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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.

01-HR8 on Mar 14, 2001

Bill Sponsorship: the Death Tax Elimination Act:
Source: House Resolution Sponsorship
Title: To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to phaseout the estate and gift taxes over a 10-year period.
    Summary: Repeals, effective January 1, 2011, current provisions relating to the basis of property acquired from a decedent. Provides with respect to property acquired from a decedent dying on January 1, 2011, or later that:

  1. property shall be treated as transferred by gift; and

  2. the basis of the person acquiring the property shall be the lesser of the adjusted basis of the decedent or the fair market value of the property at the date of the decedent's death.

  3. Requires specified information to be reported concerning non-cash assets over $1.3 million transferred at death and certain gifts exceeding $25,000.

  4. Makes the exclusion of gain on the sale of a principal residence available to heirs.

  5. Revises current provisions concerning the transfer of farm real to provide that gain on such exchange shall be recognized to the estate only to the extent that the fair market value of such property exceeds such value on the date of death.

  6. Provides a similar rule for certain trusts.

  7. Amends the special rules for allocation of the generation-skipping tax (GST) exemption to provide that if any individual makes an indirect skip during such individual's lifetime, any unused portion of such individual's GST exemption shall be allocated to the property transferred to the extent necessary to make the inclusion ratio for such property zero; and

  8. if the amount of the indirect skip exceeds such unused portion, the entire unused portion shall be allocated to the property transferred.

  9. Provides that, if an allocation of the GST exemption to any transfers of property is deemed to have been made at the close of an estate tax inclusion period, the value of the property shall be its value at such time.


    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: Phaseout the death 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 01-HR8

Neil Abercrombie s1oHawaii Democrat (Resigned 2010) 
Brian Baird s1oWashington Democrat (until 2010) 
James Barcia s1oMichigan Democrat 
Shelley Berkley s1oNevada Democrat (Senate run 2012) 
Marion Berry s1oArkansas Former Democrat (until 2010) 
Sanford Bishop s1oGeorgia Democrat 
Rick Boucher s1oVirginia Democrat (until 2010) 
Eva Clayton s1oNorth Carolina Democrat (Until 2004) 
Gary Condit s1oCalifornia Democrat 
Jerry Costello s1oIllinois Democrat (Retiring 2012) 
Bud Cramer s1oAlabama Democrat (Retired 2008) 
Cal Dooley s1oCalifornia Democrat (Until 2004) 
Sam Farr s1oCalifornia Democrat 
Bart Gordon s1oTennessee Democrat (until 2010) 
Ralph Moody Hall s1oTexas Democrat 
Nicholas Lampson s1oTexas Democrat (Unseated 2008) 
Ken Lucas s1oKentucky Democrat (Until 2004) 
Jim Maloney s1oConnecticut Democrat (retired) 
Carolyn McCarthy s1oNew York Dem./Ind./Working-Families 
Mike McIntyre s1oNorth Carolina Democrat 
David Phelps s1oIllinois Democrat 
Nick Rahall s1oWest Virginia Democrat 
Max Sandlin s1oTexas Democrat (Until 2004) 
Ronnie Shows s1oMississippi Democrat 
Norman Sisisky s1oVirginia Democrat 
David Adam Smith s1oWashington Democrat 
John Tanner s1oTennessee Democrat (until 2010) 
Jim Traficant s1oOhio Democrat 
Albert Wynn s1oMaryland Democrat (Unseated 2008) 



