Federal - HR 644

A bill to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to permanently extend and expand the charitable deduction for contributions of food inventory.

Introduced

February 2, 2015

Description

A bill to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to permanently extend and expand the charitable deduction for contributions of food inventory.

Our Position

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Original Sponsor 1

Co-Sponsors 7

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  • Feb. 24, 2016 — Became Public Law, PL 114-125, 130 Stat. 122. Congressional Record p. D185

  • Feb. 24, 2016 — Signed by the president. Congressional Record p. D185, H1588

  • Feb. 23, 2016 — Enrolled measure signed in the Senate. Congressional Record p. S956

  • Feb. 23, 2016 — Enrolled measure signed in the House. Congressional Record p. H837, H850

  • Feb. 11, 2016Sullivan, R-Alaska, Senate speech: Personal explanation for roll call vote no.22, and would have voted yea if present. Congressional Record p. S845

  • Feb. 11, 2016 — Measure cleared for the president. Congressional Record p. S845

  • Feb. 11, 2016Senate Vote 22 Trade Enforcement and Internet Tax Ban — Conference Report
    Adoption of the conference report on the bill that would establish the U.S. Customs and Border Protection in statute, allow the agency to authorize the implementation of an automated system to process imports and exports and create a Trade Remedy Law Enforcement Division to prevent and investigate trade remedy evasion within the CBP. The measure would also make permanent a ban on state and local taxation of Internet access. Adopted (thus cleared for the president) 75-20. Congressional Record p. S845

  • Feb. 11, 2016Senate Vote 21 Trade Enforcement and Internet Tax Ban — Cloture
    Motion to invoke cloture (thus limiting debate) on the conference report to accompany the measure that would establish the U.S. Customs and Border Protection in statute, allow the agency to authorize the implementation of an automated system to process imports and exports and create a Trade Remedy Law Enforcement Division to prevent and investigate trade remedy evasion within the CBP. The measure would also make permanent a ban on state and local taxation of Internet access. Motion agreed to 73-22. Note: Three-fifths of the total Senate (60) is required to invoke cloture. Congressional Record p. S840

  • Feb. 11, 2016 — Conference report considered by the Senate. Congressional Record p. S836-S845

  • Feb. 9, 2016 — McConnell, R-Ky., motion to invoke cloture (thus limiting debate) on the conference report to accompany the bill (60 votes required), pending at recess. Congressional Record p. S730

  • Feb. 9, 2016 — Conference report considered by the Senate. Congressional Record p. S730

  • Dec. 11, 2015Kuster, D-N.H., House speech: Personal explanation for roll call vote no.693, and would have voted nay if present. Congressional Record p. E1782

  • Dec. 11, 2015G. Green, D-Texas, House speech: Personal explanation for roll call vote no.692, and would have voted yea if present. Congressional Record p. H9297

  • Dec. 11, 2015G. Green, D-Texas, House speech: Personal explanation for roll call vote no.693, and would have voted nay if present. Congressional Record p. H9297

  • Dec. 11, 2015G. Green, D-Texas, House speech: Personal explanation for roll call vote no.691, and would have voted nay if present. Congressional Record p. H9297

  • Dec. 11, 2015G. Green, D-Texas, House speech: Personal explanation for roll call vote no.690, and would have voted nay if present. Congressional Record p. H9297

  • Dec. 11, 2015DeFazio, D-Ore., House speech: Personal explanation for roll call vote no.692, and would have voted yea if present. Congressional Record p. H9297

  • Dec. 11, 2015DeFazio, D-Ore., House speech: Personal explanation for roll call vote no.693, and would have voted nay if present. Congressional Record p. H9297

  • Dec. 11, 2015DeFazio, D-Ore., House speech: Personal explanation for roll call vote no.691, and would have voted nay if present. Congressional Record p. H9297

  • Dec. 11, 2015DeFazio, D-Ore., House speech: Personal explanation for roll call vote no.690, and would have voted nay if present. Congressional Record p. H9297

  • Dec. 11, 2015P. Sessions, R-Texas, House speech: Personal explanation for roll call vote no.692, and would have voted nay if present. Congressional Record p. H9297

  • Dec. 11, 2015P. Sessions, R-Texas, House speech: Personal explanation for roll call vote no.693, and would have voted yea if present. Congressional Record p. H9297

  • Dec. 11, 2015P. Sessions, R-Texas, House speech: Personal explanation for roll call vote no.691, and would have voted yea if present. Congressional Record p. H9297

