US Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor, & Pensions

Senate Turns its Back on America’s Small Businesses

Tuesday, April 24, 2012Joe Brenckle 202-224-2465

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Senator Mike Enzi (R-Wyo.), Ranking Member on the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (HELP) Committee, today said he was disappointed that the Senate turned its back on America’s small businesses and employees, and chose to support the bureaucrats at the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB).  Senator Enzi made the comments after the Senate rejected a resolution of disapproval on the NLRB’s ambush elections rule.

“This vote was an important opportunity to send a message to the NLRB that their job is not to tip the scale in favor of one party or another, but to fairly resolve disputes and conduct secret ballot elections,” said Senator Enzi. “The NLRB’s duty as a federal agency is to be the referee and decide what is fair for the parties involved, based on the clear facts of the case.  The NLRB will be tipping the scale with this ambush elections rule, which will go into effect next week.”

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