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Committee Leaders Respond to Administration’s Final Blacklisting Regulation

House Education and the Workforce Committee Chairman John Kline (R-MN), along with Workforce Protections Subcommittee Chairman Tim Walberg (R-MI) and Health, Employment, Labor, and Pensions Subcommittee Chairman Phil Roe (R-TN), issued the following joint statement today in response to the administration’s final blacklisting regulation and guidance:

Bad actors who deny workers basic protections shouldn’t receive government contracts, and for decades, there’s been a system in place designed to hold those bad actors accountable. Unfortunately, this administration would rather spend time and resources creating new layers of bureaucracy instead of using its existing authority to enforce current protections. This redundant, unnecessary, and unworkable regulatory scheme isn’t about protecting the rights of workers. It’s about growing government and promoting a culture of union favoritism.

Flawed regulatory policies like these will only tie law-abiding employers in a maze of red tape and make a system intended to protect workers less efficient. The American people deserve smart regulatory policies that serve their best interests. Yet once again, the Obama administration has taken an extreme regulatory approach that will do more harm than good for workers, employers, and taxpayers.

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