WASHINGTON, DC – House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) issued the following statement today commending House passage of the Save American Workers Act (H.R. 2575), legislation sponsored by Rep. Todd Young (R-IN) that will help increase wages by repealing the 30-hour rule in the president’s health care law and restoring the traditional 40-hour work week:
“The president’s Rose Garden ‘victory lap’ this week showed just how out of touch his administration is with hard-working families. On top of higher costs and less access, as many as 2.6 million Americans could see their hours cut and wages slashed because of ObamaCare’s 30-hour mandate. At a time when three-quarters of Americans are living paycheck to paycheck, the last thing our economy and our small businesses can afford is another barrier to job growth. The House took an important step to help increase wages and protect middle-class families today, but as I’ve said many times, Republicans will continue working to scrap this law and pave the way for patient-centered solutions focused on lowering health care costs and protecting jobs.”
NOTE: Here are five facts that demonstrate the devastating impact of ObamaCare’s 30-hour rule on jobs and wages, and underscore the need for the Save American Workers Act.