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House GOP moves to block overtime rule

House Republicans are looking to shut down an effort by the Obama administration to raise overtime pay for millions of workers.
Rep. Virginia Foxx (R-N.C.) on Thursday filled a motion of disapproval under the Congressional Review Act in an effort to repeal the Labor Department’s new overtime rule.
“Our nation’s overtime rules need to be modernized, but the Department of Labor’s extreme and partisan approach will lead to damaging consequences that the American people simply cannot afford,” Foxx said. “This resolution will protect workers, students, small business owners, and vulnerable individuals from a rule that will do more harm than good.”
The Labor Department’s overtime rule was finalized in May and will raise pay for Americans who work more than 40 hours in a week.
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