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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:

  • Vote “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.
  • Vote “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.
  • Vote “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.
  • Vote “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.
  • Vote “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.
  • Vote “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