Vote History

August 2012 Vote History

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August Vote History

 (540) - HR 8, HR6169: Tax Rate Extension and Tax Code Overhaul - Previous Question
August 01, 2012 - Scott, R-S.C., motion to order the previous question (thus ending debate and the possibility of amendment) on the rule (H Res 747) that would provide for House floor consideration of a bill (HR 8) that would extend expiring 2001 and 2003 tax cuts and a bill (HR 6169) that would expedite the legislative process for an overhaul of the tax code in the 113th Congress. Motion agreed to 240-183

 

Vote: Yea


(541) - H Res 747: Tax Rate Extension and Tax Code Overhaul - Legislative Engrossment
August 01, 2012 - Scott, R-S.C., amendment that would instruct the House clerk to, upon passage of both bills, add the text of the bill (HR 6169) that would expedite the legislative process for an overhaul of the tax code in the 113th Congress to a measure (HR 8) that would extend expiring 2001 and 2003 tax cuts. Adopted 238-186

 

Vote: Yea


(542) - HR 8, HR6169: Tax Rate Extension and Tax Code Overhaul - Rule
August 01, 2012 - Adoption of the rule (H Res 747) that would provide for House floor consideration of a bill (HR 8) that would extend expiring 2001 and 2003 tax cuts and a bill (HR 6169) that would expedite the legislative process for an overhaul of the tax code in the 113th Congress. The rule also would waive, through the legislative day of Aug. 2, 2012, the two-thirds majority vote requirement to consider a rule on the same day it is reported from the Rules Committee. It would permit the Speaker to entertain motions to suspend the rules on Aug. 2, 2012. As amended, the rule would add the text of the tax code overhaul bill to the bill that would extend expiring tax cuts upon passage of both bills. Adopted 240-184

 

Vote: Yea


(543) - HR 8: Tax Rate Extension - Democratic Tax Rate Extension Plan
August 01, 2012 - Levin, D-Mich., amendment that would extend the 2001 and 2003 tax cuts for one year on taxable income of up to $200,000 for single filers or up to $250,000 for joint filers. It would tax the adjusted gross income above $250,000 at 36 percent and the adjusted gross income above $400,000 at 39.6 percent. It also would expand the child tax credit and extend the college tuition tax credit and the earned income tax credit. It would set the maximum tax rate for long-term capital gains and dividends at 20 percent, allow business property deductions of $250,000 and increase the alternative minimum tax exemptions for 2012 income.
Rejected in Committee of the Whole 170-257

 

Vote: Nays


(544) - HR 8: Tax Rate Extension - Recommit
August 01, 2012 - DeFazio, D-Ore., motion to recommit the bill to the House Ways and Means Committee and report it back immediately with provisions that would extend, for one year, current tax rates for income under $1 million. It would tax income over $1 million at 39.6 percent. The additional revenue would be used to increase the expensable amount for small businesses for new U.S.-made equipment from $100,000 to $1 million. Motion rejected 181-246

 

Votes: Nays


(545) - HR 8: Tax Rate Extension - Passage
August 01, 2012 - Passage of the bill that would extend all expiring 2001 and 2003 tax rates for one year. The bill would effectively tie alternative minimum tax exemption amounts to inflation in 2012 and 2013. The bill would extend the so-called marriage penalty-tax relief, the $1,000 child tax credit and the 15 percent top rate on dividends and capital gains. It would keep the estate tax at its current levels. Passed 256-171

Vote: Yea


(546) - H Res 750: Iran and Syria Sanctions - Adoption
August 01, 2012 - Ros-Lehtinen, R-Fla., motion to suspend the rules and adopt the resolution (H Res 750) that would provide for the concurrence by the House in the Senate amendment to the bill with an amendment. The measure would expand the list of activities that could trigger sanctions against third parties to include providing insurance for vessels shipping Iranian oil, purchasing Iranian debt and supporting Iranian port facility construction and management. It would categorize any commercial activity with Iran's oil and natural gas sectors -- including financial services, insurance, technology, transportation and infrastructure -- as a sanctionable offense. It also would increase sanctions against entities involved with the Iranian Revolutionary Guard Corps. The measure would require companies to disclose business ties to Iran in Securities and Exchange Commission filings, and it would deny visas to top Iranian government officials. Motion agreed to 421-6

 

