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Blackburn Fights to Save American Workers


Location: Washington, DC

Congressman Marsha Blackburn (R-TN) issued the following statement in support of the House passage of H.R. 2575, the Save American Workers Act:

"Time and time again, I hear from constituents who tell me there is just too much month left at the end of their money. And the Obamacare "30 hour rule' will further diminish the earning ability of Americans by resulting in fewer hours, lost wages, and lost jobs for hard-working taxpayers like the woman who stopped me in the grocery store a few weeks ago.

"She told me that her husband was self-employed and that the family insurance was provided by the company that she works for. Her company had announced that they were cutting her hours to 29 hours because of this new Obamacare rule. In one day, she lost the insurance she liked and as well as a substantial portion of her income. As a result she's planning to take a second job at nights and weekends to make up the difference.

"Slashing a work-week to 30 hours hits American workers where it hurts the worst - their pocketbooks. The Obamacare war on jobs is especially hard on women. And that is why my colleagues and I are continuing the fight to repeal Obamacare and protect Americans who are being adversely hurt by these unfair mandates. We need real solutions that will get America back to work. The Save American Workers Act will restore the traditional 40-hour work week and remove another bureaucratic obstacle that's killing job creation."

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