President Donald Trump is taking his new $1.9 trillion spending bill to the House, and the latest news is that it could make it harder for Americans to get jobs.
A number of industries are losing jobs.
The Congressional Budget Office projects the total federal job loss to be 3 million by 2021, including more than 2 million in the healthcare sector.
That would put the US economy at roughly 8.5 million jobless.
A few industries that are particularly at risk are construction, retail, and hospitality, the report found.
In addition, the new bill would cut the number of workers with federal contracts by more than 25,000.
In fact, the Senate bill would create new requirements that would have to be met by companies that hire new workers.
These include paying new workers a wage above the federal minimum wage.
For example, the House bill would raise the minimum wage to $15 an hour, but the Senate proposal would not.
A spokesperson for the House of Representatives Office of Congressional Ethics told The Hill that “any individual who receives taxpayer funds is expected to comply with the requirements of that Act.”
If you live in one of these industries, you can read more about what’s happening here.
Here are the details of some of the major sectors impacted by the bill: Agriculture, forestry, fishing, and hunting