BIG News: Senators Push Back on Obama NLRB (Re)Nomination

From The Daily Caller:

Sens. Mike Enzi, Wyoming Republican, and Orrin Hatch, Utah Republican, are calling on President Barack Obama to rescind the nomination of former top AFL-CIO and SEIU employee Craig Becker to the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB).

In a joint letter to Obama obtained by The Daily Caller, Enzi, the ranking Republican on the Senate’s Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (HELP) Committee, and fellow committee member Hatch, wrote that Becker’s conflicts of interest with his previous union employers have led them to believe he is incapable of being a fair arbiter of labor relations.

“We were disappointed that you chose to put Mr. Becker on the Board by recess appointment even after the Senate voted against advancing his nomination,” Hatch and Enzi write in the letter. “After examination of his writings and a hearing before the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee, the Senate opposed his confirmation because of his record of supporting an expanded role for the NLRB beyond current law without Congressional authorization and his multiple conflicts-of-interest.”

This could be good news on any number of fronts, not the least of which is that some brave elected officials are standing up for small business against Big Labor and Big Government.

Read the rest over at the Daily Caller!

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