House rejects O-Care 30-hour workweek

April 4, 2014

The House voted Thursday to eliminate a piece of ObamaCare that Republicans say is forcing millions of people to accept reduced hours and smaller paychecks.

Members passed the Save American Workers Act in a 248-179 vote, after a debate that stretched out over two days. Eighteen Democrats voted with Republicans, a bit more than the seven Democratic co-sponsors of the legislation, H.R. 2575.

The bill would eliminate language in ObamaCare that defines a full-time employee as anyone working 30 or more hours a week, and insert a 40-hour requirement. Republicans say that language creates an incentive for companies to reduce people’s hours to 29 or less, since that move would reduce the number of full-time employees on staff.

Once companies have 50 or more full-time workers, they are required under the law to provide health insurance to those workers.

Republicans have said for the last several weeks that the bill is leading to reduced hours and paychecks at a time when the economy is struggling to produce solid job growth.

  • gregzotta

    Why are the Republicans tinkering with this abominable Obamacare law?


    That just makes sure that the dead beats that wont work and wants every thing for free, puts a damper on the people that feel like working and want to work for a living lose thr incentive to work also.

  • ladyceo

    Now what will the Senate do???? Will Reid even bring it to the floor for a vote??

    • floramae

      of course not


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