For the second time in two weeks, President Trump has signed into law a new piece of legislation introduced by Texas Senator Ted Cruz.
Once adversaries on the campaign trail, the two men have now come together to erase Obama’s disastrous legacy, one bill at a time. The first bill increased funding for NASA. The second addresses a more controversial subject-drug testing for unemployment applicants.
President Donald Trump on Friday signed legislation backed by two Texas Republicans that will allow states to expand the pool of applicants for unemployment benefits who can be drug tested. The bill, sponsored by Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas and Rep. Kevin Brady of The Woodlands, nullifies a Labor Department rule that went into effect in September limiting drug tests to applicants who had a job that does regular drug screenings.
The new bill will overturn an Obama administration order that Cruz referred to as being an “executive overreach.” In his official statement, Cruz also commended President Trump for signing the bill:
“This rule was yet another example of executive overreach by the Obama administration. And I commend President Trump for signing this resolution into law.”
Senator Cruz felt this new bill was necessary because Obama’s actions…
ndermined States Rights
The measure was voted on by the Senate in late March and back in February. Four Democrats in the House also voted in favor of the legislation. The purpose of the bill, according to Cruz’s co-sponsor Kevin Brady. Is to ensure that those collecting benefits are able to go back to work when the opportunity becomes available.
“After 5 years of battling with the Obama Department of Labor. States like Texas will now be allowed to drug test folks on unemployment to ensure they are job ready from day one”
Many leftists have touted that drug testing welfare and unemployment recipients doesn’t work. However, substance abuse is a leading cause of unemployment. And chronic unemployment leads to more people on welfare. The new bill also does not make testing mandatory. But it does give states the right to drug test-when and if they feel it is warranted.