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Floor Speech

Location: Washington, DC

Mr. COLLINS of New York. Madam Speaker, I come to the House floor today to share real-life examples from my district concerning the growing trend happening all across this country because of ObamaCare.

My office recently received a call from Colden Repka, a 23-year-old from Attica, New York. Colden works 30 hours a week for a manufacturer while carrying a full college course load. Colden's boss recently told him his weekly hours would be cut from 30 to between 20 and 25 in order to avoid the ObamaCare employer mandate, despite Colden staying on his parents' health insurance policy.

Just last week, Richard Markel from Clarence, New York, called my office with a similar concern. Richard is a man just trying to make some extra money for his family. His regular 32 hours per week are being reduced to less than 25 to avoid the perverse mandates of ObamaCare.

Madam Speaker, Americans want to get back to work. Unfortunately, ObamaCare's onerous regulations are hitting employees in ways many did not expect, and it's just the beginning. This country is realizing that ObamaCare is a train wreck. Just ask Colden and Richard.

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