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Goodlatte: It's About Your Time


Location: Washington, DC

Congressman Bob Goodlatte released the following statement after House passage of the Working Families Flexibility Act of 2013 (H.R. 1406):

"The Working Families Flexibility Act is all about your time and giving you the chance to earn more of it. With many parents working long hours to pay the bills, it is not surprising that they often find themselves stretched for time and energy. The Working Families Flexibility Act would modernize and reform for the 21st Century a current federal mandate and give employers the option to offer private-sector employees "comp time' in lieu of overtime pay. Employees would have the opportunity to freely choose which option they prefer. This is the same option currently available to public-sector employees and would give all Americans the same flexibility to choose extra time off from work to deal with errands, vacation, and family matters or to receive the current time and a half on your paycheck. This bill is all about offering flexibility for hard working Americans. As a cosponsor of this family-friendly legislation, I support giving American working families more choices and more control of their time. These are the types of common sense solutions that will help encourage economic growth and improve the quality of life for Americans. What would you do with more of your time?"

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