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HR 6 - Changes in Income Tax Deductions for Married Couples - Key Vote

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Mel Watt voted Nay (Passage) on this Legislation.

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Legislation - Bill Passed (House) (268-158) - (Key vote)

Title: Changes in Income Tax Deductions for Married Couples

Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to pass a bill that would provide $182 billion over 10 years in tax relief for married couples.

Highlights:
  • Provides that the basic standard deduction for a married couple filing jointly shall be twice that of unmarried individuals, beginning in 2001.
  • Phases out the 15 percent tax bracket over 6 years beginning in 2003 by doubling the size of joint returns for married couples.
  • Increases earned income credit by $2,000 for married couples filing jointly beginning in 2001.
  • Repeals provisions that reduce the refundable child credit and earned income credit by the amount of the taxpayer's alternative minimum tax starting in 2002.
Legislation - Introduced (House) -

Title: Changes in Income Tax Deductions for Married Couples

Sponsors

  • Gerald C. 'Jerry' Weller (IL - R) (Out Of Office)

Co-sponsors

  • Richard K. 'Dick' Armey (TX - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Richard Hugh Baker (LA - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Cass Ballenger (NC - ) (Out Of Office)
  • James 'Jim' Barcia (MI - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Robert Laurence 'Bob' Barr Jr. (GA - ) (Out Of Office)
  • William E. 'Bill' Barrett (NE - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Roscoe G. Bartlett (MD - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Charles F. 'Charlie' Bass (NH - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Douglas K. 'Doug' Bereuter (NE - ) (Out Of Office)
  • Judy Biggert (IL - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Brian P. Bilbray (CA - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Michael 'Mike' Bilirakis (FL - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Thomas J. 'Tom' Bliley Jr. (VA - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Roy Blunt (MO - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Sherwood L. 'Sherry' Boehlert (NY - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Henry Bonilla (TX - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Mary Whitaker Bono Mack (CA - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Ed Bryant (TN - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Richard M. Burr (NC - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Dan L. Burton (IN - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Stephen E. 'Steve' Buyer (IN - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Herbert L. 'Sonny' Callahan (AL - ) (Out Of Office)
  • Charles T. Canady (FL - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Chris Cannon (UT - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Clarence Saxby Chambliss (GA - ) (Out Of Office)
  • Helen P. Chenoweth-Hage (ID - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Robert N. 'Bob' Clement (TN - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Thomas Allen 'Tom' Coburn (OK - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Michael Allen 'Mac' Collins (GA - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Larry Ed Combest (TX - ) (Out Of Office)
  • Gary A. Condit (CA - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Merrill A. Cook (UT - R) (Out Of Office)
  • John C. Cooksey (LA - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Christopher Cox (CA - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Robert E. 'Bud' Cramer (AL - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Philip M. Crane (IL - ) (Out Of Office)
  • Barbara L. Cubin (WY - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Randall H. 'Duke' Cunningham (CA - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Patsy Ann 'Pat' Danner (MO - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Thomas M. 'Tom' Davis III (VA - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Nathan Deal (GA - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Thomas Dale 'Tom' DeLay (TX - R) (Out Of Office)
  • James W. 'Jim' DeMint (SC - ) (Out Of Office)
  • Lincoln Diaz-Balart (FL - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Jay W. Dickey (AR - ) (Out Of Office)
  • John T. Doolittle (CA - R) (Out Of Office)
  • David T. Dreier (CA - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Jennifer B. Dunn (WA - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Vernon J. 'Vern' Ehlers (MI - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Robert L. 'Bob' Ehrlich Jr. (MD - ) (Out Of Office)
  • Jo Ann Emerson (MO - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Philip 'Phil' English (PA - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Terry Everett (AL - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Thomas W. Ewing (IL - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Ernest Lee 'Ernie' Fletcher (KY - ) (Out Of Office)
  • Mark Foley (FL - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Michael Patrick Forbes (NY - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Harold Ford Jr. (TN - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Vito J. Fossella Jr. (NY - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Tillie K. Fowler (FL - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Robert D. 'Bob' Franks (NJ - ) (Out Of Office)
  • Elton W. Gallegly (CA - R) (Out Of Office)
  • George W. Gekas (PA - R) (Out Of Office)
  • James A. 'Jim' Gibbons (NV - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Wayne T. Gilchrest (MD - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Paul E. Gillmor (OH - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Benjamin A. Gilman (NY - ) (Out Of Office)
  • Virgil H. Goode Jr. (VA - R) (Out Of Office)
  • William F. 'Bill' Goodling (PA - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Bart Gordon (TN - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Porter J. Goss (FL - ) (Out Of Office)
  • Lindsey O. Graham (SC - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Mark A. Green (WI - R) (Out Of Office)
  • James C. 'Jim' Greenwood (PA - ) (Out Of Office)
  • Gilbert W. 'Gil' Gutknecht (MN - R) (Out Of Office)
  • James V. Hansen (UT - ) (Out Of Office)
  • Robert C. 'Robin' Hayes (NC - R) (Out Of Office)
