Barr Stands Up for the American Worker

House Passes Bipartisan Bill to Restore 40-Hour Workweek

January 8, 2015

WASHINGTON – As an original cosponsor of H.R. 30, the Save American Workers Act, Congressman Andy Barr released the following statement upon its passage:

"Obamacare is hurting American workers and burying businesses in red tape,” said Barr. "That’s why today, I was glad to support legislation that will protect Kentucky workers’ paychecks by repealing Obamacare’s 30-hour workweek definition and reinstating the traditional 40-hour workweek. At a time when Americans are struggling, we must do everything we can to empower job-creators and promote real solutions like the Save American Workers Act that will grow our economy and get Kentuckians working again. This bill helps us take one more step in the fight against Obamacare - and in building a healthy economy."

In April 2013, Barr spoke on the House floor in support of H.R. 30 (formerly H.R. 2575) before it passed the House with bipartisan support.

Click here for more information about H.R. 30, the Save American Workers Act