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April 5, 2011

Senate Votes - H.R. 4: Comprehensive 1099 Taxpayer Protection and Repayment of Exchange Subsidy Overpayments Act

H.R. 4: Small Business Paperwork Mandate Elimination Act of 2011
To repeal the expansion of information reporting requirements for payments of $600 or more to corporations, and for other purposes.

Previous House Votes

Amendments

S.Amdt. 284 by Sen. Robert Menéndez [D-NJ]
To protect small businesses from health insurance premium increases or losses of health insurance coverage.
Amendment Rejected by 19 votes: 41-58, 1 not voting (3/5 required)

On Passage
Bill Passed by 75 votes: 87-12, 1 not voting (3/5 required)


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