Save American Workers Act of 2015by Representative Tim Walberg
Posted on 2015-01-08
WALBERG. Mr. Speaker, it is a privilege to stand here in support
of the Save American Workers Act, legislation that helps my
constituents in Michigan who are struggling under the President's
health care law, regardless of the sophistry from the other side.
While Michigan has been hard-hit over the past few years for many reasons, the negative effects of the President's health care law have only amplified our struggles by eroding full-time work opportunities for hourly workers.
As chairman of the Subcommittee on Workforce Protections, I am deeply committed to safeguarding workers and businesses from ObamaCare's damaging consequences. Restoring the traditional 40-hour workweek is an important reform that will protect employees and provide certainty for employers.
We need effective solutions that focus on getting people back to work rather than forcing people from their jobs, like Janet from Jackson, Michigan, who called my office in tears last September.
This 56-year-old single mother of three had just been told that morning by her employer that her home health care job was being moved from 36 hours to 28 hours because of the new requirements under ObamaCare. She asked: How am I going to pay my mortgage and insurance with only 28 hours? The SPEAKER pro tempore. The time of the gentleman has expired.