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Foxx Votes to Restore Traditional 40-Hour Workweek, Bill Would Repeal Obamacare Definition of Full-Time Work

Jan. 9, 2015. Rep. Virginia Foxx, R-N.C., today praised passage of legislation to change Obamacare’s 30-hour definition of “full-time employment” and restore the traditional 40-hour workweek.

U.S. Rep. Virginia Foxx
U.S. Rep. Virginia Foxx

“From adjunct professors to hourly workers, I have heard from constituents across North Carolina’s 5th District who have one thing in common – their hours are being reduced,” said Foxx. “Obamacare has placed an undue burden on employers and their employees by undermining the 40-hour work week, which has long been the standard for full-time work. This legislation will help protect the estimated to 2.6 million Americans at-risk for lost hours and wages at work under this destructive rule.”

The employer mandate in Obamacare defines a full-time employee as someone who works an average of at least 30 hours a week. H.R. 30, the Save American Workers Act, passed the House of Representatives by a vote of 252 to 172.


U.S. Rep. Virginia Foxx is currently serving her sixth term as the representative of North Carolina’s 5th Congressional District and is the elected Republican Conference Secretary. Dr. Foxx is the chair of the House Education and the Workforce Subcommittee on Higher Education and serves as Vice Chair of the House Rules Committee.