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Obama's Budget Boosts DOL Funding To $13B

Law360 (February 26, 2009, 12:00 AM EST) -- President Obama's proposed $3.55 trillion federal budget would boost the U.S. Department of Labor's discretionary budget authority to $13.3 billion in fiscal year 2010, in what the administration says is a bid to restore the agency's ability to enforce worker protection laws.

The Obama administration said the $13.3 billion figure, revealed Thursday as part of the president's wider unveiling of his first federal budget, will help the DOL meet its responsibilities to working Americans under the more than 180 worker protection laws it enforces.

The agency's...
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