WASHINGTON, DC - House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH), a former small business owner, issued the following statement praising House passage of H.R. 4, Pledge to America legislation that repeals the job-destroying health care law’s 1099 mandate on small businesses:

“I’m pleased the House has passed Pledge to America legislation repealing ObamaCare’s job-destroying 1099 paperwork mandate.  The 1099 mandate has been a major source of uncertainty for small businesses trying to grapple with the costs and consequences of the government takeover of health care.  Having run a small business, I know how Washington mandates like this one can threaten jobs by increasing costs, creating uncertainty, and burying employers in red tape and paperwork.  Two hundred economists and experts have said ObamaCare’s maze of tax hikes, penalties, mandates, and deficit spending are ‘barriers to job growth.’  To help end some of the uncertainty that’s making it harder for small businesses to hire new workers, the House has already voted to repeal the full job-destroying health care law.  We have also voted to defund it.  By repealing the 1099 mandate, we are continuing to listen to the American people and taking another step towards creating a better environment for job creation in America.”

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