Republicans participating in 01-HR8

Robert Aderholt s1oAlabama Republican 
Todd Akin s1oMissouri Republican (Senate run 2012) 
Dick Armey s1oTexas Republican 
Spencer Bachus s1oAlabama Republican 
Richard Hugh Baker s1oLouisiana Republican (Resigned 2008) 
Bob Barr s1oGeorgia Republican Challenger 
Roscoe Bartlett s1oMaryland Republican 
Joe Linus Barton s1oTexas Republican 
Charlie Bass s1oNew Hampshire Republican (Retired 2012) 
Judy Biggert s1oIllinois Republican 
Michael Bilirakis s1oFlorida Republican (Retired 2006) 
Roy Blunt s1oMissouri Republican (until 2010) 
Sherry Boehlert s1oNew York Republican/Independence 
John Boehner s1oOhio Republican 
Henry Bonilla s1oTexas Republican 
Mary Bono s1oCalifornia Republican 
Kevin Brady s1oTexas Republican 
Henry Brown s1oSouth Carolina Republican (until 2010) 
Ed Bryant s1oTennessee Republican 
Richard Burr s1oNC Republican Sr Senator; previously Representative 
Dan Burton s1oIndiana Republican (Retiring 2012) 
Sonny Callahan s1oAlabama Republican 
Ken Calvert s1oCalifornia Republican 
Dave Camp s1oMichigan Republican 
Chris Cannon s1oUtah Republican 
Eric Cantor s1oVirginia Republican 
Shelley Moore Capito s1oWest Virginia Republican 
Steve Chabot s1oOhio Republican 
Saxby Chambliss s1oGA Republican Sr Senator (retiring 2014) 
John Howard Coble s1oNorth Carolina Republican 
Larry Combest s1oTexas Republican 
Christopher Cox s1oCalifornia Republican 
Philip Crane s1oIllinois Republican (Until 2004) 
Ander Crenshaw s1oFlorida Republican 
Barbara Cubin s1oWyoming Republican (Retiring 2008) 
John Culberson s1oTexas Republican 
Duke Cunningham s1oCalifornia Republican 
Jo Ann Davis s1oVirginia Republican 
Tom Davis s1oVirginia Republican (Retiring 2008) 
Nathan Deal s1oGA Republican Governor 
Tom DeLay s1oTexas Republican 
Jim DeMint s1oSC Republican Jr Senator; previously Representative 
John Doolittle s1oCalifornia Republican (Retiring 2008) 
David Dreier s1oCalifornia Republican (Retiring 2012) 
Jimmy Duncan s1oTennessee Republican 
Jennifer Dunn s1wWashington Republican (Until 2004) 
Vernon Ehlers s1oMichigan Republican (until 2010) 
Robert Ehrlich s1oMaryland Republican 
Jo Ann Emerson s1oMissouri Republican (Resigned 2013) 
Phil English s1oPennsylvania Republican (Unseated 2008) 
Terry Everett s1oAlabama Republican (Retiring 2008) 
Mike Ferguson s1oNew Jersey Republican (Retiring 2008) 
Ernie Fletcher s1oKentucky Republican 
Mark Foley s1oFlorida Republican 
Vito Fossella s1oNew York Rep./Cons. challenger 
Rodney Frelinghuysen s1oNew Jersey Republican 
Elton Gallegly s1oCalifornia Republican (Retiring 2012) 
Greg Ganske s1oIA Former Republican Nominee (2002) 
George Gekas s1oPennsylvania Republican 
Jim Gibbons s1oNevada Republican 
Wayne Gilchrest s1oMaryland Republican (Unseated 2008) 
Paul Gillmor s1oOhio Republican (Deceased 2007) 
Benjamin Gilman s1oNew York Republican 
Bob Goodlatte s1oVirginia Republican 
Porter Goss s1oFlorida Republican (Until 2004) 
Lindsey Graham s1oSC Republican Sr Senator 
Kay Granger s1oTexas Republican 
Mark Green s1oWisconsin Republican 
Jim Greenwood s1oPennsylvania Republican (Until 2004) 
Felix Grucci s1oNew York Republican 
James Hansen s1oUtah Republican 
Melissa Hart s1oPennsylvania Republican 
Denny Hastert s1oIllinois Republican (Retired 2007) 
Doc Hastings s1oWashington Republican 
Robin Hayes s1oNorth Carolina Republican (Unseated 2008) 
J.D. Hayworth s1oArizona Republican (until 2007) 
Joel Hefley s1oColorado Republican 
Wally Herger s1oCalifornia Republican (Retiring 2012) 
Van Hilleary s1oTennessee Republican 
Peter Hoekstra s1oMI Republican Challenger 
Steve Horn s1oCalifornia Republican 
Kenny Hulshof s1oMissouri Republican (Governor 2008) 
Duncan Hunter s1oCalifornia Republican (Retiring 2008) 
Asa Hutchinson s1oAR Republican Gubernatorial Challenger 
Henry Hyde s1oIllinois Republican 
Johnny Isakson s1oGA Republican Jr Senator; previously Representative 
Bill Jenkins s1oTennessee Republican (Retired 2006) 
Sam Johnson s1oTexas Republican 
Walter Beaman Jones s1oNorth Carolina Republican 
Ric Keller s1oFlorida Republican (Unseated 2008) 
Sue Kelly s1oNew York Republican (until 2007) 
Brian Kerns s1oIndiana Republican 
Peter King s1oNew York Rep./Ind./Cons./Right-To-Life 
Jack Kingston s1oGA Republican Challenger 
Mark Kirk s1oIL Republican Jr Senator 
Joe Knollenberg s1oMichigan Republican (Unseated 2008) 
Jim Kolbe s1oArizona Republican 
Ray LaHood s1oIllinois Republican (Retiring 2008) 
Steve Largent s1oOK00 Former Republican Challenger (2002) 
Tom Latham s1oIowa Republican 
Steven LaTourette s1oOhio Republican 
