H.R. 3996 - To Amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to Extend Certain Expiring Provisions, and for Other Purposes.

Taxation. 110th Congress (2007-2008) View bill details
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Summary:
To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to extend certain expiring provisions, and for other purposes. (by CRS) 
Status:
The bill has become law. 
Amendments:
1 proposed amendment. 1 accepted. View amendments 
Senate Vote: On Passage

PASSED on December 6, 2007.

1/2 required to pass

voted YES: 88 voted NO: 5
7 voted present/not voting

To Amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to Extend Certain Expiring Provisions, and for Other Purposes.

H.R. 3996 — 110th Congress (2007–2008)

Summary
To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to extend certain expiring provisions, and for other purposes. (by CRS)
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Title
To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to extend certain expiring provisions, and for other purposes.
Other Titles
  • Temporary Tax Relief Act of 2007
  • Temporary Tax Relief Act of 2007
  • Temporary Tax Relief Act of 2007
  • Tax Increase Prevention Act of 2007
  • Tax Increase Prevention Act of 2007
Sponsor
Charles B. Rangel
Co-Sponsors
    Subjects
    • Taxation
    • Alabama
    • Alcohol tax
    • American Samoa
    • Armed forces
    • Bonds
    • Books
    • Brokers
    • Brownfields
    • Budgets
    • Business
    • Caribbean area
    • Charitable contributions
    • Children
    • Civil rights
    • Collection of accounts
    • College costs
    • Computer software
    • Computers
    • Congress
    • Congressional reporting requirements
    • Cooperative housing
    • Corporation taxes
    • Criminal justice
    • Debt
    • Defense policy
    • Depreciation and amortization
    • Discrimination in insurance
    • Discrimination in medical care
    • District of Columbia
    • Dividends
    • Earned income tax credit
    • Economic development
    • Economic policy
    • Education
    • Educational technology
    • Elementary and secondary education
    • Elementary education
    • Employee stock options
    • Employment
    • Environmental protection
    • Estate tax
    • Expatriation
    • Families
    • Federal aid to education
    • Federal-local relations
    • Finance
    • Food
    • Foreign corporations
    • Foreign tax credit
    • Gift tax
    • Government contractors
    • Government employees
    • Government information
    • Government paperwork
    • Government travel
    • Hazardous substances
    • Hazardous wastes
    • Health insurance
    • Higher education
    • Home ownership
    • Housing
    • Housing finance
    • Humanities
    • Hurricanes
    • Immigration
    • Income tax
    • Indian lands
    • Indians
    • Individual retirement accounts
    • Industrial research
    • Insurance premiums
    • Interest
    • Intergovernmental fiscal relations
    • Investments
    • Labor
    • Leases
    • Liability for environmental damages
    • Local taxation
    • Louisiana
    • Maintenance and repair
    • Mental health services
    • Mental illness
    • Military pay
    • Military personnel
    • Minimum tax
    • Minorities
    • Mississippi
    • Mortgage guaranty insurance
    • Mortgages
    • Mutual funds
    • Natural resources
    • Nature conservation
    • Partnerships
    • Pensions
    • Property tax
    • Public contracts
    • Puerto Rico
    • Railroads
    • Research and development tax credit
    • Restaurants
    • Sales tax
    • Scholarships
    • School buildings
    • Secondary education
    • Securities industry
    • Social security taxes
    • Solid wastes
    • Sports
    • Sports facilities
    • State and local government
    • State legislators
    • State taxation
    • Stocks
    • Student loan funds
    • Subsidiary corporations
    • Surety and fidelity
    • Tariff
    • Tax administration
    • Tax credits
    • Tax deductions
    • Tax deferral
    • Tax evasion
    • Tax exclusion
    • Tax incentives
    • Tax penalties
    • Tax refunds
    • Tax returns
    • Tax-deferred compensation plans
    • Tax-exempt organizations
    • Taxation of foreign income
    • Teachers
    • Teaching materials
    • Technology
    • Terrorism
    • Trade
    • Transportation
    • Travel costs
    • Undercover operations
    • Valuation
    • Veterans
    • Veterans' benefits
    • Virgin Islands
    • Welfare
    • Wine
    • Withholding tax
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    Major Actions
    Introduced10/30/2007
    Referred to Committee
    Amendments (1 proposed)
    Passed House11/09/2007
    Passed Senate12/06/2007
    Signed by President12/26/2007
    Bill History
    Chamber/CommitteeMotionDateResult
    select this voteHouseOn Passage - House - H.R. 3996 Temporary Tax Relief Act of 200711/09/2007This bill PASSED the House
    216 voted YES 193 voted NO 24 voted present/not voting
