Signaling a brief spark of bipartisanship in Washington, the White House on Tuesday said it backs House Republicans’ effort to repeal a 3 percent withholding tax on government contractors, which is part of the GOP’s own job-creation push.
The White House said repealing the withholding will leave businesses with more cash to invest and create jobs at a time when the economy is still struggling.
“This would complement the administration’s other efforts to help small businesses. Repeal of the withholding requirement would also reduce implementation costs borne by federal and other governmental agencies,” the White House said in a statement of policy.
Mr. Obama included it in his jobs plan last month, and House Republicans immediately signaled it was one of the few areas where they believed they could work with the president to get something passed.
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The question remains...will both Parties in Congress be able to move this proposal without killing it with unnecessary amendments?