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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.

13-HR0147 on Jan 3, 2013

Bill Sponsorship: Death Tax Repeal Act
Source: H.R.147
Repeals the federal estate, gift, and generation-skipping transfer taxes.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled,

  • Subtitle B of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 (relating to estate, gift, and generation-skipping taxes) is hereby repealed.
  • The repeal shall apply to estates of decedents dying, gifts made, and generation-skipping transfers made after the date of the enactment of this Act.

Explanation from ObTheIssues.org:
Previously the estate tax was repealed, but with a "sunset clause" which terminated the repeal as of 2012TK; this new act has no such built-in expiration. The previous versions of the estate tax repeal also scaled by year the percentage of an estate not subject to the tax; this new act has no scaling and would take full effect immediately.

Also see the related House of Representatives bill H.R.143 from 2011.
Updated to include 2017 version, H.R.198


    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: Repeal the death tax, immediately and with no expiration (Score: -2)
  • Headline 2: Sponsored repealing death tax, with no expiration (Score: -2)

    Participating counts on AmericansElect question 1.
  • Headline: Repeal the death tax, immediately and with no expiration (Answer: A)
  • Headline 2: Sponsored repealing death tax, with no expiration (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
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  • Resolutions: i=introduced; w=wrote; a=adopted
  • Cases: w=wrote; j=joined; d=dissented; c=concurred
  • Surveys: '+' supports; '-' opposes.



Democrats participating in 13-HR0147

Ralph Moody Hall s1oTexas Democrat until 2004; now GOPJan 3, 2013
Jim Matheson s1oUtah Democrat (retiring 2014)Mar 12, 2013
Nick Rahall s1oWest Virginia DemocratJan 3, 2013



