Rep. Doug LaMalfa (R-CA) on Thursday voted in favor of legislation that would repeal Obamacare’s 30-hour work week definition of “full-time employment” and restore the traditional definition of a 40-hour work week.
The Obamacare 30-hour rule has caused workers to lose hours of work, lose wages and face greater difficulty paying their bills, LaMalfa said in a press release.
“There are always tough obstacles to overcome to make any business work, but government rules making it harder to hire workers shouldn’t be one of them. The arbitrary 30-hour rule destroys jobs, leaves hardworking Americans with smaller paychecks and serves only to increase taxes and government interference in the economy,” said LaMalfa.
“Today, I was proud to stand with my colleagues to provide some relief from the burdens of the President’s health care takeover and to ensure our businesses and their employees have the opportunity to prosper and be rewarded for their work.”
According to the Congressional Budget Office, H.R. 2575, the Save the American Workers Act, will increase cash wages for workers by $75 million, repeal $63.4 billion in Obamacare tax increases and drastically reduce the number of employers subject to penalties related to Obamacare.
This bill passed the House of Representatives today on a 248-179 vote and will be sent to the Senate.