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House voting on bill to neuter National Labor Relations Board (Will Obama Sign it?)
Daily Caller ^ | 09/15/2011 | C.J. Ciaramella

Posted on 09/15/2011 10:12:32 AM PDT by SeekAndFind

In response to a series of controversial decisions by the National Labor Relations Board, the House of Representatives will vote on a bill curtailing the power of the NLRB Thursday afternoon.

The Protecting Jobs From Government Interference Act, H.R. 2587 is currently being voted on and is expected to pass the Republican-controlled House. An earlier vote on the bill on the floor passed 239-176, with all Republicans and six Democrats voting in favor.

The bill would prohibit the National Labor Relations Board from ordering any employer to close, relocate, or transfer employment under any circumstance.

The NLRB has been the target of Republican ire since the board filed a complaint against Boeing in April for opening a plant in South Carolina, a right-to-work state. The NLRB said Boeing was punishing workers in Washington state with the decision.

Since then, the NLRB has handed down a spate of pro-union rules that have infuriated labor critics and Republican lawmakers.

Republican legislators say the board shouldn’t have power to dictate where private businesses locate. Union advocates claim the bill would strip the board’s ability to enforce labor laws.

The bill was sponsored by Republican Rep. Tim Scott of South Carolina and introduced in July. Scott has also introduced a bill rolling back several other rules recently passed by the NLRB.


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Culture/Society; Government; News/Current Events; US: South Carolina
KEYWORDS: boeing; congress; laborunion; nlrb; timscott; union

1 posted on 09/15/2011 10:12:36 AM PDT by SeekAndFind
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To: SeekAndFind

If it does get vetoed, what steps can the house take to over ride the veto?


2 posted on 09/15/2011 10:15:06 AM PDT by RC2
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To: SeekAndFind

Gut the NLRB like the stinking, rotting fish it is.


3 posted on 09/15/2011 10:17:34 AM PDT by roaddog727 (It's the Constitution, Stupid!)
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To: SeekAndFind

Bravo, Tim Scott!

Obama will never have to refuse to sign this bill, since the Senate Democrats won’t even allow it to be voted on. Nonetheless, the House Republicans are passing a lot of bills for which we sent them to Congress, and I thank them for it.


4 posted on 09/15/2011 10:17:34 AM PDT by American Quilter (aka American Hobbit)
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To: RC2

It has to go through the Senate first. That will be a tough sell. If the Senate passes it, then it will go to the president. I’m sure he’ll veto it unless Congress has enough votes to override a veto. He may still veto it even under that circumstance. Time would tell...


5 posted on 09/15/2011 10:19:08 AM PDT by bcsco
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To: SeekAndFind

Obama won’t even have to look at it because this bill could never get through the Senate. Even if it had the votes, Reid simply wouldn’t bring it up or would find the 41 Dems necessary to prevent cloture.


6 posted on 09/15/2011 10:19:17 AM PDT by Longbow1969
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To: American Quilter

Amen! The House Republicans should continue to pass bills that promote Conservative values, fiscal responsibility, limited government, and policy that is counter to the Obama regime’s socialist agenda. Keep it going boys and girls!


7 posted on 09/15/2011 10:21:22 AM PDT by Made In The USA (This post may be recorded for quality purposes.)
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To: RC2

RE: If it does get vetoed, what steps can the house take to over ride the veto?

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As per our Constitution, Congress can override a presidential veto by having a two-thirds majority vote in both the House of Representatives and Senate, thus enacting the bill into law despite the president’s veto.

Unfortunately, we don’t have the numbers to achieve that at this time.


8 posted on 09/15/2011 10:21:25 AM PDT by SeekAndFind (u)
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To: SeekAndFind

“Section 10(c) of the National Labor Relations Act (29 U.S.C. 160) is amended by inserting before the period at the end the following: `: Provided further, That the Board shall have no power to order an employer (or seek an order against an employer) to restore or reinstate any work, product, production line, or equipment, to rescind any relocation, transfer, subcontracting, outsourcing, or other change regarding the location, entity, or employer who shall be engaged in production or other business operations, or to require any employer to make an initial or additional investment at a particular plant, facility, or location’.”

Sounds pretty reasonable.

Worth a stand by the Senate Republicans IMO.


9 posted on 09/15/2011 10:23:17 AM PDT by mrsmith
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To: SeekAndFind

OK....I wasn’t sure if this had to go through the Senate or not. But....could not the Senate cut off all funding for the NLRB?


10 posted on 09/15/2011 10:23:58 AM PDT by RC2
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To: RC2

I meant the House in regards to funding.


11 posted on 09/15/2011 10:25:14 AM PDT by RC2
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To: Longbow1969; All

While what you say is true, if they block this it makes a great campaign ad for 2012. Unions aren’t that popular with the general public.


12 posted on 09/15/2011 10:33:38 AM PDT by Beagle8U (Free Republic -- One stop shopping ....... It's the Conservative Super WalMart for news .)
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To: SeekAndFind
Nonsense. Just defund the damn thing.

