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Kline Applauds House Passage of Save American Workers Act

House Education and the Workforce Committee Chairman John Kline (R-MN) issued the following statement after the House of Representatives passed the Save American Workers Act (H.R. 2575), legislation to restore the 40-hour work week under President Obama’s health care law: 

The president’s health care law is leading to fewer jobs and lower wages for America’s workers. This pain is inflicted not only on our nation’s workplaces, but on schools and college campuses as well. The Save American Workers Act provides relief to those men and women who have seen their hours cut and their take-home pay reduced because of the president’s fatally-flawed health care law. If the president wants to give working families a pay raise, he should support this important legislation. 

Through news articles, hearing testimony, and feedback from education stakeholders, the House Committee on Education and the Workforce continues to learn about ObamaCare’s consequences for the nation’s education system. During debate on H.R. 2575, committee Republicans highlighted stories that document how the health care law is undermining the strength of schools, colleges, and universities. Click here to watch committee members urge their colleagues to provide relief for America’s schools by supporting the Save American Workers Act. 

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