Updated at 10:16 a.m.
House Democrats last week tried to pass legislation to repeal a tax provision in the health care overhaul law that required businesses to file 1099 tax returns any time they receive $600 or more in exchange for a good or service. Small business groups had decried the provision, saying it would become a hindrance.
Republicans in the House initially supported a similar proposal from Ways and Means ranking member Dave Camp, R-Mich., but ultimately voted against the Democrats' bill, opposing how the legislation was paid for.
The House vote comes after HHS announced new regulations last week on high-risk pools, banning all abortion coverage in the insurance plans, even if states use their own funds to pay for the procedure. Activists on both sides of the abortion debate believe this goes beyond the president's March executive order, which only explicitly bans using federal dollars for abortions in the 2014 exchanges and community health centers.
Do you think Congress will repeal the 1099 filing requirements this session? Will the House or the Senate eventually act to clarify abortion coverage in the law? What other provisions are next to be "fixed" or repealed?