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Titles (2)

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Telephone Excise Tax Repeal bill (Identified by CRS)

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Official Title as Introduced

To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to repeal the excise tax on telephone and other communication services.


Actions Overview (4)

Date
07/05/2000Committee on Finance. Reported by Senator Roth under authority of the order of the Senate of 06/30/2000 with an amendment in the nature of a substitute. With written report No. 106-328.
05/25/2000Passed/agreed to in House: On passage Passed by recorded vote: 420 - 2 (Roll no. 233).(text: CR H3842)
05/22/2000Reported (Amended) by the Committee on Ways and Means. H. Rept. 106-631.
03/14/2000Introduced in House

All Actions (24)

Date Chamber
07/05/2000SenatePlaced on Senate Legislative Calendar under General Orders. Calendar No. 662.
07/05/2000SenateCommittee on Finance. Reported by Senator Roth under authority of the order of the Senate of 06/30/2000 with an amendment in the nature of a substitute. With written report No. 106-328.
06/14/2000SenateCommittee on Finance. Ordered to be reported with an amendment in the nature of a substitute favorably.
05/25/2000SenateReceived in the Senate and Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance.
05/25/2000-3:35pmHouseMotion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
05/25/2000-3:35pmHouseOn passage Passed by recorded vote: 420 - 2 (Roll no. 233). (text: CR H3842)
05/25/2000-3:23pmHouseOn motion to recommit with instructions Failed by the Yeas and Nays: 208 - 214 (Roll no. 232). (text: CR H3851)
05/25/2000-3:03pmHouseThe previous question on the motion to recommit with instructions was ordered without objection.
05/25/2000-2:49pmHouseFloor summary: DEBATE - The House proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Doggett motion to recommit with instructions. The instructions contained in the motion require the bill to be reported back to the House forthwith with an amendment which adds a new paragraph to stipulate that the provisions of the bill shall not apply to certain organizations that do not choose to make disclosures under existing law.
05/25/2000-2:49pmHouseMr. Doggett moved to recommit with instructions to Ways and Means.
05/25/2000-2:49pmHouseThe previous question was ordered pursuant to the rule.
05/25/2000-1:37pmHouseH.Amdt.741 On agreeing to the Ways and Means amendment (A001) Agreed to pursuant to H. Res. 511. (text: CR H3842)
05/25/2000-1:36pmHouseH.Amdt.741 Amendment (A001) offered by the Committee on Ways and Means.
05/25/2000-1:36pmHouseDEBATE - The House proceeded with one hour of debate on H.R. 3916.
05/25/2000-1:36pmHouseRule provides for consideration of H.R. 3916 with 1 hour of general debate. Previous question shall be considered as ordered without intervening motions except motion to recommit with or without instructions. The amendment recommended by the Committee on Ways and Means now printed in the bill shall be considered as adopted. Measure will be considered read. Bill is closed to amendments.
05/25/2000-1:36pmHouseConsidered under the provisions of rule H. Res. 511. (consideration: CR H3842-3854; text of measure as reported in House: CR H3842)
05/25/2000-1:22pmHouseRule H. Res. 511 passed House.
05/23/2000-11:44pmHouseRules Committee Resolution H. Res. 511 Reported to House. Rule provides for consideration of H.R. 3916 with 1 hour of general debate. Previous question shall be considered as ordered without intervening motions except motion to recommit with or without instructions. The amendment recommended by the Committee on Ways and Means now printed in the bill shall be considered as adopted. Measure will be considered read. Bill is closed to amendments.
05/22/2000HousePlaced on the Union Calendar, Calendar No. 346.
05/22/2000HouseReported (Amended) by the Committee on Ways and Means. H. Rept. 106-631.
05/17/2000HouseOrdered to be Reported (Amended) by Voice Vote.
05/17/2000HouseCommittee Consideration and Mark-up Session Held.
03/14/2000HouseReferred to the House Committee on Ways and Means.
03/14/2000HouseIntroduced in House

Cosponsors (167)

