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Congressional Leaders Should Offer the Same Protection for Everyday Employers That They Seek for Professional Baseball

According to The Washington Post, Congress is considering legislation carving out a special exception from federal labor laws for professional baseball:

A massive government spending bill that Congress is expected to consider this week could include a provision exempting Minor League Baseball players from federal labor laws, according to three congressional officials familiar with the talks.  The exemption would represent the culmination of more than two years of lobbying by Major League Baseball, which has sought to preempt a spate of lawsuits that have been filed by minor leaguers alleging they have been illegally underpaid.

The league has long claimed exemptions for seasonal employees and apprenticeships, allowing its clubs to pay players as little as $1,100 a month, well…[more]

March 22, 2018 • 11:33 am

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Home Press Room Massive Coalition Urges Congress to End the ObamaCare Bailouts
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Thursday, October 13 2016

This week, the Center for Individual Freedom ("CFIF") joined a massive coalition of more than 50 organizations on a letter to Congress urging lawmakers to prevent a continued taxpayer bailout of ObamaCare.

The letter, which was organized and led by Freedom Partners, lays out specific actions that Congress can and should take.  "The first is to recover the $5 billion illegally given to insurance companies through the reinsurance program by passing the Taxpayers Before Insurers Act (S. 2803, HR 5904), sponsored by Senator Sasse and Congressman Walker. The second is to prevent this from happening again — Congress should continue the budget neutrality provision in the risk corridor program, as well as pass legislation preventing the administration from using the “Judgment Fund” or any other taxpayer dollars to give money to insurers," the letter reads.

"American households deserve better than to have their tax dollars go toward bailouts for insurance companies. Thank you for your attention to this important issue," the letter concludes.

To read the letter in its entirety, click here.

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