Rep. Walberg Introduces Legislation to Help Ensure Elderly and Individuals with Disabilities Maintain Access to Affordable, Quality Companion Care
Rep. Tim Walberg (MI-07)
Rep. Tim Walberg introduced, H.R. 5969, the Ensuring Access to Affordable and Quality Companion Care Act. The legislation would preserve the companionship services exemption for minimum wage and overtime pay under the Fair Labor Standards Act of 1938. It would ensure seniors and individuals with disabilities have access to affordable companion care by preventing the Department of Labor from placing costly regulations on families and job creators.
Rep. Walberg issued the following statement:
"Our nation has a growing number of elderly and individuals with disabilities who depend on companion care. Unfortunately, the Department of Labor’s misguided proposal would limit affordable access to this care. The legislative proposals I have introduced will ensure these vulnerable individuals continue to receive excellent care in the comfort of their own homes and help protect the jobs of America’s caregivers."