WASHINGTON, D.C. | January 5, 2012 -
U.S. House Committee on Education and the Workforce Chairman John Kline (R-MN) today appeared on Bill Bennett’s “Morning in America” radio program to discuss the president’s decision to appoint three new members to the National Labor Relations Board without Senate approval.
“The National Labor Relations Board has been around since the National Labor Relations Act [was enacted] in the 1930s, and it is supposed to be a fair arbiter, making sure there are fair elections and so forth,” said Chairman Kline. “Instead, [this board] has moved very, very rapidly to the far left as it’s advancing a Big Labor agenda… This has been an extraordinarily activist NLRB and it looks like it’s going to continue if [the president’s action] is allowed to stand.”
Chairman Kline added, “I find it astonishing that we have a president who has chosen to exercise more executive power and ignore the legislative branch – it’s kind of an imperial presidency on steroids.”
To listen to the full interview, click here. To read statements from Chairman Kline and Subcommittee on Health, Employment, Labor, and Pensions Chairman Phil Roe (R-TN) on the president’s NLRB recess appointments, click here.
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