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Democrats Vow Quick Action On Workplace Violence But Face GOP Fight

February 28, 2019
House Democrats are planning to quickly advance legislation setting deadlines for OSHA to craft a standard addressing workplace violence in the healthcare sector, but the legislation is facing stiff opposition from Republicans, suggesting that pending companion legislation in the Senate is unlikely to advance. Rep. Joe Courtney (D-CT), the lead sponsor of H.R. 1309, told reporters during a Feb. 27 conference call that the legislation is a priority for the Education and Labor Committee, which is aiming to get the...


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