A vote is expected later Wednesday on the amendment.
If Stabenow's amendment to the Federal Aviation Administration reauthorization bill is approved, Johanns wouldn't need to move forward with his repeal effort.
"Dems went from putting it in the bill, to opposing the fix, to sponsoring a different fix, to sponsoring the Republican bill," one senior Republican aide told The Hill.
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Lawmakers in 112th Congress were were quick to sign onto the measure that would eliminate the requirement that businesses must file the forms to the IRS for every vendor with whom they have at least $600 in transactions.