By WFI Staff
Members of Congress are offering different pieces of legislation to prevent the National Labor Relations Board from continuing to defy a D.C. Circuit Court ruling that two of its three members, Sharon Block and Richard Griffin, were unlawfully recess appointed. U.S. Senator Lamar Alexander of Tennessee, the Ranking Member of the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee, introduced an amendment just this week to defund any effort by the rogue federal agency to enforce rulings the unlawfully “recess” appointees participated in making.
“The NLRB has just one member today – just one Senate-confirmed, constitutional member – so it has no quorum,” explained Alexander. “Not a single cent should go to enforce or fund any of the invalid decisions made by a board that counts as members two unconstitutionally ‘appointed’ individuals.”
Alexander’s amendment is gaining broad support from his colleagues in the Senate, including 17 co-sponsors who’ve signed on. By blocking the NLRB from using taxpayer dollars to impose on employers decisions that are likely invalid, the legislation will bring needed certainty to the business community and restore respect for the rule of law.