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HR 5021 - Highway and Transportation Funding Act of 2014 - Key Vote

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Jim Langevin voted Yea (Passage) on this Legislation.

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Legislation - Signed (Executive) - Became Public Law No. 113-159 -

Title: Highway and Transportation Funding Act of 2014

Legislation - Recede and Concur Vote (Senate) (81-13) - (Key vote)

Title: Highway and Transportation Funding Act of 2014

Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to on a motion to recede from amendments passed in this chamber and concur with the version of the bill that was passed by the opposite chamber that appropriates funds to federal highway programs from October 1, 2014 to May 31, 2015.

Highlights:
  • Appropriates certain funds from the Department of Treasury to the following accounts within the Highway Trust Fund (Sec. 2002):
    • $7.8 billion to the Highway Account; and 
    • $2 billion to the Mass Transit Account. 
  • Transfers $1 billion from the Leaking Underground Storage Tank Trust Fund to the Highway Account within the Highway Trust Fund (Sec. 2002).
  • Amends the minimum and maximum required contribution rates that an employer must pay for its employee pension benefits as follows (Sec. 2003):
    • Existing law:
      • At least 90 percent but not greater than 110 percent for the calendar year 2012;
      • At least 85 percent but not greater than 115 percent for the calendar year 2013;
      • At least 80 percent but not greater than 120 percent for the calendar year 2014;
      • At least 75 percent but not greater than 125 percent for the calendar year 2015; and
      • At least 70 percent but not greater than 130 percent for any year after 2015.
    • New Law: 
      • At least 90 percent but not greater than 110 percent for the calendar years 2012 to 2017;
      • At least 85 percent but not greater than 115 percent for the calendar year 2018;
      • At least 80 percent but not greater than 120 percent for the calendar year 2019;
      • At least 75 percent but not greater than 125 percent for the calendar year 2020; and
      • At least 70 percent but not greater than 130 percent for any year after 2020.
  • Requires a contribution rate amended due to the provisions of this bill to apply to plan years that begin after December 31, 2014 or plan years beginning after December 31, 2015 if the plan is maintained by a collective bargaining agreement (Sec. 2003).
  • Extends the effective date for fees charged on certain merchandise entered through customs from September 30, 2023 to September 30, 2024 (Sec. 2004).  
Legislation - Nonconcurrence Vote Passed (House) (272-150) -
Legislation - Bill Passed With Amendment (Senate) (79-18) - (Key vote)

Title: Highway and Transportation Funding Act of 2014 

Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to pass a bill that appropriates funds to federal highway programs from October 1, 2014 to December 19, 2014.

Highlights:
  • Appropriates certain funds from the Department of Treasury to the following accounts within the Highway Trust Fund (Sec. 2002):
    • $5.6 billion to the Highway Account; and 
    • $1.5 billion to the Mass Transit Account. 
  • Transfers $1 billion from the Leaking Underground Storage Tank Trust Fund to the Highway Account within the Highway Trust Fund (Sec. 2002).
  • Extends the effective date for fees charged on certain merchandise entered through customs from September 30, 2023 to January 7, 2024 (Sec. 2009).  
  • Expands the required information on a tax form for an individual who receives at least $600 in mortgage interest each year to include the following information, effective for all tax forms that are due after December 31, 2015 (Sec. 2003):
    • The unpaid balance at the end of the calendar year for each mortgage;
    • The address of each property securing the mortgage;
    • The amount of real estate taxes paid from an escrow account;
    • The origination date of each mortgage; and
    • Information regarding whether the mortgage is a refinancing that occurred in the calendar year.
  • Establishes a $500 penalty for an individual who fails to meet due diligence requirements for the child tax credit on his or her tax return, effective for taxable years beginning after December 31, 2014 (Sec. 2004).
Note:

NOTE: THIS IS A SUBSTITUTE BILL, MEANING THE LANGUAGE OF THE ORIGINAL BILL HAS BEEN REPLACED. THE DEGREE TO WHICH THE SUBSTITUTE BILL TEXT DIFFERS FROM THE PREVIOUS VERSION OF THE TEXT CAN VARY GREATLY.

Legislation - Bill Passed (House) (367-55) - (Key vote)

Title: Highway and Transportation Funding Act of 2014 

Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to pass a bill that appropriates funds to federal highway programs from October 1, 2014 to May 31, 2015.

Highlights:
  • Appropriates certain funds from the Department of Treasury to the following accounts within the Highway Trust Fund (Sec. 2002):
    • $7.8 billion to the Highway Account; and 
    • $2 billion to the Mass Transit Account. 
  • Transfers $1 billion from the Leaking Underground Storage Tank Trust Fund to the Highway Account within the Highway Trust Fund (Sec. 2002).
  • Amends the minimum and maximum required contribution rates that an employer must pay for its employee pension benefits as follows (Sec. 2003):
    • Existing law:
      • At least 90 percent but not greater than 110 percent for the calendar year 2012;
      • At least 85 percent but not greater than 115 percent for the calendar year 2013;
      • At least 80 percent but not greater than 120 percent for the calendar year 2014;
      • At least 75 percent but not greater than 125 percent for the calendar year 2015; and
      • At least 70 percent but not greater than 130 percent for any year after 2015.
    • New Law: 
      • At least 90 percent but not greater than 110 percent for the calendar years 2012 to 2017;
      • At least 85 percent but not greater than 115 percent for the calendar year 2018;
      • At least 80 percent but not greater than 120 percent for the calendar year 2019;
      • At least 75 percent but not greater than 125 percent for the calendar year 2020; and
      • At least 70 percent but not greater than 130 percent for any year after 2020.
  • Requires a contribution rate amended due to the provisions of this bill to apply to plan years that begin after December 31, 2014 or plan years beginning after December 31, 2015 if the plan is maintained by a collective bargaining agreement (Sec. 2003).
  • Extends the effective date for fees charged on certain merchandise entered through customs from September 30, 2023 to September 30, 2024 (Sec. 2004).  
Legislation - Introduced (House) -

Title: Highway and Transportation Funding Act of 2014 

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