Apparently the different visions of enforcement priorities within the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) under the Trump versus Obama administration have prompted a number of US Senators to look to strip the agency of all enforcement powers. Senator Mike Lee (R-UT) and a host of other conservative republican Senators have refiled legislation seeking to transfer the NLRB power to hear and adjudicate labor disputes out of the agency and over to the federal judiciary. Under the Protecting American Jobs Act, which Lee first filed back in 2017 and is co-sponsored by Senators Marco Rubio, Rand Paul and Marsha Blackburn among others, the NLRB would continue to operate as a federal agency with the power to investigate alleged violations of the National Labor Relations Act, but it would no longer enjoy the power to prosecute and adjudicate them. The bill died in committee in the 2017-2018 session of Congress.