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Trump Kills Obama’s ‘Blacklisting’ Executive Order

March 27, 2017, 2:58 PM

President Donald Trump March 27 permanently blocked a controversial executive order that required federal contractors to disclose labor law violations, concluding several years of active lobbying and litigation.

Trump, as expected, signed H.J. Res 37 following final congressional approval of the bill March 6. The measure, authorized by the Congressional Review Act, invalidates former President Barack Obama’s Fair Pay and Safe Workplaces executive order and implementing rules from the Labor Department and Federal Acquisition Regulatory Council.

Dubbed the “blacklisting” order by the business community, the 2014 rule would have required federal contractors to report recent violations of labor and employment ...

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