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Senate Releases Omnibus Funding Measure with SWACCA-Advocated Provisions

This morning, the U.S. Senate released the text of its 4,000+ page fiscal year 2023 omnibus funding bill to avoid a potential federal government shutdown this Friday, December 23, 2022.

Among SWACCA’s many priorities, the omnibus spending bill includes SWACCA-advocated provisions to: (1) provide additional funds for the Department of Labor’s Wage and Hour Division to increase investigations and enforcement actions related to employee misclassification; (2) restrict the $285 million in apprenticeship funding in the bill solely to registered apprenticeship; and (3) encourage separating service members to pursue opportunities in registered apprenticeship programs.

SWACCA’s Government Relations team is still assessing the 4,000+ page bill, while also advocating to ensure the provisions outlined above are maintained as the bill advances to votes in the Senate and House this week.

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