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HR 5638 - Death/Estate Tax Amendment - National Key Vote

Jesse Jackson, Jr. voted Nay (Passage) on this Legislation.

Read statements Jesse Jackson, Jr. made in this general time period.

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Legislation - Placed on Calendar (Senate) -
Legislation - Bill Passed (House) (269-156) - (Key vote)
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Title: Death/Estate Tax Amendment

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Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to pass a bill that reduces estate taxes beginning in 2010.

Highlights:
  • Increases the amount eligible for exemption in gifts and estates to $5 million as of 2010 (Sec. 2).
  • Decreases the tax rate for estates up to $25 million to 15 percent (Sec. 2).
  • Decreases the tax rate for estates above $25 million to 30 percent (Sec. 2).
  • Provides a 60 percent tax deduction of the qualified timber gain or the net capital gain, depending on which is less, of timber sales to those who choose to apply (Secs. 4, 1203).
Legislation - Introduced (House) -

Title: Death/Estate Tax Amendment

Sponsors

  • William M. 'Bill' Thomas (CA - R) (Out Of Office)

Co-sponsors

  • W. Todd Akin (MO - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Judy Biggert (IL - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Henry Bonilla (TX - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Virginia 'Ginny' Brown-Waite (FL - R) (Out Of Office)
  • David Lee 'Dave' Camp (MI - R) (Out Of Office)
  • John BT Campbell III (CA - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Chris Cannon (UT - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Robert E. 'Bud' Cramer (AL - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Geoff Davis (KY - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Thelma D. Drake (VA - R) (Out Of Office)
  • David T. Dreier (CA - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Mark Foley (FL - R) (Out Of Office)
  • James A. 'Jim' Gibbons (NV - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Melissa A. Hart (PA - R) (Out Of Office)
  • John David 'J.D.' Hayworth Jr. (AZ - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Walter 'Wally' Herger Jr. (CA - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Kenny C. Hulshof (MO - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Robert 'Bob' Inglis Sr. (SC - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Timothy V. 'Tim' Johnson (IL - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Mark R. Kennedy (MN - R) (Out Of Office)
  • John P. Kline (MN - R) (Out Of Office)
  • John R. 'Randy' Kuhl Jr. (NY - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Thomas P. 'Tom' Latham (IA - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Ron Lewis (KY - R) (Out Of Office)
  • John Linder (GA - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Donald A. 'Don' Manzullo (IL - R) (Out Of Office)
  • James O. 'Jim' McCrery III (LA - R) (Out Of Office)
  • John L. Mica (FL - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Ronald Ernest 'Ron' Paul (TX - R) (Out Of Office)
  • John E. Peterson (PA - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Jon Christopher Porter Sr. (NV - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Adam H. Putnam (FL - R) (Out Of Office)
  • James M. 'Jim' Ramstad (MN - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Jean Schmidt (OH - R) (Out Of Office)
  • E. Clay Shaw Jr. (FL - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Donald L. 'Don' Sherwood (PA - R) (Out Of Office)
  • John A. Sullivan (OK - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Heather A. Wilson (NM - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Frank Rudolph Wolf (VA - R) (Out Of Office)
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