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Trump Signs Funding Bill, With Small Hikes for Labor Dept., EEOC

March 23, 2018, 6:46 PM

President Donald Trump signed a sprawling bill to fund the government through September, but not before threatening to kill the deal over immigration disputes.

The spending measure signed March 23 averts a government shutdown by allotting discretionary money to agencies through the fiscal year. It slightly increases funding for the Labor Department ($12.2 billion) and the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission ($379.5 million) from the last fiscal year. National Labor Relations Board funding remains unchanged at $274 million.

The bill includes a series of policy riders like an exemption from federal wage laws for minor league baseball teams.

The measure...

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