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Labor Board, Congress at Stalemate on Conflict-of-Interest Info

Sept. 5, 2019, 7:36 PM

The National Labor Relations Board has reached a stalemate with Democratic lawmakers seeking to know which cases the agency’s four members have decided to recuse themselves from due to potential conflicts of interest.

NLRB Chairman John Ring (R) sent the House Education and Labor Committee a letter Sept. 4 indicating that the board doesn’t plan to turn over members’ recusal lists or certain other other information requested in a broad inquiry into the agency’s ethics and recusal practices.

Ring also pushed back against congressional oversight efforts in August 2018, arguing that Democrats were improperly trying to influence the outcome of ...