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Economic Stimulus bill (Identified by CRS)
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Short Titles

Short Titles as Enacted

Jobs and Growth Tax Relief Reconciliation Act of 2003

Short Titles - House of Representatives

Short Titles as Passed House

Jobs and Growth Reconciliation Tax Act of 2003

Short Titles as Reported to House

Jobs and Growth Reconciliation Tax Act of 2003

Short Titles as Introduced

Jobs and Growth Tax Act of 2003

Short Titles - Senate

Short Titles as Passed Senate

Jobs and Growth Tax Relief Reconciliation Act of 2003

Short Titles as Passed Senate for portions of this bill
  • Armed Forces Tax Fairness Act of 2003
  • Fundamental Tax Reform Commission Act of 2003

Official Titles

Official Titles - House of Representatives

Official Titles as Amended by House

To provide for reconciliation pursuant to section 201 of the concurrent resolution on the budget for fiscal year 2004.

Official Title as Introduced

To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to provide additional tax incentives to encourage economic growth.


Actions Overview (11)

Date Actions Overview
05/28/2003Became Public Law No: 108-27. (TXT | PDF)
05/28/2003Signed by President.
05/23/2003Presented to President.
05/23/2003Conference report agreed to in Senate: Senate agreed to conference report by Yea-Nay Vote. 51 - 50. Record Vote Number: 196.
05/23/2003Conference report agreed to in House: On agreeing to the conference report Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: 231 - 200 (Roll no. 225).
05/22/2003Conference committee actions: Conferees agreed to file conference report.
05/22/2003Conference report filed: Conference report H. Rept. 108-126 filed.(text of conference report: CR H4625-4706)
05/15/2003Passed/agreed to in Senate: Passed Senate in lieu of S.1054 with an amendment by Yea-Nay Vote. 51 - 49. Record Vote Number: 179.(consideration: CR S6474-6475; text as passed Senate: CR 5/20/2003 S6741-6786)
05/09/2003Passed/agreed to in House: On passage Passed by recorded vote: 222 - 203 (Roll no. 182).(text: CR H3910-3913)
05/08/2003Reported (Amended) by the Committee on Ways and Means. H. Rept. 108-94.
02/27/2003Introduced in House

All Actions (58)

