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December 10, 2007

Senate Votes - H.R. 3996: Temporary Tax Relief Act

H.R. 3996: Temporary Tax Relief Act of 2007
To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to extend certain expiring provisions, and for other purposes.

Debate, Votes - Previous House Votes

Amendments (GovTrack, Thomas)

Motion to Invoke Cloture on the Motion to Proceed
Rejected 46-48
Year-End Tax Package Again Stalls in Senate
Senate Republicans again blocked Democratic efforts to call up a year-end tax bill Thursday, throwing attempts to limit the reach of the alternative minimum tax into further disarray.

Measure laid before Senate by unanimous consent.

On Passage of the Bill
Passed 88-5


Senate Waives Pledge, Approves Tax Bill
Eleven months after adopting stringent new rules aimed at reining in the federal deficit, the Senate last night shrugged off its pledge of fiscal rectitude and overwhelmingly approved a measure to spare millions of families from the growing reach of the alternative minimum tax without providing an offsetting tax increase.

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