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House Shuns Trump Funding Cut Requests for Labor Agencies

June 19, 2019, 7:45 PM

House lawmakers today passed a bill to increase funding for labor agencies, rejecting cuts proposed by the White House.

The nearly $1 trillion legislation (H.R. 2740) would boost Labor Department discretionary spending by 9 percent next year and expand the National Labor Relations Board’s allotment by more than one-third. It would also increase spending for the Energy Department and the Health and Human Services Department, among other agencies, while trimming the appropriation for the Defense Department.

The Democrat-controlled House will likely need to compromise on those figures—$13.3 billion for the DOL and $341 million for the NLRB—with Republican leadership in ...