Chaffetz seeks to end NLRB's ability to sue states

"H.R. 2118 ensures that states that choose to have pro-growth, right-to-work policies will not be intimidated and threatened by the NLRB," Chaffetz said. "Deciding whether or not a state action violates federal law should be made by the DOJ, not a board of union friendly, politically motivated appointees."

The bill would allow the NLRB to sue individuals and companies, but strikes it's authority to sue states on the grounds that a state action conflicts with the NLRA. Reps. Trey GowdyTrey GowdyBenghazi panel interviews drone pilots after standoff with Pentagon Clinton’s email troubles deepen Benghazi report out within next month, chairman promises MORE (R-SC) and Joe WilsonJoe WilsonHouse GOP urges Obama to drop veto threat against defense bill Overnight Cybersecurity: Fight over feds' hacking powers moves to Congress New House caucus will help keep hackers out of cars MORE (R-SC) are cosponsors of the bill.

Republicans are also up in arms about the NLRB's decision to sue Boeing over that company's 2009 decision to set up new production facilities in South Carolina, a right to work state. The NLRB alleges that this decision was meant to retaliate against striking workers in Washington state.

More in National Security

White House rejects GOP demand that aide testify on Iran comments

Read more »