Friday, April 02, 2010

Sen. Lindsey Graham Predicts EFCA Is Back In Play

Speaking to business leaders at the Clemson (S.C.) Area Chamber of Commerce yesterday, Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) touched on a number of the Obama Administration’s initiatives, including the Employee Free Choice Act.

Graham said, “We had Card Check pretty much tamped down,” but he warned, “It is going to come back up again.”

Looking at the political spectrum, it appears the White House feels they have momentum following the healthcare reform victory a couple weeks ago, and are going to push forward with much of the president’s stalled agenda.

The most recent move was instilling two new members to the National Labor Relations Board via recess appointments over the weekend; both labor lawyers with controversial records.

That was an easy move, only requiring the president’s signature. Trying to enact something like EFCA will take a lot more work from supporters to convince already nervous moderate and conservative Democrats to get behind it. We shall see. Based on early 2010 Senatorial race predictions, this may be the best shot to pass EFCA for at least two more years- something not lost on labor unions and the president.

Reprinted from: Projections Blog (


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