Rep. Olson votes to help American workers
Rep. 22 Pete Olson helped American workers who have been hit hard by reduced hours at work thanks to a critical provision in Obamacare that defines full time employment as 30 hours, instead of the traditional 40 hours. According to a Hoover Institution study, 2.6 million Americans – primarily low-income earners and those without a college degree – are at risk of losing needed income because employers are forced to cut their hours as a result of Obamacare’s 30-hour rule.
Olson helped draft and voted for H.R. 2575, the Save American Workers Act, which would repeal the Obamacare 30-hour definition of full-time employment and restore the traditional 40-hour definition for the purposes of the employer mandate. The bill passed the House with bipartisan support by a vote of 248 to 179.
“The Obamacare 30-hour definition ties the hands of employers by forcing them to reduce many of their part-time employees’ hours,” Rep. Olson said. ”This is a direct hit to job creation and the pocketbooks of struggling families, single parents and young Americans who need to work. Obamacare is wreaking havoc on our economy. That’s why I have opposed this law from day one and will continue to do all I can to protect Americans by voting to fully repeal it and ensuring we protect employees when possible.”
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