  • Dec. 11, 2015P. Sessions, R-Texas, House speech: Personal explanation for roll call vote no.690, and would have voted yea if present. Congressional Record p. H9297

  • Dec. 11, 2015S. Johnson, R-Texas, House speech: Personal explanation for roll call vote no.693, and would have voted yea if present. Congressional Record p. H9297

  • Dec. 11, 2015Lamar Smith, R-Texas, House speech: Personal explanation for roll call vote no.691, and would have voted yea if present. Congressional Record p. H9286

  • Dec. 11, 2015House Vote 693 Trade Enforcement — Passage
    Adoption of a conference report to accompany the Trade Facilitation and Enforcement Act (HR 644) that would formally establish the U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) and authorize the CBP to use an automated import-export processing system. Further, the bill would strengthen enforcement of intellectual property rights and U.S. trade agreements by establishing the Trade Enforcement Trust Fund and the National Intellectual Property Rights within the Treasury Department and U.S. Immigrations and Customs Enforcement (ICE), respectively. The bill would permanently ban state and local taxation of Internet access and ends grandfathered Internet access taxation in seven states. The bill would also amend the Trade Promotion Authority to add more negotiating objectives for future trade agreements, specifically that future trade agreements not require changes to U.S. immigration law or climate change obligations. Adopted 256-158. Congressional Record p. H9296-H9297

  • Dec. 11, 2015 — Conference report agreed to in the House by roll call vote, 256-158. Congressional Record p. H9297

  • Dec. 11, 2015House Vote 692 Trade Enforcement — Recommit
    Doggett, D-Texas, motion to recommit the conference report to accompany the billl to the Conference Committee with instructions to report back to the House with an amendment that would allow climate change and human trafficking provisions in trade deals, and that would insist on the currency manipulation provisions included in the Senate amendments, defining currency undervaluation as an illegal subsidy and thereby making it subject to duty laws. Motion rejected 172-239. Congressional Record p. H9296

  • Dec. 11, 2015 — Conference report considered by the House. Congressional Record p. H9286-H9297

  • Dec. 11, 2015House Vote 691 Trade Enforcement and Continuing Resolution — Rule
    Adoption of the rule (H Res 560) that would provide for House floor consideration of the conference report to accompany HR 644, the bill that would establish the U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP), implement an automated system for export and import processing, increase funding for trade agreement enforcement and intellectual property protection, and permanently ban taxation on Internet access, and Senate amendments to HR 2250, the five-day continuing resolution for FY 2016. Adopted 236-174. Congressional Record p. H9286

  • Dec. 11, 2015House Vote 690 Trade Enforcement and Continuing Resolution — Previous Question
    Cole, R-Okla., motion to order the previous question (thus ending debate and possibility of amendment) on the rule (H Res 560) that would provide for House floor consideration of the conference report to accompany HR 644, the bill that would establish the U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP), implement an automated system for export and import processing, increase funding for trade agreement enforcement and intellectual property protection, and permanently ban taxation on Internet access, and Senate amendments to HR 2250, the five-day continuing resolution for FY 2016. Adopted 236-177. Congressional Record p. H9285

  • Dec. 11, 2015 — House rule, H Res 560, agreed to by roll call vote, 236-174. Congressional Record p. H9286

  • Dec. 10, 2015 — Rules Committee resolution, H Res 560, reported to the House as a rule for HR 644.

  • Dec. 10, 2015 — House Rules Committee granted a closed rule providing for consideration of the conference report to accompany the bill. H Rept -378Congressional Record p. H9262, H9269

  • Dec. 9, 2015 — Conference report filed in the House. H Rept 114-376Congressional Record p. H9104-H9173, H9204

  • Dec. 8, 2015Webster, R-Fla., House speech: Personal explanation for roll call vote no.655, and would have voted nay if present. Congressional Record p. E1733

  • Dec. 7, 2015Herrera Beutler, R-Wash., House speech: Personal explanation for roll call vote no.652, and would have voted yea if present. Congressional Record p. E1713

  • Dec. 3, 2015Takai, D-Hawaii, House speech: Personal explanation for roll call vote no.655, and would have voted yea if present. Congressional Record p. E1705

  • Dec. 3, 2015Loretta Sanchez, D-Calif., House speech: Personal explanation for roll call vote no.655, and would have voted yea if present. Congressional Record p. E1707

