House to probe impact of ObamaCare's 30-hour full-time rule

The House Ways and Means Committee will meet Tuesday to explore how ObamaCare's definition of full-time work is affecting job creation across the country.

Republicans have noted for the last few years now that ObamaCare requires companies to treat people as full-time workers once they work 30 hours a week. That rule, they say, has led some companies to reduce people's hours to just under 30, in order to help avoid the requirement to provide them with health insurance.

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"ObamaCare imposes large and disproportionate costs on employers and has created a new class of employees, the 'ObamaCare 29ers,' " Ways and Means Committee Chairman Dave Camp (R-Mich.) said this week. "Many of these people have either lost or risk losing their full-time status and are being held back through no fault of their own but instead by a misguided law."

The hearing is one of several that are planned for Tuesday, the day before the House will break to allow Republicans to gather for their annual retreat in Maryland.

Other committees will explore progress in the war on poverty, ways to reduce prostitution at the Super Bowl, implementation of the Iran nuclear deal, and wasted money at the Transportation Security Administration. Details on these and other hearings follow here:

House Armed Services

Jan. 28, "Rebalancing to the Asia-Pacific Region: Examining its Implementation"
     10 a.m., 2118 Rayburn House Office Building

House Budget

Jan. 28, "A Progress Report on the War on Poverty: Expanding Economic Opportunity"
     10 a.m., 210 Cannon House Office Building

House Financial Services

Jan. 28, "The Semi-Annual Report of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau"
     10 a.m., 2128 Rayburn House Office Building

House Foreign Affairs

Jan. 27, "Lessons Learned from Super Bowl Preparations: Preventing International Human Trafficking at Major Sporting Events," held by the subcommittee on Africa, Global Health, Global Human Rights and International Organizations
     2 p.m., 2172 Rayburn House Office Building

Jan. 28, "Joint Subcommittee Hearing: Implementation of the Iran Nuclear Deal," held by the subcommittees on Terrorism, Nonproliferation and Trade, and the Middle East and North Africa
     2 p.m., 2172 Rayburn House Office Building

House Homeland Security

Jan. 28, "Examining TSA's Cadre of Criminal Investigators"
     2 p.m., 311 Cannon House Office Building

House Veterans Affairs

Jan. 28, "What can the Federal Government Learn from the Private Sector's Successful Approach to Hiring Veterans?"
     10 a.m., 334 Cannon House Office Building

House Ways & Means

Jan. 28, on the impact of the ObamaCare employer mandate's definition of full-time employee on jobs
     10 a.m., 1100 Longworth House Office Building