NLRB OIG Opens Investigation into Republican Subpoena Following Concerns Raised from Ranking Member Scott

WASHINGTON – Today, the Office of the Inspector General (OIG) for the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) confirmed it has opened an investigation into whether the Education and the Workforce Committee Chairwoman Foxx’s (NC-05) subpoena to the NLRB violated the Anti-Deficiency Act or Section 4(a) of the National Labor Relations Act. The investigation follows a letter from Ranking Member Robert C. “Bobby” Scott (VA-03) to Chairwoman Foxx that raised questions about the subpoena’s legitimacy.

“This subpoena was issued in violation of the rules of this Committee and the standards of the House Committee on Ethics,” Ranking Member Scott wrote in the letter.

The rash manner in which the subpoena was issued undermines the seriousness of Congress’s oversight power. Rather than permit the NLRB and its IG to complete their work, the subpoena applies undue pressure on the agency by requiring production of documents regarding employees’ ‘impartiality’ and other mental decisional processes.” 

To read the full letter that raises concerns that the subpoena violates both the Committee rules and the Ethics manual, click here


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