Federal Spotlight: Federal Blacklisting rule headed for defeat

March 9, 2017

On Tuesday, the U.S. Senate voted 49-48 in favor of H.J. Res 37, a disapproval of the “Fair Pay and Safe Workplaces” regulation, known as the Blacklisting rule. The resolution is now headed to President Trump’s desk for a signature that would finally null the regulation. The intent of the regulation had been to improve compliance with labor laws and increase efficiency and cost savings in federal contracting. In reality, the proposal created more red tape with burdensome new tracking and reporting requirements, according to the National Association of Manufacturers.