RELEASE: Palazzo Statement on Supreme Court’s National Labor Relations Board Ruling

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman Steven Palazzo, (MS-4), today released the following statement in response to a Supreme Court ruling concluding that President Obama broke the law when he sidestepped the Senate approval process for three National Labor Relations Board appointees made in 2012.

“The President has often boasted about the use of his pen and his phone to sidestep Congress and push his agenda on the American people. Today, the Supreme Court responded in a unanimous decision, reminding the President that even he is not above the law. The Courts have a crucial, constitutional role to play in putting checks and balances on this runaway Administration. That is why I believe the House of Representatives must continue to pursue options like the STOP Resolution.”

Palazzo is one of 119 cosponsors of House Resolution 442, The STOP Resolution, which would hold the Obama Administration accountable for a number of overreaching decisions and actions taken over the past year. Rather than relying on action from the U.S. Senate, a majority of House members could pass the STOP Resolution and sue the President for overreaching executive actions.

Today’s Supreme Court ruling determined that President Obama acted outside of his powers in circumventing Senate approval of three recess appointments to the National Labor Relations Board in January 2012. The ruling means that several key NLRB decisions will have to be reconsidered by the current board that has been approved by Senate lawmakers.