Trump's Labor Department is planning a rollback of teen labor laws, allowing kids to work in "hazardous" jobs
Under a leaked draft plan from Trump's Department of Labor, 16- and 17-year-olds would be permitted to work for extended periods in "Hazardous Occupations" as apprentices; at present, these apprentices are only allowed to train on machines like chainsaws and meat-slicers for short periods under close supervision.
Progressive lawmakers—several of whom are eyeing 2020 presidential bids—are increasingly embracing sweeping guaranteed jobs proposals. But many of their Democratic colleagues remain hesitant to offer a full-throated endorsement of the concept.
This week’s White House Report Card finds President Trump weathering the storms of Russia and the porn star but more than that, bolstered by the recent jobs report, a good economy, positive approval ratings and near a deal to meet with the North Korean leader.