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Location: Washington, DC

AMENDMENTS -- (House of Representatives - June 17, 2004)


Mr. COOPER. Mr. Speaker, I thank the gentleman from New York for yielding me this time.

Many Members here today are voting for this motion to recommit for a very important reason, because if we care about State tax fairness, if one is from one of those seven States like Florida or Texas or Tennessee or Washington or Nevada or South Dakota that rely primarily on a State sales tax, the best way to give one's citizens relief is through their Rangel motion to recommit because tax relief there is permanent, not temporary. All that is being offered in the majority bill here is 2 years of relief.

What are they going to tell their people back home when they have given them a tax break for 2 years, not the permanent relief that my friend from New York is offering?

So it is very important for folks who are sincere about this issue, who really care about tax relief for their citizens, to vote for the motion to recommit. If one is from one of these seven States and do not vote for the motion to recommit, they are not truly serving their people.


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