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Spending for Worker Safety Agencies Flat Under House Proposal

July 31, 2020, 6:19 PM

Federal workplace safety agencies would see their appropriations stay flat in fiscal 2021, according to a spending proposal passed 217-197 by the Democratic Party-led House of Representatives.

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration would get $600.2 million, a 3% increase over its fiscal 2020 appropriation, while the Mine Safety and Health Administration would receive $379.8 million, identical to its 2020’s allocation, under the House spending plan Friday.

The Trump administration sought $576.8 million for OSHA and $381.6 million for MSHA.

The flat funding means worker advocate calls for significantly boosting the number of OSHA inspectors will go unanswered. OSHA is...

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