January 3, 2018
The Trump administration is considering the return and expansion of a rule that Congress killed last year, which required drug testing for unemployment benefits.
The Labor Department signaled its plans to mandate drug testing for unemployment applicants this week.
This comes after Republicans used the Congressional Review Act to repeal the Obama-era rule last March, which limited the ability of states to drug test people applying for unemployment benefits.
The Labor Department’s move on unemployment will break new ground on the use of the CRA.
This comes after $1.6 billion in unemployment benefits were paid to people not seeking work.