Once again my Republican colleagues have turned these hallowed halls of Congress into a place for political theater or better yet a circus and the joke is on working class America. Today’s so called ‘Workforce Democracy and Fairness Act’ is another scene in this unfolding plot to undermine American workers. It would be comedy if it weren’t such a tragedy for the American people. Every day the American people are forced to play the part of the clown Pagliacci. They watch Republicans put on this performance, claiming to want to protect American jobs and workers while behind the scenes they work to dismantle the rights of the American worker and like Pagliacci the American people must learn to laugh with tears in their eyes.
— Rep. Gwen Moore (D-WI)