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110th Congress                                            Rept. 110-584
                        HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
 2d Session                                                      Part 2

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           TAXPAYER ASSISTANCE AND SIMPLIFICATION ACT OF 2008

                                _______
                                

 April 14, 2008.--Committed to the Committee of the Whole House on the 
              State of the Union and ordered to be printed

                                _______
                                

    Mr. Rangel, from the Committee on Ways and Means, submitted the 
                               following

                          SUPPLEMENTAL REPORT

                        [To accompany H.R. 5719]

    In lieu of the results of rollcalls that were inserted in 
House Report 110-584:

                      III. VOTES OF THE COMMITTEE

    In compliance with clause 3(b) of rule XIII of the Rules of 
the House of Representatives, the following statements are made 
concerning the vote of the Committee on Ways and Means in its 
consideration of H.R. 5719, the ``Taxpayer Assistance and 
Simplification Act of 2008.''

                    MOTION TO REPORT RECOMMENDATIONS

    The Chairman's Amendment in the Nature of a Substitute, as 
amended, was ordered favorably reported by a rollcall vote of 
23 yeas and 17 nays (with a quorum being present). The vote was 
as follows:

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         Representatives              Yea      Nay     Present     Representative      Yea       Nay     Present
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Mr. Rangel.......................        X   .......  ........  Mr. McCrery........  .......        X   ........
Mr. Stark........................        X   .......  ........  Mr. Herger.........  .......        X   ........
Mr. Levin........................        X   .......  ........  Mr. Camp...........  .......        X   ........
Mr. McDermott....................        X   .......  ........  Mr. Ramstad........  .......        X   ........
Mr. Lewis (GA)...................        X   .......  ........  Mr. Johnson........  .......        X   ........
Mr. Neal.........................        X   .......  ........  Mr. English........  .......        X   ........
Mr. McNulty......................        X   .......  ........  Mr. Weller.........  .......        X   ........
Mr. Tanner.......................        X   .......  ........  Mr. Hulshof........  .......        X   ........
Mr. Becerra......................        X   .......  ........  Mr. Lewis (KY).....  .......        X   ........
Mr. Doggett......................        X   .......  ........  Mr. Brady..........  .......        X   ........
Mr. Pomeroy......................        X   .......  ........  Mr. Reynolds.......  .......        X   ........
Ms. Tubbs Jones..................        X   .......  ........  Mr. Ryan...........  .......        X   ........
Mr. Thompson.....................        X   .......  ........  Mr. Cantor.........  .......        X   ........
Mr. Larson.......................  ........  .......  ........  Mr. Linder.........  .......        X   ........
Mr. Emanuel......................        X   .......  ........  Mr. Nunes..........  .......        X   ........
Mr. Blumenauer...................        X   .......  ........  Mr. Tiberi.........  .......        X   ........
Mr. Kind.........................        X   .......  ........  Mr. Porter.........  .......        X   ........
Mr. Pascrell.....................        X   .......  ........
Ms. Berkley......................        X   .......  ........
Mr. Crowley......................        X   .......  ........
Mr. Van Hollen...................        X   .......  ........
Mr. Meek.........................        X   .......  ........
Ms. Schwartz.....................        X   .......  ........
Mr. Davis........................        X   .......  ........
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                          VOTES ON AMENDMENTS

    A rollcall vote was conducted on the following amendments 
to the Chairman's Amendment in the Nature of a Substitute.
    An amendment by Mr. Herger which would replace Section 4 of 
the Taxpayer Assistance and Simplification Act of 2008, dealing 
with the application of the 3 percent withholding requirement 
on payments to government contractors, was defeated by a vote 
of 17 yeas and 23 nays. The vote was as follows:

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         Representatives             Yea       Nay     Present     Representative       Yea      Nay     Present
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Mr. Rangel.......................  .......        X   ........  Mr. McCrery........        X   .......  ........
Mr. Stark........................  .......        X   ........  Mr. Herger.........        X   .......  ........
Mr. Levin........................  .......        X   ........  Mr. Camp...........        X   .......  ........
Mr. McDermott....................  .......        X   ........  Mr. Ramstad........        X   .......  ........
Mr. Lewis (GA)...................  .......        X   ........  Mr. Johnson........        X   .......  ........
Mr. Neal.........................  .......        X   ........  Mr. English........        X   .......  ........
Mr. McNulty......................  .......        X   ........  Mr. Weller.........        X   .......  ........
Mr. Tanner.......................  .......        X   ........  Mr. Hulshof........        X   .......  ........
Mr. Becerra......................  .......        X   ........  Mr. Lewis (KY).....        X   .......  ........
Mr. Doggett......................  .......        X   ........  Mr. Brady..........        X   .......  ........
Mr. Pomeroy......................  .......        X   ........  Mr. Reynolds.......        X   .......  ........
Ms. Tubbs Jones..................  .......        X   ........  Mr. Ryan...........        X   .......  ........
Mr. Thompson.....................  .......        X   ........  Mr. Cantor.........        X   .......  ........
Mr. Larson.......................  .......  ........  ........  Mr. Linder.........        X   .......  ........
Mr. Emanuel......................  .......        X   ........  Mr. Nunes..........        X   .......  ........
Mr. Blumenauer...................  .......        X   ........  Mr. Tiberi.........        X   .......  ........
Mr. Kind.........................  .......        X   ........  Mr. Porter.........        X   .......  ........
Mr. Pascrell.....................  .......        X   ........
Ms. Berkley......................  .......        X   ........
Mr. Crowley......................  .......        X   ........
Mr. Van Hollen...................  .......        X   ........
Mr. Meek.........................  .......        X   ........
Ms. Schwartz.....................  .......        X   ........
Mr. Davis........................  .......        X   ........
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    An amendment by Mr. Brady and Mr. Reynolds which would 
strike Section 14 of the Taxpayer Assistance and Simplification 
Act of 2008 (H.R. 5719) to retain the statutory authority that 
allows the IRS to enter into qualified collection contracts 
with private collections agencies (PCS). These PCA(s) would 
locate and contact taxpayers with outstanding tax liabilities, 
as well as arrange for payment of those outstanding taxes to 
the IRS by the taxpayer. The amendment was defeated by a vote 
of 18 yeas and 22 nays. The vote was as follows:

