March 22, 2018 / 11:55 PM / 8 months ago

Labor Department, NLRB avoid budget cuts in House spending bill

The U.S. House of Representatives on Thursday passed a massive spending bill that rejects President Donald Trump’s proposed budget cuts for the Department of Labor and National Labor Relations Board.

The $1.3 trillion spending package, which passed 256-167, also includes a modest increase for the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission’s budget. The Senate is expected to vote on the bill late on Thursday or Friday, ahead of a deadline to avoid a government shutdown.

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