Republicans participating in 13-HR0147

Robert Aderholt s1oAlabama RepublicanJan 3, 2017
Jodey Arrington s1oTexas RepublicanJan 3, 2017
Spencer Bachus s1oAlabama Republican (retiring 2014)Jan 3, 2013
Andy Barr s1oKentucky RepublicanFeb 13, 2013
Joe Linus Barton s1oTexas RepublicanJan 3, 2013
Gus Bilirakis s1oFlorida RepublicanJan 13, 2017
Rob Bishop s1oUtah RepublicanFeb 21, 2014
Jim Bridenstine s1oOklahoma RepublicanJan 3, 2017
Paul Broun s1oGA Republican ChallengerJan 3, 2013
Larry Bucshon s1oIndiana RepublicanJan 3, 2017
Ken Calvert s1oCalifornia RepublicanJan 13, 2017
John Carter s1oTexas RepublicanJan 13, 2017
Mike Coffman s1oColorado RepublicanFeb 5, 2014
Doug Collins s1oGeorgia RepublicanJan 13, 2017
Mike Conaway s1oTexas RepublicanJan 3, 2013
Paul Cook s1oCalifornia RepublicanJan 3, 2017
Kevin Cramer s1oNorth Dakota RepublicanDec 23, 2013
Rick Crawford s1oArkansas RepublicanJan 3, 2017
John Culberson s1oTexas RepublicanJan 3, 2013
Steve Daines s1oMontana Republican (Senate run 2014)Apr 26, 2013
Mario Diaz-Balart s1oFlorida RepublicanJan 3, 2017
Jeff Duncan s1oSouth Carolina RepublicanApr 26, 2013
Jimmy Duncan s1oTennessee RepublicanJan 3, 2013
Trent Franks s1oArizona RepublicanJan 3, 2013
Rodney Frelinghuysen s1oNew Jersey RepublicanFeb 8, 2013
Cory Gardner s1oCO Republican Senate challengerMar 7, 2013
Tom Garrett s1oVirginia RepublicanJan 13, 2017
Louie Gohmert s1oTexas RepublicanJan 3, 2017
Bob Goodlatte s1oVirginia RepublicanMar 19, 2013
Paul Gosar s1oArizona RepublicanJul 22, 2014
Tom Graves s1oGeorgia RepublicanJan 3, 2013
Gregg Harper s1oMississippi RepublicanJan 3, 2017
Vicky Hartzler s1oMissouri RepublicanFeb 25, 2013
Jeb Hensarling s1oTexas RepublicanFeb 8, 2013
Jaime Herrera s1oWashington RepublicanJan 13, 2017
Jody Hice s1oGeorgia Republican House MemberJan 3, 2017
French Hill s1oArkansas Republican House MemberJan 13, 2017
Bill Huizenga s1oMichigan RepublicanJan 3, 2017
Randy Hultgren s1oIllinois RepublicanFeb 8, 2013
Mike Johnson s1oLouisiana RepublicanJan 13, 2017
Walter Beaman Jones s1oNorth Carolina RepublicanJan 3, 2013
Jim Jordan s1oOhio RepublicanJan 13, 2017
Steve Knight s1oCalifornia Republican House MemberJan 13, 2017
Leonard Lance s1oNew Jersey RepublicanJan 3, 2017
Tom Latham s1oIowa Republican (retiring 2014)Mar 19, 2013
Billy Long s1oMissouri RepublicanJan 3, 2017
Blaine Luetkemeyer s1oMissouri RepublicanFeb 12, 2013
Thomas Massie s1oKentucky RepublicanJan 3, 2017
Tom McClintock s1oCA03 Former Republican Challenger (2003)Jan 3, 2017
David McKinley s1oWest Virginia RepublicanJan 3, 2013
Jeff Miller s1oFlorida RepublicanFeb 8, 2013
Rich Nugent s1oFlorida RepublicanJan 3, 2013
Pete Olson s1oTexas RepublicanJan 3, 2013
Steven Palazzo s1oMississippi RepublicanJan 3, 2017
Steve Pearce s1oNew Mexico RepublicanJan 13, 2017
Ted Poe s1oTexas RepublicanMar 19, 2013
Mike Pompeo s1oKansas RepublicanAug 2, 2013
John Ratcliffe s1oTexas Republican House MemberJan 13, 2017
Phil Roe s1oTennessee RepublicanJan 3, 2013
Hal Rogers s1oKentucky RepublicanJan 3, 2013
Michael Rogers s1oAlabama RepublicanJan 3, 2013
Todd Rokita s1oIndiana RepublicanJan 3, 2013
Ileana Ros-Lehtinen s1oFlorida RepublicanApr 10, 2013
James Sensenbrenner s1oWisconsin RepublicanJan 3, 2013
Pete Sessions s1oTexas RepublicanJan 3, 2013
Bill Shuster s1oPennsylvania RepublicanApr 16, 2013
Lamar Smith s1oTexas RepublicanJan 3, 2013
Steve Stivers s1oOhio RepublicanMar 12, 2013
Steve Stockman s1oTexas Republican (Senate run 2014)Mar 7, 2013
Mac Thornberry s2pTexas RepublicanJan 3, 2013
Mike Turner s1oOhio RepublicanJan 3, 2013
Ann Wagner s1oMissouri RepublicanJan 3, 2017
Better check this guy; upload got cut off at "S"
Ed Whitfield s1oKentucky RepublicanFeb 8, 2013
Roger Williams s1oTexas RepublicanJan 3, 2017
Better check this guy; upload got cut off at "S"
Joe Wilson s1oSouth Carolina RepublicanJan 3, 2013
Steve Womack s1oArkansas RepublicanJan 3, 2013
Kevin Yoder s1oKansas RepublicanJan 3, 2013
Ted Yoho s1oFlorida RepublicanFeb 25, 2013
Bill Young s1oFlorida Republican (Deceased 2013)Jan 3, 2013
Lee Zeldin s1oNew York Republican House MemberJan 3, 2017
Better check this guy; upload got cut off at "S"



Independents participating in 13-HR0147

Darrell Issa s1oCA03 Former Initiator of Gubernatorial Recall (2003)Jan 3, 2013



Total recorded by OnTheIssues:

Democrats: 3
Republicans: 80
Independents: 1


















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