In addition to a lawsuit challenging the National Labor Relations Board’s (NLRB) new representation-case procedures rule (also known as the Quickie Election rule), legislation in Congress will be considered that would nullify the rule. The Congressional Review Act (CRA) is a resolution that would nullify the regulation, if passed by both chambers and signed by the president. The resolution could be introduced in the Senate as early as next week and a similar proposal will make its way through the House. The CRA is a powerful procedural tool that Congress can use to exert oversight over the administration and requires only a simple majority in the Senate, therefore eliminating the typical 60 vote threshold needed in the Senate to pass legislation. While the CRA has been used successfully once before, it would remain unlikely that the president would sign such a bill and therefore the best option for blocking the rule remains the judicial challenge.
Members of the House Transportation & Infrastructure Committee and the Senate Environment & Public Works Committee held a joint hearing to examine the state and local impact of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ proposed rule expanding jurisdiction under the Clean Water Act.
An archive of each session of AGC’s recent two-part webinar on Understanding the Davis-Bacon Act and the New Federal Contractor Minimum Wage Law is now available for purchase and immediate viewing from AGC’s online bookstore. Visit http://store.agc.org/ and search for product codes WB294 and WB295. Be sure to login to see member pricing.
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