Representative Bradley Byrne

Representing the 1st District of Alabama

Committee Approves Byrne’s Save Local Business Act


Oct 4, 2017
Press Release

The Committee on Education and the Workforce today approved legislation from Congressman Bradley Byrne (R-AL) to clarify what constitutes a “joint employer” to provide certainty and stability for workers and job creators.

Byrne’s bill, the Save Local Business Act, was approved out of committee on a 23 to 17 vote. The bill currently has 95 co-sponsors, including bipartisan support from three Democrats.

Byrne serves as Chairman of the House Workforce Protections Subcommittee.

Byrne said: “Today our committee sent a clear message that we are standing up for American workers and job creators. The Save Local Business Act is all about eliminating uncertainty for workers and protecting small businesses throughout the United States. Over the coming weeks, I will continue working with my colleagues to build even stronger support for this commonsense, bipartisan legislation.”

Education and the Workforce Committee Chairwoman Virginia Foxx said: “This legislation empowers workers to succeed and employers to grow. Workers deserve certainty and stability, and small and local businesses need clear rules of the road to follow in order to create jobs in their communities. I want to thank Representative Byrne for his hard work in bringing the Save Local Business Act this far, and I remain committed to moving it through the legislative process.”

Earlier this week, a “who’s who of conservative policy groups” outlined their strong support for Congressman Byrne’s pro-worker legislation.

For a fact sheet, click here.

For a bill summary, click here.

For more information on the markup, click here.