S. 292 - Withholding Tax Relief Act of 2009

Government contractors, Federal contractors, Withholding tax, Taxes - Taxation. 111th Congress (2009-2010) View bill details
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Summary:
A bill to repeal the imposition of withholding on certain payments made to vendors by government entities. (by CRS) 
Status:
The bill has been introduced. 
There have been no votes on this bill.

Withholding Tax Relief Act of 2009

S. 292 — 111th Congress (2009–2010)

Keywords
Government contractors, Federal contractors, Withholding tax, Taxes
Summary
A bill to repeal the imposition of withholding on certain payments made to vendors by government entities. (by CRS)
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Title
A bill to repeal the imposition of withholding on certain payments made to vendors by government entities.
Other Titles
  • Withholding Tax Relief Act of 2009
Sponsor
Arlen Specter
Co-Sponsors
Subjects
  • Taxation
  • Employment taxes
  • Public contracts and procurement
  • Tax administration and collection, taxpayers
Related Bills
Major Actions
Introduced1/21/2009
Referred to Committee
Bill History

There have been no votes on this bill.

ActionDateDescription
Introduced1/21/2009
1/21/2009Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance.
1/21/2009Sponsor introductory remarks on measure. (CR S721-722)
NumberSponsorDate OfferedStatus
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Contributions

  1. January - February 2005 For $769,433 Against $0
  2. March - April 2005 For $2,551,726 Against $0
  3. May - June 2005 For $2,282,534 Against $0
  4. July - August 2005 For $1,260,407 Against $0
  5. September - October 2005 For $2,040,805 Against $0
  6. November - December 2005 For $2,214,485 Against $0
  7. January - February 2006 For $3,236,817 Against $0
  8. March - April 2006 For $3,864,464 Against $0
  9. May - June 2006 For $2,645,805 Against $0
  10. July - August 2006 For $2,376,136 Against $0
  11. September - October 2006 For $4,933,659 Against $0
  12. November - December 2006 For $1,339,558 Against $0
  13. January - February 2007 For $1,268,906 Against $0
  14. March - April 2007 For $2,722,609 Against $0
  15. May - June 2007 For $2,600,369 Against $0
  16. July - August 2007 For $1,208,501 Against $0
  17. September - October 2007 For $2,246,070 Against $0
  18. November - December 2007 For $2,463,952 Against $0
  19. January - February 2008 For $1,718,787 Against $0
  20. March - April 2008 For $2,732,520 Against $0
  21. May - June 2008 For $2,942,085 Against $0
  22. July - August 2008 For $2,774,977 Against $0
  23. September - October 2008 For $3,907,219 Against $0
  24. November - December 2008 For $1,044,389 Against $0
  25. January - February 2009 For $952,450 Against $0
  26. March - April 2009 For $2,157,109 Against $0
  27. May - June 2009 For $2,320,575 Against $0
  28. July - August 2009 For $1,439,105 Against $0
  29. September - October 2009 For $1,966,539 Against $0
  30. November - December 2009 For $1,572,614 Against $0
  31. January - February 2010 For $987,198 Against $0
  32. March - April 2010 For $2,276,711 Against $0
  33. May - June 2010 For $2,276,883 Against $0
  34. July - August 2010 For $1,215,488 Against $0
  35. September - October 2010 For $2,616,541 Against $0
  36. November - December 2010 For $678,259 Against $0

