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Donnelly Statement on House Committee Approval of 40 Hours Bill

February 6, 2014

  02/07/14 Following the House Ways and Means Committee approval of the Save American Workers Act, a bill similar to U.S. Senator Joe Donnelly’s Forty Hours is Full Time Act, Donnelly released the following statement.

“It is my view—based on what I hear from Hoosier employees and employers—that we need to fix the definition of ‘full-time employee’ under the Affordable Care Act.  It should be defined as someone who works 40 hours, not 30 hours.  That is why I worked with my friend, Republican Senator Susan Collins, to advocate for transition relief for employers and why we introduced the Forty Hours is Full Time Act.  I am pleased that the House Ways and Means Committee has advanced similar legislation. I hope we can work together, both Democrats and Republicans, to make the health care law work better for Hoosier families, employees, and employers.”

Read more about Donnelly’s efforts on the Forty Hours is Full Time Act and other efforts to improve the Affordable Care Act here.