Obama vows to veto bill that would delay new overtime rules

In a statement released by the White House on Tuesday, September 27, President Barack Obama vowed to veto a bill known as the Regulatory Relief for Small Businesses, Schools, and Nonprofits Act. The bill seeks to delay the implementation of the Department of Labor’s new overtime laws – which were supposed to take effect on Dec. 1, 2016 – to June 2017.

“If the President were presented with HR [House Resolution] 6094, he would veto the bill,” the Office of Budget and Management in the Executive Office of the President said. The Republican-backed House of Representatives recently passed this measure and sent the Senate a version of their bill.

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