Kline: Unconstitutional NLRB Appointment Scheme Creates Uncertainty for All Americans
WASHINGTON, D.C. | February 13, 2013
The House Subcommittee on Health, Employment, Labor, and Pensions today held a hearing to examine the future of the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) in the wake the recent Noel Canning vs. NLRB case.
During today’s hearing, House Education and the Workforce Committee Chairman John Kline (R-MN) criticized the president’s unconstitutional recess appointments, expressing frustration with the resulting uncertainty for the American people:
Whether you are from the 1 percent or 5 percent or 10 percent, if you’re in business out there and you are now trying to decide the constitutionality and legality and effectiveness of a ruling of the NLRB, you have got to have some concern. Those of us who have called for the NLRB to stop activity until the membership can be constitutionally reestablished are concerned about workers, unions, employers, the economy because there is great uncertainty out there.
For more information on today's hearing, click here.
BACKGROUND: In 2012, President Obama installed three recess appointments to the board while Congress was meeting in pro forma session. The unprecedented appointments were challenged in court and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia determined the president overreached and the appointments are unconstitutional.