Labor Department Budget Gets Big Boost in House Proposal (1)

April 29, 2019, 8:41 PM; Updated: April 29, 2019, 10:48 PM

The House Appropriations Committee proposed a massive bill April 29 that would increase funds for the Labor Department—soundly rejecting the Trump administration’s attempt to slash the agency’s funding by 10 percent for fiscal year 2020.

The proposed $13.3 billion in appropriations for the DOL is a $1.2 billion boost above the 2019 enacted level and $2.4 billion above President Donald Trump’s budget request.

The president’s budget request would cut funds for some job training programs such as Job Corps for underserved youth as well as for the Women’s Bureau and the Bureau of International Labor Affairs, mirroring previous DOL budgets ...

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