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Spending Bill Would Cut Labor Department Budget by 11 Percent

July 12, 2017, 10:09 PM

House appropriators are seeking a $1.3 billion cut in discretionary spending for the Labor Department as part of the proposed Labor, Health and Human Services spending bill.

The House Appropriations Committee on July 12 unveiled its draft of the spending bill for fiscal year 2018, which starts Oct. 1. The proposed funding is for the DOL and the National Labor Relations Board, among other agencies. The $10.8 billion in funding for the DOL makes a smaller cut than the $2.4 billion spending decrease requested by the Trump administration.

Labor Secretary Alexander Acosta in his June 7 testimony before the panel ...