WASHINGTON, DC – U.S. Congressman Pete Sessions (R-TX), Chairman of the House Rules Committee, today released the following statement regarding House passage of H.R. 2575, the Save American Workers Act:
“ObamaCare’s misguided 30-hour rule, which redefines ‘full time’ employment as 30 hours per week instead of 40, makes it even more difficult for American workers to make ends meet in the Obama economy. Due to the looming employer mandate, businesses are reducing workers’ hours to 29 hours per week or less to avoid ObamaCare’s high costs and taxes – leaving millions of middle and low-wage workers with less take home pay.
“At a time when millions of Americans are unemployed or underemployed, the government should promote job growth and economic prosperity instead of higher taxes. That is why the House acted this week to pass the Save American Workers Act, which restores the traditional 40-hour work week. This legislation will protect jobs and restore wages to provide financial stability for American families.”