The Securities and Exchange Commission is spending $100 million more for examiners this year, to a total of $340 million, the White House revealed Monday.

That figure is two-thirds of the extra money the SEC received in 2015 from 2014.

The agency’s workforce is up by 266 this year. Most of the new staff can be assumed to be overseeing advisors.

For the two previous years, the White House has sought an additional 250 investment advisor examiners.

SEC Chairman Mary Jo White has repeatedly said she wants to raise the percentage of advisors examined each year above the current 9 percent. The extra 2015 money looks like it is helping her meet that aim. So would the additional $70 million President Obama is seeking for the entire range of SEC examiners for the next federal fiscal year beginning October 1.

The president is asking Congress for $1.722 billion overall for the regulator: $200 million more than the SEC received this year and $22 million more than he requested.

The figure for the next federal fiscal year beginning October 1 is nearly identical to the $1.7 billion he requested for the current budget cycle.

President Obama has never gotten the full SEC budget he has sought from Congress.

With both the Senate and the House in Republican control for the first time in his two-terms, he may find it even more challenging to help the financial regulator to get the additional funding it says it needs to fulfill private fund oversight and extra duties imposed on it by the Dodd-Frank act.

On another SEC budget matter, spending at the Division of Investment Management went down by $4 million to $63 million this year. The president is requesting a $5 million increase.