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Lummis Votes to Stop NLRB from Discouraging Private Sector Job Creation


Location: Washington, DC

Today, U.S. Representative Cynthia Lummis (R-WY) voted for H.R. 2587, which would prohibit the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) from ordering any employer to close, relocate, or transfer employment under any circumstances. The bill passed the U.S. House.

Representative Lummis released the following statement:

"The country's number one issue is jobs, yet the Obama Administration's National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) is actively preventing employers from hiring. Just look to the NLRB's efforts in South Carolina, where its lawsuit against Boeing threatens over 1,000 jobs simply because Boeing wants to locate the jobs in a right-to-work state.

"The NLRB has no business telling employers where they can and cannot create jobs. Today's vote frees America's job creators to hire without federal intimidation from the NLRB. With more than 14 million Americans looking for work, we have a responsibility to protect American workers and encourage, not discourage an environment of economic growth and prosperity."

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