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Washington D.C. – House Majority Whip Kevin McCarthy (CA-23) made the following statement regarding House Republican efforts to modernize our employment system to fit the 21st Century:

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“Many times you find our life gets busy, technology moves faster than government, and many times you find that government regulations are sitting in the past. This week is exciting because this week can actually show that a group can move a bill, and modernize our employment system. Modernize it in the sense that if you sit back for one moment, and you think about empowering the employee; giving them a choice between comp time and overtime. A choice like, ‘maybe I want to be at my kids game,’ or ‘maybe I have someone that is ill and I want to make sure I can be at the doctors.’ It empowering and its modernizing the employment system to the 21st Century. It’s about time it happens and I want to applaud Martha Roby for chairing this and championing it as it goes along. I think this goes beyond party affiliation. This goes to the core of what America believes and it empowers the individual.”