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President Signs Resolution Blocking Harmful Blacklisting Rule


Rep. Virginia Foxx (R-NC), chairwoman of the House Committee on Education and the Workforce, and Rep. Paul Mitchell (R-MI) released the following statements after President Trump signed H. J. Res 37 into law. The resolution blocks the Obama administration’s flawed and unnecessary “blacklisting” rule under the Congressional Review Act.

“The flawed blacklisting rule was always completely unnecessary. There has long been a system in place to hold federal contractors accountable, and the best way to ensure fair pay and safe workplaces is to enforce that system effectively,” Chairwoman Foxx said. “This duplicative rule would have served only to empower union bosses, while undermining our nation’s military readiness and the ability of small businesses to compete for federal contracts. I commend President Trump for rejecting this misguided approach. Now that the blacklisting rule is finally behind us, it is time to come together to ensure the rights of all American workers are protected.”

“I am pleased to join President Trump for my first bill signing ceremony,” Rep. Mitchell said. “I pledged to work to reduce red tape and limit the authority of unelected bureaucrats.  This legislation is one of many needed steps toward achieving that goal by eliminating unnecessary, redundant federal burdens.”

For a fact sheet on the resolution, click here

 


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