The NLRB received $274 million in the Fiscal Year 2018 budget that passed the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives on March 19, matching the funding it received in 2017. But Trump Administration officials have proposed a decrease for 2019. Whether the budget cuts come to fruition or not, the Board is already taking steps to cut costs. We have anecdotal reports of Board regional office personnel curtailing travel and witness interviews in connection with unfair labor practice investigations. Recent press reports indicate that the Office of Management and Budget is withholding some funds from the Board that are due under the budget, which may be authorized by law as long as the withholding does not last for more than 45 days. The Administration continues to push for spending cuts and job freezes at the Board. Not surprisingly, the union representing Board employees opposes staff reductions.