Griffin Votes to Repeal Job-Killing 1099 Mandate

March 3, 2011

Kenneth Ryan James, (202) 225-2506

Griffin Votes to Repeal Job-Killing 1099 Mandate
Health care law 1099 requirement burdensome to small businesses

WASHINGTON – CongressmanTim Griffin (AR-02) today issued the following statement regarding his vote to repeal the job-killing 1099 reporting mandate. The mandate requires businesses to report to the IRS most business-to-business transactions above $600, which is particularly burdensome for small businesses.

“I am proud to vote to repeal the overly burdensome 1099 reporting mandate found in the 2010 health care law.  Under the law, Arkansas small businesses must send 1099 forms to the IRS every time they buy over $600 in goods from stores like Wal-Mart—placing an enormous financial burden on job creators. I believe the health care law should be replaced but, until then, we need to repeal provisions like the 1099 mandate to protect small business jobs and help create more.”

H.R. 4, the Small Business Paperwork Mandate Elimination Act of 2011, was sponsored by Rep. Dan Lungren (R-CA). It passed by a vote of 314-112. All four members of Arkansas’s delegation voted for passage.

About Congressman Tim Griffin

Congressman Tim Griffin was elected the 24th representative of Arkansas’s Second Congressional District on November 2, 2010.   For the 112th Congress, he is a member of the House Armed Services Committee, the House Committee on Foreign Affairs and the House Committee on the Judiciary while also serving as an Assistant Whip for the majority.

Griffin is a graduate of Hendrix College in Conway and Tulane Law School in New Orleans, and attended graduate school at Oxford University.  He has served in the U.S. Army Reserve for 14 years, was deployed to Iraq and holds the rank of Major.  He also served as U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of Arkansas and Special Assistant to the President and Deputy Director of Political Affairs for President George W. Bush.  Griffin lives in Little Rock with his wife Elizabeth and their two children.

Griffin’s congressional offices are located in Little Rock and Washington, D.C., and are open 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. CT, except for federal holidays.  Office locations and directions are available online at, by phone (501) 324-5941 or by writing the Office of Congressman Tim Griffin, 1232 Longworth House Office Building, Washington, D.C. 20515