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HR 5140 - Economic Stimulus Plan - Key Vote

National Key Votes

Barbara Lee voted Yea (Passage) on this Legislation.

Read statements Barbara Lee made in this general time period.

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Legislation - Signed (Executive) - Became Public Law No. 110-185 -
Legislation - Concurrence Vote Passed (House) (380-34) - (Key vote)

Title: Economic Stimulus Plan

Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to pass a bill that provides tax credit rebates and increases federal mortgage loan limits.

Highlights:
  • Allows a tax credit in 2008 of an amount equal to an individual's net income tax liability or $600 (or $1,200 for a joint return), whichever is less (Sec. 101).
  • Allows at least a $300 tax credit (or a $600 credit for a joint return) for taxpayers who have a qualified income of at least $3,000 (Sec. 101).
  • Defines "qualified income" as earned income, social security benefits for seniors and tier 1 railroad retirees, and certain veterans' compensations and pensions (Sec. 101).
  • Allows a $300 tax credit per child (Sec. 101).
  • Denies eligibility to undocumented immigrants (Sec. 101).
  • Appropriates an additional $266.31 million for the Department of Treasury, to remain available until September 30, 2009 (Sec. 101).
  • Increases the limits on the maximum original principal obligation of mortgages for Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, and for the Federal Housing Administration (Sec. 201, 202).
Legislation - Bill Passed With Amendment (Senate) (81-16) - (Key vote)

Title: Economic Stimulus Plan

Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to pass a bill that provides tax credit rebates and increases federal mortgage loan limits.

Highlights:
  • Allows a tax credit in 2008 of an amount equal to an individual's net income tax liability or $600 (or $1,200 for a joint return), whichever is less (Sec. 101).
  • Allows at least a $300 tax credit (or a $600 credit for a joint return) for taxpayers who have a qualified income of at least $3,000 (Sec. 101).
  • Defines "qualified income" as earned income, social security benefits for seniors and tier 1 railroad retirees, and certain veterans' compensations and pensions (Sec. 101).
  • Allows a $300 tax credit per child (Sec. 101).
  • Denies eligibility to undocumented immigrants (Sec. 101).
  • Appropriates an additional $266.31 million for the Department of Treasury, to remain available until September 30, 2009 (Sec. 101).
  • Increases the limits on the maximum original principal obligation of mortgages for Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, and for the Federal Housing Administration (Sec. 201, 202).
Legislation - Bill Passed (House) (385-35) - (Key vote)

Title: Economic Stimulus Plan

Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to pass a bill that provides tax credit rebates and increases federal mortgage loan limits.

Highlights:
  • Allows a tax credit in 2008 of an amount equal to an individual's net income tax liability or $600 (or $1,200 for a joint return), whichever is less (Sec. 101).
  • Allows at least a $300 tax credit (or $600 for a joint return) for a taxpayer who earned an income of at least $3,000 (Sec. 101).
  • Allows a $300 tax credit per child (Sec. 101).
  • Appropriates an additional $251.13 million for the Department of Treasury, to remain available until September 30, 2009 (Sec. 101).
  • Increases the limits on the maximum original principal obligation of mortgages for Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, and for the Federal Housing Administration (Sec. 201, 202).
Note:

NOTE: THIS VOTE WAS TAKEN UNDER A SUSPENSION OF THE RULES TO CUT OFF DEBATE EARLY AND VOTE TO PASS THE BILL, THEREBY REQUIRING A TWO-THIRDS MAJORITY FOR PASSAGE.

Legislation - Introduced (House) -

Title: Economic Stimulus Plan

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