Do those government agencies still get paid?
Maybe their budget even has increased?
If so, they succeeded.
Ah, I see where the problem is, you are under the impression that they work for you?
You might want to look into the career of Harry J. Anslinger who almost singlehandedly made Marijuana illegal after his sweet gig at the Bureau of Prohibition came to an abrupt end when alcohol was made legal again and some of the arguments he used.
He held his office until he was 70.