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    This page contains bill sponsorships in the Senate and House. Bill sponsorships indicate the topics that legislators are most interested in, and spend the most time on.

11-HR143 on Jan 5, 2011

Bill Sponsorship: Death Tax Repeal Act
Source: HR143&HR177
Congressional Summary:
  • H.R.143: Effective for estates of decedents dying after December 31, 2010, chapter 11 of subtitle B of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 is repealed.
  • H.R.177: Subtitle B of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 (relating to estate, gift, and generation-skipping taxes) is hereby repealed.

OnTheIssues Explanation: At the end of 2010, the temporary one-year suspension of the estate tax ended. This bill proposes to make it permanent, with zero exemption. The "exemption" means the amount one can inherit without taxation. In 2009 the rate was 45% and the exemption amount was $3.5 million. On January 1, 2010 a "one year repeal" of the tax was effectuated by a temporary, one-year-only rate of 0%. On January 1, 2011 the estate tax is scheduled to a top rate of 35% and the exemption amount is scheduled to be $5 million, or $10 million for married couples.

Also see the related House of Representatives bill H.R.147 from 2013.


    Participating counts on VoteMatch question 11. Question 11: Higher taxes on the wealthy Scores: -2=Strongly oppose; -1=Oppose; 0=neutral; 1=Support; 2=Strongly support.
  • Topic: Tax Reform
  • Headline: Permanently repeal the estate tax (Score: -1)
  • Headline 2: Sponsored bill to permanently repeal the estate tax

    Participating counts on AmericansElect question 1.
  • Headline: Permanently repeal the estate tax (Answer: A)
  • Headline 2: Sponsored bill to permanently repeal the estate tax (Answer: A)
  • AmericansElect Quiz Question 1 on Economy: When you think about the US budget deficit, which of the following solutions is closest to your opinion?
    • A: Cutting existing programs
    • B: More spending cuts than tax increases (mix of both solutions)
    • C: More tax increases than spending cuts (mix of both solutions)
    • D: Raising Taxes
    • E: Unsure


  • 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 11-HR143

Ralph Moody Hall s1oTexas Democrat 



Republicans participating in 11-HR143

Spencer Bachus s1oAlabama Republican 
Roscoe Bartlett s1oMaryland Republican 
Brian Bilbray s1oCalifornia Republican 
Rob Bishop s1oUtah Republican 
Marsha Blackburn s1oTennessee Republican 
Paul Broun s1oGA Republican Challenger 
Ann Marie Buerkle s1oNew York Republican 
Michael Burgess s1oTexas Republican 
Dan Burton s1oIndiana Republican (Retiring 2012) 
Jason Chaffetz s1oUT Former Republican Challenger (2011) 
Mike Conaway s1oTexas Republican 
Chip Cravaack s1oMinnesota Republican 
John Culberson s1oTexas Republican 
John Fleming s1oLouisiana Republican 
Bob Goodlatte s1oVirginia Republican 
Tom Graves s1oGeorgia Republican 
Tim Huelskamp s1oKansas Republican 
Duncan Hunter s1oCalifornia Republican (Retiring 2008) 
Walter Beaman Jones s1oNorth Carolina Republican 
Doug Lamborn s1oColorado Republican 
James Lankford s1oOklahoma Republican 
Cynthia Lummis s1oWyoming Republican 
Donald Manzullo s1oIllinois Republican (Lost 2012 Primary) 
David McKinley s1oWest Virginia Republican 
Candice Miller s1oMichigan Republican 
Pete Olson s1oTexas Republican 
Reid Ribble s1oWisconsin Republican 
Hal Rogers s1oKentucky Republican 
Michael Rogers s1oAlabama Republican 
Todd Rokita s1oIndiana Republican 
Dennis Ross s1oFlorida Republican 
Jean Schmidt s1oOhio Republican (Lost 2012 Primary) 
Tim Scott s1oSC Republican Senator-Appointee 
Pete Sessions s1oTexas Republican 
Lamar Smith s1oTexas Republican 
Mac Thornberry s2iTexas Republican 
Joe Wilson s1oSouth Carolina Republican 
Robert Wittman s1oVirginia Republican 
Don Young s1oAlaska Republican 



Independents participating in 11-HR143

Darrell Issa s1oCA03 Former Initiator of Gubernatorial Recall (2003) 



Total recorded by OnTheIssues:

Democrats: 1
Republicans: 39
Independents: 1


















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