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This letter was sent by OpenCongress user rbregin on December 02, 2011 in opposition to S.1747 Computer Professionals Update Act.
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S.1747 CPU Act

I am writing as your constituent in the 13th Congressional district of Illinois. I oppose S.1747 - CPU Act, and am tracking it using, the free public resource website for government transparency and accountability.

If my company is trying to put out some new software and meet some absurd release date that is only possible by everyone working OT, then I should be compensated for that time. By passing this addendum you are allowing my employer to be able to force me to work overtime just because I am salaried. Sincerely, Robert Bregin

This letter was a reply from the office of Mark Kirk on December 02, 2011.
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Dear Friend:

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Mark Kirk United States Senator

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