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March 06, 2017

Inhofe Votes to Overturn Blacklisting Rule


WASHINGTON—U.S. Sen. Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.) today voted in favor of H. J. Res 37, a Congressional Review Act (CRA) Resolution of Disapproval to block the Obama administration’s “blacklisting” rule. The rule requires employers bidding on federal contracts to disclose violations and alleged violations of certain federal labor laws and similar state laws. The rule was blocked by a Texas District Court in October. 

This flawed and duplicative rule not only creates burdensome red tape, but it also sets a dangerous precedent that employers are guilty until proven innocent by denying federal contractors their rights to due process,” Inhofe said. “Further, the rule discourages small businesses from bidding on government contracts and slows down the DoD acquisition process, threatening our nation’s security. The vote tonight was one of many steps the Republican-led Congress is taking to undo President Obama’s mass of needless and expensive midnight regulations.” 

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