H.Con.Res.260 - Expressing the sense of Congress that the Occupational Safety and Health Administration require ample public comment and a sound scientific basis for its recently proposed regulation on ergonomics.106th Congress (1999-2000)
|Sponsor:||Rep. Bonilla, Henry [R-TX-23] (Introduced 03/01/2000)|
|Committees:||House - Education and the Workforce|
|Latest Action:||03/21/2000 Referred to the Subcommittee on Workforce Protections.|
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[Congressional Bills 106th Congress] [From the U.S. Government Printing Office] [H. Con. Res. 260 Introduced in House (IH)] 106th CONGRESS 2d Session H. CON. RES. 260 Expressing the sense of Congress that the Occupational Safety and Health Administration require ample public comment and a sound scientific basis for its recently proposed regulation on ergonomics. _______________________________________________________________________ IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES March 1, 2000 Mr. Bonilla (for himself, Mr. DeLay, Mr. Blunt, Mr. Miller of Florida, Mr. Sessions, Mr. Cunningham, Mr. Wicker, Mr. Istook, Mrs. Northup, Mr. Dickey, Mr. Goss, Mr. Pease, Mr. Tancredo, Mr. Walden of Oregon, Mr. Barrett of Nebraska, Mr. Smith of Texas, Mr. Whitfield, Mr. Green of Wisconsin, Mr. Gibbons, Mr. Buyer, Mr. Ganske, Mr. Brady of Texas, Mr. Thornberry, Mr. Barr of Georgia, Mr. Combest, and Mrs. Myrick) submitted the following concurrent resolution; which was referred to the Committee on Education and the Workforce _______________________________________________________________________ CONCURRENT RESOLUTION Expressing the sense of Congress that the Occupational Safety and Health Administration require ample public comment and a sound scientific basis for its recently proposed regulation on ergonomics. Whereas Department of Labor rulemakings are a public process where public input plays a vital role; Whereas adequate time must be provided for concerned parties to thoroughly review the proposed Occupational Safety and Health Administration regulations; Whereas 100 days is a short period for review of the proposed ergonomics regulation which, together with its comments, totals more than 1,200 pages; Whereas the proposed regulation on ergonomics will initially affect over 27,000,000 American workers; Whereas Congress supports proposals based on sound science that protect American workers and jobs; and Whereas small business is the driving force behind American job creation and economic growth: Now, therefore, be it Resolved by the House of Representatives (the Senate concurring), SECTION 1. SENSE OF CONGRESS. It is the sense of Congress that-- (1) Congress should support Federal regulations which are based solely on sound science and fact; (2) public comments should play a vital role in shaping the Occupational Safety and Health Administration's proposed regulation on ergonomics; and (3) adequate time must be provided for the public to thoroughly review a regulation of the magnitude and length of such proposed regulation on ergonomics. <all>