White House Threatens to Veto Obey Amendment
by Guest Blogger, 9/9/2004
In a statement of administrative policy (SAP) released yesterday, the White House threatened to veto the Obey Amendment, which would preserve the increase in the minimum salary below which overtime is guaranteed, while protecting many of those who now receive overtime from losing their privilege under the new overtime law. According to the statement, "the President's senior advisors would recommend that he veto the final version of the [Labor Appropriations] bill if it contained any provision prohibiting or altering the Labor Department’s enforcement of the final overtime security rule." The amendment could be up for a vote in the House as soon as today.