Votes

    44 Organizations Supported and 0 Opposed; See Which Ones

    Organizations that took a position on
    Withholding Tax Relief Act of 2009

    44 organizations supported this bill

    Aeronautical Repair Station Association
    (2009, April 2). Gov Withholding Relief Coalition. Retrieved June 4, 2009, from .
    Aerospace Industries Association
    (2009, April 2). Gov Withholding Relief Coalition. Retrieved June 4, 2009, from .
    Air Conditioning Contractors of America
    (2009, April 2). Gov Withholding Relief Coalition. Retrieved June 4, 2009, from .
    Airlines for America
    (2009, April 2). Gov Withholding Relief Coalition. Retrieved June 4, 2009, from .
    American Bankers Association
    (2009, April 2). Gov Withholding Relief Coalition. Retrieved June 4, 2009, from .
    American Clinical Laboratory Association
    (2009, April 2). Gov Withholding Relief Coalition. Retrieved June 4, 2009, from .
    American Concrete Pressure Pipe Association
    (2009, April 2). Gov Withholding Relief Coalition. Retrieved June 4, 2009, from .
    American Farm Bureau Federation
    (2009, April 2). Gov Withholding Relief Coalition. Retrieved June 4, 2009, from .
    American Health Care Association
    (2009, April 2). Gov Withholding Relief Coalition. Retrieved June 4, 2009, from .
    American Institute of Architects
    (2009, April 2). Gov Withholding Relief Coalition. Retrieved June 4, 2009, from .
    American Logistics Association
    (2009, April 2). Gov Withholding Relief Coalition. Retrieved June 4, 2009, from .
    American Moving & Storage Association
    (2009, April 2). Gov Withholding Relief Coalition. Retrieved June 4, 2009, from .
    American Shipbuilding Association
    (2009, April 2). Gov Withholding Relief Coalition. Retrieved June 4, 2009, from .
    American Society of Civil Engineers
    (2009, April 2). Gov Withholding Relief Coalition. Retrieved June 4, 2009, from .
    American Subcontractors Association
    (2009, April 2). Gov Withholding Relief Coalition. Retrieved June 4, 2009, from .
    American Supply Association
    (2009, April 2). Gov Withholding Relief Coalition. Retrieved June 4, 2009, from .
    American Trucking Associations
    (2009, April 2). Gov Withholding Relief Coalition. Retrieved June 4, 2009, from .
    Associated Builders and Contractors
    (2009, April 2). Gov Withholding Relief Coalition. Retrieved June 4, 2009, from .
    Associated Equipment Distributors
    (2009, April 2). Gov Withholding Relief Coalition. Retrieved June 4, 2009, from .
    Associated General Contractors of America
    (2009, April 2). Gov Withholding Relief Coalition. Retrieved June 4, 2009, from .
    Business & Institutional Furniture Manufacturers Association
    (2009, April 2). Gov Withholding Relief Coalition. Retrieved June 4, 2009, from .
    Construction Contractors Association
    (2009, April 2). Gov Withholding Relief Coalition. Retrieved June 4, 2009, from .
    Edison Electric Institute
    (2009, April 2). Gov Withholding Relief Coalition. Retrieved June 4, 2009, from .
    Financial Services Roundtable
    (2009, April 2). Gov Withholding Relief Coalition. Retrieved June 4, 2009, from .
    Independent Electrical Contractors
    (2009, April 2). Gov Withholding Relief Coalition. Retrieved June 4, 2009, from .
    Mason Contractors Association of America
    (2009, April 2). Gov Withholding Relief Coalition. Retrieved June 4, 2009, from .
    Mechanical Contractors Association of America
    (2009, April 2). Gov Withholding Relief Coalition. Retrieved June 4, 2009, from .
    National Association of Manufacturers
    (2009, April 2). Gov Withholding Relief Coalition. Retrieved June 4, 2009, from .
    National Beer Wholesalers Association
    (2009, April 2). Gov Withholding Relief Coalition. Retrieved June 4, 2009, from .
    National Burglar And Fire Alarm Association
    (2009, April 2). Gov Withholding Relief Coalition. Retrieved June 4, 2009, from .
    National Defense Industrial Association
    (2009, April 2). Gov Withholding Relief Coalition. Retrieved June 4, 2009, from .
    National Electrical Contractors Association
    (2009, April 2). Gov Withholding Relief Coalition. Retrieved June 4, 2009, from .
    National Federation of Independent Business
    (2009, April 2). Gov Withholding Relief Coalition. Retrieved June 4, 2009, from .
    National Precast Concrete Association
    (2009, April 2). Gov Withholding Relief Coalition. Retrieved June 4, 2009, from .
    National Roofing Contractors Association
    (2009, April 2). Gov Withholding Relief Coalition. Retrieved June 4, 2009, from .
    National Small Business Association
    (2009, April 2). Gov Withholding Relief Coalition. Retrieved June 4, 2009, from .
    National Society of Professional Surveyors
    (2009, April 2). Gov Withholding Relief Coalition. Retrieved June 4, 2009, from .
    National Utility Contractors Association
    (2009, April 2). Gov Withholding Relief Coalition. Retrieved June 4, 2009, from .
    Office Furniture Dealers Alliance
    (2009, April 2). Gov Withholding Relief Coalition. Retrieved June 4, 2009, from .
    Printing Industries of America
    (2009, April 2). Gov Withholding Relief Coalition. Retrieved June 4, 2009, from .
    Professional Services Council
    (2009, April 2). Gov Withholding Relief Coalition. Retrieved June 4, 2009, from .
    Textile Rental Services Association
    (2009, April 2). Gov Withholding Relief Coalition. Retrieved June 4, 2009, from .
    U.S. Chamber of Commerce
    (2009, April 2). Gov Withholding Relief Coalition. Retrieved June 4, 2009, from .
    Women Impacting Public Policy
    (2009, April 2). Gov Withholding Relief Coalition. Retrieved June 4, 2009, from .

