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.