House OKs $23M More For EEOC To Trim Backlog

Law360, New York (December 10, 2009, 7:01 PM EST) -- The U.S. House of Representatives passed an appropriations bill Thursday that would add $23 million to the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission's budget for the 2010 fiscal year so that the agency can tackle a backlog of more than 70,000 worker discrimination cases.

In a 221 to 202 vote, the House passed a $447 billion omnibus bill that would not only bolster funding for the EEOC, but would also increase funding in areas such as climate change research, the U.S. Census Bureau and the Civil Rights...
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