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Womack Applauds SCOTUS NLRB Ruling

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Washington, D.C., June 26, 2014 | comments

On January 25, 2013, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit ruled that President Obama’s so-called ‘recess’ appointments to the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) were unconstitutional.  In March 2013, Congressman Steve Womack (AR-3) introduced H.R. 976, a bill to stop the NLRB from enforcing the rules, regulations, and decisions it has issued since these appointments were made in January 2012 until final disposition in the court.

Today, the Supreme Court of the United States (SCOTUS) affirmed the U.S. Court of Appeals decision in National Labor Relations Board v. Noel Canning.  Congressman Womack released the following statement in response to the decision:

“I applaud today’s Supreme Court NLRB decision, which reaffirms that President Obama is not above the Constitution.  I believe any decision made by the board since these unconstitutional appointments should be disregarded.”

The SCOTUS NLRB v. Noel Canning opinion can be found here.

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