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Kline Statement on Judicial Decision Blocking the Administration’s Blacklisting Rule

Rep. John Kline (R-MN), chairman of the House Committee on Education and the Workforce, today issued the following statement in response to a United States District Court preliminary injunction halting implementation of the administration’s “blacklisting” rule involving government contractors:

"This decision is good news for workers, employers, and taxpayers. It reaffirms that the administration’s extreme blacklisting regulation is fundamentally flawed and will do more harm than good. The administration has spent significant time and taxpayer resources concocting this regulatory scheme, when they should have been focused on enforcing existing policies designed to hold federal contractors accountable. The best way to ensure fair pay and safe workplaces is to enforce current protections, and in light of this decision, it’s time for the administration to do just that." 

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