Monday, May 8, 2017

Rep. Jenkins Speaks on House Floor in Support of the Working Families Flexibility Act

On Tuesday, May 2, 2017 Congresswoman Lynn Jenkins (KS-02) spoke on the House Floor in support of the Working Families Flexibility Act which directly benefits workers and their families.
I thank the gentlelady for yielding.
Mr. Speaker, I rise today in support of H.R. 1180 – the Working Families Flexibility Act.
Hardworking Americans who are paid hourly wages and work overtime should have the choice to receive money or annual leave to spend how they choose. Under our outdated law, they don’t have this choice today. This commonsense legislation will fix that and directly benefit workers and their families.
As a single, working mom – myself – I know first-hand the difficulties parents encounter when trying to balance work and family responsibilities.
For hourly workers, having the voluntary option to take either money or more time with your family opens up a world of possibilities for folks to spend more time with their kids, run errands or make appointments. This is an option provided to workers in the public sector – why wouldn’t we want to give this option to all American workers?
I support this family friendly legislation and encourage my colleagues to support it as well.
Thank you and I yield back the remainder of my time.

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