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Titles (4)

Short Titles

Short Titles - House of Representatives

Short Titles as Passed House

Marriage Penalty and Family Tax Relief Act of 2001

Short Titles as Introduced

Marriage Tax Elimination Act of 2001

Official Titles

Official Titles - House of Representatives

Official Titles as Amended by House

To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to reduce the marriage penalty by providing for adjustments to the standard deduction, the 15-percent rate bracket, and the earned income credit, to increase the child credit and for other purposes.

Official Title as Introduced

To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to reduce the marriage penalty by providing for adjustments to the standard deduction, 15-percent rate bracket, and earned income credit and to allow the nonrefundable personal credits against regular and minimum tax liability.


Actions Overview (3)

Date
03/29/2001Passed/agreed to in House: On passage Passed by the Yeas and Nays: 282 - 144 (Roll no. 75).
03/27/2001Reported (Amended) by the Committee on Ways and Means. H. Rept. 107-29.(text of measure as reported: CR 3/29/2001 H1302-1303)
03/15/2001Introduced in House

All Actions (30)

Date Chamber
08/13/2001HouseSee H.R.1836.
06/07/2001SenateRead the second time. Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under General Orders. Calendar No. 68.
06/06/2001SenateRead the first time. Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under Read the First Time.
03/29/2001SenateReceived in the Senate.
03/29/2001-2:37pmHouseThe title of the measure was amended. Agreed to without objection.
03/29/2001-2:37pmHouseMotion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
03/29/2001-2:37pmHouseOn passage Passed by the Yeas and Nays: 282 - 144 (Roll no. 75).
03/29/2001-2:25pmHouseOn motion to recommit with instructions Failed by recorded vote: 184 - 240 (Roll no. 74). (text: CR H1326-1327)
03/29/2001-1:53pmHouseFloor summary: DEBATE - The House proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Rangel motion to recommit with instructions.
03/29/2001-1:52pmHouseMr. Rangel moved to recommit with instructions to Ways and Means. (consideration: CR H1326-1327)
03/29/2001-1:49pmHouseH.Amdt.23 On agreeing to the Rangel amendment (A002) Failed by the Yeas and Nays: 196 - 231 (Roll no. 73).
03/29/2001-1:26pmHouseThe previous question was ordered on the bill as amended, and on the Rangel amendment, pursuant to the rule.
03/29/2001-12:27pmHouseDEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 104, the House proceeded with one hour of debate on the Rangel amendment in the nature of a substitute.
03/29/2001-12:27pmHouseH.Amdt.23 Amendment (A002) in the nature of a substitute offered by Mr. Rangel. (consideration: CR H1318-1326; text: CR H1318-1319)
03/29/2001-11:11amHouseDEBATE - The House proceeded with one hour of debate on H.R. 6.
03/29/2001-11:10amHouseH.Amdt.22 On agreeing to the Ways and Means amendment as modified Agreed to without objection. (text as modified: CR H1303-1304)
03/29/2001-11:10amHouseH.Amdt.22 Ways and Means amendment (A001) modified by unanimous consent. Pursuant to a unanimous consent request granted earlier, the amendment made in order by H. Res. 104 was modified.
03/29/2001-11:09amHouseH.Amdt.22 Amendment in the nature of a substitute reported by the House Committee on Ways and Means. (consideration: CR H1303-1304)
03/29/2001-11:09amHouseRule provides for consideration of H.R. 6 with 1 hour of general debate. Previous question shall be considered as ordered without intervening motions except motion to recommit with or without instructions. Measure will be considered read. A specified amendment is in order. The amendment recommended by the Committee on Ways and Means now printed in the bill (House Rept. 107-29) shall be considered as adopted.
03/29/2001-11:08amHouseConsidered under the provisions of rule H. Res. 104. (consideration: CR H1302-1329)
03/29/2001-10:59amHouseRule H. Res. 104 passed House.
03/28/2001-5:22pmHouseRules Committee Resolution H. Res. 104 Reported to House. Rule provides for consideration of H.R. 6 with 1 hour of general debate. Previous question shall be considered as ordered without intervening motions except motion to recommit with or without instructions. Measure will be considered read. Bill is closed to amendments. The amendment recommended by the Committee on Ways and Means now printed in the bill (House Rept. 107-29) shall be considered as adopted.
03/27/2001HousePlaced on the Union Calendar, Calendar No. 20.
03/27/2001HouseReported (Amended) by the Committee on Ways and Means. H. Rept. 107-29. (text of measure as reported: CR 3/29/2001 H1302-1303)
03/22/2001HouseOrdered to be Reported in the Nature of a Substitute (Amended) by the Yeas and Nays: 23 - 16.
03/22/2001HouseCommittee Consideration and Mark-up Session Held.
03/15/2001HouseCommittee Hearings Held Prior to Introduction (Feb 13, 2001).
03/15/2001HouseReferred to the House Committee on Ways and Means.
03/15/2001HouseIntroduced in House
02/14/2001HouseSponsor introductory remarks on measure. (CR H365-367)

