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Titles (4)

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Estate Tax bill (Identified by CRS)

Short Titles

Short Titles - House of Representatives

Short Titles as Passed House

Death Tax Repeal Permanency Act of 2003

Short Titles as Introduced

Death Tax Repeal Permanency Act of 2003

Official Titles

Official Titles - House of Representatives

Official Title as Introduced

To make the repeal of the estate tax permanent.


Actions Overview (2)

Date Actions Overview
06/18/2003Passed/agreed to in House: On passage Passed by recorded vote: 264 - 163 (Roll no. 288).(text: CR H5492)
06/12/2003Introduced in House

All Actions (16)

Date Chamber All Actions
06/20/2003SenateRead the second time. Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under General Orders. Calendar No. 165.
06/19/2003SenateRead the first time. Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under Read the First Time.
06/19/2003SenateReceived in the Senate.
06/18/2003-3:30pmHouseMotion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
06/18/2003-3:30pmHouseOn passage Passed by recorded vote: 264 - 163 (Roll no. 288). (text: CR H5492)
06/18/2003-3:12pmHouseH.Amdt.171 On agreeing to the Pomeroy amendment (A001) Failed by the Yeas and Nays: 188 - 239 (Roll no. 287).
06/18/2003-2:51pmHouseH.Amdt.171 The previous question was ordered on the amendment (A001) and on the bill pursuant to the rule.
06/18/2003-1:27pmHouseDEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 281, the House proceeded with one hour of debate on the amendment in the nature of a substitute offered by Mr. Pomeroy.
06/18/2003-1:27pmHouseH.Amdt.171 Amendment (A001) in the nature of a substitute offered by Mr. Pomeroy. (consideration: CR H5502-5513; text: CR H5502-5503)
06/18/2003-12:15pmHouseDEBATE - The House proceeded with one hour of debate on H.R. 8.
06/18/2003-12:14pmHouseRule provides for consideration of H.R. 8 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.
06/18/2003-12:14pmHouseConsidered under the provisions of rule H. Res. 281. (consideration: CR H5492-5514)
06/18/2003-12:07pmHouseRule H. Res. 281 passed House.
06/17/2003-5:43pmHouseRules Committee Resolution H. Res. 281 Reported to House. Rule provides for consideration of H.R. 8 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.
06/12/2003HouseReferred to the House Committee on Ways and Means.
06/12/2003HouseIntroduced in House

Cosponsors (209)