* = Original cosponsor
CosponsorDate Cosponsored
Rep. Matsui, Robert T. [D-CA-5]* 03/14/2000
Rep. Dreier, David [R-CA-28]* 03/14/2000
Rep. Frost, Martin [D-TX-24]* 03/14/2000
Rep. Watts, J. C., Jr. [R-OK-4]* 03/14/2000
Rep. Cardin, Benjamin L. [D-MD-3]* 03/14/2000
Rep. McCrery, Jim [R-LA-4]* 03/14/2000
Rep. Becerra, Xavier [D-CA-30]* 03/14/2000
Rep. Dunn, Jennifer [R-WA-8]* 03/14/2000
Rep. Lofgren, Zoe [D-CA-16]* 03/14/2000
Rep. Miller, Gary G. [R-CA-41]* 03/14/2000
Rep. Smith, Adam [D-WA-9]* 03/14/2000
Rep. McInnis, Scott [R-CO-3]* 03/14/2000
Rep. Snyder, Vic [D-AR-2]* 03/14/2000
Rep. Terry, Lee [R-NE-2]* 03/14/2000
Rep. Bentsen, Ken [D-TX-25]* 03/14/2000
Rep. Emerson, Jo Ann [R-MO-8] 03/16/2000
Rep. Cox, Christopher [R-CA-47] 03/16/2000
Rep. Davis, Tom [R-VA-11] 03/16/2000
Rep. Boehner, John A. [R-OH-8] 03/16/2000
Rep. Boucher, Rick [D-VA-9] 03/16/2000
Rep. Thomas, William M. [R-CA-21] 03/16/2000
Rep. Shays, Christopher [R-CT-4] 03/21/2000
Rep. Jones, Walter B., Jr. [R-NC-3] 03/21/2000
Rep. Weldon, Dave [R-FL-15] 03/21/2000
Rep. McCarthy, Karen [D-MO-5] 03/21/2000
Rep. English, Phil [R-PA-21] 03/21/2000
Rep. Roemer, Tim [D-IN-3] 03/21/2000
Rep. Coyne, William J. [D-PA-14] 03/22/2000
Rep. Kolbe, Jim [R-AZ-5] 03/22/2000
Rep. Cubin, Barbara [R-WY-At Large] 03/22/2000
Rep. Bilbray, Brian P. [R-CA-49] 03/22/2000
Rep. Nussle, Jim [R-IA-2] 03/22/2000
Rep. Hayworth, J. D. [R-AZ-6] 03/22/2000
Rep. Salmon, Matt [R-AZ-1] 03/23/2000
Rep. Armey, Richard K. [R-TX-26] 03/23/2000
Rep. McDermott, Jim [D-WA-7] 03/23/2000
Rep. Ehrlich, Robert L., Jr. [R-MD-2] 03/23/2000
Rep. Watkins, Wes [R-OK-3] 03/28/2000
Rep. Hobson, David L. [R-OH-7] 03/28/2000
Rep. Foley, Mark [R-FL-16] 03/28/2000
Rep. Ramstad, Jim [R-MN-3] 03/28/2000
Rep. Johnson, Nancy L. [R-CT-6] 03/28/2000
Rep. Myrick, Sue Wilkins [R-NC-9] 03/28/2000
Rep. Johnson, Sam [R-TX-3] 03/28/2000
Rep. Blunt, Roy [R-MO-7] 03/28/2000
Rep. Kennedy, Patrick J. [D-RI-1] 03/30/2000
Rep. Fossella, Vito [R-NY-13] 03/30/2000
Rep. Berkley, Shelley [D-NV-1] 04/04/2000
Rep. Pastor, Ed [D-AZ-2] 04/04/2000
Rep. Stearns, Cliff [R-FL-6] 04/04/2000
Rep. Istook, Ernest J., Jr. [R-OK-5] 04/04/2000
Rep. Collins, Mac [R-GA-3] 04/04/2000
Rep. Herger, Wally [R-CA-2] 04/05/2000
Rep. Deal, Nathan [R-GA-9] 04/05/2000
Rep. Manzullo, Donald A. [R-IL-16] 04/06/2000
Rep. Oxley, Michael G. [R-OH-4] 04/06/2000
Rep. Barton, Joe [R-TX-6] 04/06/2000
Rep. Hall, Ralph M. [D-TX-4] 04/06/2000
Rep. Baker, Richard H. [R-LA-6] 04/10/2000
Rep. Cunningham, Randy (Duke) [R-CA-51] 04/10/2000
Rep. Bereuter, Doug [R-NE-1] 04/10/2000
Rep. Coburn, Tom [R-OK-2] 04/11/2000
Rep. Lewis, Ron [R-KY-2] 04/11/2000
Rep. Frelinghuysen, Rodney P. [R-NJ-11] 04/11/2000
Rep. Camp, Dave [R-MI-4] 04/12/2000
Rep. Crane, Philip M. [R-IL-8] 04/12/2000