Cosponsors (227)

* = Original cosponsor
CosponsorDate Cosponsored
Rep. Barcia, James A. [D-MI-5]* 03/15/2001
Rep. Capito, Shelley Moore [R-WV-2]* 03/15/2001
Rep. Kerns, Brian D. [R-IN-7]* 03/15/2001
Rep. Aderholt, Robert B. [R-AL-4]* 03/15/2001
Rep. Akin, W. Todd [R-MO-2]* 03/15/2001
Rep. Armey, Richard K. [R-TX-26]* 03/15/2001
Rep. Baird, Brian [D-WA-3]* 03/15/2001
Rep. Baker, Richard H. [R-LA-6]* 03/15/2001
Rep. Ballenger, Cass [R-NC-10]* 03/15/2001
Rep. Barr, Bob [R-GA-7]* 03/15/2001
Rep. Bartlett, Roscoe G. [R-MD-6]* 03/15/2001
Rep. Barton, Joe [R-TX-6]* 03/15/2001
Rep. Bass, Charles F. [R-NH-2]* 03/15/2001
Rep. Bachus, Spencer [R-AL-6]* 03/15/2001
Rep. Bereuter, Doug [R-NE-1]* 03/15/2001
Rep. Berkley, Shelley [D-NV-1]* 03/15/2001
Rep. Biggert, Judy [R-IL-13]* 03/15/2001
Rep. Bilirakis, Michael [R-FL-9]* 03/15/2001
Rep. Bishop, Sanford D., Jr. [D-GA-2]* 03/15/2001
Rep. Blunt, Roy [R-MO-7]* 03/15/2001
Rep. Boehner, John A. [R-OH-8]* 03/15/2001
Rep. Boehlert, Sherwood [R-NY-23]* 03/15/2001
Rep. Bonilla, Henry [R-TX-23]* 03/15/2001
Rep. Bono, Mary [R-CA-44]* 03/15/2001
Rep. Brady, Kevin [R-TX-8]* 03/15/2001
Rep. Brown, Henry E., Jr. [R-SC-1]* 03/15/2001
Rep. Bryant, Ed [R-TN-7]* 03/15/2001
Rep. Burr, Richard [R-NC-5]* 03/15/2001
Rep. Burton, Dan [R-IN-6]* 03/15/2001
Rep. Buyer, Steve [R-IN-5]* 03/15/2001
Rep. Callahan, Sonny [R-AL-1]* 03/15/2001
Rep. Calvert, Ken [R-CA-43]* 03/15/2001
Rep. Camp, Dave [R-MI-4]* 03/15/2001
Rep. Cannon, Chris [R-UT-3]* 03/15/2001
Rep. Cantor, Eric [R-VA-7]* 03/15/2001
Rep. Chabot, Steve [R-OH-1]* 03/15/2001
Rep. Chambliss, Saxby [R-GA-8]* 03/15/2001
Rep. Coble, Howard [R-NC-6]* 03/15/2001
Rep. Collins, Mac [R-GA-3]* 03/15/2001
Rep. Cubin, Barbara [R-WY-At Large]* 03/15/2001
Rep. Combest, Larry [R-TX-19]* 03/15/2001
Rep. Cooksey, John [R-LA-5]* 03/15/2001
Rep. Cox, Christopher [R-CA-47]* 03/15/2001
Rep. Crane, Philip M. [R-IL-8]* 03/15/2001
Rep. Crenshaw, Ander [R-FL-4]* 03/15/2001
Rep. Culberson, John Abney [R-TX-7]* 03/15/2001
Rep. Cunningham, Randy (Duke) [R-CA-51]* 03/15/2001
Rep. Davis, Jo Ann [R-VA-1]* 03/15/2001
Rep. Deal, Nathan [R-GA-9]* 03/15/2001
Rep. DeMint, Jim [R-SC-4]* 03/15/2001
Rep. Diaz-Balart, Lincoln [R-FL-21]* 03/15/2001
Rep. Dreier, David [R-CA-28]* 03/15/2001
Rep. Duncan, John J., Jr. [R-TN-2]* 03/15/2001
Rep. Dunn, Jennifer [R-WA-8]* 03/15/2001
Rep. Ehlers, Vernon J. [R-MI-3]* 03/15/2001
Rep. Isakson, Johnny [R-GA-6]* 03/15/2001
