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Democrat CA 34

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  • Save American Workers Act of 2015

    by Representative Xavier Becerra

    Posted on 2015-01-08

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    BECERRA. Mr. Speaker, I have a motion to recommit at the desk.

    The SPEAKER pro tempore. Is the gentleman opposed to the bill? Mr. BECERRA. I am opposed.

    The SPEAKER pro tempore. The Clerk will report the motion to recommit.

    The Clerk read as follows: Mr. Becerra moves to recommit the bill, H.R. 30, to the Committee on Ways and Means with instructions to report the same back to the House forthwith with the following amendment: At the end of the bill add the following: SEC. 4. ADDITIONAL CONDITIONS.

    (a) In General.--The amendments made by section 2 shall not take effect if they could be expected to result in any of the following: (1) Prohibition on loss of work hours or wages.--A reduction in hours worked, and subsequent loss of wages, in order to skirt requirements to help pay for employee health care costs.

    (2) Ensuring fiscal responsibility and a lower deficit.-- Any increase in the Federal deficit.

    (b) Protecting Health Insurance for Veterans and Wounded Warriors.--The amendments made by section 2 shall not apply to veterans or their families.

    (c) Being a Woman Must Not Be a Pre-existing Condition.-- Nothing in this Act shall be construed to authorize an employer to-- (1) eliminate, weaken, or reduce health coverage benefits for current employees; (2) increase premiums or out-of-pocket costs; (3) deny coverage based on pre-existing conditions; or (4) discriminate against women in health insurance coverage, including by-- (A) charging women more for their health care than men; (B) limiting coverage for pregnancy and post-natal care; or (C) restricting coverage of preventive health services, such as mammograms and contraception.

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