Protecting Americans’ Paychecks

Jonathan Gallegos • April 3, 2014

WASHINGTON, DC – House Republican Conference Chair Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-WA) released the following statement today after the House passed H.R. 2575, the bipartisan Save American Workers Act, which would restore the 40-hour full-time work week.

“Today the House acted to protect millions of people across the country from seeing their hours cut as a result of the President’s unworkable health care law. Because of the revised 30-hour full-time work week definition in Obamacare, 2.6 million people are at risk of reduced hours – and many of them are our most vulnerable. Every day I hear from people in Eastern Washington who are living paycheck to paycheck, struggling to support their families, and fighting to make ends meet. This legislation will provide relief to everyone – from single moms who bag groceries at the local market to those who work late nights at the McDonald’s Drive-Thru – from the unjust ramifications of the President’s false promises.”

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What happen to all the Jobs Bills in the 113 th Congress are they going to be approved for the President to sign? Thank you keep up the Good Work. Don

I gotta say, when the Seahawks win the Washington delegation will be losing. Completely uncreative and boring stakes put up by MA.

VERY VERY IMPORTANT: My comment is in reference to the Obamacare (Affordable Care Act) The only way to beat this Healthcare law is to eliminate the penalties that are assessed for not having health insurance. Once the penalties are removed, participation will dwindle and the law will die. The success of this law cannot be determined based on its current participation since people have been coerced into this participation under threat of penalties that increase every year. The healthcare law is unconstitutional because of its coercive nature. Many participants have opted for the healthcare under threat of penalties. I don't understand why the Republican Representatives are not proposing a bill for the removal of the penalties. By proposing a bill for removal of the penalties, the democrats will go on defensive and the public of course will lean to the Republican bill. True success of a public welfare law can only be determined by voluntary participation of the public without any coercion and threat of penalties and retribution. Obamacare is a flawed law since its success depends on coercion and threat.

I am elated that someone noticed and has taken action to protect this American right to work a 40-hour work week.