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Federal Contractor ‘Blacklisting’ Challenge Passed by Senate

March 6, 2017, 2:57 PM

A measure that would permanently block new requirements that federal contractors disclose labor and employment law violations got final congressional approval March 6.

The Senate voted 49-48 for a disapproval resolution (H.J. Res. 37) that would scrap regulations and guidance implementing former President Barack Obama’s Fair Pay and Safe Workplaces executive order (E.O. 13,673). The resolution, authorized by the Congressional Review Act, passed the House in February.

The resolution now goes to President Donald Trump, who is expected to sign it.

“The so-called blacklisting rule is yet another Obama-era regulation that exceeds the authority of government, is duplicative and violates ...