    select this voteSenateAmendment SA 3804 agreed to in Senate by Unanimous Consent.12/06/2007PASSED by voice vote
    select this voteSenateMotion to Invoke Cloture on the Motion to Proceed to H.R. 399612/06/2007This motion DID NOT PASS the Senate
    46 voted YES 48 voted NO 6 voted present/not voting
    currently selectedSenateOn Passage - Senate - H.R. 3996 as Amended12/06/2007This bill PASSED the Senate
    88 voted YES 5 voted NO 7 voted present/not voting
    select this voteHouseSuspend the Rules and Agree to the Senate amendment: H.R. 3996 Temporary Tax Relief Act of 200712/19/2007This motion PASSED the House
    352 voted YES 64 voted NO 17 voted present/not voting
    ActionDateDescription
    Introduced10/30/2007
    10/30/2007Referred to the House Committee on Ways and Means.
    11/02/2007Committee Consideration and Mark-up Session Held.
    Put on a legislative calendar11/02/2007Ordered to be Reported (Amended) by the Yeas and Nays: 22 - 13.
    11/06/2007Reported (Amended) by the Committee on Ways and Means. H. Rept. 110-431.
    Put on a legislative calendar11/06/2007Placed on the Union Calendar, Calendar No. 271.
    11/09/2007Rules Committee Resolution H. Res. 809 Reported to House. Rule provides for consideration of H.R. 3996 with 1 hour of general debate. Previous question shall be considered as ordered without intervening motions except motion to recommit with or without instructions. Measure will be considered read. A specified amendment is in order. All points of order against consideration of the bill except those arising under clause 9 or 10 of rule XXI. The amendment in the nature of a substitute recommended by the Committee on Ways and Means now printed in the bill shall be considered as adopted and the bill, as amended.
    11/09/2007Rule H. Res. 809 passed House.
    11/09/2007Considered under the provisions of rule H. Res. 809.
    11/09/2007Rule provides for consideration of H.R. 3996 with 1 hour of general debate. Previous question shall be considered as ordered without intervening motions except motion to recommit with or without instructions. Measure will be considered read. A specified amendment is in order. All points of order against consideration of the bill except those arising under clause 9 or 10 of rule XXI. The amendment in the nature of a substitute recommended by the Committee on Ways and Means now printed in the bill shall be considered as adopted and the bill, as amended.
    11/09/2007DEBATE - The House proceeded with one hour of debate on H.R. 3996.
    11/09/2007The previous question was ordered pursuant to the rule.
    select this voteHouse Vote on Passage11/09/2007On Passage - House - H.R. 3996 Temporary Tax Relief Act of 2007
    11/10/2007DEBATE - The House resumed debate on H.R. 3996.
    11/13/2007Received in the Senate. Read the first time. Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under Read the First Time.
    Put on a legislative calendar11/14/2007Read the second time. Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under General Orders. Calendar No. 487.
    12/04/2007Motion to proceed to consideration of measure made in Senate.
    12/04/2007Cloture motion on the motion to proceed to the measure presented in Senate.
    12/05/2007Motion to proceed to measure considered in Senate.
    12/05/2007Motion to proceed to consideration of measure withdrawn in Senate.
    12/06/2007Motion by Senator Reid to reconsider the vote by which cloture on the motion to proceed was not invoked (Record Vote No. 414) entered in Senate.
    12/06/2007Measure laid before Senate by unanimous consent.
    12/06/2007Amendment SA 3804 proposed by Senator Baucus.
    select this voteVote12/06/2007Amendment SA 3804 agreed to in Senate by Unanimous Consent.
    select this voteVote12/06/2007Motion to Invoke Cloture on the Motion to Proceed to H.R. 3996
    currently selectedSenate Vote on Passage12/06/2007On Passage - Senate - H.R. 3996 as Amended
    12/17/2007Message on Senate action sent to the House.
    Presented to President12/19/2007Cleared for White House.
    12/19/2007Mr. Rangel moved that the House suspend the rules and agree to the Senate amendment.
    12/19/2007DEBATE - The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on the motion to suspend the rules and agree to the Senate amendment on H.R. 3996.
    select this voteVote12/19/2007Suspend the Rules and Agree to the Senate amendment: H.R. 3996 Temporary Tax Relief Act of 2007
    12/20/2007Rules Committee Resolution H. Res. 894 Reported to House. Rule provides for consideration of H.R. 3996 with 1 hour of general debate. Previous question shall be considered as ordered without intervening motions. Measure will be considered read. Bill is closed to amendments.
    Presented to President12/20/2007Presented to President.
    Signed12/26/2007Signed by President.
    Enacted12/26/2007Became Public Law No: 110-166.
    NumberSponsorDate OfferedStatus
    select this voteS. Amdt. 3804Baucus, Max [D-MT]December 6, 2007Passed by voice vote on December 5, 2007.

