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S.J.Res. 23 (115th): A joint resolution disapproving the rule submitted by the Department of Labor relating to drug testing of unemployment compensation applicants.

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About the resolution

One of the most controversial bills in this Congress split the two parties so much that the Senate vote produced no Republicans opposed and no Democrats in favor. And it could potentially kick a large number of people around the country off of unemployment insurance or food stamps.

The context and what the law does

Existing federal law barred states from drug testing anybody claiming food stamps as a means of screening those people out. A 1960s Democrat-led Department of Labor ruling similarly banned states from drug testing those claiming ...

Sponsor and status

Ted Cruz

Sponsor. Senator for Texas. Republican.

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Last Updated: Feb 16, 2017
Length: 2 pages
Introduced
Feb 16, 2017
115th Congress, 2017–2019
Status
Enacted Via Other Measures

Provisions of this resolution were incorporated into other resolutions which were enacted.

This resolution was enacted as:

H.J.Res. 42: Disapproving the rule submitted by the Department of Labor relating to drug testing of unemployment compensation applicants.
Enacted — Signed by the President on Mar 31, 2017. (compare text)
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Position statements

What legislators are saying

Western Caucus Members Praise President Trumps Energy Independence Executive Order
    — Rep. Tom Emmer [R-MN6] on Mar 28, 2017

Rep. Ratcliffe praises Trump administration for shielding Americans from Obamas harmful energy regulations
    — Rep. John Ratcliffe [R-TX4] on Mar 31, 2017

Rep. Hice, Western Caucus Members Praise President Trump’s Energy Independence Executive Order
    — Rep. Jody Hice [R-GA10] on Mar 28, 2017

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History

Feb 16, 2017
 
Introduced

Bills and resolutions are referred to committees which debate the bill before possibly sending it on to the whole chamber.

S.J.Res. 23 (115th) was a joint resolution in the United States Congress.

A joint resolution is often used in the same manner as a bill. If passed by both the House and Senate in identical form and signed by the President, it becomes a law. Joint resolutions are also used to propose amendments to the Constitution.

This joint resolution was introduced in the 115th Congress, which met from Jan 3, 2017 to Jan 3, 2019. Legislation not enacted by the end of a Congress is cleared from the books.

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