On Monday, Senate Republicans exercised a rarely-used power in an attempt to strike down the National Labor Relations Board’s controversial “quickie election” rule.  The rule, which goes into effect in April of this year, is designed to allow labor unions to hold a union election in as little as 11 days after the filing of an election petition.  As we have reported here previously, this rule has met with a great deal of criticism.

After invoking the Congressional Review Act earlier this week, Senator Lamar Alexander (R-TN) issued a short statement:

“The first thing we’ll do is try to overrule the ambush election rule,” Sen. Lamar Alexander (R-Tenn.), chairman of the Senate labor committee, told The Hill. “We’re going to do everything we can to stop this.”

A similar effort is being led in the House of Representatives by Congressmen John Boehner (R-OH) and John Kline (R-MN).  But even if the resolution passes in both the House and Senate, it will likely be vetoed.  And gaining the necessary votes to override a presidential veto is highly unlikely here.

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