Today, Congressman Eric Cantor (VA-07) released the following statement regarding the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit's ruling that President Obama's "recess" appointments to the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) were unconstitutional:
"Today, the U.S. Court of Appeals made the right decision by ruling President Obama's "recess' appointments to the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) and the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) were unconstitutional. As noted in the report my office released in October entitled "Imperial Presidency,' these appointments ignored the Advise & Consent role of the Senate. The appointments were made in this fashion so these agencies could begin promulgating job-killing regulations without Congressional oversight. The Court's decision moves us a step closer to achieving transparency and oversight of the NLRB and CFPB, and their anti-jobs agenda."