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Proposed Federal Legislation

40-Hour Bill Passes House Committee, But Likely to Stall

A bill defining full-time employment under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) as 40 hours a week, instead of the statute's current 30-hour threshold, passed the House Committee on Ways and Means on Feb. 4, 2014. But the party-line vote suggests the measure may have difficulty passing the Democrat-controlled Senate, even if it passes the Republican-led House.

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