On Friday, April 12, the U.S. House of Representatives passed the Preventing Greater Uncertainty in Labor-Management Relations Act, a laudable attempt to rein in President Obama's unconstitutionally staffed -- and therefore illegitimate -- National Labor Relations Board (NLRB).
The Preventing Greater Uncertainty in Labor-Management Relations Act (HR 1120) requires the NLRB to "cease all activity that requires a three member quorum" in an attempt to bring some sense of order to a labor market thrown into chaos by a Board comprised of unconstitutional appointees issuing hundreds of now questionable rulings.
Before the vote, the Competitive Enterprise Institute had released a statement urging members to support the bill, explaining:
The U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia has unanimously held President Obama’s three so-called ‘recess appointments’ to the NLRB were unconstitutional. The legitimacy of every ruling the NLRB has made since January of last year is therefore in question, throwing even more uncertainty on a business community already plagued by high tax and regulatory burdens. H.R 1120 is not only a good idea but absolutely necessary to help bring stability and to preserve the integrity of the U.S. Constitution.
“I am pleased the House passed this important legislation,” said bill sponsor Phil Roe (R-Tenn), chairman of the Subcommittee on Health, Employment, Labor, and Pensions.