The House passed legislation on Thursday that would restrict the National Labor Relations Board from keeping U.S. companies from opening their businesses in different locations. The GOP backed bill is in response to the NLRB’s seeking action against the plane maker Boeing, after the company opened a plant in South Carolina, a right to work state.
Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, Kentucky Republican, praised the action taken by the House, saying: “I commend the House today for passing, with bipartisan support, the Protecting Jobs from Government Interference Act, and I call on the Majority Leader to move similar legislation in the Senate.” He added, “This is a case of unelected officials at an agency telling American companies where they can and cannot create jobs, and represents yet another example of the Obama administration’s job-killing policies.”
The bill passed along party lines 238 to 186. It did not take long for New York Democrats to attack newly sworn in Congressman Bob Turner, New York Republican, over his first vote for the bill. According to PolitickerNY, Queens Assemblyman Rory Lancman sent out a statement that went after Rep. Turner for his vote on the NLRB bill: “My new Congressman’s honeymoon ended when his first vote in Washington was to undermine basic worker protections and enable companies to outsource American jobs overseas,” Mr. Lancman said.
For all of Assemblyman Lancman’s huffing and puffing about outsourcing American jobs overseas, like most Democrats do over this issuetheir tremendous outrage was absent over the Obama administration’s telling Gibson Guitar to hire foreign workers to get the Justice Department off the guitar maker’s back.
While President Obama and Capitol Hill Democrats keep saying “pass this (jobs) bill” of their own to Republicans, If Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, Nevada Democrat, fails to move on this NLRB bill, the GOP will also have it’s own legislation to hang around the Democrats and say the Left does not want to create jobs either.