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House Democrats Push OSHA Heat Bill But Face Stiff GOP Opposition

July 11, 2019
House Democrats, backed by a coalition of labor, public interest and other groups, are pushing a bill requiring OSHA to protect workers from heat-related injuries and illnesses, though it is facing stiff opposition from Republicans, who say it imposes standards without allowing for adequate regional flexibilities, among other things. “Heat safety should be given careful deliberation so that we, as lawmakers, can make educated, well-informed decisions. Unfortunately, our colleagues on the other side of the aisle appear to be scrambling...

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