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  • Death Tax Repeal Act of 2015


    A picture of Representative Adrian Smith

    Representative Adrian Smith

    From: NE District 3

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2015-04-16

    SMITH of Nebraska. Mr. Speaker, pursuant to House Resolution 200, I call up the bill (H.R. 1105) to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to repeal the estate and generation-skipping transfer taxes,...



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    Representative Jim McDermott

    From: WA District 7

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2015-04-16

    McDERMOTT. Mr. Speaker, I yield myself such time as I may consume. It appears that the bipartisan, good feelings of the last few weeks are gone. After reaching across the aisle to pass important legislation...



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    Representative Kevin Brady

    From: TX District 8

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2015-04-16

    BRADY of Texas. Mr. Speaker, I yield myself such time as I may consume. I thank the gentleman from Nebraska for his leadership on ending this terrible tax. [[Page H2277]] Can you imagine working...



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    Representative Mike Thompson

    From: CA District 5

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2015-04-16

    THOMPSON of California. I thank the gentleman for yielding. Mr. Speaker, I rise in strong support of estate tax reform and in strong opposition to this wrongfully and inaccurately titled Death Tax Repeal...



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    Representative Sean P. Duffy

    From: WI District 7

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2015-04-16

    DUFFY. I appreciate the gentleman yielding. Mr. Speaker, I come from America's dairy land, the central and northwestern part of Wisconsin, and we have a lot of small dairy farms--300, 500, maybe a...



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    Representative Bill Pascrell Jr.

    From: NJ District 9

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2015-04-16

    PASCRELL. Mr. Speaker, I have heard better stories in the Bada Bing Club in New Jersey. I am listening to the accounts of all of these poor people. Let me tell you what we are talking about here. Do...



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    Representative Mike Kelly

    From: PA District 3

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2015-04-16

    KELLY of Pennsylvania. I thank the chairman for yielding me this time. Mr. Speaker, it is interesting to sit and listen to the rhetoric. I think sometimes if you drink the purple Kool-Aid long enough,...



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    Representative Ron Kind

    From: WI District 3

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2015-04-16

    KIND. I thank the gentleman for yielding me this time. Mr. Speaker, I rise in opposition to this legislation, and perhaps for no better reason than it is a $270 billion cost that the Congressional...



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    Representative Robert A. Brady

    From: PA District 1

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2015-04-16

    BRADY of Texas. Mr. Speaker, I yield myself such time as I may consume. I thank the gentleman from Nebraska for his leadership on ending this terrible tax. [[Page H2277]] Can you imagine working...



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    Representative Roger Williams

    From: TX District 25

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2015-04-16

    WILLIAMS. Mr. Speaker, in 1939, a man started a car dealership to realize the American Dream. When he died, the ownership of the business was passed along to his son and so was a death tax liability...



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    Representative Lloyd Doggett

    From: TX District 35

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2015-04-16

    DOGGETT. Mr. Speaker, I rise in strong opposition to this Brady ``Borrow to Benefit Billionaires Act.'' I don't believe that it is in the interest of our country to borrow another $269 billion from...



    A picture of Representative Ryan K. Zinke

    Representative Ryan K. Zinke

    From: MT District 0

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2015-04-16

    ZINKE. Mr. Speaker, I rise to bring awareness to a pervasive tax that threatens the very livelihood of the future of generations of Montanans, the death tax. April 15 was tax day; and, while some Americans...



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    Representative Xavier Becerra

    From: CA District 34

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2015-04-16

    BECERRA. I thank the gentleman for yielding. Mr. Speaker, it could be very confusing trying to understand what is going on. I see in today's gallery a lot of young Americans--our future leaders--and...



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    Representative Erik Paulsen

    From: MN District 3

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2015-04-16

    PAULSEN. Mr. Speaker, we all love hearing about American success stories. It might be that startup that begins with an idea, a couple of dollars, and a lot of hard work that grows into a business that...



    A picture of Representative Danny K. Davis

    Representative Danny K. Davis

    From: IL District 7

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2015-04-16

    DAVIS of Illinois. Mr. Speaker, I rise in opposition to this bill that would add hundreds of billions of dollars to our deficit to deliver a windfall to the heirs of the wealthiest estates in the country. ...



    A picture of Representative Kristi L. Noem

    Representative Kristi L. Noem

    From: SD District 0

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2015-04-16

    NOEM. On March 10 of 1994, my dad was killed in an accident on our family farm. I was taking college classes at the time. I was 21 years old, and I ended up coming home with my family and trying to figure...



