Trump's Close Allies Are Calling Him Out Over Controversial Dinner
Just How Dumb Do Democrats Think Their Donors Are?
A Quick Bible Study, Vol. 141: The Inspiring Faith Chapter - Hebrews 11
The Biggest Townhall VIP Sale Ever
Railway Strike Threatens U.S. Consumers
With Newsom Not Running For President, Who Will Challenge Biden in 2024?
GOP Promises to Take Control of Biden's Reckless Spending ASAP
Unredacted Documents Reveal Fauci Tried to Shift the Narrative On the Covid-19 Lab...
Elon Musk Reveals If He Would Support Ron DeSantis In 2024
I Am Thankful Every Day
Can the Party of "No" Beat the Party of "Free?"
Another Leftist Smear Goes Down in Flames
Mike Lindell and Lee Zeldin Vow to Challenge Ronna McDaniel for RNC Chair
Private Documents Reveal Trudeau Was Going to Use Tanks to Stop Freedom Convoy...
Kari Lake Files First Lawsuit Over Midterm Election Results
Tipsheet

Pres. Obama Issues Recess Appointments

Unable to secure Senate approval, President Obama issued 15 recess appointments today, including naming Craig Becker to the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB).  As the Washington Post
notes, Becker's appointment was one of the most controversial, drawing unanimous objections from Republicans in the Senate:

Obama's decision installs Becker and Democratic union lawyer Mark Pearce at NLRB, a five-member body that has operated with only two members for more than two years... 

Senate Republicans warned Obama on Thursday against appointing Becker by recess appointment, arguing his legal work for the Service Employees International Union and AFL-CIO suggests he would unfairly represent the interest of labor unions.

Reaction to Becker's appointment was almost immediate.

Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) said Obama's decision to appoint Becker is "clear payback by the administration to organized labor."

"Time and again questions have been raised over Mr. Becker's ability to serve in an honest and impartial manner on the NLRB, yet this administration chose to ignore the questions and concerns and instead forced their will on the American people," McCain said in a statement.

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce noted that Becker was the first NLRB pick it had opposed since 1993.

"The business community should be on red alert for radical changes that could significantly impair the ability of America’s job creators to compete," the Chamber said in a statement.

The business community has vigorously opposed Becker's appointment because of his record and radical views on labor relations. On Feb. 9, the Senate failed to invoke cloture in a bipartisan 52-33 vote.

Join the conversation as a VIP Member

Recommended

Trending on Townhall Video