Senate Republicans are investigating whether backlogged U.S. employment regulators are using Craigslist ads to pursue cases against businesses that no outside party has brought to their attention. 

Sen. Lamar Alexander (R-Tenn.) has asked the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) if the agency used classified advertisements site to solicit complaints, while the agency has 75,000 cases pending.

"The senator's office has not yet received a response from the EEOC," said an aide to Alexander, chairman of the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (HELP) committee. 

The inquiry follows the appearance of a Craigslist ad posted earlier this year — with with an EEOC email address attached — asking for people to contact the agency if they were discriminated against by the Texas Roadhouse restaurant chain.

The chain — known for its line-dancing staff — is battling a 2011 EEOC suit alleging the company does not hire workers over 40.

Republicans such as Alexander and Sen. Tim Scott (R-S.C.) have criticized EEOC officials for filing suits against businesses like Texas Roadhouse —despite no one filing any formal complaints against the businesses and the agency's backlog.

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Even if the republicrats get the information they say they are "demanding", they will not do anything about it.  It just makes for poor sideshow.

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MOre time spent on doing nothing for Americans.....seal the damn borders and arrest king o and all the minions that support agenda 21....many repubs also on that list!

Another 'solution' in search of a problem. Can't find one make one...Semper Fi Nam 66-67

Great response Gray, you nailed it!

IMHO opinion Craig's List is a good place, to come in contact with someone who might do you great bodily harm. Has anyone ever considered the harm Technology has brought about, from sliming people to recruiting for ISIS..............to corrupting and putting Children in great Harm's Way.

Just more dog and pony show to prove they're doing something..

Just more of the federal take-over of the internet

This agency is worthless EEO is far Equal, less your black try getting help from them. It's a big joke much like all government run agency. It's a real waste of American tax dollars.

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During an appearance on Huntsville, AL radio’s WVNN on Thursday, Rep. Louie Gohmert (R-TX) offered his best assessment of what House Democrats were trying to accomplish with their impeachment efforts.

Gohmert told WVNN’s “The Jeff Poor Show” impeachment could tie up the Democratic Party’s presidential campaign efforts but predicted Democrats would use the occasion to nominate “the best socialist” they can.

“They would lose in the Senate,” Gohmert said on impeachment. “And besides that, the entire time it was on trial in the Senate, the Democrats who are running for president wouldn’t be allowed to campaign. That’s in the Constitution. They wouldn’t be able to campaign. I just can’t imagine them wanting to do that because if they send it to the Senate, they have now perfectly set up the scenario of 1996, where they will reassure Donald Trump is reelected as president. They don’t want to do that. They’re probably going to drag this thing out as long as they possibly can … through Iowa, through primaries — try to get the best socialist they can to be nominated.”

“Then just end up and say, ‘Now we’re close enough to the general election. We’ve thrown mud at the president through the House,’” he continued. “What they’re really doing — they’re using taxpayer funds to campaign against Trump. That’s all this is — a campaign fund that taxpayers are paying for in order to try to throw mud at the president. I’ll be surprised if they have that vote, but I can’t imagine they want to set up this president for reelection by having a trial in the Senate where they lose.”

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