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The National Grocers Association (NGA) has praised the U.S. House of Representatives for passing H.R. 30, the Save the American Workers Act, which changes the Affordable Care Act’s definition of a full-time employee from the current 30 per week, per month to 40 hours per week.
"NGA commends House Leadership for bringing this important jobs bill to the floor in the first week of the new Congress,” said Peter Larkin, president and CEO of NGA. “Independent supermarkets are proud to be employers of choice in hundreds of communities across the country; however provisions such as the ACA's current full-time definition has placed unnecessary burdens on both employers and their dedicated part-time employees. We are grateful for Congressman Young and Lipinski for their leadership on this important issue."
H.R. 30 was introduced by Congressman Todd Young (R-IN) and championed by Congressman Dan Lipinski (D-IL). NGA previously sent a letter to the House of Representatives supporting H.R. 30 and signed a letter from the More Time for Full Time Coalition.