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Democrats Threaten To Block FY18 Spending Bill Over Policy Riders

March 01, 2018
Key Democratic lawmakers are threatening to block upcoming spending bills funding OSHA and other agencies for the remainder of fiscal year 2018 if Republicans include policy riders, such as a measure that would defund Obama-era OSHA rules, arguing that they are an obstacle to a fiscal year 2018 budget deal and would harm worker rights. “People like myself and other are saying you can’t do it and we won’t allow it to pass,” Sen. Patrick Leahy (D-VT), the ranking Democrat...

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