The Obama administration is expected soon to decide whether to increase the number of salaried workers eligible for overtime pay. The move could mean more money in workers’ pockets. But some policy experts say the change will have negative effects on businesses.
U.S. Senator Portman Wants Action On Prisoner Swap
Ohio’s Republican U.S. Senator is pushing a resolution to say Congress is officially opposed to the recent prisoner swap that freed five Al-Qaeda operatives in exchange for Army Sergeant Bo Bergdahl.
Rob Portman contends that the President’s decision to not address Congress before the prisoner swap violated the defense authorization spending bill.
“(In) our resolutio,n there’s nothing about taking away the president’s prerogative about being Commander in Chief. It says there is a law, Congress passed it and the President should follow it. It’s a law that he signed.”
Portman says he’s also working on a proposal to make it easier to hire and fire employees at the Department of Veterans Affairs in light of the recent scandal there.