WASHINGTON, D.C. | July 31, 2013
House Committee on Education and the Workforce Chairman John Kline (R-MN) issued the following statement after the Senate confirmed five nominees to serve on the National Labor Relations Board:
For years employers and workers have struggled with a National Labor Relations Board determined to advance a culture of union favoritism. As a result, faith in the board’s ability to objectively administer the law has been broken. It is now up to the newly confirmed board members to ensure all Americans – workers, employers, and union leaders alike – receive the fair and unbiased treatment the law requires. That is precisely what the president’s nominees have pledged to do, and Congress will do everything in its power to hold them accountable for their promise.
Before the Senate leaves town for the August recess, they have a responsibility to take action on behalf of those whose lives were affected by the constitutionally suspect board. I urge the Senate to advance legislation approved by the House that will ensure every decision involving the so-called recess appointees is reviewed by a constitutionally confirmed board. It is time to remove the cloud of uncertainty hanging over the board once and for all.
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