From Rep. Buck McKeon, ranking Republican Member of the House Education and Labor Committee following today’s absurdity on Capitol Hill:
“It’s telling that this committee’s final scheduled action before adjourning the first session of the 110th Congress was a politically-motivated attack on the authority of the National Labor Relations Board. Today’s spectacle was the culmination of a year’s worth of special interest exercises in which the Majority slanted the committee’s work to reflect the priorities of their political allies.
“The National Labor Relations Act sets up the Board as an independent, judicially-empowered arbiter of disputes. To call sitting Board members before Congress and demand that they justify their rulings, many of which involve pending cases, defies the tenets of jurisprudence and the obligations of appropriate exercise of power.
“Congress has the authority and the obligation to conduct responsible oversight, a task at which the Majority failed miserably today.”