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Senate GOP to vote to roll back blacklisting rule for federal contractors

Sen. Ron Johnson, R-Wis., has introduced a resolution to repeal an Obama administration labor regulation that has come to be known as the "blacklisting rule."

"Had it been up to me, I would have called it the 'blackmailing rule,' " said Johnson as he addressed the Senate on Thursday. 

The 2014 executive order requires federal contractors to disclose violations committed or alleged violations of 14 different labor laws and similar state labor laws, as well as subcontractor or supplier compliance with these laws. 

Johnson introduced the disapproval resolution under the Congressional Review Act, which could allow the GOP-controlled Senate to overturn the rule without bipartisan support. If it passes the Senate, it will just require President Trump's signature to be made official.

Further excerpts of Johnson's remarks, as well as a link to a video of his remarks, can be found on the Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee website

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