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January 31, 2014

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The Best Tuesday of the Year
The 40-Hour Hearing
Republican Replacement
Republican Getaway
Tell Congress 30 Hours Is Not Full Time
What We’re Reading
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The Best Tuesday of the Year

Some people get all worked up for Super Bowl Sunday or the Grammys, but here at the Washington Update our favorite annual mid-winter television event is the State of the Union (SOTU). The big night has come and gone for another year and here are our impressions. First of all... Read More

The 40-Hour Hearing

Don’t worry, the hearing didn’t actually last for 40 hours, but the House Ways and Means Committee did host a full committee hearing on PPACA’s 40-hour rule earlier this week. As you all know, PPACA’s definition of a full-time employee has caused many employers and employees quite the headache. Beginning in 2015... Read More

Republican Replacement

Almost immediately following PPACA being signed into law, Republican members of Congress kicked off their “repeal and replace campaign.” Until recently, the majority, if not all, of their efforts were focused on the “repeal” component of the campaign, meaning that any bills that received serious consideration from the party had to strike down at least part of the law... Read More

Republican Getaway

The House Republicans got out of Washington DC and headed for Cambridge, Maryland this week for a delegation retreat. They left town fired-up and ready to work just after the president gave the State of the Union address. Healthcare was obviously among the many topics the delegation was set to discuss... Read More

Tell Congress 30 Hours Is Not Full Time

The 30-hour full-time employee issue is gaining traction on Capitol Hill. Earlier this week, the House Ways and Means Committee held a hearing on the challenges the 30-hour rule creates for employers and how it will hurt the nation’s employees in 2015. Just today... Read More

What We’re Reading

We’ve got a crazy map, some nerdy studies, a scary airport screening report and pictures of Ted Cruz laughing and Kathleen Sebelius scowling for you this week. TGIF!... Read More

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