Trump likely expand drug tests for the unemployed

On Tuesday the Senate sent President Trump a measure that would expand drug tests for people seeking unemployment benefits.

Trump will most likely sign the measure into law, and undo what the White House has called "unnecessary regulations."

Republicans have complained that under President Obama, the government placed too many restrictions on states for deciding which applicants for unemployment can be tested.

The Labor Department's rules meant that states could only test unemployment applicants who do jobs that require testing.

The resolution passed by the House and approved by the Senate would do away with those limits.

Senator Ted Cruz said:

"Congress specifically intended to provide states the ability to determine which applicants for unemployment insurance should be drug-tested.  The Obama Department of Labor substantially narrowed the law to circumstances where testing is legally required, not merely allowed."


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