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Labor Department Would Get $15 Billion in House 2023 Budget Plan

June 22, 2022, 9:58 PM

The US Department of Labor would get $15 billion in discretionary appropriations for fiscal year 2023, an increase from $14.4 billion in fiscal 2022, according to a proposed spending bill from the House Appropriations Committee.

  • President Joe Biden requested $14.6 billion for the labor agency, essentially a flat funding ask from the previous fiscal year.
  • The Labor Department’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration would get $712 million in the House proposal.
  • Labor Secretary Marty Walsh has said DOL’s safety agency must be prioritized in the fiscal 2023 budget.
  • Text of the bill here.