Skip to comments.House voting on bill to neuter National Labor Relations Board (Will Obama Sign it?)
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 shouldnt have power to dictate where private businesses locate. Union advocates claim the bill would strip the boards 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.
If it does get vetoed, what steps can the house take to over ride the veto?
Gut the NLRB like the stinking, rotting fish it is.
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.
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...
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.
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!
RE: If it does get vetoed, what steps can the house take to over ride the veto?
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.
“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.
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?
I meant the House in regards to funding.
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.
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!
that would be the best solution, but we have to call our reps to make sure it happens.
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.
My advice to Boeing is to keep this bottled up in the courts for at leat another 16 months. Help is on the way...
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!
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.
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.
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.