I am writing as your constituent in the 12th Congressional district of Illinois. I oppose S.1747 - CPU Act, and am tracking it using OpenCongress.org, the free public resource website for government transparency and accountability.
I don't understand why you would support a bill that eliminates overtime for time worked. Doesn't this expose workers to working overtime without pay? What's the protection to prevent the exploitation of this employer advantage? What's the loss income and loss tax revenue? How do those losses impact the economy?
Sincerely, James Harris Jr.
Thank you for taking the time to contact my office. Your thoughts are very important to me. We read each message sent and appreciate your patience, as we receive more than 5,000 comments per day.
Mark Kirk United States Senator
December 13, 2011
Mr. James Harris Jr.
4215 Hugo Court
Belleville, Illinois 62226
Dear Mr. Harris Jr.:
Thank you for taking the time to contact me. I appreciate your remarks and the opportunity to serve you in the Senate.
On October 20, 2011, Senator Kay Hagan (D-NC) introduced S. 1747, the Computer Professionals Update Act. This bill would amend the provisions of the Fair Labor Standards Act of 1938 that relate to overtime for certain computer science professionals. S. 1747 has been referred to the Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions, a committee on which I sit. Please be assured that I will keep your thoughts in mind as this legislation moves through the Committee and the full Senate.
Please feel free to contact me at (312) 886-3506 or online at
Very truly yours,
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