  • Dec. 2, 2015House Vote 655 Trade Facilitation and Trade Enforcement Act — Motion to Instruct Conferees
    Kuster, D-N.H., motion to instruct conferees to agree to the provisions contained in Subtitle A of Title 7 in the Senate amendment, which requires the United States Trade Representative to investigate currency manipulation by foreign governments and public entities and specifies the methodology with which the Trade Representative determines currency manipulation. Motion rejected 193-232. Congressional Record p. H8844

  • Dec. 2, 2015 — House conferees named: Brady, R-Texas, Reichert, R-Wash., Tiberi, R-Ohio, Levin, D-Mich., and Linda Sanchez, D-Calif. Congressional Record p. H8844

  • Dec. 1, 2015 — Kuster, D-N.H., motion to instruct conferees to agree to the provisions in the Senate amendment on investigating currency undervaluation, further proceedings postponed. Congressional Record p. H8846-H8849

  • Dec. 1, 2015House Vote 652 Trade Facilitation and Trade Enforcement Act — Motion to Request Conference
    Brady, R-Texas, motion that the House insist on the House amendment to the Senate amendment and request a conference on a bill (HR 644) that would establish U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP); authorize the complete development and implementation of the automated commercial environment (ACE) system for CBP to process imports and exports; establish reporting requirements for program accountability; transition to an electronic import claims process; raise de minimis amounts that trigger reporting requirements; require semiannual currency reports on major U.S. trading partners; direct the administration to take specific steps if it finds a country manipulating its currency; and amend the Trade Promotion Authority bill, once enacted, to include additional trade negotiating objectives, including that trade not include provisions on immigration or climate change. Motion agreed to 252-170. Congressional Record p. H8838-H8839

  • June 24, 2015 — Senate conferees named: Hatch, R-Utah, Cornyn, R-Texas, Thune, R-S.D., Isakson, R-Ga., Wyden, D-Ore., Schumer, D-N.Y., and Stabenow, D-Mich. Congressional Record p. S4608

  • June 24, 2015 — McConnell, R-Ky., motion to invoke cloture (thus limiting debate) on the motion to insist upon the Senate amendment (making no disposition of the House amendment thereto), request a conference with the House, and authorize the presiding officer to appoint conferees (60 votes required), withdrawn by unanimous consent. Congressional Record p. S4583

  • June 24, 2015 — McConnell, R-Ky., motion to insist upon the Senate amendment (making no disposition of the House amendment thereto), request a conference with the House, and authorize the presiding officer to appoint conferees, agreed to by voice vote. Congressional Record p. S4584

  • June 23, 2015 — McConnell, R-Ky., motion to invoke cloture (thus limiting debate) on the motion to insist upon the Senate amendment (making no disposition of the House amendment thereto), agree to the request by the House for a conference, and authorize the presiding officer to appoint conferees (60 votes required), pending at recess. Congressional Record p. S4523

  • June 23, 2015 — McConnell, R-Ky., motion to insist upon the Senate amendment to the bill (making no disposition of the House amendment thereto), agree to the request by the House for a conference and authorize the presiding officer to appoint conferees, pending at recess. Congressional Record p. S4523

  • June 23, 2015 — Considered by the Senate. Congressional Record p. S4523

  • June 23, 2015 — Received in the Senate and held at the desk. Congressional Record p. S4544

  • June 16, 2015M. Thompson, D-Calif., House speech: Personal explanation for roll call vote no.363, and would have voted nay if present. Congressional Record p. E909

  • June 16, 2015M. Thompson, D-Calif., House speech: Personal explanation for roll call vote no.359, and would have voted nay if present. Congressional Record p. E909

  • June 12, 2015Vargas, D-Calif., House speech: Personal explanation for roll call vote no.363, and would have voted nay if present. Congressional Record p. H4335

  • June 12, 2015 — Measure, as amended, passed via motion to concur.

