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White House’s 2019 budget tips administration’s labor policy priorities

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in Employment Law,Human Resources

On Feb. 12, the White House released its fiscal year 2019 budget plan and sent it to Capitol Hill.

The budget was unveiled just a week after President Trump signed a two-year budget deal that lifted previous spending caps for 2018 and reopened the federal government, which had been temporarily shut down. For that reason, the budget cuts in the FY2019 proposal have little chance of enactment by Congress, which is loath to give back money it has already approved.

While the proposed 2019 budget is needed to fund higher spending for the military, as well as to pay for the construction of a border wall and infrastructure repairs—and the administration now has more money to spend—there were few surprises in the FY2019 budget plan for cutting the budgets of federal labor and employment agencies.

Funding for every labor and employment agency was cut, although not as drastically as expected. However, a closer look at the det...(register to read more)

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