Congressional blacklisting repeal.

Author:Wanamaker, Bill

Congress has repealed a regulation dubbed by the Obama administration the "Fair Pay and Safe Workplaces" rule, which required companies to report any labor law violations or alleged violation in its past three years when bidding on any federal contract over $500,000. Critics nicknamed the rule the "blacklisting rule," as they argued that it effectively "blacklisted" companies from procuring federal contracts. In addition, opponents said that such a rule was duplicative of existing federal suspension and disbarment rules.

Congress used the Congressional Review Act (CRA) as the means for reviewing and repealing the rule. The Congressional Review Act allows Congress to review through an expedited legislative process new federal regulations issued by government agencies and overrule the regulation by passage of a joint resolution.

Following the repeal, American Trucking Associations'...

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