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    Representative Jason Smith

    From: MO District 8

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2015-04-16

    SMITH of Nebraska. Mr. Speaker, pursuant to House Resolution 200, I call up the bill (H.R. 1105) to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to repeal the estate and generation-skipping transfer taxes,...



    A picture of Representative David G. Reichert

    Representative David G. Reichert

    From: WA District 8

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2015-04-16

    REICHERT. Madam Speaker, I thank the distinguished gentleman from Texas for bringing this bill to the floor and for his hard work on this bill. I appreciate the opportunity to speak today in support...



    A picture of Representative Sanford D. Bishop Jr.

    Representative Sanford D. Bishop Jr.

    From: GA District 2

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2015-04-16

    BISHOP of Georgia. I thank the gentleman for yielding. Madam Speaker, I am pleased to join Representative Brady on this important bipartisan legislation to repeal the death tax once and for all. I...



    A picture of Representative Charles B. Rangel

    Representative Charles B. Rangel

    From: NY District 13

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2015-04-16

    RANGEL. I thank the gentleman for this opportunity. Madam Speaker, having served on the Ways and Means Committee for decades, it is a little bit embarrassing to see us debating a bill that goes nowhere....



    A picture of Representative Marlin A. Stutzman

    Representative Marlin A. Stutzman

    From: IN District 3

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2015-04-16

    STUTZMAN. Madam Speaker, I rise today in support of H.R. 1105, the Death Tax Repeal Act. I want to thank Chairman Brady and Chairman Ryan for their leadership in addressing this issue that is so important...



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    Representative Earl Blumenauer

    From: OR District 3

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2015-04-16

    BLUMENAUER. I appreciate the gentleman's courtesy in permitting me to speak on this. Madam Speaker, it is ironic. This week, we have had hundreds and hundreds of businesspeople, folks from organized...



    A picture of Representative Louie Gohmert

    Representative Louie Gohmert

    From: TX District 1

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2015-04-16

    GOHMERT. Madam Speaker, several years ago, there was an author who wrote a book about millionaires in America; and it was amazing, most of the millionaires built a business, built a farm, and the number...



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    Representative Will Hurd

    From: TX District 23

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2015-04-16

    HURD of Texas. I thank my colleague for yielding. Madam Speaker, I want to share a story of Bobby McKnight, a seventh- generation cattleman from my district in Fort Davis, Texas. Bobby says many farm...



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    Representative Lynn Jenkins

    From: KS District 2

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2015-04-16

    JENKINS of Kansas. Madam Speaker, as a CPA, I understand that the only certainties in life are death and taxes. Unfortunately, Washington has decided that a third certainty can be created when we combine...



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    Representative Rod Blum

    From: IA District 1

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2015-04-16

    BLUMENAUER. I appreciate the gentleman's courtesy in permitting me to speak on this. Madam Speaker, it is ironic. This week, we have had hundreds and hundreds of businesspeople, folks from organized...



    A picture of Representative Richard M. Nolan

    Representative Richard M. Nolan

    From: MN District 8

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2015-04-16

    NOLAN. Madam Speaker, I have a motion to recommit at the desk. The SPEAKER pro tempore. Is the gentleman opposed to the bill? Mr. NOLAN. I am in its current form. The SPEAKER pro tempore. The Clerk...



    A picture of Representative Robert J. Dold

    Representative Robert J. Dold

    From: IL District 10

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2015-04-16

    DOLD. Mr. Speaker, on rollcall No. 160 I was unavoidably detained with constituents. Had I been present, I would have voted ``no.'' The SPEAKER pro tempore. The question is on the passage of the bill. ...



    A picture of Representative Sander M. Levin

    Representative Sander M. Levin

    From:

    Party:

    Date: 2015-04-16

    LEVIN. Mr. Speaker, I demand a recorded vote. A recorded vote was ordered. The SPEAKER pro tempore. This is a 5-minute vote. The vote was taken by electronic device, and there were--ayes 240, noes...



    A picture of Representative Lois Frankel

    Representative Lois Frankel

    From: FL District 22

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2015-04-16

    FRANKEL of Florida. Mr. Speaker, on rollcall vote 161, I was not present because I was unavoidably detained. Had I been present, I would have voted ``nay.'' PERSONAL EXPLANATION ...



    A picture of Representative Scott Perry

    Representative Scott Perry

    From: PA District 4

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2015-04-16

    PERRY. Mr. Speaker, I am not recorded on the following votes because I was absent due to a family emergency. Had I been present I would have voted as follows: rollcall No. 158 on the Motion to Recommit...