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Dems Press Trump Admin Over Sleep Apnea Rule Change

The administration said it gathered significant information and held public listening sessions on the idea but “did not receive sufficient data to support future rulemaking at this time.”

Senate Democrats are pressing the Trump administration over its recent decision to abandon an Obama-era plan requiring all truck, train and bus operators to be screened for sleep apnea. “The 2016 proposed rule consisted of a modest, common-sense approach to combating fatigue on our roads and rails: require testing for obstructive sleep apnea if a problematic symptom is observed,” the lawmakers wrote. “We strongly believe that DOT should immediately reconsider the decision in order to help avoid future fatigue-related tragedies.” The letter is signed by Sens. read more at


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