Washington Watch - October 19, 2011


Washington Watch - October 19, 2011

NASE On You Tube

The NASE has a You Tube page! Here are some of our latest videos, featuring NASE President Kristie L. Arslan:

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Senate Republicans Debut Jobs Bill

U.S. Senators John McCain (R-Ariz.), Rand Paul (R-Ky.) and Rob Portman (R-Ohio), joined by other Republican senators, recently introduced a Republican alternative jobs bill, the Jobs Through Growth Act

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Small Business Committee Backs Chief Counsel For Advocacy

The United States Senate Committee on Small Business and Entrepreneurship reported favorably the nomination of Dr. Winslow Lorenzo Sargeant to be the Small Business Administration’s Chief Counsel for Advocacy. With 17 members voting in favor and two voting against, Dr. Sargeant must now be confirmed by the full Senate.

Read more about Dr. Sargeant here.

Committee Approves Legislation To Repeal Withholding Rule And Modify Certain Health Care Programs

The House Committee on Ways and Means favorably reported out two bills: H.R. 647, sponsored by Rep. Wally Herger (R-CA) and Rep. Earl Blumenauer (D-OR), to repeal the 3 percent withholding rule on certain payments made to vendors by government entities and H.R. 2576, sponsored by Rep. Diane Black (R-TN), to align the income definition for certain health programs to more closely reflect how it is measured in other federal means tested programs.

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