    To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to extend alternative minimum tax relief.

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    Average contributions given to Senators from interest groups that…

    supported this bill

    Minority/Ethnic Groups
    Federal employees unions
    Consumer groups
    Average given to Senators who voted:
    54% more
    $78
    $11,020
    $9,805
    YES$20,902
    $0
    $3,110
    $10,500
    NO$13,610

    opposed this bill

    $125,669
    $3,140
    $186,221
    YES$315,030
    42% less
    $48,167
    $2,320
    $130,820
    NO$181,307
    4 Organizations Supported and 3 Opposed; See Which Ones

    Organizations that took a position on
    Tax Increase Prevention Act of 2007: On Passage - Senate - H.R. 3996 as Amended

    4 organizations supported this bill

    Consumer Federation of America
    (n.d.). Group Letter; "Dear Representative"; 11-1-07. Retrieved n.d., from .
    National Active and Retired Federal Employees Association
    (n.d.). Group Letter; "Dear Representative"; 11-1-07. Retrieved n.d., from .
    National Association for the Advancement of Colored People
    (n.d.). Group Letter; "Dear Representative"; 11-1-07. Retrieved n.d., from .
    National Treasury Employees Union
    (n.d.). Group Letter; "Dear Representative"; 11-1-07. Retrieved n.d., from .

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    Includes reported contributions to congressional campaigns of Senators in office on day of vote, from interest groups invested in the vote according to MapLight, January 1, 2003 – December 31, 2008.
    Contributions data source: OpenSecrets.org

