House OKs Roby’s comp time bill

Published 2:50 am Wednesday, May 3, 2017

The U.S. House of Representatives on Tuesday passed a Martha Roby-sponsored bill that would allow workers to stockpile comp time as an alternative to getting overtime pay.

The bill, known as the “Working Families Flexibility Act,” now moves on to the Senate.

Roby, R-Montgomery, offered her perspective as a working mother and said the changing dynamics of the workforce demand Congress update its laws governing the workforce.

“As a working mom myself, I understand all too well how challenging it can be to balance career and family. Ask any working parent and they’ll tell you how precious their time is. They’ll tell you they just need one more hour in the day to be able to take care of family responsibilities,” Roby said, “I always say Congress cannot legislate another hour into the day, but we can update our laws to allow more choice and fairness in how employees use their time. That’s why I am proud to bring to the floor H.R. 1180, the Working Families Flexibility Act.”


The Trump administration sent a note to the House praising the legislation, and Roby said she’s optimistic about its chances to become law with White House support.