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

This was a vote to agree to H.J.Res. 42 in the Senate.

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 crew members, and commercial maritime crew members.

This list is considered too narrow and the rule generally considered too prescriptive and overly constraining of states.

Source: Republican Policy Committee

115th Congress
Mar 14, 2017
On the Joint Resolution in the Senate
Joint Resolution Passed

Key: R Yea D Nay
Seat position based on our ideology score.
Totals     Republican     Democrat     Independent
  Yea 51
51 0 0
  Nay 48
0 46 2
Not Voting 1
1 0 0
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