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Key Votes

HR 4810 - Marriage Tax Relief Bill - Key Vote

National Key Votes

Mitch McConnell voted Yea (Conference Report Vote) on this Legislation.

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Legislation - Veto Override Failed (House) (270-158) - (Key vote)

Title: Marriage Tax Relief Bill

Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to override a veto on a bill that would provide $89.8 billion over the next five years in tax relief for married couples.

Highlights:
  • Reduces income taxes on married couples filing jointly by increasing their standard deduction to double the amount allowed for individuals beginning in 2001.
  • Expands the upper threshold of the 15 percent income tax bracket for married couples filing jointly such that their combined income can be twice the income of single tax payers in this bracket; expansion takes place over 6 years starting in 2002.
  • Increases earned income credit by $2,000 for married couples filing jointly beginning in 2001.
  • Grants an exemption on the minimum alternative tax to some taxpayers who claim personal and family tax credits.
Note:

NOTE: A TWO-THIRDS MAJORITY OF THOSE PRESENT AND VOTING IS REQUIRED TO OVERRIDE A PRESIDENTIAL VETO.

Legislation - Vetoed (Executive) -
Legislation - Conference Report Adopted (Senate) (60-34) - (Key vote)

Title: Marriage Tax Relief Bill

Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to adopt a conference report on a bill that would provide $89.8 billion over the next five years in tax relief for married couples.

Highlights:
  • Reduces income taxes on married couples filing jointly by increasing their standard deduction to double the amount allowed for individuals beginning in 2001.
  • Expands the upper threshold of the 15 percent income tax bracket for married couples filing jointly such that their combined income can be twice the income of single tax payers in this bracket; expansion takes place over 6 years starting in 2002.
  • Increases earned income credit by $2,000 for married couples filing jointly beginning in 2001.
  • Grants an exemption on the minimum alternative tax to some taxpayers who claim personal and family tax credits.
Legislation - Conference Report Adopted (House) (271-156) - (Key vote)

Title: Marriage Tax Relief Bill

Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to adopt a conference report on a bill that would provide $89.8 billion over the next five years in tax relief for married couples.

Highlights:
  • Reduces income taxes on married couples filing jointly by increasing their standard deduction to double the amount allowed for individuals beginning in 2001.
  • Expands the upper threshold of the 15 percent income tax bracket for married couples filing jointly such that their combined income can be twice the income of single tax payers in this bracket; expansion takes place over 6 years starting in 2002.
  • Increases earned income credit by $2,000 for married couples filing jointly beginning in 2001.
  • Grants an exemption on the minimum alternative tax to some taxpayers who claim personal and family tax credits.
Legislation - Bill Passed With Amendment (Senate) (61-38) -
Legislation - Bill Passed (House) (269-159) -
Legislation - Introduced (House) -

Title: Marriage Tax Relief Bill

Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to override a veto on a bill that would provide $89.8 billion over the next five years in tax relief for married couples.

Sponsors

  • William Reynolds 'Bill' Archer (TX - R) (Out Of Office)
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