As you may have expected the Republicans have released their proposed budget cuts for FY 2011. Their cuts, which equal $100 billion less than President Obama’s FY 2011 request, and $61 billion in cuts from FY 2010 funding.
OSHA is one of the agencies that have been targeted. The Republicans are proposing $99 billion in cuts to OSHA from FY 2010 levels ($558. million), a nearly 20% cut. The proposed cuts are as follows:
These cuts would cripple the agency. They are made even worse since the FY is nearly half over.
MSHA also has been targeted for a small cut. There is no specific information on NIOSH.
The Republicans have also targeted the NLRB ($50 billion in cuts) and EPA with a $3 billion cut.
The list of Republican cuts can be found at http://appropriations.house.gov/_files/ProgramCutsFY2011ContinuingResolution.pdf: