Congressman Peter Roskam

Representing the 6th District of Illinois

Roskam Applauds House Passage of NLRB Legislation

Sep 15, 2011
Press Release

 

Congressman Peter Roskam (IL-06), Chief Deputy Whip, issued the following statement after the House passed H.R. 2587, the Protecting Jobs from Government Interference Act, a bill restricting the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) from ordering any employer to close, relocate, or transfer employment.The NLRB sued Boeing and told them they could not open a new plant in South Carolina, a right-to-work state, saying Boeing's actions were an act of retaliation against unions. The House passed the bill 238-186.

"I applaud the House for taking action to free a Chicago-based business blocked by unelected Washington bureaucrats from simply creating more American jobs. The NLRB's declaration and lawsuit was an unprecedented regulatory overreach – made worse since Boeing had already invested over $1 billion in their new South Carolina plant. Washington has no place telling American companies where they can and cannot create American jobs. The disappointing reality is that the NLRB's cheap political trick has real consequences on local economies and families. Not only is South Carolina's economy affected by the thousands of new good-paying jobs being stalled, but Boeing devoting resources to fighting this regulation means there's less to invest in other parts of their business, a company with employees in all 50 states.

"Today's vote is just the latest solution from House Republicans to help grow our economy and remove the government barriers to job creation. With roughly a dozen House-passed bills stalled in the Senate, it's long past time the Senate joined us to make real solutions the law."