On Dec. 20, 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 on Friday, Dec. 23, 2022.

Among SWACCA’s many priorities, the omnibus spending bill includes SWACCA-advocated provisions to provide additional funds for the Department of Labor’s Wage and Hour Division to increase investigations and enforcement actions related to employee misclassification, restrict the $285 million in apprenticeship funding in the bill solely to registered apprenticeship and 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.