Congressman Tim Ryan Issues Statement on President Obama’s Overtime Proposals

Jul 1, 2015 Issues: Helping Working Families

Washington, DC – Congressman Tim Ryan issued the following statement in support of President Obama’s proposals to update overtime rules for American workers:

“Economic prosperity depends on a middle class with money in their pockets. Our overtime rules were long overdue for an update. President Obama’s proposals will make a real and positive impact for workers across the United States, increasing overtime pay for over 160,000 Ohioans and five million Americans. American workers should be paid for the work they perform - if you put in a hard day’s work, you should expect good American wages and benefits, and a better life for your kids. This overtime rule is an important step in rebuilding the middle class and I commend the President for his bold actions to make the economy work for all Americans.”