No funds for salaries, expenses, benefits, etc.

Why go through all the rigamarole to add language to a bill that will be vetoed, or will be defeated in the Senate.

The Pres can't add funding to a bill. And the Senate can't do it on their own.

JUST DEFUND THE NLRB!

13 posted on 09/15/2011 10:37:51 AM PDT by eCSMaster (Democrats: the Party of NO!)
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To: eCSMaster

that would be the best solution, but we have to call our reps to make sure it happens.


14 posted on 09/15/2011 10:44:58 AM PDT by samantha (Sarah is our TEAple. candidate for America the Beautiful...)
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To: Beagle8U
While what you say is true, if they block this it makes a great campaign ad for 2012. Unions aren’t that popular with the general public.

Oh, I am all for the House passing this legislation, I was just responding to the bit in the title that said (Will Obama Sign it?). Obama will never see this legislation, even if there were a majority in the Senate to pass it. Reid just won't allow it to even come up.

15 posted on 09/15/2011 10:48:22 AM PDT by Longbow1969
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To: Longbow1969

My advice to Boeing is to keep this bottled up in the courts for at leat another 16 months. Help is on the way...


16 posted on 09/15/2011 10:52:36 AM PDT by Russ (Repeal the 17th amendment)
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To: SeekAndFind

Under Obama the NLRB has become a socialist agency that exists to support unions and undermine businesses and job growth. Obama would rather see 500 union jobs created then see 5000 non-union jobs created. Period!


17 posted on 09/15/2011 10:53:05 AM PDT by Reagan Man ("In this present crisis, government is not the solution to our problem; government is the problem.")
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To: Longbow1969
I knew you would be OK with it passing. I was just pointing out that even though it has no chance of passing, it does put the RATS on the hook for doing something that isn't popular with voters.
18 posted on 09/15/2011 10:53:51 AM PDT by Beagle8U (Free Republic -- One stop shopping ....... It's the Conservative Super WalMart for news .)
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To: Longbow1969

RE: Obama will never see this legislation, even if there were a majority in the Senate to pass it. Reid just won’t allow it to even come up.

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Any major piece of legislation that will be good for the country, whether it is this one, cut-cap-and-balance or the repeal of Obamacare ( all of which originated in the House ), will NEVER make it past Senate with the current Democratic majority that we have there.

That is why 2012 is a crucial election year. If we want to take this country back from the socialists, we ought to make sure that both the legislature and the executive branch are once again totally controlled by conservatives.

This also goes for the Judicial Branch. We are in a precarious position where the swing vote is decided by one man -— Justice Kennedy ( and it will depend on which side of the bed he happens to wake up on in the morning ).

If (God forbid ) something ever happens to Kennedy or the conservative justices before November 2012, this country will be screwed for a generation.

The GOP had its chance early this century when they controlled both Congress and the Presidency, THEY BLEW IT. I hope this is a chance to start all over again, this time, with REAL CONSERVATIVES.


19 posted on 09/15/2011 11:01:02 AM PDT by SeekAndFind (u)
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To: Beagle8U
I knew you would be OK with it passing. I was just pointing out that even though it has no chance of passing, it does put the RATS on the hook for doing something that isn't popular with voters.

Yup, we are in complete agreement. This does put some Dems, particularly those in Right to Work states, on the hook and in a bind.

20 posted on 09/15/2011 11:10:31 AM PDT by Longbow1969
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To: RC2

“If it does get vetoed, what steps can the house take to over ride the veto?”

The Senate, not the House, has to overide with a supermajority. It won’t happen. This is just posturing. (Needed posturing, but posturing none-the-less.)


21 posted on 09/15/2011 11:11:45 AM PDT by Gen.Blather
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To: SeekAndFind

Harry Reid will ditch it in File 13. It will never see Obama’s desk.

They pulled out all the stops against Sharon Angle for a reason.


22 posted on 09/15/2011 11:27:26 AM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: SeekAndFind
You added, (Will Obama Sign it?) to the headline.

More importantly, will the Senate pass it? Doubt it.

23 posted on 09/15/2011 11:27:58 AM PDT by upchuck (Rerun: Think you know hardship? Wait till the dollar is no longer the world's reserve currency.)
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To: American Quilter

yes, keep passing the bills and let the democrats vote them down or zero veto them. Then they will have to answer for that.


24 posted on 09/15/2011 11:29:58 AM PDT by paul51 (11 September 2001 - Never forget)
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To: RC2

Before you worry about a veto, get it passed in the Senate ... it won’t, and there is your answer to a veto override: too many RATs in the Senate for that to happen in this administration’s reign.


25 posted on 09/15/2011 1:20:29 PM PDT by NonValueAdded (So much stress was put on Bush's Fault that it finally let go, magnitude 6)
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To: SeekAndFind

It’ll never get to his desk. It’s DOA at Harry’s do-nothing Senate.


26 posted on 09/15/2011 1:38:46 PM PDT by newzjunkey (Will racist demagogue Andre Carson be censured by the House?)
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