Rep. Ehrlich, Robert L., Jr. [R-MD-2]* 03/15/2001
Rep. English, Phil [R-PA-21]* 03/15/2001
Rep. Emerson, Jo Ann [R-MO-8]* 03/15/2001
Rep. Everett, Terry [R-AL-2]* 03/15/2001
Rep. Ferguson, Mike [R-NJ-7]* 03/15/2001
Rep. Flake, Jeff [R-AZ-1]* 03/15/2001
Rep. Fletcher, Ernie [R-KY-6]* 03/15/2001
Rep. Foley, Mark [R-FL-16]* 03/15/2001
Rep. Fossella, Vito [R-NY-13]* 03/15/2001
Rep. Frelinghuysen, Rodney P. [R-NJ-11]* 03/15/2001
Rep. Gallegly, Elton [R-CA-23]* 03/15/2001
Rep. Gekas, George W. [R-PA-17]* 03/15/2001
Rep. Ganske, Greg [R-IA-4]* 03/15/2001
Rep. Gibbons, Jim [R-NV-2]* 03/15/2001
Rep. Gilchrest, Wayne T. [R-MD-1]* 03/15/2001
Rep. Gilman, Benjamin A. [R-NY-20]* 03/15/2001
Rep. Goode, Virgil H., Jr. [I-VA-5]* 03/15/2001
Rep. Goodlatte, Bob [R-VA-6]* 03/15/2001
Rep. Gordon, Bart [D-TN-6]* 03/15/2001
Rep. Goss, Porter J. [R-FL-14]* 03/15/2001
Rep. Graham, Lindsey [R-SC-3]* 03/15/2001
Rep. Granger, Kay [R-TX-12]* 03/15/2001
Rep. Graves, Sam [R-MO-6]* 03/15/2001
Rep. Green, Mark [R-WI-8]* 03/15/2001
Rep. Greenwood, James C. [R-PA-8]* 03/15/2001
Rep. Grucci, Felix J., Jr. [R-NY-1]* 03/15/2001
Rep. Gutknecht, Gil [R-MN-1]* 03/15/2001
Rep. Hansen, James V. [R-UT-1]* 03/15/2001
Rep. Hart, Melissa A. [R-PA-4]* 03/15/2001
Rep. Hastings, Doc [R-WA-4]* 03/15/2001
Rep. Hayes, Robin [R-NC-8]* 03/15/2001
Rep. Hayworth, J. D. [R-AZ-6]* 03/15/2001
Rep. Hefley, Joel [R-CO-5]* 03/15/2001
Rep. Herger, Wally [R-CA-2]* 03/15/2001
Rep. Hilleary, Van [R-TN-4]* 03/15/2001
Rep. Hobson, David L. [R-OH-7]* 03/15/2001
Rep. Hoekstra, Peter [R-MI-2]* 03/15/2001
Rep. Holt, Rush [D-NJ-12]* 03/15/2001
Rep. Horn, Stephen [R-CA-38]* 03/15/2001
Rep. Hostettler, John N. [R-IN-8]* 03/15/2001
Rep. Houghton, Amo [R-NY-31]* 03/15/2001
Rep. Hulshof, Kenny C. [R-MO-9]* 03/15/2001
Rep. Hunter, Duncan [R-CA-52]* 03/15/2001
Rep. Hutchinson, Asa [R-AR-3]* 03/15/2001
Rep. Hyde, Henry J. [R-IL-6]* 03/15/2001
Rep. Issa, Darrell E. [R-CA-48]* 03/15/2001
Rep. Istook, Ernest J., Jr. [R-OK-5]* 03/15/2001
Rep. Jenkins, William L. [R-TN-1]* 03/15/2001
Rep. Johnson, Nancy L. [R-CT-6]* 03/15/2001
Rep. Johnson, Sam [R-TX-3]* 03/15/2001
Rep. Johnson, Timothy V. [R-IL-15]* 03/15/2001
Rep. Jones, Walter B., Jr. [R-NC-3]* 03/15/2001
Rep. Keller, Ric [R-FL-8]* 03/15/2001
Rep. Kelly, Sue W. [R-NY-19]* 03/15/2001
Rep. Kennedy, Mark R. [R-MN-2]* 03/15/2001
Rep. Knollenberg, Joe [R-MI-11]* 03/15/2001
Rep. King, Peter T. [R-NY-3]* 03/15/2001
