McMorris Rodgers Votes to Save Local Businesses

Communications • November 7, 2017

Washington, D.C. – House Republican Conference Chair Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-WA) released the following statement after the House passed H.R. 3441, the Save Local Business Act. The legislation, sponsored by Rep. Bradley Byrne (R-AL), amends the National Labor Relations Act and the Fair Labor Standards Act to clarify that two or more employers must have “actual, direct, and immediate” control over employees to be considered joint employers.

“Government should not make it more difficult  for hardworking men and women who have taken the risk to start their own business,” said McMorris Rodgers. “That’s not fair to our entrepreneurs, nor is it fair to all of the people looking for a job. We want everyone to have the opportunity to reach their full potential, and I’m glad Rep. Byrne has provided a solution that will protect jobs and encourage job creation.”

NOTE: The legislation:

–Rolls back a convoluted joint employer scheme that threatens job creation and undermines the American Dream.

–Restores a commonsense definition of employer to provide certainty and stability for workers and employers.

–Protects workers and local employers from future overreach by unelected bureaucrats and activist judges.

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