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HR 1215 - Contract With America Tax Relief Act of 1995 - National Key Vote

Newt Gingrich voted Yea (Passage) on this Legislation.

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Legislation - Bill Passed (House) (246-188) - (Key vote)
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Title: Contract With America Tax Relief Act of 1995

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Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to pass a bill that cuts personal and business taxes by $189 billion over 5 years.

  • Provides a $500 per child tax credit for families earning under $200,000.
  • Decreases the "marriage penalty" in the Federal tax code.
  • Increases to $750,000 the threshold at which assets are not subject to estate and gift taxes.
  • Establishes a new type of individual retirement plans (IRAs) called the "American Dream Savings Account" that allows individuals to invest up to $2,000 per year or compensation equal to an individual's gross income for a taxable year, whichever is less.
  • Allows individuals to withdraw funds from American Dream Savings accounts for first-time home purchases, education expenses, and emergency medical expenses.
  • Reduces the alternative capital gains tax on corporations from 35 percent to 25 percent.
  • Phases out the alternative minimum tax on corporations.
  • Increases the pension contributions of Federal employees.
Legislation - Introduced (House) -

Title: Contract With America Tax Relief Act of 1995


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