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House Passes Repeal of Burdensome Small Business Reporting Requirement

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Location: Washington, DC

Thursday afternoon, the House passed H.R. 4, the Small Business Paperwork Mandate Elimination Act of 2011, which would repeal the burdensome IRS Form 1099 requirements created under Obamacare. Congressman Huelskamp voted for the measure.

"In January, I led the call for repeal," Congressman Huelskamp said. "This is a victory for my district because small businesses, including farmers and truckers, sustain the economy of Kansas. Adding more paperwork won't create new jobs. Every time an over-the-road trucker fills up with fuel or a farmer makes a fertilizer purchase, it's another 1099 paperwork nightmare. Imagine the headaches this creates for hard-working Americans simply trying to put food on the table."

"Let this be a first step on the path toward repealing Obamacare. The law should be scrapped altogether, and we should start anew."

Congressman Huelskamp called for this repeal in January on the floor of the House. The video of his statement can be found here.

H.R. 4 repeals a provision of Obamacare that requires business of all sizes to file an IRS Form 1099 for any payment to a business that exceeds $600 per year to payee.

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