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Free Beacon ^ | Jan 31, 2013 | Bill McMorris

Posted on 01/31/2013 4:49:22 PM PST by EXCH54FE

Missouri Sen. Roy Blunt (R.) introduced a bill to eliminate the salaries of the Democratic board members Sharon Block and Richard Griffin in the wake of a D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals ruling declaring their “recess appointments” unconstitutional.

“This bill would terminate the salaries of Obama’s illegal NLRB appointees and block the board from taking any action until these appointees are legally confirmed,” Blunt wrote in an op-ed in Reuters introducing the bill.

The bill has already gained a number of prominent GOP cosponsors since Blunt introduced it on Wednesday, including Sens. John Cornyn (Texas), Ted Cruz (Texas), Tim Scott (S.C.), Jim Inhofe (Okla.), Susan Collins (Maine), Pat Roberts (Kan.), and Mike Lee (Utah).

Lee has been especially critical of Obama’s decision to place Griffin and Block on the board while the Senate remained in pro-forma session. Lee spokesman Brian Phillips said lawmakers have been forced to turn to legislative means to oust the controversial appointments, since the administration has refused to take any action.

“They’re not going to step down until the Supreme Court weighs in [on the Appeals Court decision],” he said.

The NLRB will appeal the court’s decision.

“The board respectfully disagrees with today’s decision and believes that the president’s position in the matter will ultimately be upheld,” NLRB chairman Mark Gaston Pearce said in a statement.

The ruling was accompanied by a stay that allows the board to continue its operations. Pearce pledged to exercise that leniency until a higher court orders him to stop.

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1 posted on 01/31/2013 4:49:24 PM PST by EXCH54FE
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Send in the Federal Storm Troopers. Make they useful for a change.

2 posted on 01/31/2013 4:59:21 PM PST by bmwcyle (People who do not study history are destine to believe really ignorant statements.)
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Because the Board is inactive....None of them should be drawing salaries.

3 posted on 01/31/2013 5:10:00 PM PST by Sacajaweau
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To: bmwcyle

One of these days Cruz is going to stop real quick and Cornyn is going to end up with a very flat nose. John really must be sweating the 2014 election. If nothing else, at least we have 2 Conservative Senators for a while. Welcome change.

4 posted on 01/31/2013 5:33:32 PM PST by Grams A (The Sun will rise in the East in the morning and God is still on his throne.)
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-——Susan Collins-——


She must be up for re-election...

5 posted on 01/31/2013 5:41:15 PM PST by JZoback
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To: Grams A

Cruz definitely has Corny racing to the right. He normally only does this just during his campaigning. I hope he IS sweating 2014. Hope we get another Cruz to challenge him.

6 posted on 01/31/2013 5:44:48 PM PST by Jane Long
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To: Jane Long

Cruz has been impressive right out of the gate.
It underscores just how USELESS many GOP senators are.

7 posted on 01/31/2013 6:07:24 PM PST by Mr. Peabody
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Given that the federal government is loathe to prosecute many tax and welfare cheats, why would they go after illegal recess appointment cheats??

8 posted on 01/31/2013 6:59:34 PM PST by DustyMoment (Congress - another name for anti-American criminals!!)
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So in addition to the illegally appointed NLRB “members,” I suggest the Bill be amended to terminate the pay of the judge who granted the stay.

9 posted on 02/01/2013 2:44:31 AM PST by eCSMaster (Palin was correct!)
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