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09-HR25 on Jan 6, 2009


Source: Fair Tax Act
  • Repeals the income tax, employment tax, and estate and gift tax.
  • Imposes a national sales tax on the use or consumption in the United States of taxable property or services.
  • Sets the sales tax rate at 23% in 2011, with adjustments to the rate in subsequent years.
  • Allows exemptions from the tax for property or services purchased for business, export, or investment purposes, and for state government functions.
  • Prohibits the funding of the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) after FY2013.
  • Establishes in the Department of the Treasury: (1) an Excise Tax Bureau to administer excise taxes not administered by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives (ATF); and (2) a Sales Tax Bureau to administer the national sales tax.
  • Terminates the sales tax imposed by this Act if the Sixteenth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution (authorizing an income tax) is not repealed within seven years after the enactment of this Act.


    Participating counts on VoteMatch question 11. Question 11: Make taxes more progressive Scores: -2=Strongly oppose; -1=Oppose; 0=neutral; 1=Support; 2=Strongly support.
  • Topic: Tax Reform
  • Headline: Replace income tax & employment tax with FairTax (Score: -2)
  • Headline 2: Sponsored FairTax bill, to replace income tax (Score: -2)

  • Key for participation codes:
  • Sponsorships: p=sponsored; o=co-sponsored; s=signed
  • Memberships: c=chair; m=member; e=endorsed; f=profiled; s=scored
  • Resolutions: i=introduced; w=wrote; a=adopted
  • Cases: w=wrote; j=joined; d=dissented; c=concurred
  • Surveys: '+' supports; '-' opposes.



Democrats participating in 09-HR25

Dan Boren s1sOklahoma Democrat (Retiring 2012)
Ralph Moody Hall s1sTexas Democrat



Republicans participating in 09-HR25

Todd Akin s1sMissouri Republican (Senate run 2012)
Rodney Alexander s1sLouisiana Republican
Spencer Bachus s1sAlabama Republican
Gresham Barrett s1sSouth Carolina Republican (until 2010)
Roscoe Bartlett s1sMaryland Republican
Brian Bilbray s1sCalifornia Republican
Gus Bilirakis s1sFlorida Republican
Rob Bishop s1sUtah Republican
Jo Bonner s1sAlabama Republican
John Boozman s1sAR Republican Jr Senator
Kevin Brady s1sTexas Republican
Paul Broun s1sGeorgia Republican
Henry Brown s1sSouth Carolina Republican (until 2010)
Richard Burr s1sNC Republican Sr Senator; previously Representative
Dan Burton s1sIndiana Republican (Retiring 2012)
John Carter s1sTexas Republican
Saxby Chambliss s2pGA Republican Sr Senator
Tom Coburn s1sOK Republican Jr Senator; previously Representative
Mike Conaway s1sTexas Republican
John Cornyn s1sTX Republican Jr Senator
Ander Crenshaw s1sFlorida Republican
John Culberson s1sTexas Republican
Nathan Deal s1sGA Republican Governor
Jimmy Duncan s1sTennessee Republican
Mary Fallin s1sOK Republican Governor
Jeff Flake s1sArizona Republican (Senate run 2012)
John Fleming s1sLouisiana Republican
Trent Franks s1sArizona Republican
Phil Gingrey s1sGeorgia Republican
Kay Granger s1sTexas Republican
Samuel Graves s1sMissouri Republican
Tom Graves s1sGeorgia Republican
Jeb Hensarling s1sTexas Republican
Johnny Isakson s1sGA Republican Jr Senator; previously Representative
Lynn Jenkins s1sKansas Republican
Steve King s1sIowa Republican
Jack Kingston s1sGeorgia Republican
John Kline s1sMinnesota Republican
Doug Lamborn s1sColorado Republican
Frank Dean Lucas s1sOklahoma Republican
Michael McCaul s1sTexas Republican
John Mica s1sFlorida Republican
Gary Miller s1sCalifornia Republican
Jeff Miller s1sFlorida Republican
Jerry Moran s1sKansas Republican (until 2010)
Sue Myrick s1sNorth Carolina Republican
Randy Neugebauer s1sTexas Republican
Pete Olson s1sTexas Republican
Mike Pence s1sIndiana Republican (Gov. run 2012)
Ted Poe s1sTexas Republican
Bill Posey s1sFlorida Republican
Tom Price s1sGeorgia Republican
Mark Souder s1sIndiana Republican (until 2010)
Cliff Stearns s1sFlorida Republican
John Sullivan s1sOklahoma Republican
Mac Thornberry s1sTexas Republican
Todd Tiahrt s1sKansas Republican (until 2010)
Zach Wamp s1sTennessee Republican (until 2010)
Lynn Westmoreland s1sGeorgia Republican
Ed Whitfield s1sKentucky Republican
Robert Wittman s1sVirginia Republican
Don Young s1sAlaska Republican



Independents participating in 09-HR25

Ginny Brown-Waite s1sFlorida Former GOP (until 2010)
Parker Griffith s1sAlabama Former GOP (until 2010)
Darrell Issa s1sCA03 Former Initiator of Gubernatorial Recall (2003)
John Linder s2pGeorgia Former GOP (until 2010)



Total recorded by OnTheIssues:

Democrats: 2
Republicans: 62
Independents: 4


















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