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 GowdyClinton IT aide pleads Fifth, skips hearing House Oversight subpoenas FBI for Clinton investigation documents Clinton emails wiped clean after NYT story MORE (R-SC) and Joe WilsonJoe WilsonOvernight Finance: Obama, leaders huddle on budget | McConnell tees up short-term spending bill | Trump says Yellen trying to help Obama GOP lawmaker wants answers on Iran payment 'Hardball' Pentagon memo creates firestorm 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.