Vote Alert: S. 493 the SBIR/STTR Reauthorization Act of 2011
March 29, 2011
In the debate on S. 493, the “SBIR/STTR Reauthorization Act of 2011,” NTU urges all Senators to vote as follows on these amendments:
“YES” on Amendment 178. Introduced by Senator Vitter (R-LA), this
amendment would force the government to sell off a portion of the $83 billion
in federal property that the Office of Management and Budget estimates is being
underutilized or completely unused.
“YES” to Amendment 161. Sponsored by Senator Johanns (R-NE), this
amendment would to repeal the expansion of onerous 1099 reporting rules
contained in the 2010 health care overhaul and the “Small Business Jobs Act”
which constitute a burdensome mandate on businesses.
“YES” to Amendment 186. Introduced by Senator Cornyn (R-TX), this
amendment would create a bipartisan agency whose sole task is to review
government agencies and programs and propose eliminating those found to be
redundant or wasteful.
“YES” to Amendment 199. Introduced by Senator Paul (R-KY), this
amendment would achieve $200 billion in savings in 2011 by reducing most
discretionary spending to 2008 levels and trimming military spending by 5
percent without impacting war funding or veterans’ benefits.
“YES” to Amendment 197. Sponsored by Senator Hutchison (R-TX), this
amendment would prevent states from having to undergo the costly process of
implementing the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act until the Supreme
Court has ruled on its constitutionality.
“YES” to Amendment 184. Sponsored by Senator Coburn (R-OK), this
amendment would require each federal agency to identify, describe, and list
each program they administer in order to improve oversight and eliminate failed
or duplicative programs.
Roll call votes on the aforementioned amendments will be significantly weighted in our annual Rating of Congress.
If you have any questions, please contact:
NTU Federal Government Affairs Manager Brandon Greife
at (703) 683-5700