  • June 12, 2015House Vote 363 Trade Enforcement — Motion to Concur
    Tiberi, R-Ohio, motion to concur in the Senate amendments to the bill, with a modified amendment that would formally establish U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) in statute; authorize the complete development and implementation of the automated commercial environment (ACE) system for CBP to process imports and exports; and move the import process from a paper-based system to an electronic claims process. It also would include a number of provisions dealing with enforcement of U.S. trade laws, including U.S. intellectual property rights and anti-dumping and countervailing duty laws; would require semiannual currency reports on nations that are major U.S. trading partners and would direct the administration to take specific steps if it finds that a country is manipulating its currency; and would amend a Trade Promotion Authority bill (to take effect as if included in enactment) to include additional trade negotiating objectives, including that trade agreements not include provisions on immigration or climate change. Motion agreed to 240-190. Congressional Record p. H4295-H4333, H4335

  • June 12, 2015 — Considered by the House. Congressional Record p. H4271-H4333

  • June 11, 2015House Vote 359 Trade Promotion Authority — Rule
    Adoption of the rule (H Res 305) that would provide for House floor consideration of the Senate amendment to a package (HR 1314) of Trade Promotion Authority and Trade Adjustment Assistance legislation and provide for floor consideration of the Senate amendments to a customs enforcement measure (HR 644). Adopted 217-212. Congressional Record p. H4236

  • June 11, 2015 — Rules Committee resolution, H Res 305, reported to the House as a rule for HR 644.

  • June 11, 2015 — House Rules Committee provides for consideration of the Senate amendment to the bill. Congressional Record p. H4127, H4134-H4135, D685

  • June 10, 2015 — Full committee consideration and markup held by the House Rules Committee.

    June 10, 2015 — Committee Vote: Rule for Floor Debate for HR 1314, HR 644, Trade Package — Food Safety
    L. Slaughter, D-N.Y. —

    Amendment that would make in order an amendment by Slaughter, D-N.Y., to the trade package, HR 1314, that would deny fast-track status to any trade agreement that allows the import of food that does not meet U.S. food safety standards.

    Rejected 4-9.

    June 10, 2015 — Committee Vote: Rule for Floor Debate for HR 1314, HR 644, Trade Package — Open Rule
    McGovern, D-Mass. —

    Amendment that would provide an open rule for House floor consideration of the trade package, HR 1314, HR 1295 and HR 644 and make amendments by Ways and Means Chairman Paul D. Ryan to subject to amendment.

    Rejected 4-9.

    June 10, 2015 — Committee Vote: Rule for Floor Debate for HR 1314, HR 644, Trade Package — Trade Promotion Authority
    McGovern, D-Mass. —

    Amendment that would make in order during consideration of HR 1314, amendments by Doggett, D-Texas that would:

    • Require maximum access by congressional staffers to text of trade agreements.
    • End fast-track status for trade agreements that do not improve the investor-state dispute settlement process that allows foreign companies to use a private arbitration process to challenge laws that affect their operations or revenues in a private arbitration process.
    • End fast-track status for trade agreements that do not require the participating nations to adopt, maintain and implement all seven multi-lateral environmental agreements.
    • Rejected 4-9.

      June 10, 2015 — Committee Vote: Rule for Floor Debate for HR 1314, HR 644, Trade Package — Democratic Amendments
      Hastings, D-Fla. —

      Amendment that would make in order during consideration of HR 1314, amendments by:

    • Pocan, D-Wis., that would deny fast-track status to trade agreements that include provisions for investor-state dispute settlement, a private arbitration process that allows foreign corporations to challenge laws that affect their operations or revenues.
    • Lipinski, D-Ill., that would make protection of Buy American, Buy America and Buy Local provisions a negotiating objective for U.S. trade negotiators.
    • Levin, D-Mich., that would limit fast-track provisions in the underlying bill to the Trans-Pacific Partnership trade pact as long as the trade agreement meets negotiating objectives.
    • Tonko, D-N.Y., that would add climate change mitigation to the labor and environment negotiating objectives.
    • Cicilline, D-R.I., that would prohibit the president from entering into trade agreements with countries that have a penal code that legalizes violence, criminalization, or execution of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgendered individuals because of their actual or perceived sexual orientation or gender identity.
    • Lewis, D-Ga., that would provide instructions on labor and human rights and add a procedure if appropriate, under which human rights legislation may be added to an implementing bill.
    • Becerra, D-Calif., that would deny fast-track status to a trade agreement that does not include explicit protections for government health policies and programs, such as Medicare and Medicaid, from challenges by foreign companies using the investor-state settlement dispute process.
    • Rejected 4-9.

