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Democrats Boost Labor Agencies in New Spending Proposals (1)

July 6, 2020, 10:26 PMUpdated: July 7, 2020, 4:25 PM

House Democrats’ draft fiscal 2021 funding bill for labor, health, and education agencies would provide $12.7 billion for the Labor Department, and almost $1 billion in emergency funding to help states handle unprecedented levels of unemployment claims.

The $196.5 billion draft bill released Monday would provide $1.6 billion more for the Labor Department than President Donald Trump’s budget request, which proposed $11 billion for the DOL for the next fiscal year. The House Appropriations labor subcommittee is set to mark up the legislation Tuesday evening.

In another draft measure released Tuesday, House Democrats proposed $408.7 million for the Equal Employment...

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