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Kerry Statement on the Release of the Bush Overtime Rule

Location: Washington, DC

April 20, 2004

For Immediate Release
Washington, DC

Democratic Presidential candidate John Kerry issued the following statement on the White House's plan to revise overtime regulations:

"The Bush administration's changes to overtime pay strike a severe blow to what little economic security working families have left as a result of Bush's failed policies.

"Overtime pay makes up a significant part of workers' income. To deny this long-established right to workers is an outrage. Denying it to millions of American working families during this jobs crisis demonstrates once again the Bush administration's disregard for the struggles every day Americans are facing.

"Today's action - imposed over the opposition of the vast majority of Americans and much of the Congress - demonstrates the urgent need for leadership committed to strengthening the economic security of working families, instead of undermining it."

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