The Department of Labor was created to improve American working conditions and expand employment opportunities. It is important the DOL focus their attention on programs that work, and eliminate wasteful and duplicative practices. For example, the department has given millions in unemployment benefits to millionaires and upper-middle class Americans, has had problems passing audits, and has made billions in improper payments to fraudsters, dead people, and incarcerated individuals. Assuring American tax dollars are spent wisely should be of the utmost importance to an agency who represents the American worker.

41.36 Billion Annual Budget

R. Alexander Acosta Secretary

15,000 Government Employees

Budget Growth 2012 - 2016

$3.53 Trillion

Annual budget for the federal government

$41.36 Billion

Percentage of Federal Budget