Throughout the Obama presidency, the federal government failed its American citizens in almost every way, from scandalous abuses of power to inefficiency and wastefulness so atrocious that it leaves sensible people speechless.

Now President Donald Trump’s appointees are trying to set things right.

Currently, Betsy DeVos, Donald Trump’s Secretary of Education, is working to do just that by tackling harmful and ineffective practices within the Office for Civil Rights.

Politico reported:

Education Secretary Betsy DeVos said she is “returning” the Office for Civil Rights “to its role as a neutral, impartial, investigative agency.”

In a July 11th letter to Democratic Sen. Patty Murray, DeVos asserted that the department’s civil rights arm under the Obama administration “had descended into a pattern of overreaching, of setting out to punish and embarrass institutions rather than work with them to correct civil rights violations and of ignoring public input prior to issuing new rules.”

As part of the changes she is implementing, the civil rights office would no longer issue “new regulations via administrative fiat,” as the Obama administration did, she wrote.

This plan is consistent with DeVos’ previously stated position, that the federal government should act with caution and cease its overreach when it comes to regulating education.

So far, DeVos has tackled issues of school choice and returning curriculum decisions to local school districts.

DeVos’ letter regarding the Office of Civil Rights lays out a plan that would expedite the justice process by focusing on handling claims on a case-by-case basis in a timely manner.

Currently, the Office for Civil Rights is taking years to gather information and data on accused institutions, like universities, before attempting to reach a conclusion.

As a result, the office has accrued a massive backlog of complaints, meaning plaintiffs must now wait before the year-long investigations can even begin.

The adage ‘justice delayed is justice denied’ is fitting in this instance; too many students have been forced to wait months, and in some cases years, for adjudication of their complaints while OCR chose to collect years of data about an institution,” DeVos argued in her letter.

With such a long and daunting process ahead, some victims may be discouraged from even coming forward to report illegal discrimination.

This state of affairs is a direct result of Obama-cabinet guidance which “forced” the Office’s staff to “to expand the scope of these investigations dramatically beyond the facts alleged in the filed complaint.”

While the mainstream media is railroading Betsy DeVos over every decision she makes, claiming she does not care about diversity of race or income, this move is clearly prioritizing investigations that would uncover and address real discrimination.

Politico reported:

DeVos suggested that some of the changes taking place at OCR come after discussions with “career staff … who had identified material problems impeding their ability to promptly seek justice.”

Conservatives had frequently criticized the Obama administration for issuing far-reaching, albeit nonbinding, “guidance,” for instance, informing states they must allow transgender students to access bathrooms and locker rooms aligned with their gender identity or risk loss of federal funds. Conservatives contended such “guidance” sidestepped the formal rule-making process. The Trump administration rescinded the transgender guidance earlier this year.

That kind of guidance may have been “politically expedient,” DeVos wrote, “but it deprived the public of meaningful opportunities to provide input. At my direction, the department will no longer mask new regulations as Dear Colleague letters and will issue new regulations only after appropriate notice and public comment.”

At the end of the day, no matter how much the media tries to claim Trump supporters were wrong and that Trump and his team could never really “drain the swamp,” our current president’s team is cleaning up mess after mess.

This is what America needs after the Obama presidency: Real solutions unconcerned with “political expediency.”

The federal government cannot fix everything, but it can stop making things worse if it would just throw off the liberal agenda that has motivated its agencies to extend their reach over and over for the last eight years.