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Chairman Graves Applauds Senate Passage of the 1099 Repeal

Washington, Apr 5 -

House Small Business Committee Chairman Sam Graves (R-MO), who has championed this legislation in the House, has released the following statement in response to the Senate passage of H.R. 4, the House-passed bill to repeal the 1099 mandate:

On Wednesday, February 9th, Chairman Graves led the House Small Business Committee in a full committee hearing on the 1099 mandate, the very first in Congress on this issue.

“I applaud today’s passage of the 1099 repeal bill in the Senate, as this is an important first step in removing job crushing elements of Obamacare. Republicans are focused on addressing our unemployment problem by removing barriers for small business job creation, and this repeal legislation is a perfect example.”

“Allowing this provision to go into effect would have forced small business owners to take on additional administrative burdens, all because money was needed to pay for Obamacare. At a moment in history when we should be focused on reviving our economy, our federal government should be making it easier for small business owners to create jobs, not imposing yet another costly and burdensome mandate.” 

During the February 9th hearing, the Committee heard testimony from small business owners about the mandate's expanded administrative burdens and its potential negative impact on job creation, growth and business investment. The Committee also heard testimony from Representative Daniel E. Lungren (R-CA), the sponsor of H.R. 4.  The bill passed the House on March 3rd by a vote of 314–122.

Materials, for the hearing, including video, are posted on the House Small Business Committee’s website at http://www.smallbusiness.house.gov/hearings.

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