House Approves Ind. Rep.’s Bill Defining Full-time
April 4, 2014 — On Thursday the U.S. House of Representatives approved H.R. 2575, the Save American Workers Act, introduced by Representative Todd Young of Indiana’s 9th District. The legislation, approved 248-179, repeals the 30-hour definition of full-time employment in the Affordable Care Act, instead defining full-time as anything over 40 hours per week.
Speaking from the House Floor before the vote on Wednesday, Rep. Young said “As the Senate continues to push for a 25% increase in the federal minimum wage, they continue to ignore that millions of hourly workers face as much as a 25% pay cut as a result of Obamacare. These are all Americans who want to work, but are dealing with the unintended consequences of this healthcare law. By simply repealing this provision and restoring the traditional 40-hour work week, we can help make an America that works.”
Senator Joe Donnelly co-authored similar legislation (S. 1188) in the Senate.