  • John David 'J.D.' Hayworth Jr. (AZ - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Joel Hefley (CO - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Walter 'Wally' Herger Jr. (CA - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Richard A. 'Rick' Hill (MT - ) (Out Of Office)
  • Van Hilleary (TN - R) (Out Of Office)
  • David Lee 'Dave' Hobson (OH - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Peter 'Pete' Hoekstra (MI - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Stephen 'Steve' Horn (CA - R) (Out Of Office)
  • John Nathan Hostettler (IN - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Amory 'Amo' Houghton Jr. (NY - ) (Out Of Office)
  • Kenny C. Hulshof (MO - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Duncan L. Hunter (CA - R) (Out Of Office)
  • William 'Asa' Hutchinson (AR - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Henry J. Hyde (IL - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Ernest J. Istook Jr. (OK - R) (Out Of Office)
  • William Lewis 'Bill' Jenkins (TN - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Nancy L. Johnson (CT - R) (Out Of Office)
  • John Richard Kasich (OH - R) (Out Of Office)
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  • Joseph K. 'Joe' Knollenberg (MI - R) (Out Of Office)
  • James T. 'Jim' Kolbe (AZ - R) (Out Of Office)
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  • Steven C. 'Steve' LaTourette (OH - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Rick A. Lazio (NY - ) (Out Of Office)
  • James A. 'Jim' Leach (IA - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Jerry Lewis (CA - R) (Out Of Office)
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  • William O. Lipinski (IL - ) (Out Of Office)
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  • Kenneth R. 'Ken' Lucas (KY - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Donald A. 'Don' Manzullo (IL - R) (Out Of Office)
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  • Scott McInnis (CO - ) (Out Of Office)
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  • Dan Miller (FL - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Suellen W. 'Sue' Myrick (NC - R) (Out Of Office)
  • George R. Nethercutt Jr. (WA - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Robert William 'Bob' Ney (OH - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Anne Meagher Northup (KY - R) (Out Of Office)
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  • James A. 'Jim' Nussle (IA - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Doug Ose (CA - ) (Out Of Office)
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  • Ronald C. 'Ron' Packard (CA - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Ronald Ernest 'Ron' Paul (TX - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Edward A. 'Ed' Pease (IN - R) (Out Of Office)
  • John E. Peterson (PA - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Charles W. 'Chip' Pickering Jr. (MS - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Owen B. Pickett (VA - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Richard W. Pombo (CA - R) (Out Of Office)
  • John Edward Porter (IL - R) (Out Of Office)
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  • Deborah D. Pryce (OH - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Jack Quinn (NY - ) (Out Of Office)
  • George P. Radanovich (CA - R) (Out Of Office)
  • James M. 'Jim' Ramstad (MN - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Ralph S. Regula (OH - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Thomas M. Reynolds (NY - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Robert R. 'Bob' Riley (AL - ) (Out Of Office)
  • Timothy 'Tim' Roemer (IN - ) (Out Of Office)
  • James E. Rogan (CA - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Marge S. Roukema (NJ - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Jim R. Ryun (KS - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Matthew 'Matt' Salmon (AZ - ) (Out Of Office)
  • Max A. Sandlin Jr. (TX - ) (Out Of Office)
  • H. James 'Jim' Saxton (NJ - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Joe Scarborough (FL - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Robert W. 'Bob' Schaffer (CO - ) (Out Of Office)
  • John B. Shadegg (AZ - R) (Out Of Office)
  • E. Clay Shaw Jr. (FL - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Christopher H. Shays (CT - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Donald L. 'Don' Sherwood (PA - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Ronnie Shows (MS - D) (Out Of Office)
  • E.G. 'Bud' Shuster (PA - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Joseph R. 'Joe' Skeen (NM - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Ike Skelton (MO - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Nick Smith (MI - ) (Out Of Office)
  • Mark Edward Souder (IN - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Floyd Davidson Spence (SC - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Debbie Ann Stabenow (MI - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Clifford Bundy 'Cliff' Stearns (FL - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Robert Lee 'Bob' Stump (AZ - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Bart T. Stupak (MI - D) (Out Of Office)
  • John E. Sununu (NH - R) (Out Of Office)
  • John E. Sweeney (NY - R) (Out Of Office)
  • James M. 'Jim' Talent (MO - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Tom Gerald Tancredo (CO - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Ellen O. Tauscher (CA - D) (Out Of Office)
  • William J. 'Billy' Tauzin (LA - ) (Out Of Office)
  • Charles H. Taylor (NC - R) (Out Of Office)
  • William M. 'Bill' Thomas (CA - R) (Out Of Office)
  • John R. Thune (SD - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Todd Tiahrt (KS - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Patrick J. 'Pat' Toomey (PA - R) (Out Of Office)
  • David B. Vitter (LA - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Zach Wamp (TN - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Wesley 'Wes' Watkins (OK - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Julius Caesar 'J.C.' Watts Jr. (OK - R) (Out Of Office)
  • David Weldon (FL - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Roger F. Wicker (MS - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Heather A. Wilson (NM - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Charles William 'Bill' Young (FL - R) (Out Of Office)
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