The Trump administration’s plan to merge the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) with the Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) was abruptly rejected by the Senate Appropriations Committee on first blush. The Committee Report noted:

The Committee rejects the budget’s proposal to begin plans to merge the OFCCP with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. The Committee strongly urges OFCCP to find efficiencies and cost savings, including the consolidation of offices, within its current budget structure. This should include a review of the current OFCCP office locations and infrastructure across the country and whether these offices align with current workload needs.

Wrangling also proceeds apace over the OFCCP budget for FY 2018. The White House proposed $88 million, the House $94.5 million and the Senate $103.5 million. It’s current budget is $105million.