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Worker Safety Funding Changes Little in Trump’s 2019 Budget (1)

Feb. 12, 2018, 5:50 PM; Updated: Feb. 12, 2018, 11:39 PM

Funding for federal workplace safety agencies would change little over fiscal year 2017 under the Trump administration’s Feb. 12 spending request for fiscal year 2019 that begins Oct. 1.

The White House is recommending $549 million for the Occupational Safety and Health Administration, nearly the same as the agency’s fiscal 2017 level of $552.8 million. For fiscal 2018, President Donald Trump sought $543.3 million.

Trump also requested $375.9 million for the Mine Safety and Health Administration, up from its fiscal 2017 allocation, $373.8 million. The president sought $375.2 million for fiscal 2018.

The actual fiscal 2018 appropriations for both...

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