Jerry Lewis s1oCalifornia Republican (Retiring 2012) 
Ron Lewis s1oKentucky Republican (Retiring 2008) 
Frank LoBiondo s1oNew Jersey Republican 
Frank Dean Lucas s1oOklahoma Republican 
Donald Manzullo s1oIllinois Republican (Lost 2012 Primary) 
Jim McCrery s1oLouisiana Republican (Retiring 2008) 
John McHugh s1oNew York Republican/Conservative 
Scott McInnis s1oColorado Republican (Until 2004) 
Buck McKeon s1oCalifornia Republican 
John Mica s1oFlorida Republican 
Dan Miller s1oFlorida Republican (retired) 
Gary Miller s1oCalifornia Republican 
Sue Myrick s1oNorth Carolina Republican (Retiring 2012) 
Bob Ney s1oOhio Republican 
Anne Meagher Northup s1oKentucky Republican 
Charlie Norwood s1oGeorgia Republican 
Jim Nussle s1oIowa Republican 
Tom Osborne s1oNebraska Republican 
Doug Ose s1oCalifornia Republican challenger 
Butch Otter s1oID Republican Governor 
Michael Oxley s1oOhio Republican 
Ron Paul s1oPOTUS Republican (Libertarian 1988) 
Mike Pence s1oIN Republican Governor 
John Peterson s1oPennsylvania Republican (Retired 2008) 
Chip Pickering s1oMS Republican challenger (2006), U.S. Rep. 
Joseph Pitts s1oPennsylvania Republican 
Todd Platts s1oPennsylvania Republican (Retiring 2012) 
Richard Pombo s1oCalifornia Republican 
Rob Portman s1oOH Republican Jr Senator 
Deborah Pryce s1oOhio Republican 
Jim Ramstad s1oMinnesota Republican (Retiring 2008) 
Thomas Reynolds s1oNew York Republican (Retiring 2008) 
Bob Riley s1oAL Former Republican Governor (until 2010) 
Hal Rogers s1oKentucky Republican 
Mike Rogers s1oMichigan Republican 
Dana Rohrabacher s1oCalifornia Republican 
Ileana Ros-Lehtinen s1oFlorida Republican 
Marge Roukema s1oNew Jersey Republican 
Ed Royce s1oCalifornia Republican 
Paul Ryan s1oPOTUS Republican 
Jim Ryun s1oKansas Republican 
Jim Saxton s1oNew Jersey Republican (Retiring 2008) 
Joe Scarborough s1oFlorida Republican 
Edward Schrock s1oVirginia Republican (Until 2004) 
James Sensenbrenner s1oWisconsin Republican 
Pete Sessions s1oTexas Republican 
John Shadegg s1oArizona Republican 
Clay Shaw s1oFlorida Republican 
John Shimkus s1oIllinois Republican 
Rob Simmons s1oConnecticut Republican 
Mike Simpson s1oIdaho Republican 
Joe Skeen s1oNew Mexico Former Republican 
Christopher Smith s1oNew Jersey Republican 
Lamar Smith s1oTexas Republican 
Mark Souder s1oIndiana Republican (until 2010) 
Floyd Spence s1oSouth Carolina Republican 
Cliff Stearns s1oFlorida Republican (Lost 2012 primary) 
John Sununu s1oNew Hampshire Republican 
John Sweeney s1oNew York Republican/Conservative 
Tom Tancredo s1oColorado Republican Governor challenger 
Billy Tauzin s1oLouisiana Republican (Until 2004) 
Charles Taylor s1oNorth Carolina Republican 
Lee Terry s1oNebraska Republican 
Bill Thomas s1oCalifornia Republican 
Mac Thornberry s1oTexas Republican 
John Thune s1oSD Republican Jr Senator; previously Representative 
Todd Tiahrt s1oKansas Republican (until 2010) 
Pat Toomey s1oPA Republican Jr Senator 
David Vitter s1oLA Republican Jr Senator; previously Representative 
Greg Walden s1oOregon Republican 
Jim Walsh s1oNew York Rep./Ind. (Retiring 2008) 
Zach Wamp s1oTennessee Republican (until 2010) 
Wes Watkins s1oOklahoma Republican 
J.C. Watts s1oOklahoma Republican 
Curt Weldon s1oPennsylvania Republican 
Dave Weldon s1oFL Republican Senate Challenger (Lost primary) 
Jerry Weller s1oIllinois Republican (Retiring 2008) 
Ed Whitfield s1oKentucky Republican 
Roger Wicker s1oMississippi Republican (Senate 2008) 
Heather Wilson s1oNew Mexico Republican (Senate 2008) 
Frank Wolf s1oVirginia Republican 
Don Young s1oAlaska Republican 



Independents participating in 01-HR8

Brad Carson s1oOK 2004 former Democratic challenger; US Representative 
John Cooksey s1oLA 2004 former Republican Nominee 
Harold Ford s1oNY 2010 Democratic Primary Challenger; previously US Rep (TN) 
Virgil Goode s1oPOTUS Constitution Party Challenger 
John Hostettler s1oIN 2010 Senate Challenger (lost GOP primary); formerly US Rep. 
Darrell Issa s1oCA03 Former Initiator of Gubernatorial Recall (2003) 
Chris John s1oLA 2004 former Democratic challenger; US Representative 
John Linder s1oGeorgia Former GOP (until 2010) 
George Nethercutt s1oWA 2004 former Republican challenger; US Representative 
Adam Putnam s1oFlorida Former GOP (until 2010) 
George Radanovich s1oCalifornia Former GOP (until 2010) 
Bob Schaffer s1oCO Former GOP Senate Challenger (2008) 
Bob Stump s1oArizona Former GOP (until 2010) 



Total recorded by OnTheIssues:

Democrats: 29
Republicans: 183
Independents: 13


















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