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    Includes reported contributions to congressional campaigns of Senators in office during the 111th U.S. Congress, from interest groups invested in the vote according to MapLight, January 1, 2005 – December 31, 2010.
    Contributions data source: OpenSecrets.org

    Contributions by Legislator

    Namesort iconPartyState$ From Interest Groups
    That Supported
    $ From Interest Groups
    That Opposed
    Daniel K. AkakaDHI$182,753$0
    Andrew Lamar AlexanderRTN$841,420$0
    John BarrassoRWY$301,378$0
    Max BaucusDMT$1,379,114$0
    Birch "Evan" BayhDIN$469,831$0
    Mark BegichDAK$215,047$0
    Bob BennettRUT$338,793$0
    Jesse "Jeff" BingamanDNM$322,167$0
    Christopher "Kit" BondRMO$177,454$0
    Barbara BoxerDCA$2,272,248$0
    Sherrod BrownDOH$753,668$0
    Sam BrownbackRKS$32,250$0
    Jim BunningRKY$165,575$0
    Richard BurrRNC$1,276,778$0
    Roland BurrisDIL$16,050$0
    Robert ByrdDWV$293,462$0
    Maria CantwellDWA$710,253$0
    Ben CardinDMD$745,241$0
    Tom CarperDDE$439,033$0
    Bob CaseyDPA$1,304,710$0
    Clarence Saxby ChamblissRGA$1,358,967$0
    Hillary ClintonDNY$3,902,863$0
    Tom CoburnROK$270,743$0
    William Thad CochranRMS$309,229$0
    Susan M. CollinsRME$861,687$0
    Gaylord Kent ConradDND$501,503$0
    Bob CorkerRTN$1,901,560$0
    John CornynRTX$1,609,176$0
    Mike CrapoRID$458,743$0
    Jim DeMintRSC$554,524$0
    Chris DoddDCT$637,000$0
    Byron DorganDND$510,385$0
    Dick DurbinDIL$832,775$0
    John EnsignRNV$600,901$0
    Mike EnziRWY$226,649$0
    Russ FeingoldDWI$338,049$0
    Dianne FeinsteinDCA$515,005$0
    Lindsey GrahamRSC$802,479$0
    Chuck GrassleyRIA$676,982$0
    Judd GreggRNH$28,850$0
    Kay R. HaganDNC$980,819$0
    Tom HarkinDIA$564,106$0
    Orrin G. HatchRUT$629,616$0
    Kay Bailey HutchisonRTX$672,556$0
    Jim InhofeROK$669,807$0
    Dan InouyeDHI$622,673$0
    Johnny IsaksonRGA$1,013,771$0
    Mike JohannsRNE$475,852$0
    Tim JohnsonDSD$491,350$0
    Ted KaufmanDDE$0$0
    Ted KennedyDMA$401,912$0
    John F. KerryDMA$524,973$0
    Amy KlobucharDMN$1,278,390$0
    Herb KohlDWI$4,700$0
    Jon KylRAZ$1,290,210$0
    Mary L. LandrieuDLA$1,115,263$0
    Frank R. LautenbergDNJ$472,598$0
    Patrick J. LeahyDVT$178,200$0
    Carl LevinDMI$424,465$0
    Joe LiebermanICT$1,517,609$0
    Blanche LincolnDAR$1,109,230$0
    Dick LugarRIN$371,981$0
    Mel MartinezRFL$332,760$0
    John McCainRAZ$601,157$0
    Claire McCaskillDMO$4,590,281$0
    Addison "Mitch" McConnellRKY$2,216,947$0
    Bob MenéndezDNJ$2,046,738$0
    Jeff MerkleyDOR$278,814$0
    Barbara A. MikulskiDMD$472,932$0
    Lisa MurkowskiRAK$510,644$0
    Patty MurrayDWA$1,346,137$0
    Earl "Ben" NelsonDNE$792,854$0
    Clarence "Bill" NelsonDFL$1,074,654$0
    Mark L. PryorDAR$524,956$0
    John "Jack" ReedDRI$395,727$0
    Harry ReidDNV$1,506,930$0
    Jim RischRID$209,996$0
    Charles "Pat" RobertsRKS$798,619$0
    John "Jay" RockefellerDWV$631,020$0
    Ken SalazarDCO$401,731$0
    Bernie SandersIVT$70,849$0
    Chuck SchumerDNY$1,254,203$0
    Jeff SessionsRAL$690,243$0
    Jeanne ShaheenDNH$1,229,049$0
    Richard C. ShelbyRAL$781,479$0
    Olympia J. SnoweRME$509,160$0
    Arlen SpecterDPA$1,161,225$0
    Debbie StabenowDMI$1,411,523$0
    Jon TesterDMT$328,373$0
    John ThuneRSD$900,074$0
    Mark UdallDCO$678,905$0
    Tom UdallDNM$391,021$0
    David VitterRLA$1,176,810$0
    George VoinovichROH$452,243$0
    Mark R. WarnerDVA$1,127,624$0
    Jim WebbDVA$495,906$0
    Sheldon WhitehouseDRI$506,656$0
    Roger F. WickerRMS$1,067,499$0
    Ron WydenDOR$694,570$0

