Washington, DC – While rank-and-file Democrats lined up behind a Republican effort to repeal the onerous, job-killing 1099 tax provision found in the new health care law, Democrat leaders doomed H.R. 5982 to failure by including billions of dollars in new job-killing tax increases on American employers. Ways and Means Ranking Member Dave Camp (R-MI) issued the following quote after the bill was defeated.
“I’m glad to see so many Democrats join Republicans and the American people in an attempt to repeal an important piece of the Democrats’ health care law. Unfortunately, in raising taxes and pitting large employers against small business, Democrat leaders ensured this bill’s defeat. However, the message to the American people is clear – the health care law can be repealed and we can replace it with common sense reforms that would actually lower the cost of health insurance, without hundreds of billions of dollars in higher taxes, and without over one-half trillion in cuts to Medicare that threaten seniors’ access to care.”