In fact, the Labor Departmentrewrote part of the proposal last month, softening its stance and broadening the definition of parental exemption to allow other extended family members – like uncles, aunts and grandparents – to also be exempted from the regulations.
FactCheck.org also points out errors in former candidates Herman Cain and Rick Perry stump speeches.
Herman Cain falsely claimed the Environmental Protection Agency planned to regulate farm dust. Rick Perry was wrong when he said the Obama administration wanted to require farmers to obtain a commercial driver’s license to ride tractors across public roads.
Harvest Public Media has a good roundup of all the GOP candidate’s on farm issues, which we did back during the Iowa caucuses and which can be found here.
And how do other Republicans feel about the child labor proposal? This week, two Republican senators from Kansas floated a bill that would prohibit the Labor Department from implementing the controversial plan.