    Contributions by Legislator

    Namesort iconPartyState$ From Interest Groups
    That Supported
    $ From Interest Groups
    That Opposed
    Vote
    Daniel K. AkakaDHI$43,440$36,800Yes
    Andrew Lamar AlexanderRTN$5,600$408,849Yes
    Alan Wayne AllardRCO$0$7,000Yes
    John BarrassoRWY$0$38,400Yes
    Max BaucusDMT$11,500$441,182Yes
    Birch "Evan" BayhDIN$33,200$610,615Yes
    Bob BennettRUT$3,000$176,700Yes
    Joe BidenDDE$16,800$292,525Not Voting
    Jesse "Jeff" BingamanDNM$8,500$83,082Yes
    Christopher "Kit" BondRMO$3,000$347,512Yes
    Barbara BoxerDCA$42,950$204,932Yes
    Sherrod BrownDOH$50,272$199,105Yes
    Sam BrownbackRKS$13,250$59,060Yes
    Jim BunningRKY$2,000$196,393Yes
    Richard BurrRNC$5,000$381,524Yes
    Robert ByrdDWV$14,000$53,750Yes
    Maria CantwellDWA$17,450$424,256Yes
    Ben CardinDMD$62,350$463,726Yes
    Tom CarperDDE$6,500$164,672No
    Bob CaseyDPA$109,700$414,425Yes
    Clarence Saxby ChamblissRGA$2,000$435,400Yes
    Hillary ClintonDNY$154,844$2,497,443Not Voting
    Tom CoburnROK$0$100,742Yes
    William Thad CochranRMS$500$25,150Yes
    Norm ColemanRMN$19,719$912,788Yes
    Susan M. CollinsRME$18,500$305,066Yes
    Gaylord Kent ConradDND$13,000$170,525No
    Bob CorkerRTN$1,000$913,871Yes
    John CornynRTX$5,500$676,365Yes
    Larry CraigRID$0$4,500Yes
    Mike CrapoRID$0$145,564Yes
    Jim DeMintRSC$2,000$529,307Yes
    Chris DoddDCT$8,600$1,086,080Not Voting
    Mary Elizabeth DoleRNC$3,830$422,319Yes
    Pete DomeniciRNM$6,000$37,025Yes
    Byron DorganDND$13,000$50,150No
    Dick DurbinDIL$25,250$396,421Yes
    John EnsignRNV$0$214,267Not Voting
    Mike EnziRWY$0$84,634Yes
    Russ FeingoldDWI$27,550$124,040No
    Dianne FeinsteinDCA$13,250$266,725Yes
    Lindsey GrahamRSC$10,700$344,887Yes
    Chuck GrassleyRIA$18,000$175,972Yes
    Judd GreggRNH$17,000$128,843Yes
    Chuck HagelRNE$1,000$76,948Yes
    Tom HarkinDIA$38,580$175,450Yes
    Orrin G. HatchRUT$12,250$209,116Yes
    Kay Bailey HutchisonRTX$7,000$323,824Yes
    Jim InhofeROK$5,500$72,475Yes
    Dan InouyeDHI$29,315$33,400Yes
    Johnny IsaksonRGA$0$714,275Yes
    Tim JohnsonDSD$23,398$145,750Yes
    Ted KennedyDMA$28,600$312,299Yes
    John F. KerryDMA$23,200$111,466Yes
    Amy KlobucharDMN$53,135$161,600Yes
    Herb KohlDWI$0$0Yes
    Jon KylRAZ$5,400$777,877Yes
    Mary L. LandrieuDLA$35,450$252,163Yes
    Frank R. LautenbergDNJ$9,050$584,375Yes
    Patrick J. LeahyDVT$10,500$47,450Yes
    Carl LevinDMI$36,271$183,363Yes
    Joe LiebermanICT$65,850$1,864,504Yes
    Blanche LincolnDAR$19,250$146,200Yes
    Chester Trent LottRMS$1,000$72,538Yes
    Dick LugarRIN$35,300$122,773Yes
    Mel MartinezRFL$29,500$648,509Yes
    John McCainRAZ$0$179,645Not Voting
    Claire McCaskillDMO$39,220$286,609Yes
    Addison "Mitch" McConnellRKY$44,100$789,469Yes
    Bob MenéndezDNJ$117,820$780,538Yes
    Barbara A. MikulskiDMD$67,250$108,000Yes
    Lisa MurkowskiRAK$5,250$110,900Yes
    Patty MurrayDWA$55,850$188,125Yes
    Earl "Ben" NelsonDNE$28,550$179,150Yes
    Clarence "Bill" NelsonDFL$24,500$570,700Yes
    Barack ObamaDIL$112,075$839,900Not Voting
    Mark L. PryorDAR$14,500$149,100Yes
    John "Jack" ReedDRI$6,000$257,419Yes
    Harry ReidDNV$52,000$344,950Yes
    Charles "Pat" RobertsRKS$1,000$156,800Yes
    John "Jay" RockefellerDWV$21,500$171,750Yes
    Ken SalazarDCO$43,250$458,231Yes
    Bernie SandersIVT$10,000$48,150Yes
    Chuck SchumerDNY$35,000$1,108,739Yes
    Jeff SessionsRAL$0$147,030Yes
    Richard C. ShelbyRAL$8,500$425,500Yes
    Gordon SmithROR$5,000$515,413Yes
    Olympia J. SnoweRME$24,400$102,200Yes
    Arlen SpecterDPA$89,150$792,400Yes
    Debbie StabenowDMI$44,400$289,725Yes
    Ted StevensRAK$9,800$84,819Yes
    John SununuRNH$2,500$599,858Yes
    Jon TesterDMT$13,000$125,670Yes
    John ThuneRSD$0$639,936Yes
    David VitterRLA$9,377$326,011Yes
    George VoinovichROH$7,500$251,567Not Voting
    John WarnerRVA$0$1,000Yes
    Jim WebbDVA$25,460$212,125Yes
    Sheldon WhitehouseDRI$8,000$397,149No
    Ron WydenDOR$4,000$263,069Yes

