UPDATE: On April 12, the House passed H. R. 1120 to freeze the NLRB until it has constitutionally-valid members 219-209. ZERO Democrats voted for the bill. Shamefully, these 10 Republicans sided with union bosses and Obama against the Constitution:
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The D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals emphatically smacked down the crazy idea that the president has the power to make recess appointments while the Senate is not in recess.
"An interpretation of 'the Recess' that permits the President to decide when the Senate is in recess would demolish the checks and balances inherent in the advice-and-consent requirement, giving the President free rein to appoint his desired nominees at any time he pleases, whether that time be a weekend, lunch, or even when the Senate is in session and he is merely displeased with its inaction," Chief Judge David B. Sentelle wrote. "This cannot be the law."
Yet, bizarrely, White House Press Secretary Jay Carney insisted the decision "does not have any impact, as I think the NLRB has already put out, on their operations or functions, or on the board itself."
Congress should not allow this rogue agency to operate unless and until its members are appointed in a legally and constitutionally valid manner. The House will soon vote on H.R. 1120, which would immediately freeze all activities of the NLRB until it has a valid, legal quorum.
Tell Congress: "Stop the NLRB, which is operating in defiance of the U.S Constitution!"