House Plans October Vote on 3 Percent Repeal
September 30, 2011

The House Ways and Means Committee will mark up H.R. 674 as early as the week of Oct. 10 and the full House is planning to vote on the bill as early as the week of Oct. 24.  Please contact members of the House and urge them to cosponsor and support passage of HR 674.

There is still room for additional cosponsors over the next few weeks and top targets include the 72 Senators and Representatives who have cosponsored 3 percent withholding repeal in the past but haven’t yet this Congress.  Find out if yours is one of them and ask him or her to cosponsor the current bill.

Click on your state to find out if your Senators or Representative have yet to cosponsor 3 percent withholding repeal legislation.

Today, there are 248 members of the House and 31 Senators who have signaled their support for repeal of the 3 percent withholding mandate by cosponsoring H.R. 674 in the House and either or both S. 89 and S. 164 in the Senate.  However, a total of 72 members of either the House or Senate  who have cosponsored 3 percent repeal legislation before have yet to cosponsor the new bills.

House Republican leadership has identified repeal as a priority this fall.  With the House expected to vote in Committee in mid-October and vote on the House floor by the end of the month.  AGC needs your help to urge the House members to support H.R. 674 when it comes to a vote.  The bigger the majority in the House the more likely the Senate will take up the bill.

This week, we continue to ask all AGC members and chapters to contact their Senators and Representatives to urge them to cosponsor and vote for HR 674 which will repeal the 3 percent withholding mandate.

Use AGC’s 3 percent government withholding website to find additional resources including talking points, IRS regulations, videos on the impact of this legislation, letters sent to Congress by AGC, and ways to become involved.  Please continue to make contact with your legislators and encourage your employees to do the same by using AGC’s Legislative Action Center.

For more information, please contact Karen Lapsevic at (202) 547-4733 or lapsevick@agc.org.