Congresswoman Martha Roby

Representing the 2nd District of Alabama

Roby Votes to Restrict Regulations Imposed by National Labor Relations Board

September 15, 2011
Press Release

U.S. Representative Martha Roby voted in favor of H.R. 2587, the Protecting Jobs from Government Interference Act. As a co-sponsor of the bill, Rep. Roby supported the legislation which prohibits the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) from dictating where private businesses can and cannot operate.

Rep. Roby favors initiatives that promote more stability and investment in the nation’s economy in an effort to create jobs and put Americans back to work. H.R. 2587 passed the House by 238-186.

Speaking in favor of H.R. 2587 today on the House floor during general debate, Rep. Roby said,

“Mr. Speaker, I rise today to speak in support of H.R. 2587- The Protecting Jobs from Government Interference Act, of which I am a co-sponsor.

“Representing a district, in the state of Alabama, a Right-To-Work State, the current activist agenda of the National Labor Relations Board greatly concerns me.

“Congress has a responsibility to ensure that the National Labor Relations Board objectively applies the law written by the people’s elected representatives.

“Congress must also work to ensure labor interests are not undermining an employer’s efforts to create jobs.

“At a time when millions of individuals are unemployed and searching for work, public officials in Washington should look to provide greater certainty to America’s employers so they can grow their businesses and create new jobs, not hinder them.

“Unfortunately, the recent rulings and proceedings of the NLRB have demonstrated otherwise. 

“Mr. Speaker, I would like to ask for unanimous consent to enter this letter of support of H.R. 2587 from the Associated Builders and Contractors of Alabama into the Congressional Record.

“ABC represents over 800 commercial construction companies in my state—all of whom are concerned that the NLRB has abandoned its role as a neutral enforcer and arbiter of labor law in order to promote special interests of unions.

“The federal government, especially the NLRB, has no right to dictate where a company can or cannot create jobs.

“The Protecting Jobs from Government Interference Act will provide employers with the certainty they need to invest in our economy and put Americans back to work, right here at home in the United States.

“Thank you, Mr. Speaker and I yield back the balance of my time.

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