Skip to comments.No Confirmation, No Paycheck
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 Obamas 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 Obamas 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.
Theyre not going to step down until the Supreme Court weighs in [on the Appeals Court decision], he said.
The NLRB will appeal the courts decision.
The board respectfully disagrees with todays decision and believes that the presidents 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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Send in the Federal Storm Troopers. Make they useful for a change.
Because the Board is inactive....None of them should be drawing salaries.
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.
She must be up for re-election...
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.
Cruz has been impressive right out of the gate.
It underscores just how USELESS many GOP senators are.
Given that the federal government is loathe to prosecute many tax and welfare cheats, why would they go after illegal recess appointment cheats??
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.