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  • Providing for Consideration of H.R. 3, Keystone XL Pipeline Act, and Providing for Consideration of H.R. 30, Save American Workers Act of 2015

    by Representative Donald S. Beyer Jr.

    Posted on 2015-01-08

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    BEYER. Mr. Speaker, today I rise in opposition to the rule.



    With my brother, I have owned and managed a small business for 40 years, and I know well that the most important asset of any business is its workers.

    H.R. 30 creates perverse incentives to cut employee hours and to eliminate the health care benefits entitled to full-time workers. It would allow employers like me to easily cut back full-time employees from the usual 40 hours to 39 hours, just so we don't have to offer health care coverage. Work 12 minutes fewer a day and have no health insurance coverage.

    This bill is a wolf in sheep's clothing. It doesn't save American workers. It does just the opposite.

    Forty-four percent of all American workers will be at risk of losing their health care benefits, and at least a half a million will be forced onto public welfare rolls.

    {time} 1315 According to the CBO, we hear it will increase the budget deficit by $53.2 billion over the next 10 years. You don't have to have a background in business to know that doesn't make good business sense.

    I urge my colleagues to vote ``no'' on the rule. This is not a job- creating bill--it is a job-destroying bill--and that is not why we are here.

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