US Rep. Frank Guinta statement on the House repeal of 1099 provision in the healthcare reform law

“Today I fulfilled my pledge by voting to wipe this misguided, harmful legislation off the books.”

(Washington – March 3, 2011)    Rep. Frank Guinta (NH-01) released the following statement on today’s House vote repealing the controversial 1099 provision of the Patient Protection and Affordable Healthcare Act:

“The new House is committed to giving small business owners the relief they need.  They are the heartbeat of New Hampshire’s economy.  Government must stop being a hindrance to their growth.   I campaigned on repealing the onerous 1099 provision of last year’s healthcare reform law when I got to Congress.  Today I fulfilled my pledge by voting to wipe this misguided, harmful legislation off the books.  Now I urge the Senate to join us in sweeping it into the dustbin of bad ideas, where it belongs.  I am committed to doing everything I can to provide the fiscal stability and legislative predictability that small businesses need to operate, innovate, and expand so they can create desperately-needed new jobs.  This vote is proof of my commitment.”