Representative Kiley’s CRA to Reverse Biden Regulation Limiting Independent Contractors Passes In Education & the Workforce Committee

WASHINGTON – Today the House Education & the Workforce Committee passed Representative Kevin Kiley’s (R-CA) Congressional Review Act (CRA) resolution to overturn the Department of Labor’s (DOL) final worker classification rule that jeopardizes the ability of millions of Americans to work as independent contractors. The CRA has over 60 cosponsors in the House of Representatives and comes after the DOL final rule was released earlier this year.

Click here to view Rep. Kiley’s remarks from the markup. Click here to read the resolution.

“Washington should support workers, not regulate them into oblivion. As Acting Secretary of Labor, Julie Su and the Biden Administration have announced a new Department of Labor rule, modeled after on the same job-killing AB 5 that will cost millions of independent professionals across the country their livelihoods while restricting the freedom of many millions more to have flexible work arrangements. Our legislation under the Congressional Review Act nullifies this terrible regulation and protects independent contractors. I want to thank Chairwoman Foxx for bringing this legislation to a vote in the markup and I want to thank the Committee for their support,” said Rep. Kiley.

The CRA passed by a vote of 21-13 in the markup.

Background:

Biden Administration rule attempts to restrict the ability of American workers to classify as an independent contractor and take advantage of the flexibility it provides. The rule creates a non-exhaustive, six-factor litmus test for unelected bureaucrats to interpret and decide who is and who is not classified as an independent contractor. It also casts as large a net as possible and gives less legal certainty to independent contractors impacted by the regulation. A recent study out of George Mason University concluded that AB 5 “was associated with a significant decline in self-employment and overall employment in California.”

###

Recent Posts


Jul 11, 2024
Water

Representative Kiley Praises Senate Passage of the Lake Tahoe Restoration Reauthorization Act, Urges Swift House Consideration

WASHINGTON – Representative Kevin Kiley (R-CA) released the following statement after the passage of the Lake Tahoe Restoration Reauthorization Act in the Senate: “I am pleased to see that the Senate has passed the Lake Tahoe Restoration Reauthorization Act, bipartisan legislation that reauthorizes $415 million in funding to reduce the threat of wildfire, as well as […]



Jun 28, 2024
In the Community

Rep. Kiley Applauds Supreme Court Decision in Grants Pass v. Johnson

WASHINGTON – Today Representative Kevin Kiley (R-CA) released the following statement on the Supreme Court’s decision in Grants Pass, Oregon v. Johnson. Rep. Kiley had led an amicus brief submitted to the Supreme Court by Members of the House from western states. “Homelessness in California is a crisis and a tragedy, but today is a new day. […]



Jun 14, 2024
Press

Representative Kiley Votes for the Servicemember Quality of Life and National Defense Authorization Act of FY25

WASHINGTON – Today Representative Kevin Kiley (R-CA) voted for H.R. 8070, the Servicemember Quality of Life Improvement and National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2025. He released the following statement after today’s vote: “The NDAA (National Defense Authorization Act) is a win for America and our service members. This legislation strengthens our defense, deters adversaries and […]