Date Chamber All Actions
05/28/2003Became Public Law No: 108-27. (TXT | PDF)
05/28/2003Signed by President.
05/23/2003HousePresented to President.
05/23/2003SenateMessage on Senate action sent to the House.
05/23/2003SenateSenate agreed to conference report by Yea-Nay Vote. 51 - 50. Record Vote Number: 196.
05/23/2003SenateConference report considered in Senate. (consideration: CR S7071-7089)
05/23/2003-1:55amHouseOn agreeing to the conference report Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: 231 - 200 (Roll no. 225).
05/23/2003-1:55amHouseMotions to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
05/23/2003-1:38amHouseThe previous question was ordered pursuant to the rule.
05/23/2003-12:08amHouseDEBATE - The House proceeded with one hour of debate on the conference report.
05/23/2003-12:08amHouseMr. Thomas brought up conference report H. Rept. 108-126 for consideration under the provisions of H. Res. 253. (consideration: CR H4716-4730)
05/23/2003-12:07amHouseRule H. Res. 253 passed House.
05/22/2003-10:45pmHouseRules Committee Resolution H. Res. 253 Reported to House. Rule provides for consideration of the conference report to H.R. 2.
05/22/2003-10:45pmConferees agreed to file conference report.
Action By: Joint
05/22/2003-8:44pmHouseConference report H. Rept. 108-126 filed. (text of conference report: CR H4625-4706)
05/22/2003SenateConference papers: Senate report and manager's statement held at the desk in Senate.
05/22/2003-11:43amHouseThe Speaker appointed conferees: Thomas, DeLay, and Rangel.
05/22/2003-11:43amHouseMotion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
05/22/2003-11:43amHouseOn motion that the House instruct conferees Agreed to by voice vote.
05/22/2003-11:42amHouseThe previous question was ordered without objection.
05/22/2003-10:29amHouseDEBATE - The House proceeded with one hour of debate on the Stenholm motion to instruct conferees. The instructions contained in the motion seek to require the managers on the part of the House to include in the conference report the fiscal relief provided to States by section 371 of the Senate amendment and to the maximum extent possible within the scope of conference, agree to a conference report that will neither increase the Federal budget deficit nor increase the amount of the debt subject to the public debt limit.
05/22/2003-10:29amHouseMr. Stenholm moved that the House instruct conferees. (text: CR H4534)
05/22/2003-10:29amHouseOn motion that the House disagree to the Senate amendment, and agree to a conference Agreed to without objection. (consideration: CR H4625-4706)
05/22/2003-10:28amHouseMr. Thomas asked unanimous consent that the House disagree to the Senate amendment, and agree to a conference. (consideration: CR H4534-4542, H4625-4706)
05/20/2003SenateMessage on Senate action sent to the House.
05/15/2003SenateSenate insists on its amendment, asks for a conference, appoints conferees Grassley; Hatch; Nickles; Lott; Baucus; Rockefeller; Breaux.
05/15/2003SenatePassed Senate in lieu of S.1054 with an amendment by Yea-Nay Vote. 51 - 49. Record Vote Number: 179. (consideration: CR S6474-6475; text as passed Senate: CR 5/20/2003 S6741-6786)
05/15/2003SenateSenate struck all after the Enacting Clause and substituted the language of S.1054 amended.
05/12/2003SenateReceived in the Senate.
05/09/2003-2:30pmHouseThe title of the measure was amended. Agreed to without objection.
05/09/2003-2:30pmHouseMotion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
05/09/2003-2:30pmHouseOn passage Passed by recorded vote: 222 - 203 (Roll no. 182). (text: CR H3910-3913)
05/09/2003-2:14pmHouseOn motion to recommit with instructions Failed by recorded vote: 202 - 218 (Roll no. 181).
05/09/2003-1:58pmHouseThe previous question on the motion to recommit with instructions was ordered without objection.
05/09/2003-1:51pmHouseFloor summary: DEBATE - The House proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Moore motion to recommit with instructions. The instructions contained in the motion seek to require the bill to be reported back to the House with an amendment that provides that the bill's provisions will not take effect until the Federal budget is in balance.
05/09/2003-1:50pmHouseMr. Moore moved to recommit with instructions to Ways and Means. (consideration: CR H3940-3956; text: CR H3940-3953)
05/09/2003-1:50pmHouseOn motion to table the appeal of the ruling of the Chair Agreed to by recorded vote: 222 - 202 (Roll No. 180).
05/09/2003-1:34pmHouseMr. Thomas moved to table the appeal of the ruling of the Chair.
05/09/2003-1:34pmHouseMr. Rangel appealed the ruling of the chair. The question was then put on sustaining the ruling of the chair.
05/09/2003-1:33pmHousePoint of order sustained against the motion to recommit with instructions.
05/09/2003-1:33pmHouseMr. Thomas raised a point of order against the motion to recommit with instructions. The provisions of the motion to recommit with instructions are not germane. Sustained by the Chair.
05/09/2003-1:32pmHouseSubsequently, unanimous consent was granted to dispense with further reading of the motion to recommit with instructions.
05/09/2003-1:20pmHouseFloor summary: READING OF MOTION - The House proceeded with the reading of the proposed amendment in the nature of a substitute contained in the motion to recommit.
05/09/2003-1:19pmHouseMr. Rangel moved to recommit with instructions to Ways and Means.
05/09/2003-1:18pmHouseThe previous question was ordered pursuant to the rule.
05/09/2003-11:22amHouseDEBATE - The House proceeded with one hour of debate on H.R. 2.
05/09/2003-11:22amHouseH.Amdt.129 On agreeing to the Ways and Means amendment (A001) Agreed to without objection.
05/09/2003-11:22amHouseH.Amdt.129 Amendment reported by the House Committee on Ways and Means. (consideration: CR H3902-3910; text: CR H3902-3910)
05/09/2003-11:21amHouseRule provides for consideration of H.R. 2 with 1 hour of general debate. Rule provides for debate in the House equally divided and controlled by the chairman and ranking minority member of the Committee on Ways and Means. The amendment recommended by the Committee on Ways and Means now printed in the bill (H.Rept. 108-94) shall be considered as adopted. The rule waives all points of order against the bill, as amended, and against its consideration. Finally, the rule provides one motion to recommit with or without instructions.
05/09/2003-11:21amHouseConsidered under the provisions of rule H. Res. 227. (consideration: CR H3902-3956)
05/09/2003-11:20amHouseRule H. Res. 227 passed House.
05/08/2003-10:00pmHouseRules Committee Resolution H. Res. 227 Reported to House. Rule provides for consideration of H.R. 2 with 1 hour of general debate. Rule provides for debate in the House equally divided and controlled by the chairman and ranking minority member of the Committee on Ways and Means. The amendment recommended by the Committee on Ways and Means now printed in the bill (H.Rept. 108-94) shall be considered as adopted. The rule waives all points of order against the bill, as amended, and against its consideration. Finally, the rule provides one motion to recommit with or without instructions.
05/08/2003HousePlaced on the Union Calendar, Calendar No. 49.
05/08/2003HouseReported (Amended) by the Committee on Ways and Means. H. Rept. 108-94.
05/06/2003HouseOrdered to be Reported (Amended) by the Yeas and Nays: 24 - 15.
Action By: Committee on Ways and Means
05/06/2003HouseCommittee Consideration and Mark-up Session Held.
Action By: Committee on Ways and Means
02/27/2003HouseReferred to the House Committee on Ways and Means.
02/27/2003HouseIntroduced in House

