Gingrich: Defund NLRB in Response to Obama Appointments

Thursday, 05 Jan 2012 06:03 PM

By Martin Gould

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Newt Gingrich on Thursday called for Congress to defund the National Labor Relations Board in retaliation for President Barack Obama¹s decision to make three recess appointments to it.

Speaking at a rally in Plymouth, N.H., the Republican presidential candidate said cutting money from the agency would be the "correct response" to Obama's move.

"The answer to an imperial president is a Congress which stands on its own rights. And the correct response to what the president just did would be for the Congress to zero out and refuse to fund the National Labor Relations Board," Gingrich said.

"The National Labor Relations Board now has a majority of members who were never confirmed by the U.S. Senate. This is a clear violation of the spirit of the law, and Congress has an obligation to defend our rights, and the correct way is the power of the purse."

Obama made the recess appointments ­ -- two Democrats and a Republican -- on Wednesday, claiming that Congress was trying to defang the agency. He employed a similar tactic to appoint Richard Cordray to head the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau.




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