THE DAILY WHIP: THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 15, 2011

For Immediate Release:

September 15, 2011

Contact:

Katie GrantDaniel Reilly, 202-225-3130

House Meets At: First Vote Predicted: Last Vote Predicted:
9:00 a.m.: Legislative Business

Five “One Minutes” per side

10:00 – 11:00 a.m. 12:00 – 1:00 p.m.
H.Res. 372 - Rule providing for consideration of H.R. 2587 - To prohibit the National Labor Relations Board from ordering any employer to close, relocate, or transfer employment under any circumstance (Rep. Scott (SC) – Education and Workforce) (One hour of debate) The Rules Committee has recommended a closed Rule that provides one hour of general debate equally divided between the Chair and Ranking Member of the Committee on Education and Workforce. The closed Rule makes in order no amendments, and allows one motion to recommit, with or without instructions. It also waives all points of order against consideration of the bill. Members are urged to VOTE NO on the Rule.
 
H.R. 2587 - To prohibit the National Labor Relations Board from ordering any employer to close, relocate, or transfer employment under any circumstance (Rep. Scott (SC) – Education and Workforce) H.R. 2587 would prohibit the National Labor Relations Board from being able to direct an employer or company to restore or reinstate work that has been unlawfully transferred, outsourced, or subcontracted away from workers in retaliation for exercising their rights, such as organizing a union. Furthermore, it would apply retroactively to any complaint that has not been resolved by the time of enactment. It would strip away the authority of the NLRB to effectively remedy unlawful practices against middle class workers.
 
This ill-timed legislation has the effect of encouraging companies to outsource their jobs overseas. As Republicans have shown since the beginning of the 112th Congress, they will not bring legislation to the floor that will help spur job creation. This legislation continues the Republican ideological agenda and the pattern of the GOP Majority not bringing legislation to the Floor that will create jobs. Members are urged to VOTE NO on H.R. 2587.
 
Bill Text for H.R. 2587:
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Background for H.R. 2587:
 
Postponed Suspension Vote (1 Bill)
  1. H.R. 2867 - United States Commission on International Religious Freedom Reform and Reauthorization Act of 2011 (Rep. Wolf – Foreign Affairs)
 
The Daily Quote
“By 45% to 32%, more Americans want their member of Congress to vote for rather than against a jobs bill similar to the one President Obama proposed last week…a solid majority of Americans who are following news of the bill very closely, 57%, want to see it passed.”
 
-     Gallup, 9/14/11