WASHINGTON, DC – House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) issued the following statement in response to 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:
“We welcome today’s ruling as a victory for accountability in government and hope it will ultimately help employers and workers overcome excessive regulations. The Obama administration has consistently used the NLRB to impose regulations that hurt our economy by fostering uncertainty in the workplace and telling businesses where they can and cannot create jobs. Instead of operating under a shroud of controversy, the NLRB should meet the highest standards of transparency, starting with having its members approved by the people’s representatives.”
NOTE: Last year, Speaker Boehner filed an amicus brief in Noel Canning v. NLRB, the case the appeals court ruled on today, focusing on the President's unprecedented constitutional breach of his limited recess appointment authority and ignoring his requirement to get the advice and consent of the Senate.