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Labor Dept. Funding Cut Bill Approved by Senate Panel (1)

June 26, 2018, 5:01 PMUpdated: June 26, 2018, 8:13 PM

A Senate appropriations subcommittee approved legislation June 26 that would cut discretionary spending for the Labor Department and keep National Labor Relations Board funding unchanged.

The proposed funding legislation for the Labor and Health and Human Services departments would provide $12.1 billion in discretionary funding for the DOL for fiscal year 2019, about $92 million less than Congress enacted last year. The subcommittee approved the measure by voice vote.

The proposed reduction for Labor Department funding closely resembles the House appropriations bill that proposes cutting the agency’s funding to about $12.1 billion. A House subcommittee June 15 approved the measure, ...

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