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  • Fighting Hunger Incentive Act of 2015


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    Representative Paul Ryan

    From: WI District 1

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2015-02-12

    RYAN of Wisconsin. Mr. Speaker, pursuant to House Resolution 101, I [[Page H1002]] call up the bill (H.R. 644) to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to permanently extend and expand the charitable...



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    Representative Sander M. Levin

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    Date: 2015-02-12

    LEVIN. Mr. Speaker, I yield myself such time as I shall consume. Mr. Speaker, the issues here are not the merits. That isn't the issue. The issue is whether we proceed this way. Proceeding this way...



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    Representative Mike Kelly

    From: PA District 3

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2015-02-12

    KELLY of Pennsylvania. Mr. Speaker, I thank the chairman. Mr. Speaker, I rise today to speak very well about H.R. 641, the Conservation Easement Incentive legislation. I get confused sometimes by the...



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    Representative Steny H. Hoyer

    From: MD District 5

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2015-02-12

    HOYER. The ranking member didn't write my speech, so I am not sure what my answer to the distinguished gentleman's comments is, but I will say this to my friend, I am not for 1 year. I may vote for 1...



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    Representative Aaron Schock

    From: IL District 18

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2015-02-12

    SCHOCK. Mr. Speaker, I thank the chairman. I would just say so much has been said I am not sure I will need 3 minutes. Obviously, I am here to speak in support of a measure that I introduced in this...



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    Representative Lloyd Doggett

    From: TX District 35

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2015-02-12

    DOGGETT. Mr. Speaker, certainty, we are told, is the key factor here--first words from Chairman Ryan in support of this bill. I think the first certainty we have here is the knowledge that this bill...



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    Representative Erik Paulsen

    From: MN District 3

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2015-02-12

    PAULSEN. I thank the chairman for his leadership on leading the effort to simplify the Tax Code and give some confidence and certainty to those who use it. Mr. Speaker, I rise in support of this legislation,...



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    Senator Nancy Pelosi

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    Date: 2015-02-12

    PELOSI. I thank the gentleman for yielding and for his leadership on helping to have a budget that produces growth to reduce the deficit. Mr. Speaker, today, we are talking about issues on which we...



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    Representative Peter J. Roskam

    From: IL District 6

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2015-02-12

    ROSKAM. I thank Chairman Ryan for yielding. Mr. Speaker, the gentlewoman from California said that we needed to use agnostic scrutiny when we are evaluating these. I think it is a little bit ambitious...



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    Representative Mike Thompson

    From: CA District 5

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2015-02-12

    THOMPSON of California. I thank the gentleman for yielding. Mr. Speaker, I rise today as the Democratic lead on the conservation easement bill and to very regrettably say that I rise in opposition to...



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    Representative Tom Reed

    From: NY District 23

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2015-02-12

    REED. I thank the chairman for yielding. Mr. Speaker, I rise today in support of the underlying bill, the America Gives More Act of 2015. In particular, Mr. Speaker, I want to talk about a bill that...



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    Representative Xavier Becerra

    From: CA District 34

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2015-02-12

    BECERRA. Mr. Speaker, I thank the gentleman for yielding. I think we should clarify something. Every day, Americans donate food, clothes, and money to charities. Millions of Americans do that all the...



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    Representative Kevin McCarthy

    From: CA District 23

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2015-02-12

    McCARTHY. Mr. Speaker, I thank the gentleman and the chairman for yielding. I have to pause for a moment. We debate a lot of things on this floor, and they are worthy debates, and they are interesting...



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    Representative Danny K. Davis

    From: IL District 7

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2015-02-12

    DAVIS of Illinois. Mr. Chairman, I have long supported the tax incentive for businesses to deduct charitable contributions of food inventory. Indeed, I have a bill to expand the deduction for non-C corps,...



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    Representative Tom Emmer

    From: MN District 6

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2015-02-12

    EMMER. Mr. Speaker, I rise today in support of the Fighting Hunger Incentive Act of 2015. Roughly one in 10 Minnesotans live in poverty. Sadly, this means that many Minnesotans, including children,...



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    Representative Chris Van Hollen

    From: MD District 8

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2015-02-12

    VAN HOLLEN. I thank my friend from Michigan. Mr. Speaker, things are not always what they seem, and this is one of those cases. It is unfortunate because tax incentives for charitable giving are the...



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    Representative Stephen Knight

    From: CA District 25

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2015-02-12

    KNIGHT. Mr. Speaker, I have gotten to sit during this debate, and for the last hour or more I got to listen to nobody arguing, nobody wondering that this is a bad idea, nobody saying that this is something...



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    Representative Kevin Cramer

    From: ND District 0

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2015-02-12

    CRAMER. Mr. Speaker, I thank the chairman. As I have been sitting here, I have to admit, my thoughts have changed back and forth. My mind has changed. My speech has changed dramatically. It occurred...



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    Representative Joseph Crowley

    From: NY District 14

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2015-02-12

    CROWLEY. Mr. Speaker, I thank the gentleman from Michigan for yielding me this time. It is unfortunate we are here today, once again, in a situation where I think the overall intent sounds very good:...



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    Representative Ryan A. Costello

    From: PA District 6

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2015-02-12

    COSTELLO of Pennsylvania. Mr. Speaker, one thing that is particularly of pride for organizations and individuals in southeastern Pennsylvania is the success of the Chester County Food Bank and many other...



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    Representative Ryan K. Zinke

    From: MT District 0

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2015-02-12

    ZINKE. Mr. Speaker, I wish to highlight an important bill that is being considered by the House today--the ``America Gives More Act of 2015 (H.R. 644).'' This legislation contains a package of four charitable...



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    Representative Michael M. Honda

    From: CA District 17

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2015-02-12

    HONDA. Mr. Speaker, because I was traveling to attend the President's cybersecurity summit in California, I was not present when the House voted on H.R. 644, the Fighting Hunger Incentive Act of 2015. ...



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    Representative Linda T. Sánchez

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    Date: 2015-02-12

    SANCHEZ of California. Mr. Speaker, I rise today to speak about H.R. 644, the America Gives More Act. The bill before us today contains provisions that I strongly support, but it is with much frustration...



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    Representative Richard E. Neal

    From: MA District 1

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2015-02-12

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