July 31, 2008 The Pump Handle 0Comment

Congressman George Miller (D-CA) along with 11 co-sponsors introduced a bill yesterday (H.R. 6660) to prohibit Secretary of Labor Elaine Chao from issuing her proposed rule mandating new requirements for health risk assessments prepared by MSHA and OSHA.  The Congressman’s statement accompanying the bill makes plain his disdain for the Bush Administration’s 7 1/2 year assualt on workers’ rights and protections.  Miller promises:

“This Congress will not stand for the further weakening of worker protections, particularly when it’s done in secret–as this Administration heads out of town.” 

The 11 original co-sponsors of the bill are: Lynn Woolsey (D-CA), Phil Hare (D-IL), Donald Payne (D-NJ), Tim Bishop (D-NY), Carol Shea-Porter (D-NH), Rush Holt (D-NJ), Yvette Clarke (D-NY), Danny Davis (D-IL), Rob Andrews (D-NJ), John Sarbanes (D-MD), and Linda Sanchez (D-CA).

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