Issa Statement on Supreme Court Ruling Striking Down NLRB Recess Appointments

June 26, 2014

WASHINGTON – House Oversight and Government Reform Committee Chairman Darrell Issa, R-Calif., issued the following statement on today’s Supreme Court decision in NLRB v. Noel Canning, which struck down President Obama’s recess appointments to the National Labor Relations Board:

“Today’s Supreme Court decision is encouraging for all who believe in the checks and balances enshrined in our nation’s constitution. The Court is right to reject the President’s political gamesmanship, which places the special interests of union bosses ahead of American workers and job creators. This unanimous decision makes it clear that President Obama acted without any legitimate authority and his power grab is outside any meaningful debate about the balance of power between the executive and legislative branches.”

In February 2012, the Committee held a hearing on the consequences of the President’s unprecedented “recess” appointments to the NRLB. The Committee also issued a report on in December 2012 titled, “President Obama’s Pro-Union Board: The NLRB’s Metamorphosis from Independent Regulator to Dysfunctional Union Advocate.”

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