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A fresh face on the House Committee on Small Business

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Citing the success of his predecessor and the many areas in which he agrees with committee ranking member Nydia Velazquez (D-NY-), Donald Manzullo (R-IL)-new chair of the House Committee on Small Business-has laid out his plans.

Among the issues the five-term congressman expects to revisit are new market initiatives for inner city and rural areas, contract bundling, immediate 100 percent deductibility of health-care premiums, and OSHA ergonomics standards. "Areas that may not be as bipartisan are tax cuts for business," says Manzullo, who plans to continue advocating the elimination of the estate tax.

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