A House appropriations subcommittee April 30 approved legislation that would increase 2020 discretionary spending for the Labor Department and the National Labor Relations Board, teeing up the bill for full-committee consideration.

The subcommittee approved by voice vote to advance the bill for the fiscal year 2020 funding for the Labor, Education, and Health and Human Services departments. The legislation largely ignores the Trump administration’s proposed cuts to agencies like the DOL and the NLRB. A president’s budget request is often seen as a wish list that Congress can choose for guidance.

The House bill would set DOL appropriations at $13.3...