JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – House Speaker Tim Jones issued the following statement regarding Freedom to Work legislation receiving first round approval in the Missouri House:

“Today my colleagues in the Missouri House joined me in taking a groundbreaking step toward true worker freedom in Missouri. This is an enormous victory for working Missourians as Freedom to Work legislation has now been approved in the Missouri House for the first time. We know this is an important component, as it has been in so many of our bordering states, to our efforts to attract new employers and compete for new jobs that Missouri families need.”