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Senators Introduce Bills To Repeal 1099 Tax Provision

On Tuesday, Sens. Mike Johanns (R-Neb.) and Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) introduced a bill (S 18) -- co-sponsored by 52 other lawmakers -- that would repeal the 1099 tax-reporting provision in the federal health reform law and make up for the lost revenue by using unobligated federal funds. Meanwhile, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) and Senate Finance Committee Chair Max Baucus (D-Mont.) on Tuesday also released legislation (S 72) that would repeal the provision. Reid said he would use an alternative cost offset to recoup lost revenue, but he did not identify the offset.

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