Congress has passed legislation (H.J. Res. 37) that will block implementation of the Obama administration’s Fair Pay and Safe Workplaces Executive Order 13673, commonly referred to as “blacklisting,” through the Congressional Review Act. The House approved H.J. Res. 37 with a bipartisan vote of 236-187 and the Senate passed the measure by a vote of 49-48.

Associated Builders and Contractors commended Congress for taking an important step in “removing burdensome and duplicative reporting requirements and eliminating a costly barrier to entry that would have discouraged many small contractors from bidding on government contracts.” If President Trump signs the resolution into law as expected, it will block the blacklisting rule from taking effect and prevent future administrations from promulgating a similar rule.