Alexander Statement on U.S. Department of Labor Proposed Overtime Rule

Posted on March 8, 2019

MARYVILLE, Tenn., March 8, 2019 – U.S. Senate labor committee Chairman Lamar Alexander (R-Tenn.) today released the following statement on the U.S. Department of Labor’s new proposed overtime rule:

“The Trump administration is proposing a responsible increase to the salary threshold for overtime pay. This proposal would also ensure that workers and employers have input on future changes. The Obama administration’s rule – which was blocked by a federal judge – would have reduced workers’ hours and advancement opportunities, taken money out of students’ pockets and made it even harder for employers to grow and create more jobs.”

Alexander, along with Senator Tim Scott (R-S.C.), introduced a Congressional Review Act in 2016 to block the Obama administration’s “harmful” overtime rule.