Leader Cantor Statement on Legislation to Prevent NLRB From Dictating the Location of American Jobs
July 20, 2011
Contact: Doug Heye, Megan Whittemore

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Tomorrow, the House Education and Workforce Committee will markup the Protecting Jobs from Government Interference Act. This legislation will prohibit the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) from dictating where a private business can and cannot locate jobs in the United States. House Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-VA) today issued the following statement in support of the legislation:

"The Obama Administration has imposed needless regulations and crippling mandates on the private sector, stalling the economy and destroying jobs. The latest move by the National Labor Relations Board to delay Boeing from building a new plant in South Carolina has the potential to not only eliminate hundreds of existing jobs, but prevent thousands of new jobs from being created. At a time when millions of Americans are out of work and unemployment is at 9.2%, the NLRB is adding to the economic uncertainty for businesses that are looking to grow and create jobs. Washington should be promoting policies that will grow the economy and empower the private sector to create jobs, not imposing restrictions that make it harder for people to find work or encourage businesses to ship jobs overseas.

"The Protecting Jobs from Government Interference Act is a critical, common sense proposal to prohibit the NLRB from picking winners and losers on behalf of big-labor. I am proud to support Chairman Kline and Congressman Tim Scott in their efforts to protect American jobs and foster an environment for growth and job creation here at home."


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