Vote: Yea


(547) - HR 4365: Retirement Savings Accounts - Passage
August 01, 2012 - Chaffetz, R-Utah, motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill that would clarify that federal employee retirement savings accounts in the Thrift Savings Fund are subject to IRS tax levies, thereby allowing the IRS to impose levies on such accounts and collect unpaid taxes. Motion agreed to 414-6

  

Vote: Yea


(548) - HR 6233: Drought Assistance - Previous Question
August 02, 2012 - Foxx, R-N.C., motion to order the previous question (thus ending debate and the possibility of amendment) on the rule (H Res 752) that would provide for House floor consideration of a bill that would authorize $383 million in supplemental agricultural disaster assistance for fiscal 2012. Motion agreed to 236-182

 

Vote: Yea


(549) - HR 6233: Drought Assistance - Rule
August 02, 2012 - Adoption of the rule (H Res 752) that would provide for House floor consideration of a bill that would authorize $383 million in supplemental agricultural disaster assistance for fiscal 2012. Adopted 235-181

 

Vote: Yea


(550) - HR 6169: Tax Code Overhaul - Democratic Substitute
August 02, 2012 - Slaughter, D-N.Y., substitute amendment that would strike the text of the bill and insert congressional findings stating that the House should proceed to a tax overhaul measure that includes a progressive tax rate structure, the repeal of the alternative minimum tax, the elimination of tax breaks for companies that move jobs and profits overseas, and incentives for small business investment and growth. Rejected in Committee of the Whole 176-246

 

Vote: Nays


(551) - HR 6169: Tax Code Overhaul - Recommit
August 02, 2012 - Bishop, D-N.Y., motion to recommit the bill to the House Ways and Means Committee and report it back immediately with language that would require a tax overhaul bill to not repeal, reduce or eliminate the existing deductions for mortgage interest or charitable contributions in order to qualify for the special legislative procedures provided by the bill. Motion rejected 188-235.

 

Vote: Nays


(552) - HR 6169: Tax Code Overhaul - Passage
August 02, 2012 - Passage of the bill that would establish rules in the House and Senate for the expedited consideration of a tax overhaul measure in the 113th Congress. The bill would outline principles that a tax measure would need to meet to receive the expedited consideration, including the consolidation of the six current tax brackets into two brackets, one at 10 percent and the other at no more than 25 percent; the reduction of the corporate tax rate to no greater than 25 percent; the repeal of the alternative minimum tax; and the expansion of the tax base to maintain revenue between 18 and 19 percent of the economy. Passed 232-189

Vote: Yea


(553) - HR 6233: Drought Assistance - Recommit
August 02, 2012 - Costa, D-Calif., motion to recommit the bill to the House Agriculture Committee and report it back immediately with language that would express the sense of the House that a five-year farm bill would provide greater certainty and stability for U.S. farm families than extending farm policy for one year or authorizing short-term disaster assistance. The measure also would prohibit foreign corporations from receiving disaster assistance, and it would require the Agriculture secretary to prevent duplicative payments for assistance. Motion rejected 189-232

 

Vote: Nays


(554) - HR 6233: Drought Assistance - Passage
August 02, 2012 - Passage of the bill that would authorize $383 million in supplemental agricultural disaster assistance for losses in fiscal 2012. The bill would authorize the Agriculture Department to use such sums as necessary to make livestock indemnity payments for farms that have incurred livestock deaths in excess of the normal mortality rate due to adverse weather. It would offset the cost of the supplemental assistance by making reductions to the Conservation Stewardship Program and the Environmental Quality Incentives Program. It would reduce the number of additional acres to be enrolled in the Conservation Stewardship Program from 12.8 million acres to 11 million acres, and it would reduce the fiscal 2013 funding for the Environmental Quality Incentives Program by $350 million, cutting the program's authorization from $1.8 billion to $1.4 billion. Passed 223-197

 

Vote: Yea


(555) - H Con Res 127: Internet Openness - Adoption
August 02, 2012 - Walden, R-Ore., motion to suspend the rules and adopt the concurrent resolution that would express the sense of Congress that the U.S. delegation to the International Telecommunication Union should promote a global Internet free from government control and should preserve the multistakeholder model that governs the Internet today. Motion agreed to 414-0

 

Vote: Yea


(556) - S Con Res 56: Adjournment - Adoption
August 02, 2012 - Adoption of the concurrent resolution that would provide for the conditional adjournment of the Senate and the adjournment of the House until Sept. 10, 2012. Rejected 150-265

 

Vote: Yea

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