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December 14, 2007

House Votes - H.R. 4351: AMT Relief Act

H.Res. 861: Providing for consideration of H.R. 4351

On Ordering the Previous Question
Passed 222-193

On Agreeing to the Resolution
Passed 225-191


H.R. 4351: AMT Relief Act of 2007
To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to provide individuals temporary relief from the alternative minimum tax, and for other purposes.

Debate

Amendments (GovTrack, Thomas)

Votes

Motion to Recommit
Mr. McCrery moved to recommit with instructions to Ways and Means.
(consideration: CR H15380; text: CR H15380)

Mr. Neal (MA) raised a point of order against the motion to recommit with instructions. Mr. Neal stated that the provisions of the motion to recommit violate clause 10 of Rule XXI in that they increase the deficit over the requisite period. Sustained by the Chair.

Point of order sustained against the motion to recommit with instructions.

Table Appeal of the Ruling of the Chair
Passed 225-191

On Passage
Passed 226-193


House Set To Escalate Tax Fight With Senate
As the House set up a showdown with the Senate over tax policy, Majority Leader Steny H. Hoyer, D-Md., vowed Wednesday to do "everything in my power" to prevent a one-year "patch" to the alternative minimum tax from becoming law without offsets.

Boehner: Speaker & Majority Leader Should Schedule Senate-Passed AMT Fix Immediately
House Republican Leader John Boehner (R-OH) today blasted the Democratic Majority for the ongoing delay in protecting 23 million taxpayers from unnecessarily paying the alternative minimum tax (AMT) next year. In spite of last week's Senate vote of 88-5 on a clean AMT fix, House Democratic leaders today forced a vote on a bill that would permanently raise taxes in order to "pay for" protections for 23 million Americans from a tax they were never meant to pay in the first place.

23 Million Americans Still Waiting on House Democratic Leaders for AMT Tax Relief
Republicans continue to press for action on must-do legislation to protect 23 million Americans from unnecessarily paying the alternative minimum tax (AMT), but House Democratic leaders haven't committed to doing what's right by passing the clean AMT fix supported by Democrats and Republicans in the Senate.

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