* = Original cosponsor
CosponsorDate Cosponsored
Rep. Cramer, Robert E. (Bud), Jr. [D-AL-5]* 06/12/2003
Rep. Burns, Max [R-GA-12]* 06/12/2003
Rep. Cox, Christopher [R-CA-48]* 06/12/2003
Rep. Shuster, Bill [R-PA-9]* 06/12/2003
Rep. DeMint, Jim [R-SC-4]* 06/12/2003
Rep. Nethercutt, George R., Jr. [R-WA-5]* 06/12/2003
Rep. Kolbe, Jim [R-AZ-8]* 06/12/2003
Rep. Herger, Wally [R-CA-2]* 06/12/2003
Rep. Hastings, Doc [R-WA-4]* 06/12/2003
Rep. Camp, Dave [R-MI-4]* 06/12/2003
Rep. Foley, Mark [R-FL-16]* 06/12/2003
Rep. Wilson, Joe [R-SC-2]* 06/12/2003
Rep. Weller, Jerry [R-IL-11]* 06/12/2003
Rep. Putnam, Adam H. [R-FL-12]* 06/12/2003
Rep. Toomey, Patrick J. [R-PA-15]* 06/12/2003
Rep. McKeon, Howard P. "Buck" [R-CA-25]* 06/12/2003
Rep. Mica, John L. [R-FL-7]* 06/12/2003
Rep. Wicker, Roger F. [R-MS-1]* 06/12/2003
Rep. Boehner, John A. [R-OH-8]* 06/12/2003
Rep. Platts, Todd Russell [R-PA-19]* 06/12/2003
Rep. Goode, Virgil H., Jr. [R-VA-5]* 06/12/2003
Rep. Davis, Tom [R-VA-11]* 06/12/2003
Rep. Norwood, Charles W. [R-GA-9]* 06/12/2003
Rep. Weldon, Dave [R-FL-15]* 06/12/2003
Rep. Gibbons, Jim [R-NV-2]* 06/12/2003
Rep. Bass, Charles F. [R-NH-2]* 06/12/2003
Rep. Cunningham, Randy (Duke) [R-CA-50]* 06/12/2003
Rep. Shimkus, John [R-IL-19]* 06/12/2003
Rep. Wamp, Zach [R-TN-3]* 06/12/2003
Rep. Myrick, Sue Wilkins [R-NC-9]* 06/12/2003
Rep. Pickering, Charles W. "Chip" [R-MS-3]* 06/12/2003
Rep. Ryan, Paul [R-WI-1]* 06/12/2003
Rep. Rogers, Mike J. [R-MI-8]* 06/12/2003
Rep. Kirk, Mark Steven [R-IL-10]* 06/12/2003
Rep. Jones, Walter B., Jr. [R-NC-3]* 06/12/2003
Rep. Wolf, Frank R. [R-VA-10]* 06/12/2003
Rep. Boucher, Rick [D-VA-9]* 06/12/2003
Rep. Reynolds, Thomas M. [R-NY-26]* 06/12/2003
Rep. English, Phil [R-PA-3]* 06/12/2003
Rep. Hall, Ralph M. [D-TX-4]* 06/12/2003
Rep. Northup, Anne M. [R-KY-3]* 06/12/2003
Rep. Knollenberg, Joe [R-MI-9]* 06/12/2003
Rep. Hayworth, J. D. [R-AZ-5]* 06/12/2003
Rep. Dreier, David [R-CA-26]* 06/12/2003
Rep. McInnis, Scott [R-CO-3]* 06/12/2003
Rep. Crane, Philip M. [R-IL-8]* 06/12/2003
Rep. Shaw, E. Clay, Jr. [R-FL-22]* 06/12/2003
Rep. Souder, Mark E. [R-IN-3]* 06/12/2003
Rep. Wilson, Heather [R-NM-1]* 06/12/2003
Rep. Rogers, Harold [R-KY-5]* 06/12/2003
Rep. Johnson, Sam [R-TX-3]* 06/12/2003
Rep. Rehberg, Dennis R. [R-MT-At Large]* 06/12/2003
Rep. Calvert, Ken [R-CA-44]* 06/12/2003
Rep. Davis, Jo Ann [R-VA-1]* 06/12/2003
Rep. Bachus, Spencer [R-AL-6]* 06/12/2003
Rep. Simpson, Michael K. [R-ID-2]* 06/12/2003
Rep. Baker, Richard H. [R-LA-6]* 06/12/2003
Rep. Emerson, Jo Ann [R-MO-8]* 06/12/2003
Rep. Oxley, Michael G. [R-OH-4]* 06/12/2003
Rep. Simmons, Rob [R-CT-2]* 06/12/2003
Rep. Graves, Sam [R-MO-6]* 06/12/2003
Rep. Pence, Mike [R-IN-6]* 06/12/2003
Rep. Johnson, Timothy V. [R-IL-15]* 06/12/2003
Rep. Sessions, Pete [R-TX-32]* 06/12/2003
Rep. Goss, Porter J. [R-FL-14]* 06/12/2003
Rep. McHugh, John M. [R-NY-23]* 06/12/2003
Rep. Tancredo, Thomas G. [R-CO-6]* 06/12/2003
Rep. Cannon, Chris [R-UT-3]* 06/12/2003
Rep. Coble, Howard [R-NC-6]* 06/12/2003
Rep. Bonilla, Henry [R-TX-23]* 06/12/2003
Rep. Whitfield, Ed [R-KY-1]* 06/12/2003
Rep. Saxton, Jim [R-NJ-3]* 06/12/2003
Rep. Burton, Dan [R-IN-5]* 06/12/2003
Rep. Duncan, John J., Jr. [R-TN-2]* 06/12/2003
Rep. Schrock, Edward L. [R-VA-2]* 06/12/2003
