his administration two new officials, Jeffrey Zients
and Aneesh Chopra, whose task will be to streamline processes, cut costs and make the government more efficient.
"And this Monday, at my first, full cabinet meeting, I will ask all of my department and agency heads for specific proposals for cutting their budgets," Obama said in his weekly radio address Saturday.