Save American Workers Act of 2015by Representative Carlos Curbelo
Posted on 2015-01-08
CURBELO of Florida. Mr. Speaker, I rise in strong support of the
Save American Workers Act of 2015 and would like to thank the gentleman
from Indiana for reintroducing this important legislation.
I have only been a Member of Congress for 2 days now, but passing bills to help American workers and those who employ them, especially so early in the year, is exactly what our constituents sent us to Washington to accomplish.
The purpose of this legislation is simple: to increase the threshold of classifying a full-time worker under the Affordable Care Act from 30 hours to 40 hours a week.
Back in my south Florida district, I constantly hear from families who are frustrated by the burdens of the Affordable Care Act. The 30- hour workweek provision has limited the incomes of many Americans and their potential to grow in their jobs.
Defining 40 hours as a full workweek will provide relief to many families who are unfairly getting caught in these growth-crushing regulations. Working Americans want to get ahead and work as many hours as possible to provide for their families. The 30-hour workweek is limiting their ability to do so.
So, again, I want to reiterate my support for this bill. I look forward to working with my colleagues on both sides of the aisle to find common ground where we can make changes in the Affordable Care Act that will benefit our neighbors back home.