Rep. Otter, C. L. (Butch) [R-ID-1]* 06/12/2003
Rep. Doolittle, John T. [R-CA-4]* 06/12/2003
Rep. Paul, Ron [R-TX-14]* 06/12/2003
Rep. Rohrabacher, Dana [R-CA-46]* 06/12/2003
Rep. Jenkins, William L. [R-TN-1]* 06/12/2003
Rep. Lucas, Ken [D-KY-4]* 06/12/2003
Rep. Granger, Kay [R-TX-12]* 06/12/2003
Rep. Hayes, Robin [R-NC-8]* 06/12/2003
Rep. Everett, Terry [R-AL-2]* 06/12/2003
Rep. Ferguson, Mike [R-NJ-7]* 06/12/2003
Rep. Lewis, Ron [R-KY-2]* 06/12/2003
Rep. Bartlett, Roscoe G. [R-MD-6]* 06/12/2003
Rep. Sweeney, John E. [R-NY-20]* 06/12/2003
Rep. Keller, Ric [R-FL-8]* 06/12/2003
Rep. Shadegg, John B. [R-AZ-3]* 06/12/2003
Rep. Barrett, J. Gresham [R-SC-3]* 06/12/2003
Rep. Walden, Greg [R-OR-2]* 06/12/2003
Rep. Walsh, James T. [R-NY-25]* 06/12/2003
Rep. Diaz-Balart, Mario [R-FL-25]* 06/12/2003
Rep. Pryce, Deborah [R-OH-15]* 06/12/2003
Rep. Istook, Ernest J., Jr. [R-OK-5]* 06/12/2003
Rep. Issa, Darrell E. [R-CA-49]* 06/12/2003
Rep. Berkley, Shelley [D-NV-1]* 06/12/2003
Rep. Ros-Lehtinen, Ileana [R-FL-18]* 06/12/2003
Rep. Sensenbrenner, F. James, Jr. [R-WI-5]* 06/12/2003
Rep. Cubin, Barbara [R-WY-At Large]* 06/12/2003
Rep. Miller, Jeff [R-FL-1]* 06/12/2003
Rep. Latham, Tom [R-IA-4]* 06/12/2003
Rep. Capito, Shelley Moore [R-WV-2]* 06/12/2003
Rep. Radanovich, George [R-CA-19]* 06/12/2003
Rep. Miller, Gary G. [R-CA-42]* 06/12/2003
Rep. LoBiondo, Frank A. [R-NJ-2]* 06/12/2003
Rep. Janklow, William J. [R-SD-At Large]* 06/12/2003
Rep. Hefley, Joel [R-CO-5]* 06/12/2003
Rep. Isakson, Johnny [R-GA-6]* 06/12/2003
Rep. Larsen, Rick [D-WA-2]* 06/12/2003
Rep. Boehlert, Sherwood [R-NY-24]* 06/12/2003
Rep. Tiahrt, Todd [R-KS-4]* 06/12/2003
Rep. Crenshaw, Ander [R-FL-4]* 06/12/2003
Rep. LaTourette, Steven C. [R-OH-14]* 06/12/2003
Rep. Feeney, Tom [R-FL-24]* 06/12/2003
Rep. Peterson, John E. [R-PA-5]* 06/12/2003
Rep. Weldon, Curt [R-PA-7]* 06/12/2003
Rep. Pombo, Richard W. [R-CA-11]* 06/12/2003
Rep. Osborne, Tom [R-NE-3]* 06/12/2003
Rep. Pearce, Stevan [R-NM-2]* 06/12/2003
Rep. Kline, John [R-MN-2]* 06/12/2003
Rep. Beauprez, Bob [R-CO-7]* 06/12/2003
Rep. King, Steve [R-IA-5]* 06/12/2003
Rep. Rogers, Mike D. [R-AL-3]* 06/12/2003
Rep. Matheson, Jim [D-UT-2]* 06/12/2003
Rep. Fletcher, Ernie [R-KY-6]* 06/12/2003
Rep. Hoekstra, Peter [R-MI-2]* 06/12/2003
Rep. Renzi, Rick [R-AZ-1]* 06/12/2003
Rep. Harris, Katherine [R-FL-13]* 06/12/2003
Rep. Culberson, John Abney [R-TX-7]* 06/12/2003
Rep. Manzullo, Donald A. [R-IL-16]* 06/12/2003
Rep. Chocola, Chris [R-IN-2]* 06/12/2003
Rep. Smith, Lamar [R-TX-21]* 06/12/2003
Rep. Gerlach, Jim [R-PA-6]* 06/12/2003
Rep. Tauzin, W. J. (Billy) [R-LA-3]* 06/12/2003
Rep. Brown-Waite, Ginny [R-FL-5]* 06/12/2003
Rep. Gutknecht, Gil [R-MN-1]* 06/12/2003
Rep. Musgrave, Marilyn N. [R-CO-4]* 06/12/2003
Rep. Forbes, J. Randy [R-VA-4]* 06/12/2003
Rep. Bishop, Rob [R-UT-1]* 06/12/2003
Rep. Aderholt, Robert B. [R-AL-4]* 06/12/2003
Rep. Brown, Henry E., Jr. [R-SC-1]* 06/12/2003
Rep. Scott, David [D-GA-13]* 06/12/2003
Rep. Porter, Jon C. [R-NV-3]* 06/12/2003
Rep. Blunt, Roy [R-MO-7]* 06/12/2003
Rep. Akin, W. Todd [R-MO-2]* 06/12/2003
Rep. Sullivan, John [R-OK-1]* 06/12/2003
Rep. Garrett, Scott [R-NJ-5]* 06/12/2003
Rep. Hostettler, John N. [R-IN-8]* 06/12/2003
Rep. Sherwood, Don [R-PA-10]* 06/12/2003
