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Kline Statement on NLRB Nominations

House Education and the Workforce Committee Chairman John Kline (R-MN) issued the following statement after the White House announced President Obama would withdraw the nominations of Sharon Block and Richard Griffin to serve on the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB):

 I welcome the president’s decision to withdraw two board nominees tainted by unconstitutional recess appointments. For more than a year, the board has operated under a cloud of legal uncertainty. With a full slate of constitutionally confirmed members, we will have an opportunity to restore the credibility of the NLRB and end the era of dysfunction. To achieve this goal, all board members should respect the appropriate role of the NLRB and reject efforts to rewrite the law through bureaucratic fiat. In the midst of a national jobs crisis, America’s workers and job creators cannot afford a board driven by an activist agenda.

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