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For Immediate Release:
November 21, 2011
Media Contact:
Mary Juncadella-Ferreiro

305-375-5128

Miami-Dade County Commissioner Sally Heyman invited to White House for bill signing


On November 21, 2011 at 11 am, President Obama will sign into law the "3% Government Withholding Requirement and Veterans Jobs Bill," HR 674, passed by the Senate 95-0 on November 10th and by the House of Representatives 422-0 on November 16th.  In attendance at the White House will be Miami-Dade Commissioner Sally Heyman.

"The success of the 3% Repeal legislation, estimated to save Miami-Dade County $68 million annually, was a six year effort by Commissioner Sally Heyman who spearheaded the legislative effort with then Congressman Kendrick Meek," said Miriam Singer of the Internal Services Department.  "Persistent advocacy resulted in successful 'delays of implementation' these past five years and strategic efforts of the Government Withholding Relief Coalition, a public/private group representing over 168 organizations including Miami-Dade County, National Association of Counties, U.S. Chamber of Commerce brought us this great result."  Commissioner Heyman and Miami Dade Procurement Department worked to keep this issue a priority for Congress to pass.

"I truly appreciate the efforts of many people and organizations over the past six years," said Commissioner Heyman. "The diligence in maintaining this as a priority by Miami-Dade, the Florida and National Association of Counties, is a victory for all taxpayers and all local governments throughout the United States. I am delighted to be invited to the White House to witness such a great event along with representatives of government, business and our Veterans."