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Support Grows for Cassidy’s CRA to Overturn Biden Rule Threatening 27 Million Independent Contractors

WASHINGTON – Today, U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA), ranking member of the Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions (HELP) Committee, announced 78 organizations have written in support of his Congressional Review Act (CRA) resolution to overturn President Biden’s worker classification rule that threatens the gig economy and jeopardizes the ability of 27 million Americans to work as independent contractors. Last week, Cassidy and 31 Senate Republicans introduced the CRA resolution. The regulation went into effect today.  

“Independent contractors, or freelancers, make their own hours to fit their schedule and decide where and how they want to work. Incidentally, they are shielded from forced or coerced unionization that would strip that flexibility away,” said Dr. Cassidy. “This new regulation jeopardizes the livelihood of 27 million workers who want the flexibility to make their own hours and make a living without being pressured into joining a union.” 

The Biden administration rule attempts to restrict the ability of American workers to be an independent contractor and take advantage of the flexibility it provides. The rule creates a non-exhaustive, six-factor litmus test for unelected bureaucrats to interpret and decide who is and who is not classified as an independent contractor. It casts as large a net as possible and decreases legal certainty for independent contractors impacted by the regulation. Recently, Cassidy penned an op-ed in Fox News blasting the new DOL rule and its negative effects on American workers. 

The supporting organizations include:  

4A's - the American Association of Advertising Agencies 

Advancing American Freedom 

Alliance for Chemical Distribution (ACD) 

America First Policy Institute

American Foundry Society 

American Hotel & Lodging Association 

American Society of Journalists and Authors 

American Trucking Associations 

Americans for Limited Government/Americans for Limited Government Foundation 

Americans for Prosperity 

Americans for Tax Reform 


Associated Builders and Contractors 

Associated Equipment Distributors 

Associated General Contractors of America 

Association of Bi-State Motor Carriers 

California Business and Industrial Alliance 

Center for Freedom and Prosperity 

Coalition for Workforce Innovation

Colorado Policy Pathways 

Competitive Enterprise Institute 

Construction Industry Round Table 

Cypress Language Services 

Financial Services Institute, Inc. 

Flex Association 

FMI – The Food Association 

Freedom Foundation 

Freelancers Against AB5 

Global Cold Chain Alliance 

Heating, Air-conditioning, & Refrigeration Distributors International 

Heritage Action For America 

Hispanic Leadership Fund 

HR Policy Association 

Illinois Policy Institute 

Independent Electrical Contractors 

Independent Women’s Forum 

Institute for Liberty 

Institute for the American Worker 

Intermodal Association of North America (IANA) 

International Franchise Association 

International Warehouse Logistics Association (IWLA) 

Job Creators Network 

Lanca Sales, Inc. 

Liberty Justice Center 

Libre Initiative 

Mackinac Center for Public Policy 

National Association of Convenience Stores 

National Association of Electrical Distributors 

National Association of Home Builders 

National Association of Mutual Insurance Companies 

National Association of Professional Insurance Agents 

National Association of Wholesaler-Distributors 

National Council of Chain Restaurants 

National Demolition Association (NDA) 

National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB) 

National Lumber & Building Material Dealers Association 

National Public Employer Labor Relations Association 

National Ready Mixed Concrete Association 

National Restaurant Association 

National Retail Federation 

National Taxpayers Union 

NATSO, Representing America's Travel Plazas and Truckstops

New Jobs America 

New York New Jersey Foreign Freight Forwarders and Brokers Association Inc. 

Open Competition Center 

Shipping Association of New York and New Jersey 

SIGMA: America's Leading Fuel Marketers 

Small Business & Entrepreneurship Council 

State Policy Network 


The Transportation Alliance 

Thomas Jefferson Institute for Public Policy 

Tile Roofing Industry Alliance 

Truck Renting and Leasing Association 

U.S. Chamber of Commerce 

Virginia Trucking Association 

Workplace Policy Institute 

Workplace Solutions Association 


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