(Washington, D.C.) – Today, Congressman Alan Nunnelee (R-Miss) made the following statement on the House floor in support of (H.R. 4), the Small Business Paperwork Mandate Elimination Act:   

“In a day when America has been suffering for nearly two years from significant unemployment, when nearly one in ten of our neighbors is unemployed, it is our duty to do everything that we can to allow these employers to focus on job creation.

“Today we will vote to repeal the burdensome 1099 provision included in ObamaCare.  As pledged to the American people, we will work to get this unpopular job-destroying law off the books.  We voted to repeal it outright, we voted to defund it, and today we begin the process of repealing it piece by piece.

“In order to comply with this 1099 mandate, businesses would have to spend countless hours generating and receiving needless amounts of paperwork.  Now, I’ve started a small business and I know the rewards and challenges of entrepreneurship, and I can tell you those challenges don’t need to involve filing needless paperwork.  

“Last summer, when I visited Trisha’s Day Spa in Grenada, Mississippi and I explained to Trisha Shankle the 1099 requirement in ObamaCare, she said such a requirement would be devastating to her business.  That’s been the conclusion reached in small businesses around America.

“Today, a huge burden will be lifted from the shoulders of small businesses and for that I am grateful – and that’s why I am proud to cosponsor this legislation and why I will vote to repeal it.” 

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Nunnelee Press