WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Congressman Pete Sessions (R-TX), Chairman of the House Committee on Rules, released the following statement applauding the passage of a message to clarify the definition of a joint employer:
“Federal overreach and convoluted, job-killing regulations were the hallmark of the Obama Administration. So it is not a surprise that under their direction unelected bureaucrats at the National Labor Relations Board injected themselves where they don’t belong – squarely in the middle of the employer-employee relationship. Their actions blurred the lines of responsibility of joint employers for decisions that specifically impact the day-to-day operations of local businesses. In addition to creating an immense amount of confusion, this misguided decision also jeopardized 1.7 million American jobs.
“Under our unified government, we have made great strides in rolling back onerous Obama-era regulations. While we have more work to do, today’s bill is a positive step in the right direction to protect American job creators and prevent future federal overreach."
To learn more about H.R. 3441, Save Local Business Act, click here.
Caroline Boothe, Communications Director