      June 10, 2015 — Committee Vote: Rule for Floor Debate for HR 1314, HR 644, Trade Package — En bloc Polis Amendments
      Polis, D-Colo. —

      Amendment that would make in order amendments to HR 1314 by Polis., D-Colo., that would:

    • Set limits and exceptions to exclusive rights as trade negotiation objectives in the area of intellectual property.
    • Make the prohibition of illegal trade in wildlife, timber and marine resources a trade negotiating objective.
    • Require the president to study the impacts of any new free trade agreement on global greenhouse gas emissions.
    • Clarify that foreign investors do not receive greater rights than domestic investors in trade agreements through the investor-state dispute settlement process.
    • Clarify that the investor-state dispute settlement process does not give a foreign corporation the right to repeal state, federal or local laws, including laws pertaining to public health and safety.
    • It also would make in order a Polis amendment to HR 644 that would express the sense of Congress that the U.S. Trade Representative should encourage other nations to follow the example of the United States by increasing de minimis values to a commercially meaningful level. These are the minimum values or minimum amounts of duties and taxes below which no duties and taxes will be collected.

      Rejected 4-9.

      June 10, 2015 — Committee Vote: Rule for Floor Debate for HR 1314, HR 644, Trade Package — Vote to Report
      P. Sessions, R-Texas —

      Provide for House floor consideration of the Senate amendment to HR 1314.

      The rule would makes in order a motion offered by the Ways and Means Committee chairman or his designee that the House concur in the Senate amendment to HR 1314. It would waive all points of order against consideration of the motion.

      Under the rule, the Senate amendment and the motion shall be considered as read. The rule also would provide one hour of debate on the motion to be equally divided and controlled by the chairman and ranking member of the House Ways and Means committee.

      The question on adoption of the motion shall be divided in the following manner:

    • Concurring on section 212 of the Senate amendment relating to Medicare.
    • Concurring in the matter comprising the remainder of Title II of the Senate amendment, Trade Adjustment Assistance, which provides aid to workers and businesses adversely affected by trade.
    • Concurring in the matter preceding Title II of the Senate amendment, Trade Promotion Authority. Under trade promotion authority, Congress can approve or reject trade agreements but not change them.
    • The first portion of the divided question shall be considered as adopted. If any remaining portion of the divided question fails, the House shall be considered to have made no disposition of the Senate amendment.

      It also would provide for consideration of the Senate amendments to HR 644, the Trade Facilitation and Trade Enforcement Act.

      The rule would make in order a single motion offered by the Ways and Means chairman or his designee that the House:

    • Concur in the Senate amendment to the title.
    • Concur in the Senate amendment to the text with the amendment printed in Part A of the Rules Committee report modified by the amendment printed in Part B of the report.
    • The House amendment in Part A by Ways and Means Chairman Paul D. Ryan provides tools to streamline and facilitate legitimate trade; improve trade enforcement and measure progress within the U.S. Customs and Border Protection agency.

      The amendment also includes negotiating objectives for Trade Promotion Authority directing trade officials not to make commitments on climate change policy or changes to immigration laws and policies through trade agreements. The amendment also contains language to bolster U.S.-Israel trade and commercial ties.

      The House amendment in Part B by Ryan would require the administration to issue clear guidance on how it intends to assess the objective criteria in identifying currency manipulation within 90 days of the amendment’s enactment.

      Ordered reported favorably to the full House 9-4.

  • May 15, 2015 — Received in the House and held at the desk. Congressional Record p. H3181

  • May 14, 2015 — McConnell, R-Ky., amendment no. 1241, to the title, adopted by unanimous consent. Amendment text. Congressional Record p. S2946

  • May 14, 2015Senate Vote 179 Trade and Currency Enforcement — Passage
    Passage of a bill, as amended, that would grant the U.S. Customs and Border Protection agency broader authority to enforce compliance with trade agreements, making specific designations for health and safety, intellectual property rights, and currency manipulation. The bill would amend the Tariff Act of 1930 to treat undervaluation as an export subsidy subject to countervailing or import duties if they harm U.S. companies. The bill would also block countries that undervalue currencies from the benefits of free trade agreements with the United States. In addition, the bill provides for additional requirements for the United States to do more tracking and analysis of trading partners' currency practices. Passed 78-20. Note: A 60 vote threshold was required for passage of the bill, pursuant to a unanimous consent agreement. Congressional Record p. S2908

  • May 14, 2015 — Hatch, R-Utah, substitute amendment no. 1224, consisting of the legislative text of S 1269, the Trade Facilitation and Trade Enforcement Act, adopted by unanimous consent. Amendment text. Congressional Record p. S2899

  • May 14, 2015 — Considered by the Senate. Congressional Record p. S2899-S2908

  • May 14, 2015Statement of Administration Policy issued by Office of Management and Budget.

