U.S. Senator Roy Blunt (Mo.) introduced "The Advice and Consent Restoration Act" today to eliminate the salaries of President Barack Obama's unconstitutional National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) appointees, and to block the board from taking any action until these appointees are legally confirmed.
The bill is cosponsored by U.S. Senators Ted Cruz (Texas), Mike Lee (Utah), Jim Inhofe (Okla.), Pat Roberts (Kan.), Tim Scott (S.C.), and John Cornyn (Texas).
Last week, the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled that the president violated the Constitution when he made so-called "recess appointments" to the NLRB last year. Despite the Court's unanimous decision, the NLRB recently announced that it plans to disregard the federal appeals court's ruling.
"President Obama has one clear constitutional path forward: He can seek the advice and consent of the Senate to lawfully appoint his nominees. Until then, the NLRB should take down the "open for business' sign and put up the "help wanted' sign. The Constitution still matters, and this bill will correct President Obama's blatant overreach," said Blunt.
Senator Blunt joined 41 of his colleagues in filing an amicus brief last year in a challenge (Noel Canning v. NLRB) to the constitutionality of the president's appointments. He also spoke on the Senate floor today regarding this issue and outlined "The Advice and Consent Restoration Act."