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 GowdyGowdy: FBI barely probed Clinton about intent on emails GOP chairmen subpoena tech firms tied to Clinton's email server GOP preps tough perjury case against Clinton MORE (R-SC) and Joe WilsonJoe WilsonNew Jeep hack allows remote steering, acceleration Automotive industry promotes security best practices Overnight Healthcare: Mysterious new Zika case | Mental health bill in doubt | Teletraining to fight opioids 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.

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