Rep. Lucas, Frank D. [R-OK-3]* 06/12/2003
Rep. Thornberry, Mac [R-TX-13]* 06/12/2003
Rep. Vitter, David [R-LA-1]* 06/12/2003
Rep. Cantor, Eric [R-VA-7]* 06/12/2003
Rep. Terry, Lee [R-NE-2]* 06/12/2003
Rep. Kennedy, Mark R. [R-MN-6]* 06/12/2003
Rep. Bradley, Jeb [R-NH-1]* 06/12/2003
Rep. Gillmor, Paul E. [R-OH-5]* 06/12/2003
Rep. Pitts, Joseph R. [R-PA-16]* 06/12/2003
Rep. Carter, John R. [R-TX-31]* 06/12/2003
Rep. Ney, Robert W. [R-OH-18]* 06/12/2003
Rep. Hart, Melissa A. [R-PA-4]* 06/12/2003
Rep. Frelinghuysen, Rodney P. [R-NJ-11]* 06/12/2003
Rep. Bono, Mary [R-CA-45]* 06/12/2003
Rep. Hensarling, Jeb [R-TX-5]* 06/12/2003
Rep. Brady, Kevin [R-TX-8]* 06/12/2003
Rep. Murphy, Tim [R-PA-18]* 06/12/2003
Rep. Hastert, J. Dennis [R-IL-14]* 06/12/2003
Rep. Bonner, Jo [R-AL-1]* 06/12/2003
Rep. Burr, Richard [R-NC-5]* 06/12/2003
Rep. Deal, Nathan [R-GA-10]* 06/12/2003
Rep. Fossella, Vito [R-NY-13]* 06/12/2003
Rep. LaHood, Ray [R-IL-18]* 06/12/2003
Rep. Sandlin, Max [D-TX-1]* 06/12/2003
Rep. Collins, Mac [R-GA-8]* 06/12/2003
Rep. Ryun, Jim [R-KS-2]* 06/12/2003
Rep. Ramstad, Jim [R-MN-3]* 06/12/2003
Rep. Gilchrest, Wayne T. [R-MD-1]* 06/12/2003
Rep. Lampson, Nick [D-TX-9]* 06/12/2003
Rep. Blackburn, Marsha [R-TN-7]* 06/12/2003
Rep. Nunes, Devin [R-CA-21]* 06/12/2003
Rep. Hyde, Henry J. [R-IL-6]* 06/12/2003
Rep. Ose, Doug [R-CA-3]* 06/12/2003
Rep. Goodlatte, Bob [R-VA-6]* 06/12/2003
Rep. Biggert, Judy [R-IL-13]* 06/12/2003
Rep. Chabot, Steve [R-OH-1]* 06/12/2003
Rep. DeLay, Tom [R-TX-22]* 06/12/2003
Rep. Hulshof, Kenny C. [R-MO-9]* 06/12/2003
Rep. Burgess, Michael C. [R-TX-26]* 06/12/2003
Rep. Cardoza, Dennis A. [D-CA-18]* 06/12/2003
Rep. McCotter, Thaddeus G. [R-MI-11]* 06/12/2003
Rep. Miller, Candice S. [R-MI-10]* 06/12/2003
Rep. Bishop, Sanford D., Jr. [D-GA-2]* 06/12/2003
Rep. Kelly, Sue W. [R-NY-19]* 06/12/2003
Rep. Franks, Trent [R-AZ-2]* 06/12/2003
Rep. Royce, Edward R. [R-CA-40]* 06/12/2003
Rep. Nussle, Jim [R-IA-1]* 06/12/2003
Rep. Portman, Rob [R-OH-2]* 06/12/2003
Rep. Gingrey, Phil [R-GA-11]* 06/12/2003
Rep. Turner, Michael R. [R-OH-3]* 06/12/2003
Rep. Neugebauer, Randy [R-TX-19]* 06/12/2003
Rep. Linder, John [R-GA-7]* 06/12/2003
Rep. Young, Don [R-AK-At Large]* 06/12/2003
Rep. Rahall, Nick J., II [D-WV-3]* 06/12/2003
Rep. Cole, Tom [R-OK-4]* 06/12/2003
Rep. Gallegly, Elton [R-CA-24]* 06/12/2003
Rep. Kingston, Jack [R-GA-1] 06/16/2003
Rep. Stearns, Cliff [R-FL-6] 06/16/2003

Committees (1)

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 Means06/12/2003 Referred to

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Subjects (7)


Latest Summary (2)

There are 2 summaries for H.R.8. View summaries

Shown Here:
Passed House without amendment (06/18/2003)

(This measure has not been amended since it was introduced on June 12, 2003. The summary of that version is repeated here.)

Death Tax Repeal Permanency Act of 2003 - Declares that the sunset provisions of the Economic Growth and Tax Relief Reconciliation Act of 2001 shall not apply to Title V: Estate, Gift, and Generation-skipping Transfer Tax Provisions of such Act. (Makes the repeal of estate and generation-skipping taxes under the Internal Revenue Code, and certain reductions of the gift tax, permanent.)