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    NamePartyState$ From Interest Groups
    That Supported
    $ From Interest Groups
    That Opposed
    Daniel K. AkakaDHI$182,753$0
    Andrew Lamar AlexanderRTN$841,420$0
    John BarrassoRWY$301,378$0
    Max BaucusDMT$1,379,114$0
    Birch "Evan" BayhDIN$469,831$0
    Mark BegichDAK$215,047$0
    Bob BennettRUT$338,793$0
    Jesse "Jeff" BingamanDNM$322,167$0
    Christopher "Kit" BondRMO$177,454$0
    Barbara BoxerDCA$2,272,248$0
    Sherrod BrownDOH$753,668$0
    Sam BrownbackRKS$32,250$0
    Jim BunningRKY$165,575$0
    Richard BurrRNC$1,276,778$0
    Roland BurrisDIL$16,050$0
    Robert ByrdDWV$293,462$0
    Maria CantwellDWA$710,253$0
    Ben CardinDMD$745,241$0
    Tom CarperDDE$439,033$0
    Bob CaseyDPA$1,304,710$0
    Clarence Saxby ChamblissRGA$1,358,967$0
    Hillary ClintonDNY$3,902,863$0
    Tom CoburnROK$270,743$0
    William Thad CochranRMS$309,229$0
    Susan M. CollinsRME$861,687$0
    Gaylord Kent ConradDND$501,503$0
    Bob CorkerRTN$1,901,560$0
    John CornynRTX$1,609,176$0
    Mike CrapoRID$458,743$0
    Jim DeMintRSC$554,524$0
    Chris DoddDCT$637,000$0
    Byron DorganDND$510,385$0
    Dick DurbinDIL$832,775$0
    John EnsignRNV$600,901$0
    Mike EnziRWY$226,649$0
    Russ FeingoldDWI$338,049$0
    Dianne FeinsteinDCA$515,005$0
    Lindsey GrahamRSC$802,479$0
    Chuck GrassleyRIA$676,982$0
    Judd GreggRNH$28,850$0
    Kay R. HaganDNC$980,819$0
    Tom HarkinDIA$564,106$0
    Orrin G. HatchRUT$629,616$0
    Kay Bailey HutchisonRTX$672,556$0
    Jim InhofeROK$669,807$0
    Dan InouyeDHI$622,673$0
    Johnny IsaksonRGA$1,013,771$0
    Mike JohannsRNE$475,852$0
    Tim JohnsonDSD$491,350$0
    Ted KaufmanDDE$0$0
    Ted KennedyDMA$401,912$0
    John F. KerryDMA$524,973$0
    Amy KlobucharDMN$1,278,390$0
    Herb KohlDWI$4,700$0
    Jon KylRAZ$1,290,210$0
    Mary L. LandrieuDLA$1,115,263$0
    Frank R. LautenbergDNJ$472,598$0
    Patrick J. LeahyDVT$178,200$0
    Carl LevinDMI$424,465$0
    Joe LiebermanICT$1,517,609$0
    Blanche LincolnDAR$1,109,230$0
    Dick LugarRIN$371,981$0
    Mel MartinezRFL$332,760$0
    John McCainRAZ$601,157$0
    Claire McCaskillDMO$4,590,281$0
    Addison "Mitch" McConnellRKY$2,216,947$0
    Bob MenéndezDNJ$2,046,738$0
    Jeff MerkleyDOR$278,814$0
    Barbara A. MikulskiDMD$472,932$0
    Lisa MurkowskiRAK$510,644$0
    Patty MurrayDWA$1,346,137$0
    Earl "Ben" NelsonDNE$792,854$0
    Clarence "Bill" NelsonDFL$1,074,654$0
    Mark L. PryorDAR$524,956$0
    John "Jack" ReedDRI$395,727$0
    Harry ReidDNV$1,506,930$0
    Jim RischRID$209,996$0
    Charles "Pat" RobertsRKS$798,619$0
    John "Jay" RockefellerDWV$631,020$0
    Ken SalazarDCO$401,731$0
    Bernie SandersIVT$70,849$0
    Chuck SchumerDNY$1,254,203$0
    Jeff SessionsRAL$690,243$0
    Jeanne ShaheenDNH$1,229,049$0
    Richard C. ShelbyRAL$781,479$0
    Olympia J. SnoweRME$509,160$0
    Arlen SpecterDPA$1,161,225$0
    Debbie StabenowDMI$1,411,523$0
    Jon TesterDMT$328,373$0
    John ThuneRSD$900,074$0
    Mark UdallDCO$678,905$0
    Tom UdallDNM$391,021$0
    David VitterRLA$1,176,810$0
    George VoinovichROH$452,243$0
    Mark R. WarnerDVA$1,127,624$0
    Jim WebbDVA$495,906$0
    Sheldon WhitehouseDRI$506,656$0
    Roger F. WickerRMS$1,067,499$0
    Ron WydenDOR$694,570$0