  • May 14, 2015 — McConnell, R-Ky. (for Hatch, R-Utah), amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 1241. Congressional Record p. S2937, S2943

  • May 13, 2015 — Hatch, R-Utah, amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 1224. (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S2870-S2895

  • May 11, 2015 — Companion measure, S 1269, introduced by Sen. Orrin G. Hatch (R-Utah).

  • April 20, 2015 — Placed on the Senate Legislative Calendar by unanimous consent. Congressional Record p. S2261-S2262, S2269

  • April 16, 2015 — Read for the first time in the Senate. Congressional Record p. S2243, S2256

  • Feb. 27, 2015D. Price, D-N.C., House speech: Personal explanation for roll call vote no.80, and would have voted nay if present. Congressional Record p. E274

  • Feb. 27, 2015D. Price, D-N.C., House speech: Personal explanation for roll call vote no.79, and would have voted yea if present. Congressional Record p. E274

  • Feb. 25, 2015Ruiz, D-Calif., House speech: Personal explanation for roll call vote no.80, and would have voted yea if present. Congressional Record p. E245

  • Feb. 24, 2015Eshoo, D-Calif., House speech: Personal explanation for roll call vote no.79, and would have voted yea if present. Congressional Record p. E237

  • Feb. 24, 2015Eshoo, D-Calif., House speech: Personal explanation for roll call vote no.80, and would have voted nay if present. Congressional Record p. E237

  • Feb. 24, 2015Duckworth, D-Ill., House speech: Personal explanation for roll call vote no.80, and would have voted nay if present. Congressional Record p. E236

  • Feb. 24, 2015Duckworth, D-Ill., House speech: Personal explanation for roll call vote no.79, and would have voted yea if present. Congressional Record p. E236

  • Feb. 24, 2015Swalwell, D-Calif., House speech: Personal explanation for roll call vote no.80, and would have voted yea if present. Congressional Record p. E234

  • Feb. 24, 2015Swalwell, D-Calif., House speech: Personal explanation for roll call vote no.79, and would have voted yea if present. Congressional Record p. E234

  • Feb. 23, 2015 — Received in the Senate and held at the desk. Congressional Record p. S1030

  • Feb. 13, 2015DeLauro, D-Conn., House speech: Personal explanation for roll call vote no.80, and would have voted nay if present. Congressional Record p. E218

  • Feb. 13, 2015DeLauro, D-Conn., House speech: Personal explanation for roll call vote no.79, and would have voted yea if present. Congressional Record p. E218

  • Feb. 13, 2015B. Lee, D-Calif., House speech: Personal explanation for roll call vote no.80, and would have voted nay if present. Congressional Record p. E217

  • Feb. 13, 2015B. Lee, D-Calif., House speech: Personal explanation for roll call vote no.79, and would have voted yea if present. Congressional Record p. E217

  • Feb. 13, 2015Roe, R-Tenn., House speech: Personal explanation for roll call vote no.79, and would have voted nay if present. Congressional Record p. E212

  • Feb. 13, 2015Roe, R-Tenn., House speech: Personal explanation for roll call vote no.80, and would have voted yea if present. Congressional Record p. E212

  • Feb. 12, 2015House Vote 80 Charitable Giving Tax Extension — Passage
    Passage of the bill that would make permanent a tax credit for corporations and small businesses that donate their food inventory and the rule allowing certain tax-free distributions from individual retirement accounts for charitable purposes. It would make permanent the increased amounts that taxpayers may deduct for the fair market value of contributing qualified real property for conservation purposes and reduce the excise tax rate on the net investment income of private foundations to 1 percent. It also would repeal the alternative rules that reduce the excise tax rate when qualifying charitable distributions exceed average historical levels. Passed 279-137. Note: A "nay" was a vote in support of the president's position. Congressional Record p. H1017

  • Feb. 12, 2015House Vote 79 Charitable Giving Tax Extension — Recommit
    Neal, D-Mass., motion to recommit the bill to the House Ways and Means Committee with instructions to report it back immediately with an amendment that would extend the provisions in the bill for one year. The amendment would clarify that none of the bill's provisions would increase the deficit or delay a tax overhaul. It also would exempt corporations engaged in inversion from the tax provisions in the bill. Motion rejected 168-245. Congressional Record p. H1014-H1016

