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Scott's Job Protection Legislation Clears Committee

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Scott's Job Protection Legislation Clears Committee
Measure Receives Leadership Support

Washington, Jul 21 -

Today, H.R. 2587, the Protecting Jobs From Government Interference Act, introduced by Rep. Tim Scott (SC-01) was approved by the House Committee on Education and the Workforce. This measure would prohibit the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) from ordering any employer to relocate, shut down, or transfer a business under any circumstance.

I want to thank Chairman Kline and the committee for moving swiftly on this important legislation," said Rep. Scott. "This commonsense approach will remove an impediment to job growth across the entire country."

"Congress cannot be a willing accomplice in policies that stifle investment and undermine job growth. The public did not elect 535 idle spectators; they sent men and women to Washington with a mandate to make jobs a national priority," said Chairman John Kline (R-MN). "Republicans refuse to allow federal bureaucrats to reverse the business decisions of employers. The Protecting Jobs From Government Interference Act takes a critical step to provide employers with the certainty they need to put Americans back to work, right here at home. I look forward to its consideration by the House of Representatives."

H.R. 2587 has garnered considerable support in the House, including House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH), House Republican Leader Eric Cantor (R-VA), and House Majority Whip Kevin McCarthy (R-CA), calling it "a critical, commonsense proposal to prohibit the NLRB from picking winners and losers on behalf of big labor."

Scott noted, "With the support of both the Speaker and the Majority Leader, I look forward to this legislation coming before the full House for a vote soon. We can no longer allow big government to stand in the way of our job creators."

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