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Labor Board Needs More Money, House Lawmakers Tell Regulators

April 27, 2022, 4:31 PM

Lawmakers are asking appropriators yet again for additional funding for the National Labor Relations Board, as the labor agency has consistently seen a flat budget in the face of expanded responsibilities and work.

The NLRB was allocated $274.2 million for fiscal year 2022, the same amount it received last year. Nearly 150 lawmakers requested in a Wednesday letter to ranking House Appropriations Committee members that the sum be bumped up in fiscal 2023 to $368 million “at a minimum”—about a 34% increase.

“Despite the NLRB’s vital mission, the Board has received the same appropriation of $274M for nine consecutive ...