Rep. LaMalfa Votes to Save Full-Time Jobs Threatened By Obamacare

Jan 8, 2015
Press Release

Washington, DC – Rep. LaMalfa (R-CA) today voted in favor of legislation that would return the legal definition of full-time employment to the traditional 40 hours per week. Obamacare currently requires employers to offer health coverage to workers and their dependents who work over 30 hours a week, incentivizing businesses to hire workers at only 29 hours and disproportionately harming low-income workers.

“This common sense legislation removes one of the many regulatory burdens included in the President’s health care law, one that destroys jobs, slashes paychecks, and leaves Americans with greater uncertainty,” said LaMalfa. “Obamacare has crippling impacts on our national economy. It harms our businesses, provides subpar healthcare to Americans, and infringes on the individual freedom and responsibility that defines our nation. Repealing Obamacare—in its totality—remains my priority.”

H.R. 30, the Save American Workers Act of 2015, passed the House of Representatives today on a 252-172 vote, and will be sent to the Senate.

Congressman Doug LaMalfa is a lifelong farmer representing California’s First Congressional District including, Butte, Glenn, Lassen, Modoc, Nevada, Placer, Plumas, Shasta, Sierra, Siskiyou and Tehama Counties. 

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To view the text and summary of H.R. 30, click here.