No one spoke against the bill, although one, Rep. Sandy Levin (D-Mich.), reiterated that while the 3 percent withholding bill is widely supported, it should not be trumpeted as a "jobs" bill.

After the brief and harmonious debate, members delayed a vote on the measure until later Wednesday and started debate on a much more controversial bill — H.R. 822, which would require states to recognize each others' concealed weapons permits.