Today, the House Committee on Education & the Workforce passed the Protecting Jobs From Government Interference Act (H.R. 2587), critical legislation that will prevent the Obama Administration’s National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) from dictating where businesses can and cannot create jobs in our country. Several organizations representing U.S. job creators have already weighed in in support of the legislation. Here are just a few examples, courtesy of the committee:
- “The federal government has no right to dictate where a company can or cannot create jobs. ABC [Associated Builders and Contractors] supports H.R. 2587 which would encourage investment in our economy by guaranteeing that businesses and entrepreneurs retain the ability to decide where to conduct business and where to locate jobs.”Associated Builders and Contractors
- “We applaud the Committee for taking up the Protecting Jobs from Government Interference Act and encourage you to use every tool available to stop these rogue agencies from implementing policies to appease a single special interest at the expense of workers, businesses and our economy.” Coalition for a Democratic Workplace
- “By prohibiting the NLRB from seeking the extreme remedy of forcing the relocation of production, this legislation would help remove an element of uncertainty and encourage investment in new U.S. facilities.” U.S. Chamber of Commerce
- “The precedent set by such action is a threat to job creators throughout the country. H.R. 2587 is a straightforward proposal which would prohibit the NLRB from ordering any employer to close, relocate, or transfer employment.” National Council of Chain Restaurants
The Protecting Jobs From Government Interference Act will help rein in the unaccountable NLRB bureaucrats that are attempting to stop Boeing from creating an estimated 1,000 new jobs in South Carolina. At a press conference earlier today, House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) applauded the committee’s effort to help protect jobs:
“In South Carolina, we’ve seen how this one agency can block thousands of good-paying jobs and [is] having a chilling effect on employers all across our country.
“When asked about this recently, the President said ‘well, I don’t want to get into the details.’ Well, the House has gotten into the details, and the House intends to act. And I appreciate the committee’s efforts to help get the government out of the way and to promote a better environment for private-sector job creation.”
Rolling back the barriers to job growth caused by excessive regulation and government overreach is a key plank of the Republican Plan for America’s Job Creators. Learn more about the plan here: Jobs.GOP.Gov, and get the facts on the Protecting Jobs From Government Interference Act here.