Thank you for contacting me regarding H.R.785, the National Right-to-Work Act. I appreciate you taking the time to share your views and comments with me.

The National Right-to-Work Act was introduced by Rep. Steve King (R-IA) on February 1, 2017. This legislation would ensure the right of all Americans to freely choose whether or not they want to participate in labor organizations. On March 10, 2017, I became a cosponsor of this legislation. It is important to note that this bill does not prohibit anyone from joining a labor union—it simply affirms an individual’s right not to join a union as a condition of employment. At this time the bill has been referred to the House Committee on Education and the Workforce. I do not serve on this committee, but if this bill were to come to the House floor for a vote, I would support it.

Thank you again for contacting me. It is a privilege to serve you in the Tenth District. I may also be contacted at my Sterling office at 703-404-6903, or my Washington, D.C. office at 202-225-5136. By visiting, you can sign up to receive my email newsletters and follow my efforts to serve you. If I may ever be of service, please do not hesitate to contact me.


Barbara Comstock
Member of Congress