Rep. Kingston, Jack [R-GA-1]* 03/15/2001
Rep. Kirk, Mark Steven [R-IL-10]* 03/15/2001
Rep. Kolbe, Jim [R-AZ-5]* 03/15/2001
Rep. Largent, Steve [R-OK-1]* 03/15/2001
Rep. Latham, Tom [R-IA-5]* 03/15/2001
Rep. LaHood, Ray [R-IL-18]* 03/15/2001
Rep. LaTourette, Steven C. [R-OH-19]* 03/15/2001
Rep. Leach, James A. [R-IA-1]* 03/15/2001
Rep. Lewis, Ron [R-KY-2]* 03/15/2001
Rep. Linder, John [R-GA-11]* 03/15/2001
Rep. Lipinski, William O. [D-IL-3]* 03/15/2001
Rep. LoBiondo, Frank A. [R-NJ-2]* 03/15/2001
Rep. Lucas, Frank D. [R-OK-6]* 03/15/2001
Rep. Maloney, James H. [D-CT-5]* 03/15/2001
Rep. Manzullo, Donald A. [R-IL-16]* 03/15/2001
Rep. McCarthy, Carolyn [D-NY-4]* 03/15/2001
Rep. McCrery, Jim [R-LA-4]* 03/15/2001
Rep. Larsen, Rick [D-WA-2]* 03/15/2001
Rep. McHugh, John M. [R-NY-24]* 03/15/2001
Rep. McInnis, Scott [R-CO-3]* 03/15/2001
Rep. McIntyre, Mike [D-NC-7]* 03/15/2001
Rep. McKeon, Howard P. "Buck" [R-CA-25]* 03/15/2001
Rep. Mica, John L. [R-FL-7]* 03/15/2001
Rep. Miller, Dan [R-FL-13]* 03/15/2001
Rep. Miller, Gary G. [R-CA-41]* 03/15/2001
Rep. Moran, Jerry [R-KS-1]* 03/15/2001
Rep. Myrick, Sue Wilkins [R-NC-9]* 03/15/2001
Rep. Ney, Robert W. [R-OH-18]* 03/15/2001
Rep. Nethercutt, George R., Jr. [R-WA-5]* 03/15/2001
Rep. Northup, Anne M. [R-KY-3]* 03/15/2001
Rep. Norwood, Charles W. [R-GA-10]* 03/15/2001
Rep. Nussle, Jim [R-IA-2]* 03/15/2001
Rep. Osborne, Tom [R-NE-3]* 03/15/2001
Rep. Ose, Doug [R-CA-3]* 03/15/2001
Rep. Otter, C. L. (Butch) [R-ID-1]* 03/15/2001
Rep. Oxley, Michael G. [R-OH-4]* 03/15/2001
Rep. Paul, Ron [R-TX-14]* 03/15/2001
Rep. Pence, Mike [R-IN-2]* 03/15/2001
Rep. Peterson, John E. [R-PA-5]* 03/15/2001
Rep. Petri, Thomas E. [R-WI-6]* 03/15/2001
Rep. Pickering, Charles W. "Chip" [R-MS-3]* 03/15/2001
Rep. Pitts, Joseph R. [R-PA-16]* 03/15/2001
Rep. Platts, Todd Russell [R-PA-19]* 03/15/2001
Rep. Pombo, Richard W. [R-CA-11]* 03/15/2001
Rep. Portman, Rob [R-OH-2]* 03/15/2001
Rep. Pryce, Deborah [R-OH-15]* 03/15/2001
Rep. Putnam, Adam H. [R-FL-12]* 03/15/2001
Rep. Quinn, Jack [R-NY-30]* 03/15/2001
Rep. Radanovich, George [R-CA-19]* 03/15/2001
Rep. Ramstad, Jim [R-MN-3]* 03/15/2001
Rep. Regula, Ralph [R-OH-16]* 03/15/2001
Rep. Rehberg, Dennis R. [R-MT-At Large]* 03/15/2001
Rep. Reynolds, Thomas M. [R-NY-27]* 03/15/2001
Rep. Riley, Bob [R-AL-3]* 03/15/2001
Rep. Roukema, Marge [R-NJ-5]* 03/15/2001
Rep. Roemer, Tim [D-IN-3]* 03/15/2001
Rep. Rogers, Harold [R-KY-5]* 03/15/2001
