House Republican introduces bill opposing ESG in retirement funds

Congressman Andy Barr (R-Ky.) introduced a bill on June 21 opposing the Biden Labor Department’s rule allowing the use of ESG in retirement plan investments. Both chambers recently passed a Congressional Review Act (CRA) resolution overturning the Labor Department rule, but President Joe Biden (D) vetoed that legislation. Congressman Barr introduced the new bill in response.

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Prudence and loyalty in selecting plan investments and exercising shareholder rights rule (2023)