TAG: President Obama

Overtime Rule in limbo as Obama administration appeals injunction

December 7, 2016By

Across the United States, the H.R. meetings were over, the timecards created and the systems in place, but just days before the Department of Labor’s nationwide Overtime Rule was slated to take effect, a federal judge in Texas issued a preliminary injunction blocking the rule, which would have made 4 million Americans eligible for overtime pay. Now, with only a little more than... read more

UPDATE: Senate fails to override Obama veto

January 26, 2016By

UPDATE: A Senate vote to override a veto from President Obama fell short Jan. 21. Obama previously vetoed a resolution that would have overturned the Clean Water Rule, the Hill reports. The 52-40 vote was short of the 60 votes needed for the cloture to move on to the House and ends a GOP push to stop the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Clean Water Rule.... read more

RISE presents pollinator petition to White House Council

April 20, 2015By

On April 20, Responsible Industry for a Sound Environment (RISE) delivered its pollinator petition to the White House Council on Environmental Quality. The petition, which was signed by nearly 600 citizens across the U.S., urges President Obama to protect pollinators by creating more habitat and forage areas. “Our petition shows President Obama that citizens want a balanced and substantive conversation... read more

What I’m Reading Wednesday: Potential overtime changes, speed reading

March 12, 2014By

After a week on hiatus, I’m back with a few links of note. What have you been reading lately? Or are you bogged down already by the 2014 season? Still plowing snow? We’d like to know. Email me at mpalmieri@northcoastmedia.net or share with us on social media. “Obama Will Seek Broad Expansion of Overtime Pay” New York Times Via LM... read more