H.J.Res. 42: Disapproving the rule submitted by the Department of Labor relating to drug testing of unemployment compensation applicants.

H.J.Res. 42 disapproves and nullifies the rule issued by the Department of Labor on August 1, 2016, defining the occupations eligible for drug testing of unemployment compensation applicants.

"Occupations” listed by the Department that may regularly require drug testing are only jobs that require carrying a firearm, aviation flight crews, air traffic controllers, commercial drivers, railroad crews, pipeline ...

(Source: Republican Policy Committee)

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Jan 30, 2017


Passed House & Senate on Mar 14, 2017

This resolution was passed by Congress on March 14, 2017 and goes to the President next.


Kevin Brady

Representative for Texas's 8th congressional district



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Jan 30, 2017

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Feb 15, 2017
Passed House

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Mar 14, 2017
Passed Senate

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