Editor’s note: Here’s an example of our incoming Congressman working with both sides of the aisle on a pragmatic issue that helps his constituents. It’s refreshing compared to our current Congressman, who said he wanted to replace the “left-wing clerk recorder,” or who advocated “agitate” to his like-minded tea party constituents, or who lectured the Mexican president on immigration policy. We need pragmatic representatives, not ideologues.
“President Obama has signed a bill written by Rep. Wally Herger, R-Chico, that repeals a 2006 law requiring governments to withhold 3 percent of payments over $10,000 to contractors,” according to ChicoER.com
“Bryan Cleveland, a spokesman for Herger, said the law that would have allowed withholding a portion of payments to contractors was designed to make up for funds lost when some contractors didn’t fully pay their taxes.”
“It was a case of punishing all contractors for the misdeeds of a few, Cleveland said. Herger thought it was a terrible idea and wrote a law to repeal it, Cleveland said.
“He worked on getting co-sponsors and re-introduced it in several sessions of Congress. This year, when it had 269 co-sponsors, both Republicans and Democrats, the bill, House Resolution 674, passed both the House and Senate unanimously.
“Canceling the withholding means contractors will have more money to create jobs, he said. Herger was quoted in a news release as saying the “signing of (the) 3 percent withholding into law demonstrates that both parties can work together to encourage job creation.”
The rest of the article is here.
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