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March 22, 2017

Inhofe Votes to Halt OSHA Overreach

WASHINGTON — U.S. Sen. Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.) today voted in favor of H. J. 83, a Congressional Review Act (CRA) Resolution of Disapproval. This legislation rejects an Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) rule expanding the statute of limitations for when employers may be cited for workplace injury paperwork violations from six months to five years, known as the Volks rule. The legislation passed the Senate and is headed to President Trump to be signed into law.

 “The Volks rule is another example of a federal agency ignoring a law just because they didn’t like it. The six month statute of limitations was clearly laid out in the Occupational Safety Health Act, which only Congress has the authority to amend,” Inhofe said. “This rule is harmful to small businesses and does nothing to protect worker health and safety. In passing this CRA resolution, Congress is stopping bureaucratic overreach and acting in the best interest of small businesses across the country.”


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