Chamber of Commerce leader vows repeal of ObamaCare taxes

The head of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce made a pitch Wednesday to repeal multiple taxes under ObamaCare as well to change the law's much-criticized definition of a full-time employee.

“In healthcare, we support congressional efforts to restore the 40-hour workweek to define who must be covered under the employer healthcare mandate," the group’s president and CEO, Thomas Donohue, said during the annual State of American Business address.

He said the group would work to repeal the medical device tax, the “Cadillac” tax and the individual insurance tax — all pieces of ObamaCare that have been long condemned by the GOP.

The House passed a bill last week that would raise the threshold for a full-time workweek to 40 hours, from its current definition of 30 hours. Senate leaders have said the bill will also see a vote in that chamber.

GOP lawmakers have also reintroduced bills to repeal the medical device tax and the individual mandate in the last week.

In Donohue’s wide-ranging speech Wednesday, he called on Congress to rein in entitlement costs, which he said was driving the government’s "massive debt."

“The entitlement crisis is entirely predicable. We know it’s going to happen,” he said. “It demands action.”