There’s more NLRB intrigue when we talk about funding the agency received in the Omnibus Spending bill signed in late March to keep the government running through the end of the fiscal year. The White House Office of Management and Budget is trying to claw back some of that funding (a $192 million increase over 2017) and has allegedly ordered the NLRB not to spend funds past April. The President has the power to freeze spending for specific federal programs for up to 45 days after signing spending legislation, but must release it at the end of that period unless Congress agrees to rescind the funds. The possible rescission seems to tie in with NLRB General Counsel Peter Robb and his plan to restructure the regional director system used by the agency. There will be much more to watch in this regard over the coming weeks at NLRB.