House Passes Repeal of Three Percent Withholding on Government Contracts

On October 27, 2011, the House approved by a vote of 405 to 16 legislation (H.R. 674) to repeal the three percent withholding on government contracts scheduled to take effect in 2013.  The House separately passed legislation to pay for the $11.2 billion ten-year cost of repeal, approving by a much closer vote, 262 to 157, a bill to alter the calculation of modified adjusted gross income in determining eligibility for some healthcare credits (H.R. 2576).  The Senate on October 20, 2011, defeated, in a procedural vote, similar legislation but with a revenue raiser consisting of discretionary spending cuts (S. 1726).  Bipartisan support for repeal of the withholding requirement may not be enough to pass this legislation unless agreement can be reached on the revenue offsets.  The Administration also supports repeal of the withholding requirement.



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