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Trump Receives Right-Wing Wish List to Gut Rules on Climate, Nutrition, Wages


Trump Receives Right-Wing Wish List to Gut Rules on Climate, Nutrition, Wages
Common Dreams (press release)

"[N]utrition is a key target," Politico writes, noting that "the FDA's update to the Nutrition Facts panel and updated nutrition standards for school meals, both priorities championed by first lady Michelle Obama," are identified for elimination.Meanwhile, the Washington Post reports, caucus members "advise several measures for allowing lower wages, including waiving the Davis-Bacon Act, ending the Obama administration's overtime rule (currently tied up in court), and ending tougher classification of contractors in part because it 'disproportionately hurts independent contractors like Uber and Lyft.' Republicans also suggest ending paid sick leave for federal contractors."And according to Bloomberg, "a spate of regulations from the Environmental Protection Agency, ranging from pollution standards for power plants to ozone reduction requirements," are also up for gutting.

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