WASHINGTON. D.C. – Congressman Frank Guinta released the following statement on today’s passage of the bipartisan and bicameral Save American Workers Act (H.R. 30). This legislation empowers millions of Americans by restoring the traditional definition of a work week to 40 hours. It was reduced to 30 hours by the Affordable Care Act.
“The President’s healthcare law has devastated middle class Granite Staters in many ways and I find it unconscionable that the federal government is mandating the loss of 25% of every paycheck for nearly 3 million Americans. The fact the President has already threatened to veto legislation restoring the 40 hour work week that would immediately increase take home pay, help grow our economy and make the lives of millions of Americans better is beyond the pale. The President’s obstruction needs to end and I urge the Senate to immediately send this legislation to the his desk.”
The Save American Workers Act passed by a vote of 252-172. Congressman Guinta is an original cosponsor of the bill.
To read the text of the bill, please click here.