Senate Republicans are investigating whether backlogged U.S. employment regulators are using Craigslist ads to pursue cases against businesses that no outside party has brought to their attention. 

Sen. Lamar Alexander (R-Tenn.) has asked the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) if the agency used classified advertisements site to solicit complaints, while the agency has 75,000 cases pending.

"The senator's office has not yet received a response from the EEOC," said an aide to Alexander, chairman of the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (HELP) committee. 

The inquiry follows the appearance of a Craigslist ad posted earlier this year — with with an EEOC email address attached — asking for people to contact the agency if they were discriminated against by the Texas Roadhouse restaurant chain.

The chain — known for its line-dancing staff — is battling a 2011 EEOC suit alleging the company does not hire workers over 40.

Republicans such as Alexander and Sen. Tim Scott (R-S.C.) have criticized EEOC officials for filing suits against businesses like Texas Roadhouse —despite no one filing any formal complaints against the businesses and the agency's backlog.

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Even if the republicrats get the information they say they are "demanding", they will not do anything about it.  It just makes for poor sideshow.

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MOre time spent on doing nothing for Americans.....seal the damn borders and arrest king o and all the minions that support agenda 21....many repubs also on that list!

Another 'solution' in search of a problem. Can't find one make one...Semper Fi Nam 66-67

Great response Gray, you nailed it!

IMHO opinion Craig's List is a good place, to come in contact with someone who might do you great bodily harm. Has anyone ever considered the harm Technology has brought about, from sliming people to recruiting for ISIS..............to corrupting and putting Children in great Harm's Way.

Just more dog and pony show to prove they're doing something..

Just more of the federal take-over of the internet

This agency is worthless EEO is far Equal, less your black try getting help from them. It's a big joke much like all government run agency. It's a real waste of American tax dollars.

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New York's Green Light Law - Allows Illegal Aliens To Get Driver’s Licenses

New York passed a law to allow illegal immigrants to obtain driver’s licenses earlier this year but it was held up by challenges.

Now it is set to take effect this week.

In typical leftist fashion, supporters claim this is going to somehow make New York’s roads safer for everyone.

Could it really be about voting?

FOX News reports:

Illegal immigrants to be able to get driver’s licenses in NY after legal challenge fails.

Illegal immigrants in New York will able to obtain driver’s licenses starting next week after a last-minute legal challenge was dismissed — making it the 13th state to allow the practice, but one that critics say is unconstitutional.

The Green Light Law, signed by Democratic Gov. Andrew Cuomo earlier this year, allows anyone to apply for a driver’s license regardless of immigration status and does not require a Social Security number.

Illegal immigrants can use a combination of documents that include a valid passport from a foreign country and a valid foreign driver’s license, as long as it has been expired for less than two years.

“After waiting 18 years to have their right to drive restored, thanks to our legislature, New York can now officially join 12 other states in making driver’s licenses legally available to all residents,” New York Immigration Coalition Executive Director Steve Choi said in a statement this week, arguing that it will make roads safer and the economy stronger.

County clerks in New York have concerns and are sounding an alarm.

CBS News in Albany reports:

County clerks concerned by loopholes in Green Light law.

Undocumented immigrants now have the green light to get a driver’s license in New York…but several county clerks in the Capital Region are concerned.

Saratoga County Clerk Craig Hayner said, “We found that everything we were concerned about as far as fraud and all sorts of other things are in that bill, in that regulation and we’re very concerned.”

Hayner tells CBS6’s Lynsey Smith there are a few loopholes in the Green Light Law.

Loopholes, such as a person coming in to get their license and not having to provide their social security number.

“That could lead to criminals coming from other states, coming in and use that as a way to defraud by just simply saying they don’t have a social security number…and that’s a very dangerous loophole,” replied Hayner.

Does anyone believe this is going to make New York safer or that this is really about driving?

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