Well, it underscores how important reconsideration of the Obama-era redefinition of the overtime exemption threshold is that reports indicate that over 165,000 organizations and individuals took advantage of the opportunity to respond to the DOL request for information on the subject. The comment period on the so-called white collar exemption had been opened back on July 26 of this year for a 60 day comment period and officially closed Monday, September 25. As one can imagine, comments covered the full spectrum of what the overtime exemption threshold should be, but the formal letter from democratic members of Congress captures the partisan make-up of Washington DC – 81 members of Congress, including 10 sitting Senators urged Secretary of Labor Alex Acosta to keep the new Obama threshold of $47,476!