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NLRB Bill Passes House

10:27 PM, Sep 15, 2011 • By MICHAEL WARREN
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The Protecting Jobs From Government Interference Act, which simply "prohibit[s] the National Labor Relations Board from ordering any employer to close, relocate, or transfer employment under any circumstance," passed the House of Representatives today, 238-186. Eight Democrats voted for the bill, including seven Blue Dogs, and seven Republicans voted against it. (Conn Carroll points out these Republicans had significant union backing.)

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The bill, authored by South Carolina Republican Tim Scott, was a direct response to the NLRB's interference in Boeing's decision to move a manufacturing plant from Washington state to South Carolina, a right-to-work state. The bill is likely to die in the Democratic Senate.

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