‘Ready to Work’ Bill Introduced

Congressman Kevin Brady (R-TX), a senior member of the House Ways and Means Committee, today introduced the Ready to Work Act, a two-page bill designed to force the Department of Labor to carry out a key provision of the Middle Class Tax Relief and Job Creation Act. Signed over two years ago by President Obama, this law allows states to drug test unemployment insurance recipients seeking jobs that regularly require drug testing. “In order to be job ready for industries where drug testing is the norm, potential employees need to be able to pass a drug test,” noted Brady. “Unemployment insurance is for those who are actively looking for work and are job ready. If a potential employee cannot pass a drug test, they are not job ready.”

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