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After CRA Rollback, Democrats Offer Bills To Restore OSHA's Volks Rule

May 15, 2017
Democrats in the House and Senate have introduced companion measures to restore an Obama-era OSHA regulation that clarified that employers face a continuing obligation to record and report employees' workplace injuries and illnesses, after Republicans and President Donald Trump repealed the rule earlier this year using novel authority under the Congressional Review Act (CRA). Sens. Patty Murray (WA) and Richard Blumenthal (CT) and Reps. Mark Takano (CA), Joe Courtney (CT), and Bobby Scott (VA) introduced legislation requiring OSHA to reinstate...

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