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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  • Subtitle B of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 (relating to estate, gift, and generation-skipping taxes) is hereby repealed.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Previously the estate tax was repealed, but with a "sunset clause" which terminated the repeal as of 2012TK; this new act has no such built-in expiration.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.


    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
  • 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 13-HR0147

Ralph Moody Hall s1oTexas DemocratJan 3, 2013
Nick Rahall s1oWest Virginia DemocratJan 3, 2013



Republicans participating in 13-HR0147

Spencer Bachus s1oAlabama RepublicanJan 3, 2013
Andy Barr s1oKentucky RepublicanFeb 13, 2013
Joe Linus Barton s1oTexas RepublicanJan 3, 2013
Paul Broun s1oGA Republican ChallengerJan 3, 2013
Mike Conaway s1oTexas RepublicanJan 3, 2013
John Culberson s1oTexas RepublicanJan 3, 2013
Jimmy Duncan s1oTennessee RepublicanJan 3, 2013
Trent Franks s1oArizona RepublicanJan 3, 2013
Rodney Frelinghuysen s1oNew Jersey RepublicanFeb 8, 2013
Tom Graves s1oGeorgia RepublicanJan 3, 2013
Jeb Hensarling s1oTexas RepublicanFeb 8, 2013
Randy Hultgren s1oIllinois RepublicanFeb 8, 2013
Walter Beaman Jones s1oNorth Carolina RepublicanJan 3, 2013
Blaine Luetkemeyer s1oMissouri RepublicanFeb 12, 2013
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
Phil Roe s1oTennessee RepublicanJan 3, 2013
Hal Rogers s1oKentucky RepublicanJan 3, 2013
Michael Rogers s1oAlabama RepublicanJan 3, 2013
Todd Rokita s1oIndiana RepublicanJan 3, 2013
James Sensenbrenner s1oWisconsin RepublicanJan 3, 2013
Pete Sessions s1oTexas RepublicanJan 3, 2013
Lamar Smith s1oTexas RepublicanJan 3, 2013
Mac Thornberry s2pTexas RepublicanJan 3, 2013
Mike Turner s1oOhio RepublicanJan 3, 2013
Ed Whitfield s1oKentucky RepublicanFeb 8, 2013
Joe Wilson s1oSouth Carolina RepublicanJan 3, 2013
Steve Womack s1oArkansas RepublicanJan 3, 2013
Kevin Yoder s1oKansas RepublicanJan 3, 2013
Bill Young s1oFlorida RepublicanJan 3, 2013



Independents participating in 13-HR0147

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



Total recorded by OnTheIssues:

Democrats: 2
Republicans: 32
Independents: 1


















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