|For The Record|
Tax/Reconciliation H.R. 2015
The House passed the Tax Reconciliation Bill that gives extensive tax benefits to wealthy individuals and corporations.
The bill also amends the tax code to allow employers to reclassify millions of employees as Independent Contractors.*
Voting right against the bill were Congressmen: Kind; Kleczka; Barrett; Obey; and Johnson.
Voting wrong for the bill were Congressmen: Neumann; Klug; Petri; and Sensenbrenner.
* After action in the Senate, a revised version of this bill removed the independent contractor language. For more on Independent Contractors in the construction industry, see Independent Contractor bill makes misclassification problem worse, The Wisconsin Laborer, Summer 1997.
Wisconsin Congressional Directory
Herb Kohl (800) 247-5645
1st District-Mark Neumann, (414) 654-1901
2nd District-Scott Klug, (608) 257-9200
3rd District-Ron Kind, (608) 782-3444 (La Crosse)
4th District-Gerald Kleczka
5th District-Tom Barrett, (414) 297-1331
6th District-Thomas Petri
7th District-Dave Obey, (715) 842-5606
8th District-Jay Johnson, (414) 430-1776
9th District-James Sensenbrenner, (414) 784-1111
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