McMorris Rodgers Statement on Department of Labor’s Overtime Rule

Eastern Washington Congresswoman Cathy McMorris Rodgers (WA-05), Chair of the House Republican Conference, released the following statement after the Department of Labor released their finalized overtime rule:

“I am concerned that top-down, government-knows-best regulations coming from unelected, unaccountable bureaucrats in Washington, D.C., while well-intentioned, may hurt the very people they’re intended to help,” said McMorris Rodgers. “I’ve heard from local employers in my own district who say the regulation could have the unintended consequence of forcing small businesses and startups to eliminate salaried positions or shift salaried workers to hourly employees, limiting their flexibility to meet the needs of their families. Decisions that so strongly affect employees and employers across this country should come from, and be made by, the American people through their elected representatives – not from ‘on high’ government decrees.”

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