Under Obamacare, businesses must count as full-time employees anyone who works at least 30 hours a week.

Congressional lawmakers, including Democrats, rebuked the White House on Wednesday for refusing to allow tweaks to Obamacare, saying President Obama is reneging on his promise to work to fix problems in the law.

A day after the White House said it would veto a bill to re-establish the 40-hour workweek standard, House and Senate members said they would press ahead and dare the president to oppose them.

The House has a vote slated for Thursday, and Senate Republican leaders said they can’t imagine giving up even after Mr. Obama’s veto promise.

“One of the worst things we can do is destroy the 40-hour workweek, which has been a part of American culture and life for a very long time,” said Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, Kentucky Republican.

Under Obamacare, businesses must count as full-time employees anyone who works at least 30 hours a week.

Critics say that is pushing employers to cut some workers’ hours to stay below the threshold for having to comply with the Obamacare business mandate. They want to restore the 40-hour definition.

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