Today Congressman Scott Tipton was officially sworn-in during the first session of the 112thCongress. The Congressman will attend a ceremonial swearing-in later this evening with Speaker of the House John Boehner.
"I am humbled to be entrusted by the people of my district to uphold and defend the Constitution and work for their interests during this historic time," Rep. Tipton said. "This Congress has a unique opportunity to make a real impact for the American people. The heart of America is beating strong and my mission here is clear."
Rep. Tipton continued, "I have been sent to Washington for two purposes; to grow the economy and cut government spending. This will be at the center of everything I do."
To that end, Rep. Tipton announced today that he will co-sponsor legislation with Rep. Dan Lungren (R-CA) to repeal the 1099 reporting requirement contained in the federal health care law. Section 9006 of the creates an additional tax compliance burden on small businesses by requiring them to file seperate1099 forms for even the most basic business expenses including internet, phone and office supplies.
Tipton said, "As I traveled my district, small business owners told me that this part of the health care act was especially onerous and that the compliance mandate would hurt their bottom line." He continued, "We need to focus on creating jobs, not mountains of paperwork."
Rep. Tipton also announced that he will join Rep. Eric Cantor (R-VA) as a co-sponsor of legislation to repeal the federal health care law. He said, "Something needs to be done on health care reform. However, the health care act, in its current state, missed the intended mark and has done more to kill jobs and grow government than to improve health care access and affordability." He continued, "I look forward to working toward a solution that will increase access and affordability, put health care decisions back in the hands of doctors and patients--not Washington--without expanding the size of government and increasing the burden on citizens."