Bush Plan Cuts DOL Discretionary Budget

Law360, New York (February 4, 2008, 12:00 AM EST) -- President George W. Bush's proposed budget for 2009 would cut the Department of Labor's discretionary budget authority by $888 million, but the White House touted the budget plan, saying it will protect workers' wages, safety and pensions, as well as union members' rights.

Monday, Secretary of Labor Elaine L. Chao said that the Bush budget for the 2009 fiscal year would allow the DOL to build on the “record-setting results” that it has achieved for workers since 2001.

"The mission of the Labor Department is to...
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