The current session (the 116th Congress) has a House of Representatives with a Democratic majority and a Senate with a Republican majority. Last session, both houses had Republican majorities, but they didn’t always agree on policy. This, frankly, is exactly what the founders intended when they created a bicameralLinks to an external site. legislature.Last February, Congresswoman Martha Roby introduced House Resolution 1180, which proposed to tweak the Fair Labor Standards Act stipulation that employers must pay employees overtime (at 1.5 times the regular rate for time worked over 40 hours each week). Employers would have the option to offer non-exempt employees compensatory time off (at the rate of 1.5 times the number of overtime hours worked, up to 160 hours) in lieu of overtime pay. Though the FLSA already permits public sector employees to be given compensatory time instead of cash for overtime, the new bill would include private sector workers as well.For this assignment, go to the Library of Congress’ website for research: https://www.congress.gov/Links to an external site.. Find H.R. 1180, the Working Families Flexibility Act of 2017Write an essay about this bill. Make sure your essay includes the following information.What would the law proposed by this bill do? What problem was it trying to solve?To what committee or committees was it referred? What’s the bill’s current status?Who seems to be for this? Who seems to be against it?What do you think about it? If you were a Congressman or Senator, how would you vote?Submit in Word. Cite your sources.Additional ResourcesCNN coverage: http://money.cnn.com/2017/05/02/news/economy/overtime-pay-bill-passes-house/index.html (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site.The Hill: http://thehill.com/regulation/labor/331645-house-passes-comp-time-bill (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site.Education and Workforce Committee Chair Virginia Fox tries to separate myth from fact: https://edworkforce.house.gov/news/documentsingle.aspx?DocumentID=401574 (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site.Cato Institute analyst Virginia Brown Calder thinks this is a good idea, especially for women: http://www.cnn.com/2017/05/30/opinions/trump-budget-paid-leave-calder-opinion/index.html (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site.The National Partnership for Women and Families doesn’t like it: http://www.nationalpartnership.org/research-library/work-family/other/an-empty-promise-the-working-families-flexibility-act.pdf (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site.The Huffington Post doesn’t like it either: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/working-families-flexibility-act-will-hurt-women-and_us_58fe4d21e4b086ce589813ef (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site.
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