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    NamePartyState$ From Interest Groups
    That Supported
    $ From Interest Groups
    That Opposed
    Vote
    Daniel K. AkakaDHI$43,440$36,800Yes
    Andrew Lamar AlexanderRTN$5,600$408,849Yes
    Alan Wayne AllardRCO$0$7,000Yes
    John BarrassoRWY$0$38,400Yes
    Max BaucusDMT$11,500$441,182Yes
    Birch "Evan" BayhDIN$33,200$610,615Yes
    Bob BennettRUT$3,000$176,700Yes
    Joe BidenDDE$16,800$292,525Not Voting
    Jesse "Jeff" BingamanDNM$8,500$83,082Yes
    Christopher "Kit" BondRMO$3,000$347,512Yes
    Barbara BoxerDCA$42,950$204,932Yes
    Sherrod BrownDOH$50,272$199,105Yes
    Sam BrownbackRKS$13,250$59,060Yes
    Jim BunningRKY$2,000$196,393Yes
    Richard BurrRNC$5,000$381,524Yes
    Robert ByrdDWV$14,000$53,750Yes
    Maria CantwellDWA$17,450$424,256Yes
    Ben CardinDMD$62,350$463,726Yes
    Tom CarperDDE$6,500$164,672No
    Bob CaseyDPA$109,700$414,425Yes
    Clarence Saxby ChamblissRGA$2,000$435,400Yes
    Hillary ClintonDNY$154,844$2,497,443Not Voting
    Tom CoburnROK$0$100,742Yes
    William Thad CochranRMS$500$25,150Yes
    Norm ColemanRMN$19,719$912,788Yes
    Susan M. CollinsRME$18,500$305,066Yes
    Gaylord Kent ConradDND$13,000$170,525No
    Bob CorkerRTN$1,000$913,871Yes
    John CornynRTX$5,500$676,365Yes
    Larry CraigRID$0$4,500Yes
    Mike CrapoRID$0$145,564Yes
    Jim DeMintRSC$2,000$529,307Yes
    Chris DoddDCT$8,600$1,086,080Not Voting
    Mary Elizabeth DoleRNC$3,830$422,319Yes
    Pete DomeniciRNM$6,000$37,025Yes
    Byron DorganDND$13,000$50,150No
    Dick DurbinDIL$25,250$396,421Yes
    John EnsignRNV$0$214,267Not Voting
    Mike EnziRWY$0$84,634Yes
    Russ FeingoldDWI$27,550$124,040No
    Dianne FeinsteinDCA$13,250$266,725Yes
    Lindsey GrahamRSC$10,700$344,887Yes
    Chuck GrassleyRIA$18,000$175,972Yes
    Judd GreggRNH$17,000$128,843Yes
    Chuck HagelRNE$1,000$76,948Yes
    Tom HarkinDIA$38,580$175,450Yes
    Orrin G. HatchRUT$12,250$209,116Yes
    Kay Bailey HutchisonRTX$7,000$323,824Yes
    Jim InhofeROK$5,500$72,475Yes
    Dan InouyeDHI$29,315$33,400Yes
    Johnny IsaksonRGA$0$714,275Yes
    Tim JohnsonDSD$23,398$145,750Yes
    Ted KennedyDMA$28,600$312,299Yes
