Senate passes spending bill: OSHA/NIOSH/MSHA get a raise

[tweetmeme]The Senate has just passed a $1.1 trillion omnibus spending measure, sending the bill to President Obama for a signature.

The bill passed on a largely party line vote, 57-35. Three Democrats voted against the bill: Bayh (Ind.), McCaskill (Mo.) and Feingold. They were balanced out by the three Republicans who voted “yes”: Collins (Maine), Shelby (Ala.) and Cochran (Miss.)

OSHA/NIOSH/MSHA all due to receive additional funding.  OSHA biggest increase comes in the form of request for increased enforcement.  Specifically the hiring of an additional 100 or so compliance officers.

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