Sen. Tim Scott (R-S.C.) on Thursday filed an amendment to restore the 40-hour work week. The measure is attached to a bill extending jobless benefits for the long-term unemployed, which the Senate is now considering.“Obamacare will destroy the 40-hour work week as we know it,” Scott said.

The Affordable Care Act’s employer mandate requires employers to provide insurance to full-time employees, defined as those working 30 or more hours a week. Scott’s amendment would change the definition of full-time employment under Obamacare to 40 hours a week.

Scott says the 30-hour defintion will prompt companies to scale back workers’ hours: “When the employer mandate goes into effect next year, many Americans who are earning hourly wages to support their families will see a 25 percent cut in their pay as employers struggle with the massive new costs forced on them by the federal government. Thanks to Obamacare, not only will these workers not have health insurance, but they will no longer have full-time jobs,” he said in a statement.