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    This page contains excerpts from government reports, signed by elected officials.

99-WC13 on Jul 15, 1999

Report: the Women's Caucus policy agenda:
Source: Women's Caucus Agenda-106th Congress
    The teams of the Women’s Caucus are charged with advancing action on their designated issues in a bipartisan manner. Legislation from Team 10. TAX POLICY:
    Child Care:
  • HR389—Child Care Infrastructure Act of 1999—A bill to provide a credit against tax for employers who provide child care assistance for dependents of their employees, and for other purposes. (Maloney/Ros-Lehtinen)
  • HR963—Child Care Availability Incentive Act—A bill to allow employers a credit for a portion of the expenses of providing dependent care services to employees. (Pryce/Roemer)
  • HR1097—A bill to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to simplify the $500 per child tax credit and other individual non-refundable credits by repealing the complex limitations on the allowance of those credits resulting from their interaction with the alternative minimum tax. (Neal)
    Dependent Care Tax Credit:
    Several bills pending to expand the DCTC—General concepts we endorse—Increase percentage of expenses from 30% to 50% Increase the income level at which one can receive the maximum credit from $10,000 to $30,000 Some kind of state-at-home parent component Indexation for inflation Bills: HR1139 (Tauscher)—the Affordable Child Care, Education, Security, and Safety Act, a bill which includes this provision. HR2259 (N. Johnson)—Tax Relief for Parents Act of 1999, a bill to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to expand the dependent care credit.
    Marriage Penalty:
    HR6—Marriage Tax Elimination Act of 1999—A bill to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to eliminate the marriage penalty by providing that the income tax rate bracket amounts, and the amount of the standard deduction for joint returns shall be twice the amounts applicable to unmarried individuals. (Weller/McIntosh/Danner)


      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: Tax incentives for child care; eliminate marriage penalty (Score: 0)

    • 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 99-WC13

    Tammy Baldwin s1aWI Democratic Challenger 
    Shelley Berkley s1aNevada Democrat (Senate run 2012) 
    Corrine Brown s1aFlorida Democrat 
    Lois Capps s1aCalifornia Democrat 
    Julia Carson s1aIndiana Former Dem. (Deceased 2008) 
    Eva Clayton s1aNorth Carolina Democrat (Until 2004) 
    Diana DeGette s1aColorado Democrat 
    Rosa DeLauro s1aConnecticut Democrat 
    Anna Eshoo s1aCalifornia Democrat 
    Jane Harman s1aCalifornia Democrat (Resigned 2011) 
    Darlene Hooley s1aOregon Democrat (Retiring 2008) 
    Sheila Jackson Lee s1aTexas Democrat 
    Eddie Bernice Johnson s1aTexas Democrat 
    Stephanie Tubbs Jones s1aOhio Former Dem. (Deceased, 2008) 
    Marcy Kaptur s1aOhio Democrat 
    Carolyn Kilpatrick s1aMichigan Democrat (until 2010) 
    Barbara Lee s1aCalifornia Democrat 
    Zoe Lofgren s1aCalifornia Democrat 
    Nita Lowey s1aNew York Democrat 
    Carolyn Maloney s1aNew York Democrat/Liberal 
    Carolyn McCarthy s1aNew York Dem./Ind./Working-Families 
    Karen McCarthy s1aMissouri Democrat (Until 2004) 
    Betty McCollum s1aMinnesota Democrat 
    Cynthia McKinney s1aGeorgia Democrat 
    Carrie Meek s1aFlorida Democrat (retired 2002) 
    Juanita Millender-McDonald s1aCalifornia Democrat 
    Patsy Mink s1aHawaii Democrat 
    Grace Napolitano s1aCalifornia Democrat 
    Eleanor Holmes Norton s1aDistrict of Columbia Democrat 
    Nancy Pelosi s1aCalifornia Democrat 
    Lynn Nancy Rivers s1aMichigan Democrat 
    Lucille Roybal-Allard s1aCalifornia Democrat 
    Loretta Sanchez s1aCalifornia Democrat 
    Jan Schakowsky s1aIllinois Democrat 
    Louise Slaughter s1aNew York Democrat 
    Hilda Solis s1aCA Democratic Gubernatorial Challenger 
    Ellen Tauscher s1aCalifornia Former Democrat (until 2009) 
    Karen Thurman s1aFlorida Former Democrat 
    Nydia Velazquez s1aNew York Democrat/Working-Families 
    Maxine Waters s1aCalifornia Democrat 
    Diane Watson s1aCalifornia Former Democrat (until 2010) 
    Lynn Woolsey s1aCalifornia Democrat (Retiring 2012) 



    Republicans participating in 99-WC13

    Judy Biggert s1aIllinois Republican 
    Mary Bono s1aCalifornia Republican 
    Shelley Moore Capito s1aWest Virginia Republican 
    Helen Chenoweth s1aIdaho Republican 
    Barbara Cubin s1aWyoming Republican (Retiring 2008) 
    Jo Ann Davis s1aVirginia Republican 
    Jennifer Dunn s1aWashington Republican (Until 2004) 
    Jo Ann Emerson s1aMissouri Republican (Resigned 2013) 
    Kay Granger s1aTexas Republican 
    Melissa Hart s1aPennsylvania Republican 
    Nancy Lee Johnson s1aConnecticut Republican 
    Sue Kelly s1aNew York Republican (until 2007) 
    Connie Morella s1aMaryland Republican 
    Sue Myrick s1aNorth Carolina Republican (Retiring 2012) 
    Deborah Pryce s1aOhio Republican 
    Ileana Ros-Lehtinen s1aFlorida Republican 
    Marge Roukema s1aNew Jersey Republican 
    Heather Wilson s1aNew Mexico Republican (Senate 2008) 



    Independents participating in 99-WC13

    Donna Christensen s1aVirgin Islands - 



    Total recorded by OnTheIssues:

    Democrats: 42
    Republicans: 18
    Independents: 1


















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