Blackburn Co-Sponsors SAW Act to Repeal Obamacare Definition of Full-Time Employment

Statement

By:  Marsha Blackburn
Date: June 28, 2013
Location: Washington, DC

Congressman Marsha Blackburn (TN-7) has co-sponsored legislation in the House that would repeal the 30-hour definition of "full-time employment" in Obamacare, and restores the traditional 40-hour definition. H.R. 2575, the Save America Workers (SAW) Act, was introduced in the House by Reps. Todd Young (IN-9), Pete Olson (TX-22), Mike Kelly (PA-3), and Tim Walberg (MI-7). The bill has 113 co-sponsors.

"Small business owners all over my district have told me that Obamacare's definition of a full-time employee as someone working just 30 hours a week is forcing them to cut back hours and postpone hiring new workers," Blackburn said. "As a leader in Congress, I aim to support legislation that will provide the necessary environment for those people who want to expand their businesses to do so and to help those that are unemployed or underemployed find a job. "The SAW Act is another step in our effort to repeal Obamcare and end the unfair burdens that are hurting our nation's small businesses. By raising this threshold to 40 hours, this bill would allow some small business owners to run their businesses as they always have."