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Johnson Votes to Save American Workers

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Location: Washington, DC

Today, the House of Representatives passed the Save American Workers Act by a bipartisan vote of 248 to 179. This common sense legislation repeals the provision in Obamacare that defines full-time employment as 30 hours, and restores the 40-hour definition of full-time employment.

"The 40-hour work week has been a cornerstone of America's hardworking, can-do spirit for decades. Since President Obama's takeover of health care has been implemented, 71% of small businesses say that Obamacare makes them less likely to hire. What boggles the mind even more is that the 30-hour rule, as mandated by Obamacare hits many lower income Americans the hardest; 89% of workers impacted by the rule do not have college degrees, and 63% are women.

"Every American worker deserves an opportunity to climb the ladder to put the American dream within reach -- forcing people to work less, and as a result earn less, is just plain wrong. Less money in their pockets means they can't save for that degree they were working towards, or purchase that car or home they've been saving for. It's time we repeal the employer mandate and 30-hour rule, and give small businesses, the backbone of the American economy, the ability to start hiring again, increase employee hours, and do what they do best -- create jobs for hardworking Americans and facilitate strong economic growth."

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