By a 231-192 tally, yet another House Republican move to trash workers' rights and incomes went down the drain on June 4.
The potential cuts dismay Democrats. They also already draw an implicit veto threat from the Obama administration's Office of Management and Budget.
Forty-five GOP senators piously cloaked themselves in the Constitution and invoked what they claim is the intent of its framers.
"The right-wingers are out to destroy unions because we are the only line of defense workers have. Without unions, nobody is there to stop the corporate power-grab!"
GOP state legislative leaders in Ohio and Missouri effectively stopped drives for so-called "right to work" laws in those legislatures.
The AFL-CIO called an emergency press conference May 14 to draw attention to what Richard Trumka, its president is describing as an "immediate crisis" for America's workers.
The NLRB and the Justice Department formally asked the U.S. Supreme Court to settle the issue of whether the courts can legally strip federal agencies of their power to do anything.
Eleven Senate Republicans have introduced a bill to virtually shut down the National Labor Relations Board.
Several plan to quiz Perez on his stewardship of the Justice Department's Civil Rights Division, which he now heads.
Right-wing House Republicans schemed to hamstring the board and bring it to a dead halt.