McMorris Rodgers: Putting People First

WASHINGTON, DC – House Republican Conference Chair Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-WA) issued the following statement today after the House passed H.R. 30, the Save American Workers (SAW) Act of 2015:

“We begin the first week of America’s New Congress by empowering millions of Americans that have seen their paychecks cut because of Obamacare’s harmful 30-hour rule. These are America’s moms and dads working to make ends meet, college graduates earning their first paychecks, and cafeteria workers struggling to pay their bills. Today I acted to help them. To protect their hours and wages by replacing Obamacare’s full-time definition with the traditional 40-hour work week. At a time when many Americans are still struggling to stay on their feet, this common-sense, bipartisan legislation will expand the opportunity for employees to work more hours – resulting in more take-home pay and financial security. I commend Congressman Todd Young (R-IN) for his leadership on this bill and his efforts to provide meaningful solutions to people all across this country.”