DNC on Trump Watering Down Overtime Rule

DNC Chair Tom Perez released the following statement after the Trump administration issued a new overtime pay rule that covers millions fewer workers than a rule advanced by President Obama:

“Millions of American workers are underpaid and overworked, and the Trump administration apparently wants to keep it that way. By watering down President Obama’s proposed overtime rule, President Trump has made his disdain for workers crystal clear. 

“When I was labor secretary under President Obama, we actually fought for working families. We made sure more workers benefited from overtime pay, not fewer. Now Trump and Republicans in Congress are betraying working people so they can give more tax breaks to their wealthy friends.

“Democrats will keep fighting for the wages, benefits, and job security workers deserve. And voters will remember Trump’s betrayal on Election Day.”