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Roe Statement on H.R. 2587, the Protecting Jobs from Government Interference Act

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Washington, September 15, 2011 | comments

WASHINGTON D.C. – U.S. Congressman Phil Roe, M.D. (TN-01) issued the following statement regarding H.R. 2587, the Protecting Jobs from Government Interference Act:

“With sluggish job growth and over 14 million unemployed, this nation cannot afford more job-killing regulations.  Businesses and families are overregulated, and the National Labor Relations Board’s (NLRB) attack on The Boeing Company is another example of this.

“This important legislation will prohibit the NLRB from dictating where a private business can and cannot locate employment.  My colleagues on the other side of the aisle suggest that Boeing decided to build a plant in South Carolina as an act of retaliation against its unionized workforce. But the fact remains not a single union worker in Washington State has lost his or her job. I’m left to wonder if the fact that South Carolina—like Tennessee—is a right-to-work state has led the NLRB to conclude that a job created in Washington is more valuable than a job created in South Carolina.

“The bottom line is we should be working together to create jobs, not standing by while Washington bureaucrats wreak havoc on our nation's workforce. It’s time to acknowledge the reality that government doesn’t create jobs—businesses and entrepreneurs do.”

According to a poll conducted by The Tarrance Group, 78 percent of voters nationwide oppose the National Labor Relations Board’s ongoing case against The Boeing Company. 

According to a poll conducted by Rasmussen Reports, 64 percent of Americas think The Boeing Company has a right to open its North Charleston plant and just 21 percent disagree. 

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