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Worker Safety Spending Changes Little in 2020 Request (1)

March 11, 2019, 5:07 PM; Updated: March 11, 2019, 8:16 PM

Funding for federal workplace safety agencies in 2020 would change little over 2019 levels under the Trump administration’s spending request released March 11.

The White House is recommending $557.5 million for the Occupational Safety and Health Administration for fiscal year 2020, which begins Oct. 1. For fiscal 2019, OSHA received $557.2 million, while the White House sought $549 million.

President Donald Trump also requested $376 million for the Mine Safety and Health Administration. The agency received $373.8 million for fiscal 2019 after the Trump administration sought $375.9 million.

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