Isakson’s comments came after a federal court ruled that two of the three board members' appointments were unconstitutional. The NLRB is supposed to have five members, but the Senate has held up some of the president’s nominees.
“I am proud to join Sen. Alexander in co-sponsoring this legislation to stop this and to ensure that critically important labor decisions that affect American workers across the country are made through a fair and legal process,” Isakson said Thursday.
Isakson said the legislation is necessary because the board has ignored the court ruling and continued to operate even though it lacks the three constitutional members to have a quorum.
Last month, Rep. Phil Roe (R-Tenn.) introduced a House companion measure, H.R. 1120.
Republican Sens. Mike Johanns (Neb.), Mike Enzi (Wyo.), Pat Roberts (Kan.), Roy Blunt (Mo.), James Inhofe (Okla.), Tim Scott (S.C.), Mark Kirk (Ill.), Marco Rubio (Fla.), Tom Coburn (Okla.) and James Risch (Idaho) are also co-sponsoring Alexander’s bill.