    Interest Groups that supported this bill

    $ Donated
    Women's issues$11,851,843
    Commercial banks & bank holding companies$9,874,420
    Hospitals$6,881,592
    Business services$6,415,737
    Finance, Insurance & Real Estate$4,817,067
    Public works, industrial & commercial construction$3,976,118
    Electric Power utilities$3,744,780
    Construction, unclassified$3,450,835
    Telephone utilities$3,117,072
    Engineering, architecture & construction mgmt svcs$2,983,475
    Nursing homes$2,409,072
    Liquor wholesalers$2,202,797
    Stone, clay, glass & concrete products$1,992,543
    Trucking companies & services$1,658,702
    Architectural services$1,456,538
    Defense-related services$1,357,025
    Wine & distilled spirits manufacturing$1,253,738
    Special trade contractors$1,032,204
    Electrical contractors$737,571
    Commercial printing & typesetting$616,241
    Security services$579,780
    Plumbing, heating & air conditioning$539,100
    Aircraft parts & equipment$537,775
    Construction equipment$522,950
    Ship building & repair$495,880
    Farm organizations & cooperatives$373,913
    Medical laboratories$316,300
    Manufacturing$296,689
    Furniture & wood products$289,570
    Builders associations$267,875
    Small business associations$263,612
    Chambers of commerce$235,634
    Furniture & appliance stores$210,500
    Air transport$183,689
    Plumbing & pipe products$177,076
    Surveying$158,890
    Defense$130,626
    Laundries & dry cleaners$125,346
    Trucking$71,110

    Interest Groups that opposed this bill

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