Rep. Rogers, Mike J. [R-MI-8]* 03/15/2001
Rep. Rohrabacher, Dana [R-CA-45]* 03/15/2001
Rep. Royce, Edward R. [R-CA-39]* 03/15/2001
Rep. Ryan, Paul [R-WI-1]* 03/15/2001
Rep. Ryun, Jim [R-KS-2]* 03/15/2001
Rep. Scarborough, Joe [R-FL-1]* 03/15/2001
Rep. Sandlin, Max [D-TX-1]* 03/15/2001
Rep. Schaffer, Bob [R-CO-4]* 03/15/2001
Rep. Schrock, Edward L. [R-VA-2]* 03/15/2001
Rep. Sensenbrenner, F. James, Jr. [R-WI-9]* 03/15/2001
Rep. Sessions, Pete [R-TX-5]* 03/15/2001
Rep. Shadegg, John B. [R-AZ-4]* 03/15/2001
Rep. Shaw, E. Clay, Jr. [R-FL-22]* 03/15/2001
Rep. Shays, Christopher [R-CT-4]* 03/15/2001
Rep. Sherwood, Don [R-PA-10]* 03/15/2001
Rep. Shimkus, John [R-IL-20]* 03/15/2001
Rep. Shows, Ronnie [D-MS-4]* 03/15/2001
Rep. Simmons, Rob [R-CT-2]* 03/15/2001
Rep. Skeen, Joe [R-NM-2]* 03/15/2001
Rep. Smith, Christopher H. [R-NJ-4]* 03/15/2001
Rep. Smith, Lamar [R-TX-21]* 03/15/2001
Rep. Simpson, Michael K. [R-ID-2]* 03/15/2001
Rep. Souder, Mark E. [R-IN-4]* 03/15/2001
Rep. Spence, Floyd [R-SC-2]* 03/15/2001
Rep. Stearns, Cliff [R-FL-6]* 03/15/2001
Rep. Stump, Bob [R-AZ-3]* 03/15/2001
Rep. Sununu, John E. [R-NH-1]* 03/15/2001
Rep. Sweeney, John E. [R-NY-22]* 03/15/2001
Rep. Tauzin, W. J. (Billy) [R-LA-3]* 03/15/2001
Rep. Tancredo, Thomas G. [R-CO-6]* 03/15/2001
Rep. Taylor, Charles H. [R-NC-11]* 03/15/2001
Rep. Terry, Lee [R-NE-2]* 03/15/2001
Rep. Thune, John [R-SD-At Large]* 03/15/2001
Rep. Tiahrt, Todd [R-KS-4]* 03/15/2001
Rep. Tiberi, Patrick J. [R-OH-12]* 03/15/2001
Rep. Toomey, Patrick J. [R-PA-15]* 03/15/2001
Rep. Upton, Fred [R-MI-6]* 03/15/2001
Rep. Vitter, David [R-LA-1]* 03/15/2001
Rep. Wamp, Zach [R-TN-3]* 03/15/2001
Rep. Walden, Greg [R-OR-2]* 03/15/2001
Rep. Watkins, Wes [R-OK-3]* 03/15/2001
Rep. Watts, J. C., Jr. [R-OK-4]* 03/15/2001
Rep. Weldon, Dave [R-FL-15]* 03/15/2001
Rep. Whitfield, Ed [R-KY-1]* 03/15/2001
Rep. Wicker, Roger F. [R-MS-1]* 03/15/2001
Rep. Wilson, Heather [R-NM-1]* 03/15/2001
Rep. Wolf, Frank R. [R-VA-10]* 03/15/2001
Rep. Young, C. W. Bill [R-FL-10]* 03/15/2001
Rep. Young, Don [R-AK-At Large]* 03/15/2001
Rep. Walsh, James T. [R-NY-25]* 03/15/2001
Rep. Thornberry, Mac [R-TX-13]* 03/15/2001
Rep. Condit, Gary A. [D-CA-18]* 03/15/2001
Rep. Tauscher, Ellen O. [D-CA-10] 03/20/2001
Rep. Saxton, Jim [R-NJ-3] 03/20/2001
Rep. Davis, Tom [R-VA-11] 03/20/2001
Rep. Thomas, William M. [R-CA-21] 03/27/2001
Rep. Hastert, J. Dennis [R-IL-14] 03/27/2001