Rep. Houghton, Amo [R-NY-31] 04/12/2000
Rep. Hulshof, Kenny C. [R-MO-9] 04/12/2000
Rep. Shaw, E. Clay, Jr. [R-FL-22] 04/12/2000
Rep. Weller, Jerry [R-IL-11] 04/12/2000
Rep. Jefferson, William J. [D-LA-2] 04/12/2000
Rep. Danner, Pat [D-MO-6] 04/12/2000
Rep. Gilchrest, Wayne T. [R-MD-1] 04/13/2000
Rep. Pickering, Charles W. "Chip" [R-MS-3] 04/13/2000
Rep. Gillmor, Paul E. [R-OH-5] 04/13/2000
Rep. McKeon, Howard P. "Buck" [R-CA-25] 04/13/2000
Rep. Capps, Lois [D-CA-22] 04/13/2000
Rep. Chabot, Steve [R-OH-1] 04/13/2000
Rep. Duncan, John J., Jr. [R-TN-2] 05/02/2000
Rep. Reynolds, Thomas M. [R-NY-27] 05/02/2000
Rep. Rahall, Nick J., II [D-WV-3] 05/02/2000
Rep. Gordon, Bart [D-TN-6] 05/02/2000
Rep. Gekas, George W. [R-PA-17] 05/02/2000
Rep. Smith, Christopher H. [R-NJ-4] 05/03/2000
Rep. Isakson, Johnny [R-GA-6] 05/03/2000
Rep. Menendez, Robert [D-NJ-13] 05/04/2000
Rep. Largent, Steve [R-OK-1] 05/04/2000
Rep. McHugh, John M. [R-NY-24] 05/04/2000
Rep. Tancredo, Thomas G. [R-CO-6] 05/04/2000
Rep. Sweeney, John E. [R-NY-22] 05/04/2000
Rep. Tauscher, Ellen O. [D-CA-10] 05/04/2000
Rep. Thurman, Karen L. [D-FL-5] 05/04/2000
Rep. Gonzalez, Charles A. [D-TX-20] 05/04/2000
Rep. Dooley, Calvin M. [D-CA-20] 05/08/2000
Rep. Turner, Jim [D-TX-2] 05/08/2000
Rep. Rogan, James E. [R-CA-27] 05/08/2000
Rep. Meeks, Gregory W. [D-NY-6] 05/08/2000
Rep. Ford, Harold E., Jr. [D-TN-9] 05/08/2000
Rep. Knollenberg, Joe [R-MI-11] 05/08/2000
Rep. Hutchinson, Asa [R-AR-3] 05/08/2000
Rep. Green, Gene [D-TX-29] 05/08/2000
Rep. Green, Mark [R-WI-8] 05/09/2000
Rep. Walden, Greg [R-OR-2] 05/09/2000
Rep. Franks, Bob [R-NJ-7] 05/10/2000
Rep. Pallone, Frank, Jr. [D-NJ-6] 05/10/2000
Rep. Rivers, Lynn N. [D-MI-13] 05/11/2000
Rep. LoBiondo, Frank A. [R-NJ-2] 05/11/2000
Rep. Forbes, Michael P. [D-NY-1] 05/11/2000
Rep. Miller, Dan [R-FL-13] 05/11/2000
Rep. Condit, Gary A. [D-CA-18] 05/15/2000
Rep. Lipinski, William O. [D-IL-3] 05/15/2000
Rep. Rodriguez, Ciro D. [D-TX-28] 05/15/2000
Rep. Moran, James P. [D-VA-8] 05/15/2000
Rep. Royce, Edward R. [R-CA-39] 05/15/2000
Rep. Goodlatte, Bob [R-VA-6] 05/15/2000
Rep. Gibbons, Jim [R-NV-2] 05/15/2000
Rep. Rush, Bobby L. [D-IL-1] 05/15/2000
Rep. Pombo, Richard W. [R-CA-11] 05/15/2000
Rep. Shadegg, John B. [R-AZ-4] 05/15/2000
Rep. Kelly, Sue W. [R-NY-19] 05/16/2000
Rep. Whitfield, Ed [R-KY-1] 05/16/2000
Rep. Sununu, John E. [R-NH-1] 05/16/2000
Rep. Price, David E. [D-NC-4] 05/16/2000
Rep. Radanovich, George [R-CA-19] 05/16/2000
Rep. Weldon, Curt [R-PA-7] 05/16/2000
Rep. Spence, Floyd [R-SC-2] 05/16/2000
Rep. Sessions, Pete [R-TX-5] 05/16/2000
Rep. McCarthy, Carolyn [D-NY-4] 05/16/2000
Rep. Doolittle, John T. [R-CA-4] 05/16/2000
Rep. Hoekstra, Peter [R-MI-2] 05/16/2000
Rep. Pascrell, Bill, Jr. [D-NJ-8] 05/17/2000
