August 18, 2022
Senate Democrats Float OSHA Budget Boost But Drop Bid For Penalty Hike
Democrats on the Senate Appropriations Committee are proposing a $68 million fiscal year 2023 funding increase for OSHA in hopes of restarting long-stalled talks with the GOP on spending legislation, just as the chamber’s leaders are embracing a deal with Sen. Joe Manchin (D-WV) on a reconciliation bill that appears to exclude long-sought boosts to OSH Act penalties. According to report language released July 28 by the committee, Democrats are seeking $679.8 million for OSHA -- an increase from current...
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