  • Feb. 12, 2015 — Considered by the House. Congressional Record p. H1001-H1017

  • Feb. 12, 2015House Vote 78 Charitable Giving and Small Business Tax Extenders — Rule
    Adoption of the rule (H Res 101) that would provide for House floor consideration of the bill (HR 644) that would make permanent a number of tax provisions intended to provide incentives for charitable giving and the bill (HR 636) that would make permanent several small business tax provisions. Adopted 233-163. Congressional Record p. H1001

  • Feb. 12, 2015House Vote 77 Charitable Giving and Small Business Tax Extenders — Previous Question
    Cole, R-Okla., motion to order the previous question (thus ending debate and possibility of amendment) on the rule (H Res 100) that would provide for House floor consideration of the bill (HR 644) that would make permanent a number of tax provisions intended to provide incentives for charitable giving and the bill (HR 636) that would make permanent several small business tax provisions. Motion agreed to 232-164. Congressional Record p. H1000

  • Feb. 10, 2015 — Rules Committee resolution, H Res 101, reported to the House as a rule for HR 644.

  • Feb. 10, 2015Statement of Administration Policy issued by Office of Management and Budget.

  • Feb. 10, 2015 — House Rules Committee granted, by voice vote, a closed rule providing for consideration of the bill. Congressional Record p. H915, D123

  • Feb. 10, 2015 — Rules Committee vote: Rule for Floor Consideration of HR 644 and HR 636, Tax Extenders-Vote to Report
    Ordered reported favorably to the full House by voice vote.

  • Feb. 10, 2015 — Full committee consideration and markup held by the House Rules Committee.

    Feb. 10, 2015 — Committee Vote: Rule for Floor Consideration of HR 644 and HR 636, Tax Extenders — Open Rule
    L. Slaughter, D-N.Y. —

    Amendment that would provide for House floor consideration of two bills to make temporary tax breaks permanent (HR 636, HR 644) under open rules.

    Rejected 3-5.

    Feb. 10, 2015 — Committee Vote: Rule for Floor Consideration of HR 644 and HR 636, Tax Extenders — Vote to Report

    Provide closed rules for a bill (HR 636) that would indefinitely extend the Section 179 small-business expensing break and a $2.2 billion measure (HR 644) to permanently extend an expanded credit for businesses that donate food inventory.

    • The rule would provide 90 minutes of debate, equally divided and controlled by the chairman and ranking member of the House Ways and Means Committee, for each measure.
    • The rule would waive all points of order against consideration and provisions in each bill and would provide one motion to recommit with or without instructions for each measure.
    • It also would consider as adopted a substitute amendment consisting of the text of the Rules Committee Print for each measure.
    • Ordered reported favorably to the full House by voice vote.

  • Feb. 9, 2015Cost Estimate issued by Congressional Budget Office.

  • Feb. 9, 2015 — Reported to the House amended by the House Ways and Means Committee and placed on the Union Calendar. H Rept 114-18Congressional Record p. H865

  • Feb. 5, 2015 — Additional cosponsor(s): 2

    Nunes, (R-Calif.)Paulsen, (R-Minn.)
  • Feb. 4, 2015 — Ways & Means Committee vote: Food Inventory Charitable Donations Tax Extender-Vote to Report
    Ordered reported favorably to the full House (as amended) 22-14.

  • Feb. 4, 2015 — Full committee consideration and markup held by the House Ways and Means Committee.

    Feb. 4, 2015 — Committee Vote: Food Inventory Charitable Donations Tax Extender — Substitute Amendment
      P. Ryan, R-Wis. —

    Substitute amendment that would apply the bill’s provisions to all taxable years beginning after Dec. 31, 2014.

    Adopted by voice vote.

    Feb. 4, 2015 — Committee Vote: Food Inventory Charitable Donations Tax Extender — Vote to Report
    T. Reed, R-N.Y. —

    Bill that would make permanent an expanded charitable tax deduction for contributions of food inventory, which expired Dec. 31, 2014.

    Ordered reported favorably to the full House (as amended) 22-14.
  • Feb. 4, 2015 — Additional cosponsor(s): 1

    Gibson, C. (R-N.Y.)
  • Feb. 3, 2015 — Additional cosponsor(s): 4

    Costello, (R-Pa.)Schock, (R-Ill.)
    Kelly, (R-Pa.)Tiberi, (R-Ohio)
  • Feb. 2, 2015 — Read twice and referred to: House Ways and Means.Congressional Record p. H702

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