Unemployment Compensation Drug Test Rules

This rule defines the occupations eligible for drug testing as a precondition for receiving unemployment compensation benefits.

This rule has been repealed.

H.J. Res. 42 is sponsored by U.S. Rep. Kevin Brady (R-Texas).
S.J. Res. 23 is sponsored by U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas).

Occupations listed by the U.S. Department of Labor that may regularly require drug testing those that require carrying a firearm, aviation flight crews, air traffic controllers, commercial drivers, railroad crews, pipeline crew members and commercial maritime crew members.


Republicans Are Killing This Regulation in Order to Save It
The Huffington Post: April 19, 2017

Why Yes, Members of Congress Would Be Happy to Take Drug Tests
The Huffington Post: March 22, 2017

A Small But Crucial Detail Could Block Trump’s Plan to Drug-Test People for Unemployment Benefits
Quartz: March 22, 2017

Unemployed? Congress Wants to Make It Easier for States to Drug Test You to Collect Benefits.
Vox: March 20, 2017

Congress Wants to Drug Test People Applying for Unemployment
ATTN: March 20, 2017

Congress Approves of Drug Test Measure That Vilifies Unemployed Workers
Truthout: March 16, 2017

Is the GOP Drug-Testing Plan About to Backfire?
Politico: March 15, 2017