NIOSH Funding to be cut under Obama Proposed Budget

President Obama is certainly no stranger to criticism and opposition and he’s about to get more of both with his proposed 2016 budget plan, not just from republicans but from democrats as well. Estate plans, retirement, tax on the wealthy means the President is going to face a tough uphill battle in getting the budget approved.


NIOSH (The National Institute of Occupational Safety and Health) is one of the agencies that has been put on the chopping block. The proposed budget seeks a 15% reduction in funding for the agencies which employs around 135 full-time employees. NIOSH ( “is the U.S. federal agency that conducts research and makes recommendations to prevent worker injury and illness.” NIOSH claims that cuts in funding will set back advances in safety and ultimately raise healthcare costs.

To add insult to injury, OSHA, under the same budget, stands to get a $592,071,000 raise.

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