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  • Save American Workers Act of 2015

    by Representative Ron Kind

    Posted on 2015-01-08

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    KIND. I thank my friend for yielding.

    Mr. Speaker, let me make sure I have got this straight. We have got a bill before us today, according to the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office, that will increase our budget deficit by $53 billion because there are no offsets or pay-fors in this legislation; it will reduce the number of people receiving employment-based health care coverage by about 1 million workers; it will increase the number of people in Medicaid, the Children's Health Insurance Program, the health insurance exchanges, by more than 500,000 people; and it will increase the number of uninsured in our country by another 500,000 people--all at the same time when, again, the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office found in a recent analysis: ``There is no compelling evidence that part-time employment has increased as a result of the Affordable Care Act.'' What's not to like? Happy New Year, American workers.

    My good friend from Wisconsin recently said during the debate that he can't find a worse way to hurt working families. Well, you did with this legislation, and I encourage my colleagues to vote ``no'' on it.

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