Cosponsors (51)

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CosponsorDate Cosponsored
Rep. DeLay, Tom [R-TX-22] 03/06/2003
Rep. Blunt, Roy [R-MO-7] 03/06/2003
Rep. Pryce, Deborah [R-OH-15] 03/06/2003
Rep. Cox, Christopher [R-CA-48] 03/06/2003
Rep. Reynolds, Thomas M. [R-NY-26] 03/06/2003
Rep. Dreier, David [R-CA-26] 03/06/2003
Rep. Doolittle, John T. [R-CA-4] 03/06/2003
Rep. Kingston, Jack [R-GA-1] 03/06/2003
Rep. Crane, Philip M. [R-IL-8] 03/06/2003
Rep. Shaw, E. Clay, Jr. [R-FL-22] 03/06/2003
Rep. Herger, Wally [R-CA-2] 03/06/2003
Rep. McCrery, Jim [R-LA-4] 03/06/2003
Rep. Camp, Dave [R-MI-4] 03/06/2003
Rep. Ramstad, Jim [R-MN-3] 03/06/2003
Rep. Johnson, Sam [R-TX-3] 03/06/2003
Rep. Dunn, Jennifer [R-WA-8] 03/06/2003
Rep. Portman, Rob [R-OH-2] 03/06/2003
Rep. Hayworth, J. D. [R-AZ-5] 03/06/2003
Rep. Hulshof, Kenny C. [R-MO-9] 03/06/2003
Rep. McInnis, Scott [R-CO-3] 03/06/2003
Rep. Lewis, Ron [R-KY-2] 03/06/2003
Rep. Foley, Mark [R-FL-16] 03/06/2003
Rep. Brady, Kevin [R-TX-8] 03/06/2003
Rep. Ryan, Paul [R-WI-1] 03/06/2003
Rep. Cantor, Eric [R-VA-7] 03/06/2003
Rep. Hensarling, Jeb [R-TX-5] 03/06/2003
Rep. Pitts, Joseph R. [R-PA-16] 03/06/2003
Rep. McKeon, Howard P. "Buck" [R-CA-25] 03/06/2003
Rep. Wilson, Joe [R-SC-2] 03/06/2003
Rep. DeMint, Jim [R-SC-4] 03/06/2003
Rep. Fossella, Vito [R-NY-13] 03/06/2003
Rep. McCotter, Thaddeus G. [R-MI-11] 03/06/2003
Rep. Brown-Waite, Ginny [R-FL-5] 03/06/2003
Rep. Boehner, John A. [R-OH-8] 03/06/2003
Rep. Franks, Trent [R-AZ-2] 03/06/2003
Rep. Keller, Ric [R-FL-8] 03/06/2003
Rep. Miller, Gary G. [R-CA-42] 03/06/2003
Rep. Collins, Mac [R-GA-8] 03/11/2003
Rep. Isakson, Johnny [R-GA-6] 03/11/2003
Rep. Terry, Lee [R-NE-2] 03/11/2003
Rep. Garrett, Scott [R-NJ-5] 03/11/2003
Rep. Kolbe, Jim [R-AZ-8] 03/11/2003
Rep. Beauprez, Bob [R-CO-7] 03/18/2003
Rep. Sessions, Pete [R-TX-32] 03/20/2003
Rep. Chocola, Chris [R-IN-2] 03/24/2003
Rep. Pearce, Stevan [R-NM-2] 03/24/2003
Rep. Barrett, J. Gresham [R-SC-3] 03/25/2003
Rep. Brown, Henry E., Jr. [R-SC-1] 03/26/2003
Rep. Hart, Melissa A. [R-PA-4] 04/10/2003
Rep. Ryun, Jim [R-KS-2] 04/10/2003
Rep. Ose, Doug [R-CA-3] 05/06/2003
Cosponsors Who Withdrew Date Cosponsored Date Withdrawn CR Explanation
Rep. Musgrave, Marilyn N. [R-CO-4] 04/01/2003 05/07/2003 --