Committees (1)

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Committee / Subcommittee Date Activity Reports
House Ways and Means03/15/2001 Referred to
03/15/2001 Hearings by
03/22/2001 Markup by
03/27/2001 Reported by H. Rept. 107-29

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Latest Summary (2)

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Shown Here:
Passed House amended (03/29/2001)

Marriage Penalty and Family Tax Relief Act of 2001 - Amends the Internal Revenue Code to provide that the basic standard deduction on a joint return shall be equal to 200 percent of the dollar amount of an individual who is not married.

(Sec. 3) Provides a six-year schedule for making, by 2009, the maximum taxable income in the lowest married bracket equal to double the maximum taxable income in the lowest single filer bracket.

Repeals provisions providing for: (1) the reduction in the additional child tax credit for families with three or more children for taxpayers subject to the alternative minimum tax; and (2) the reduction in the earned income credit for taxpayers subject to the alternative minimum tax.

Provides, starting in 2008, for increasing the alternative minimum tax exemption amount on joint returns.

(Sec. 4) Provides for increases in the earned income credit phaseout amount on a joint return equal to 110 percent of the otherwise applicable amount.

Includes in the definition of the term "earned income," for purposes of the earned income credit, only amounts included in gross income.

(Sec 5) Provides a schedule for increasing the child tax credit to $1,000 by 2006.

Prohibits the child tax credit from exceeding the excess of: (1) the sum of the regular tax liability plus the alternative minimum tax; over (2) the sum of the nonrefundable personal credits (other than the child tax credit) and the foreign tax credit and Puerto Rico and possession tax credit.

Extends the availability of the additional credit for families with three or more children to families with fewer than three children.

(Sec. 6) States that the amounts transferred to any Social Security Act trust fund shall be determined as if this Act had not been enacted.