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Biden Administration Requests EEOC Budget Increase for 2023

March 28, 2022, 3:00 PM

President Joe Biden announced his fiscal year 2023 budget wish list Monday, which included $464.7 million for the quasi-independent U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission.

The Biden administration requested $446 million for the EEOC in 2022, which was reduced to $420 million by the time it was finalized in the $1.5 trillion government spending package earlier this month. That was still up from the $405.5 million the agency was allotted in fiscal 2021.

The administration has made clear that it plans to tackle workplace discrimination by ramping up enforcement of federal employment laws, though budget negotiations in Congress don’t always account ...