    John F. KerryDMA$23,200$111,466Yes
    Amy KlobucharDMN$53,135$161,600Yes
    Herb KohlDWI$0$0Yes
    Jon KylRAZ$5,400$777,877Yes
    Mary L. LandrieuDLA$35,450$252,163Yes
    Frank R. LautenbergDNJ$9,050$584,375Yes
    Patrick J. LeahyDVT$10,500$47,450Yes
    Carl LevinDMI$36,271$183,363Yes
    Joe LiebermanICT$65,850$1,864,504Yes
    Blanche LincolnDAR$19,250$146,200Yes
    Chester Trent LottRMS$1,000$72,538Yes
    Dick LugarRIN$35,300$122,773Yes
    Mel MartinezRFL$29,500$648,509Yes
    John McCainRAZ$0$179,645Not Voting
    Claire McCaskillDMO$39,220$286,609Yes
    Addison "Mitch" McConnellRKY$44,100$789,469Yes
    Bob MenéndezDNJ$117,820$780,538Yes
    Barbara A. MikulskiDMD$67,250$108,000Yes
    Lisa MurkowskiRAK$5,250$110,900Yes
    Patty MurrayDWA$55,850$188,125Yes
    Earl "Ben" NelsonDNE$28,550$179,150Yes
    Clarence "Bill" NelsonDFL$24,500$570,700Yes
    Barack ObamaDIL$112,075$839,900Not Voting
    Mark L. PryorDAR$14,500$149,100Yes
    John "Jack" ReedDRI$6,000$257,419Yes
    Harry ReidDNV$52,000$344,950Yes
    Charles "Pat" RobertsRKS$1,000$156,800Yes
    John "Jay" RockefellerDWV$21,500$171,750Yes
    Ken SalazarDCO$43,250$458,231Yes
    Bernie SandersIVT$10,000$48,150Yes
    Chuck SchumerDNY$35,000$1,108,739Yes
    Jeff SessionsRAL$0$147,030Yes
    Richard C. ShelbyRAL$8,500$425,500Yes
    Gordon SmithROR$5,000$515,413Yes
    Olympia J. SnoweRME$24,400$102,200Yes
    Arlen SpecterDPA$89,150$792,400Yes
    Debbie StabenowDMI$44,400$289,725Yes
    Ted StevensRAK$9,800$84,819Yes
    John SununuRNH$2,500$599,858Yes
    Jon TesterDMT$13,000$125,670Yes
    John ThuneRSD$0$639,936Yes
    David VitterRLA$9,377$326,011Yes
    George VoinovichROH$7,500$251,567Not Voting
    John WarnerRVA$0$1,000Yes
    Jim WebbDVA$25,460$212,125Yes
    Sheldon WhitehouseDRI$8,000$397,149No
    Ron WydenDOR$4,000$263,069Yes

    Interest Groups that supported this bill

    $ Donated
    Minority/Ethnic Groups$1,249,506
    Federal employees unions$950,900
    Consumer groups$6,850

    Interest Groups that opposed this bill

    $ Donated
    Security brokers & investment companies$20,823,510
    Real estate$12,852,846
    Chambers of commerce$314,238
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