Protecting Americans’ Paychecks

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