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Committee / Subcommittee Date Activity Related Documents
House Ways and Means02/27/2003 Referred to
05/06/2003 Markup by
05/08/2003 Reported by H. Rept. 108-94

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Latest Summary (6)

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Public Law No: 108-27 (05/28/2003)

Jobs and Growth Tax Relief Reconciliation Act of 2003 - Title I: Acceleration of Certain Previously Enacted Tax Reductions - (Sec. 101) Amends the Internal Revenue Code to accelerate the increase to the $1,000 child tax credit to include 2003 and 2004. Maintains the levels and the sunset established under the Economic Growth and Tax Reconciliation Act of 2001 (EGTRRA) for years following.

Provides for advance payment for 2003.

(Sec. 102) Accelerates the increase in the 15 percent bracket for joint filers to twice that of single filers to make such increase applicable to 2003 and 2004. Maintains the levels and the sunset established under EGTRRA for years following.

(Sec. 103) Accelerates the increase in the standard deduction for joint filers to twice that of single filers to make such increase applicable to 2003 and 2004. Maintains the levels and the sunset established under EGTRRA for years following.

(Sec. 104) Revises the expansion of the 10 percent bracket for married taxpayers filing jointly scheduled to increase from $12,000 to $14,000 in 2008 as follows: (1) $14,000 through 2004; and (2) $12,000 for 2005 through 2007. Maintains the levels and the sunset established under EGTRRA for years following. Revises inflation adjustment provisions.

(Sec. 105) Accelerates to 2003 individual income tax rate reductions scheduled to begin in 2006. Maintains that level and the sunset established under EGTRRA for years following.

(Sec. 106) Increases the $49,000 (for 2001 through 2004) and $35,750 (for 2001 through 2004) alternative minimum tax exemption amounts to $58,000 (for 2003 and 2004) and $40,250 (for 2003 and 2004), respectively.

(Sec. 107) Establishes that the sunset provisions of EGTRRA apply to this title.

Title II: Growth Incentives for Business - (Sec. 201) Revises provisions concerning the special allowance for certain property acquired after September 10, 2001, and before September 11, 2004, with respect to certain property the original use of which commenced after May 5, 2003, to increase the 30 percent bonus to 50 percent and extend the placed in service date through January 1, 2005 (2006, in certain cases).

(Sec. 202) Increases the $25,000 expensing allowance to $100,000 for 2003 through 2005, the $200,000 phaseout limit to $400,000 for 2003 through 2005, and includes off-the-shelf computer software placed in service in 2003 through 2005 as qualifying property. Provides for inflation adjustments.

Title III: Reduction in Taxes on Dividends and Capital Gains - (Sec. 301) Reduces, for the regular and alternative minimum tax, the 10 and 20 percent adjusted net capital gain rates to 5 (zero percent in 2008) and 15 percent, respectively, for taxable years beginning on or after May 6, 2003, with transition rules for years that include May 6, 2003.

(Sec. 302) Provides, for the regular and alternative minimum tax, for the taxation of dividends received by an individual from domestic corporations at net capital gain rates. Includes as qualified dividend income dividends from qualified foreign corporations (foreign corporations incorporated in the United States or certain corporations eligible for benefits of a comprehensive tax treaty with the United States).

(Sec. 303) Sunsets provisions of this title December 31, 2008.

Title IV: Temporary State Fiscal Relief - (Sec. 401) Provides $10 billion for State and local government assistance and $10 billion for Medicaid assistance through September 30, 2004. Amends the Social Security Act to add a new title, Temporary State Fiscal Relief.

Title V: Corporate Estimated Tax Payments for 2003 - (Sec. 501) Requires payment of 25 percent of September 2003 corporate estimated taxes by October 1, 2003.