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

“The people spoke, and Congress has responded.”

(Washington – April 5, 2011)    Rep. Frank Guinta (NH-01) released the following statement on today’s Senate vote repealing the controversial 1099 provision of the Patient Protection and Affordable Healthcare Act:

“The people spoke, and Congress has responded.  Today the Senate acted to remove one of the greatest injustices ever placed on small business owners by Washington – the onerous 1099 provision of last year’s healthcare reform law.  I was proud to have voted to repeal it in the House last month, and I am equally proud that the Senate voted to repeal it today.  I promised to vote for the healthcare reform law’s repeal when I ran for office last year, and I honored that commitment by making it the first major vote I cast in Congress this year.  That effort was defeated in the Senate.  But the fight is far from over.  If this is what it takes, I’m willing to go after it and repeal it one provision at a time, and will keep fighting to give Granite Staters what they tell me they want:  patient-centered, genuinely affordable quality healthcare.”