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Paulsen Questions IRS Deputy Commissioner on Medical Device Tax

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Location: Washington, DC

During today's House Ways and Means Subcommittee on Oversight hearing on the IRS implementation of the new healthcare law, Representative Erik Paulsen (MN-03), Acting Chairman of the House Ways and Means Subcommittee on Human Resources, took time to question Steven Miller, the IRS Deputy Commissioner for Services and Enforcement. Rep. Paulsen questioned the Commissioner on the merits of the dangerous new excise tax on American medical innovation as well as how ill prepared the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) is to implement this job-crushing new tax.

"We continue to hear of American companies already beginning to lay-off employees in anticipation of this dangerous new tax," said Rep. Paulsen. "We need to be doing everything we can to repeal this tax not only because the administration seems to be ill prepared for its implementation, but more importantly, because it will cost this nation valuable jobs in a valuable industry."

Read recent news highlighting the impact on jobs of the dangerous new medical device tax set to go into effect January 1st:

Welch Allyn job cuts are related to new tax mandated by health care law

Stryker CEO: Medical device tax is 'a job-killing bill'

Paulsen, a champion of small business and advocate of free enterprise, entrepreneurship, and innovation, currently serves on the House Ways and Means Committee and is co-chair of the Congressional Medical Technology Caucus.

For more information on Rep. Paulsen's work in Congress, and for past segments of Erik's Correspondence Corner, please visit

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