04.22.10

Enzi VPP Amendment Included in Budget to Preserve Workplace Safety Program Funding

Top Republican on HELP Committee Praises Restoration of OSHA Compliance Funding

Washington, D.C. – U.S. Senator Mike Enzi (R-Wyo.), Ranking Member of the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (HELP) Committee, today praised Senate Budget Committee Chair Kent Conrad (D-SD) for including an amendment to protect a key voluntary workplace safety program.  The Budget Committee agreed to an Enzi amendment that will restore funding to the Department of Labor’s Voluntary Protection Programs (VPP), a cooperative program between private industry and the DOL’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration.

“The bipartisan amendment Chairman Conrad included in the Budget today will protect VPP funding and supports a balanced approach to the goal of increased work place safety that all of us want to achieve,” said Enzi.  “Employers and workers deserve nothing less, and I appreciate Senator Conrad including this important amendment.”

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