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Labor Department, NLRB Funding Increases Get House Panel’s OK

May 8, 2019, 9:34 PM

The House Appropriations Committee approved legislation May 8 that would increase discretionary spending for the Labor Department and the National Labor Relations Board, moving the bill for full House consideration.

The Democratic-majority committee approved the fiscal year 2020 funding bill for the Labor, Education, and Health and Human Services departments. It would set Labor Department funding at $13.3 billion, a $1.2 billion increase from fiscal 2019. The bill would also give $341 million to the NLRB next fiscal year, a roughly 34% increase.

The legislation largely rejects President Donald Trump’s requests to slash spending for the DOL and NLRB. A ...