President Signs Withholding Repeal Into Law

The president signed H.R. 674 into law, finalizing the repeal of a requirement that federal, state, and certain local governments withhold as tax 3% of all payments made to government contractors. Since the withholding requirement's passage in 2006, NSPE has been working with the Government Withholding Relief Coalition and the U.S. Chamber of Commerce to repeal the mandate. NSPE also sent a letter to House Ways and Means Committee Chairman Dave Camp (R-MI-4) in support of the repeal. In addition to NSPE's advocacy of H.R. 674, NSPE members responded to an NSPE Legislative Action Center alert asking them to contact their senators in support of the bill, helping to build a critical mass of opinion that ensured the bill passed the Senate. Read NSPE's blog on the repeal here.

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Monday, November 21, 2011