IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES
January 31, 2013
Mr. Johanns (for himself, Mr. Alexander, Mr. Cornyn, Mr. Roberts, Mr. Blunt, Mr. Burr, Mr. Enzi, Mr. Lee, and Mr. Chambliss) introduced the following bill; which was read twice and referred to the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions
To prohibit the use of Federal funds for certain activities of the National Labor Relations Board and the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau.
This Act may be cited as
Restoring the Constitutional
Balance of Power Act of 2013
Prohibition on funding of certain NLRB activities
No Federal funds may be used by the National Labor Relations Board to undertake or enforce activities commencing on or after January 4, 2012 that require authorization by not less than a quorum of the members of the Board.
Prohibition on funding of certain CFPB activities
No funds may be transferred from the Federal Reserve to be used by the Bureau of Consumer Financial Protection to carry out activities that are authorized only upon the confirmation of a Director of the Bureau.
The provisions of this Act shall terminate on the date on which—
with respect to section 2, the members of the National Labor Relations Board are confirmed in a number sufficient for a quorum consistent with the advice and consent requirements of the United States Constitution, as determined in accordance with the decision of the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit in the case Noel Canning v. National Labor Relations Board (No. 12–1115); and
with respect to section 3, a Director of the Bureau of Consumer Financial Protection is confirmed consistent with the advice and consent requirements described in paragraph (1).