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Trump Seeks to Slash Labor Department Funding (1)

March 11, 2019, 3:32 PMUpdated: March 11, 2019, 6:36 PM

The White House is seeking to cut discretionary spending for the Labor Department by nearly 10 percent under a new budget proposal unveiled today, a proposal key House Democrats seek to reject.

President Donald Trump’s request also once again calls for the establishment of a paid parental leave program.

The Trump administration March 11 unveiled its proposed budget for the 2020 fiscal year, which begins Oct. 1. The request calls for across-the-board budget reductions at a wide range of federal agencies to shift spending to Trump’s plan for a border wall and other administration priorities. The proposal also addresses a...

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