Senate Sends 1099 Repeal Bill To Obama.

Senate Sends 1099 Repeal Bill To Obama.
The Senate vote to repeal the 1099 provision in the healthcare law received wide coverage in print and online. Most sources characterized the action as a win for small businesses, with both parties claiming victory for the effort. The AP (4/6) reports, “Congress sent the White House its first rollback of last year’s health care law Tuesday, a bipartisan repeal of a burdensome tax reporting requirement that’s widely unpopular with businesses.” The AP says that “even President Barack Obama is eager to” repeal this provision of the law. White House spokesman Jay Carney stated, “We are pleased Congress has acted to correct a flaw that placed an unnecessary bookkeeping burden on small businesses. … The administration remains eager to work with anyone with ideas about how we can make health care better or more affordable for all Americans.”
Politico (4/6, Haberkorn) reports, “The overwhelmingly bipartisan vote, 87-12, gives President Barack Obama the first opportunity to sign or veto a bill repealing a piece of his signature law. He’s expected to sign it despite concern about how to replace the money the provision would have raised.” Notably, Senate lawmakers “passed the House’s 1099 repeal bill, H.R. 4, without changes, allowing it to go directly to the White House.” The New York Times (4/6, Mandelbaum, Subscription Publication) “You’re the Boss” blog and the Washington Post (4/6, Sonmez) “2chambers” blog also cover the story.

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