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         Representatives             Yea       Nay     Present     Representative       Yea      Nay     Present
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Mr. Rangel......................  ........        X   ........  Mr. McCrery........        X   .......  ........
Mr. Stark.......................  ........        X   ........  Mr. Herger.........        X   .......  ........
Mr. Levin.......................  ........        X   ........  Mr. Camp...........        X   .......  ........
Mr. McDermott...................  ........        X   ........  Mr. Ramstad........        X   .......  ........
Mr. Lewis (GA)..................  ........        X   ........  Mr. Johnson........        X   .......  ........
Mr. Neal........................  ........        X   ........  Mr. English........        X   .......  ........
Mr. McNulty.....................  ........        X   ........  Mr. Weller.........        X   .......  ........
Mr. Tanner......................        X   ........  ........  Mr. Hulshof........        X   .......  ........
Mr. Becerra.....................  ........        X   ........  Mr. Lewis (KY).....        X   .......  ........
Mr. Doggett.....................  ........        X   ........  Mr. Brady..........        X   .......  ........
Mr. Pomeroy.....................  ........        X   ........  Mr. Reynolds.......        X   .......  ........
Ms. Tubbs Jones.................  ........        X   ........  Mr. Ryan...........        X   .......  ........
Mr. Thompson....................  ........        X   ........  Mr. Canton.........        X   .......  ........
Mr. Larson......................  ........  ........  ........  Mr. Linder.........        X   .......  ........
Mr. Emanuel.....................  ........        X   ........  Mr. Nunes..........        X   .......  ........
Mr. Blumenauer..................  ........        X   ........  Mr. Tiberi.........        X   .......  ........
Mr. Kind........................  ........        X   ........  Mr. Porter.........        X   .......  ........
Mr. Pascrell....................  ........        X   ........
Ms. Berkley.....................  ........        X   ........
Mr. Crowley.....................  ........        X   ........
Mr. Van Hollen..................  ........        X   ........
Mr. Meek........................  ........        X   ........
Ms. Schwartz....................  ........        X   ........
Mr. Davis.......................  ........        X   ........
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    An amendment by Mr. Ryan would strike Section 17 of the 
Manager's Amendment, requiring Health Savings Account holders 
to report on the distributions from these accounts was defeated 
by a roll call vote of 16 yeas and 24 nays. The vote was as 
follows:

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         Representatives             Yea       Nay     Present    Representative       Yea      Nay     Present
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Mr. Rangel......................  ........        X   ........  Mr. McCrery.......        X   .......  .........
Mr. Stark.......................  ........        X   ........  Mr. Herger........        X   .......  .........
Mr. Levin.......................  ........        X   ........  Mr. Camp..........        X   .......  .........
Mr. McDermott...................  ........        X   ........  Mr. Ramstad.......        X   .......  .........
Mr. Lewis (GA)..................  ........        X   ........  Mr. Johnson.......        X   .......  .........
Mr. Neal........................  ........        X   ........  Mr. English.......        X   .......
Mr. McNulty.....................  ........        X   ........  Mr. Weller........        X   .......  .........
Mr. Tanner......................  ........        X   ........  Mr. Hulshof.......        X   .......  .........
Mr. Becerra.....................  ........        X   ........  Mr. Lewis (KY)....        X   .......  .........
Mr. Doggett.....................  ........        X   ........  Mr. Brady.........        X   .......  .........
Mr. Pomeroy.....................  ........        X   ........  Mr. Reynolds......        X   .......  .........
Ms. Tubbs Jones.................  ........        X   ........  Mr. Ryan..........        X   .......  .........
Mr. Thompson....................  ........        X   ........  Mr. Canton........        X   .......  .........
Mr. Larson......................  ........  ........  ........  Mr. Linder........        X   .......  .........
Mr. Emanuel.....................  ........        X   ........  Mr. Nunes.........        X   .......  .........
Mr. Blumenauer..................  ........        X   ........  Mr. Tiberi........        X   .......  .........
Mr. Kind........................  ........        X   ........  Mr. Porter........  ........        X  .........
Mr. Pascrell....................  ........        X   ........
Ms. Berkley.....................  ........        X   ........
Mr. Crowley.....................  ........        X   ........
Mr. Van Hollen..................  ........        X   ........
Mr. Meek........................  ........        X   ........
Ms. Schwartz....................  ........        X   ........
Mr. Davis.......................  ........        X   ........
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