House Overwhelmingly Supports Repeal of 3 Percent Withholding
November 03, 2011

The House of Representatives, by a margin of 405 to 16, voted to repeal the 3 percent withholding law. The legislation, H.R. 674, now goes to the Senate where AGC hopes there will be swift consideration.  The Senate came within three votes of passing 3 percent withholding last week and this week, President Obama stated his support for the repeal of 3 percent withholding.

Here is a list of the 16 House members who voted against H.R. 674 earlier today.

—- NAYS    16 —

Clarke (NY)
Edwards
Fudge
Gutierrez
Jackson Lee (TX)
Kucinich
Lee (CA)
Lofgren, Zoe
Olver
Payne
Richmond
Schakowsky
Stark
Thompson (MS)
Waters
Woolsey

Please take a moment to thank House supporters by clicking here.

AGC members were talked about on the floor of the House as the bill was being considered. Thanks to everyone who helped make repeal of 3 percent withholding a congressional priority.

Now the action moves to the Senate where repeal legislation has 33 cosponsors.  AGC members are encouraged to urge their Senators to cosponsor S. 89, S. 164 or S. 1720 and to vote for repeal when the Senate takes up the legislation.

For more information, please contact Karen Lapsevic at (703) 837-4733 or lapsevick@agc.org