Congressman Murphy Urges Democratic Leadership to Bring Up His Legislation in Next Session This week, Congressman Scott Murphy (NY-20) sent a letter to Majority Leader Steny Hoyer urging him to bring the Murphy bill to eliminate the 1099 reporting provision to the floor for a vote
PoliticalNews.me - Aug 13,2010 - Washington - This week, Congressman Scott Murphy (NY-20) sent a letter to Majority Leader Steny Hoyer urging him to bring the Murphy bill to eliminate the 1099 reporting provision to the floor for a vote. The House failed to pass the measure 241-154, and Murphy requested that the bill be re-considered under normal rules as soon as possible.
“I’m calling on the Democratic leadership in the House to re-consider this vital legislation under normal rules as soon as possible,” said Rep. Murphy. “This legislation would remove financial and regulatory burdens on small business that would potentially stifle private sector growth and cost small business jobs. As a small businessman, I know that private industry, not the government, will drive our economic recovery. I will keep fighting for them because they will always be engine of job creation in Upstate New York.”
Congressman Murphy’s bill received broad support from business leaders across the 20th District:
“At a time when our economy needs small businesses to help our country grow out of this recession, saddling them with expensive new requirements and paperwork burdens will only further hamper their ability to aid in our economic recovery,” said Susan Eckerly, Senior Vice President of National Federation of Independent Businesses. “Small businesses need certainty and H.R. 5982 will take immediate steps to eliminate this new burden.”
“The new 1099 reporting requirement would have created a tremendous burden on small businesses so we appreciate Congressman Murphy’s leadership to push for its’ repeal. For most small businesses in these times, they need to spend every waking hour focusing on making their business successful. The costs in time away from their business to comply with this new standard was excessive and we’re pleased to see that this problem is being fixed quickly,” said Todd Shimkus, President of the Saratoga County Chamber of Commerce.
"The last thing small business owners need to spend more time on is collecting and submitting more information for the government, when what we need them spending their time on is growing their businesses and creating jobs,” said Garry Douglas, President of the North Country Chamber of Commerce. “We thank Congressman Murphy for understanding this fact and for taking the lead in reversing the new 1099 reporting requirements for small business."
“We support Congressman Murphy’s efforts in cutting unnecessary burdens and taxes on small businesses in this down economy and extremely competitive environment. Each cut adds up to a big difference over time,” said Todd Erling, Executive Director of the Hudson Valley Agribusiness Development Corp.
Gordon Boyd, Owner of Energy Next said, “Scott obviously understands that any amount of time we save on year-end reporting is time we can spend helping our customers and growing our business. It is so refreshing to have someone in Congress who understands that an owner’s time is just as important as any other cost.”
“The 1099 provision needs to be eliminated. It’s going to create more regulations and more red tape that we just don’t need. As a small