Rep. Rick Allen Votes in New Congress to Restore 40-Hour Work Week Diminished By ObamaCare

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Washington, January 8, 2015 | comments
U.S. Congressman Rick Allen (R-Ga.-12) today voted to pass the Save American Workers Act of 2015 (H.R. 30), legislation that would repeal the 30-hour definition of full-time employment under the Affordable Care Act (ACA), commonly referred to as ObamaCare, and redefine a full-time employee as one who works at least an average of 40 hours a week. The legislation passed the House with bipartisan support in a vote of (252-172).

“Businesses and families in the 12th district are unfairly suffering under ObamaCare, and the 30-hour rule is another way this broken law is destroying jobs and weighing down our economy,” said Congressman Allen. “Restoring the 40-hour work week will help get the federal government out of the way of the business community and protect workers who have seen cuts to their hours and paychecks. These are the types of measures Congress should be putting on the President’s desk to get our country moving in the right direction. I look forward to working on more sensible solutions to fuel job growth, reduce costly burdens ObamaCare is placing on businesses and provide relief for hardworking Americans.”

ObamaCare requires employers with 50 or more employees or full-time equivalents to offer health care coverage to those working more than 30 hours per week. As a result, businesses are reducing the hours of their employees, causing workers to face lost wages and decreased opportunity due to the burdensome requirement.

Text of the Save American Workers Act is available HERE.
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