What: All Issues : Fair Taxation : Tax Breaks for the Rich : H. Res. 524. Sense of the House Resolution/Vote on Measure Expressing the Sense of the House that Congress Should Repeal the Estate Tax. (2002 house Roll Call 401)
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H. Res. 524. Sense of the House Resolution/Vote on Measure Expressing the Sense of the House that Congress Should Repeal the Estate Tax.
house Roll Call 401     Sep 19, 2002
Progressive Position:
Nay
Progressive Result:
Loss

In a symbolic gesture endorsing the repeal of the estate tax, House Republicans drafted a resolution that would express the "sense of the House" that before Congress adjourns, it should pass legislation to make permanent the estate tax repeal contained in the $1.35 trillion tax cut bill enacted in 2001 (in that bill, the estate tax would be reinstated in 2011). Progressives opposed the resolution because, in their estimation, the estate tax repeal disproportionately favored wealthy individuals. In a tough economic climate, Progressives argued, assistance should be provided to low and middle income taxpayers rather than high-income individuals. The resolution was adopted on a 242-158 vote.

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