Rep. Ortiz, Solomon P. [D-TX-27] 05/17/2000
Rep. Quinn, Jack [R-NY-30] 05/17/2000
Rep. DeFazio, Peter A. [D-OR-4] 05/17/2000
Rep. Sanchez, Loretta [D-CA-46] 05/17/2000
Rep. Gallegly, Elton [R-CA-23] 05/17/2000
Rep. Roybal-Allard, Lucille [D-CA-33] 05/17/2000
Rep. Jackson-Lee, Sheila [D-TX-18] 05/18/2000
Rep. Hoeffel, Joseph M. [D-PA-13] 05/18/2000
Rep. Biggert, Judy [R-IL-13] 05/18/2000
Rep. Crowley, Joseph [D-NY-7] 05/18/2000
Rep. Evans, Lane [D-IL-17] 05/18/2000
Rep. Greenwood, James C. [R-PA-8] 05/18/2000
Rep. Sensenbrenner, F. James, Jr. [R-WI-9] 05/18/2000
Rep. Boehlert, Sherwood [R-NY-23] 05/18/2000
Rep. Cramer, Robert E. (Bud), Jr. [D-AL-5] 05/18/2000
Rep. Etheridge, Bob [D-NC-2] 05/18/2000
Rep. Jones, Stephanie Tubbs [D-OH-11] 05/18/2000
Rep. Wicker, Roger F. [R-MS-1] 05/18/2000
Rep. Hilleary, Van [R-TN-4] 05/18/2000
Rep. Thune, John [R-SD-At Large] 05/18/2000
Rep. Wise, Robert E., Jr. [D-WV-2] 05/18/2000
Rep. Faleomavaega, Eni F. H. [D-AS-At Large] 05/18/2000
Rep. Barrett, Thomas M. [D-WI-5] 05/18/2000
Rep. Walsh, James T. [R-NY-25] 05/19/2000
Rep. Pickett, Owen B. [D-VA-2] 05/19/2000
Rep. Hill, Baron P. [D-IN-9] 05/19/2000
Rep. Kuykendall, Steven T. [R-CA-36] 05/19/2000
Rep. Ose, Doug [R-CA-3] 05/19/2000
Rep. Roukema, Marge [R-NJ-5] 05/19/2000
Rep. Barr, Bob [R-GA-7] 05/19/2000
Rep. Graham, Lindsey [R-SC-3] 05/19/2000
Rep. Bartlett, Roscoe G. [R-MD-6] 05/22/2000
Rep. Moran, Jerry [R-KS-1] 05/22/2000
Rep. Toomey, Patrick J. [R-PA-15] 05/22/2000
Rep. Goss, Porter J. [R-FL-14] 05/22/2000
Rep. Hinojosa, Ruben [D-TX-15] 05/22/2000

Committees (2)

Committees, subcommittees and links to reports associated with this bill are listed here, as well as the nature and date of committee activity and Congressional report number.

Committee / Subcommittee Date Activity Reports
House Ways and Means03/14/2000 Referred to
05/17/2000 Markup by
05/22/2000 Reported by H. Rept. 106-631
Senate Finance05/25/2000 Referred to
06/14/2000 Markup by
07/05/2000 Reported by S. Rept. 106-328

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Subjects (12)


Latest Summary (4)

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Reported to Senate with amendment(s) (07/05/2000)

Amends the Internal Revenue Code to repeal Subchapter B (Communications) of Chapter 33 (Facilities and Services) of Subtitle D (Miscellaneous Excise Taxes). (Repeals the three percent Federal excise tax on communications services.)

Directs the Comptroller General of the United States to conduct a study and issue a report concerning: (1) the extent to which the benefits of the repeal of the excise tax are passed through to individual and business consumers; and (2) any actions taken by communication service providers or others that diminish such benefits.