H.R. 6049 - Energy and Tax Extenders Act of 2008

Alternative energy, solar, wind, geothermal, tax break - Taxation. 110th Congress (2007-2008) View bill details
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Summary:
To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to provide incentives for energy production and conservation, to extend certain expiring provisions, to provide individual income tax relief, and for other purposes. (by CRS) 
Status:
The bill was voted on in both the House and Senate. 
Amendments:
4 proposed amendments. 1 accepted. View amendments 
Senate Vote: On Passage

PASSED on September 23, 2008.

1/2 required to pass

voted YES: 93 voted NO: 2
5 voted present/not voting

Energy and Tax Extenders Act of 2008

H.R. 6049 — 110th Congress (2007–2008)

Keywords
Alternative energy, solar, wind, geothermal, tax break
Summary
To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to provide incentives for energy production and conservation, to extend certain expiring provisions, to provide individual income tax relief, and for other purposes. (by CRS)
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Title
To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to provide incentives for energy production and conservation, to extend certain expiring provisions, to provide individual income tax relief, and for other purposes.
Other Titles
  • Energy and Tax Extenders Act of 2008
  • Renewable Energy and Job Creation Act of 2008
  • Renewable Energy and Job Creation Act of 2008
  • Energy Improvement and Extension Act of 2008
  • Heartland Disaster Tax Relief Act of 2008
  • Paul Wellstone and Pete Domenici Mental Health Parity and Addiction Equity Act of 2008
  • Tax Extenders and Alternative Minimum Tax Relief Act of 2008
Sponsor
Charles Rangel
Co-Sponsors
Subjects
  • Taxation
  • Air pollution
  • Alabama
  • Alcoholic beverages
  • Alternative energy sources
  • Armed forces
  • Biomass energy
  • Bonds
  • Books
  • Building construction
  • Business
  • Capital gains tax
  • Carbon dioxide
  • Cellulose
  • Charitable contributions
  • Children
  • Civil rights
  • Climate change
  • Coal
  • College costs
  • Computers
  • Congress
  • Congressional reporting requirements
  • Construction costs
  • Corporation taxes
  • Criminal justice
  • Curricula
  • Defense policy
  • Depreciation and amortization
  • Diesel motor
  • Discrimination in insurance
  • Discrimination in medical care
  • District of Columbia
  • Earned income tax credit
  • Economic policy
  • Education
  • Education of the disadvantaged
  • Educational technology
  • Electric appliances
  • Electric vehicles
  • Elementary and secondary education
  • Emergency management
  • Employee stock options
  • Energy
  • Energy conservation
  • Energy efficiency
  • Energy industries
  • Enterprise zones
  • Environmental protection
  • Excise tax
  • Finance
  • Food
  • Foreign corporations
  • Foreign policy
  • Foreign tax credit
  • Fuel cells
  • Geothermal resources
  • Governmental investigations
  • Greenhouse gases
  • Health insurance
  • Health policy
  • Higher education
  • Home repair and improvement
  • Housing
  • Humanities
  • Hurricanes
  • Hydroelectric power
  • Incineration
  • Income tax
  • Indians
  • Individual retirement accounts
  • Interest
  • International affairs
  • Inventories
  • Investment tax credit
  • Irrigation
  • Labor
  • Landfills
  • Law
  • Leases
  • Legal fees
  • Legal services
  • Local taxation
  • Losses
  • Louisiana
  • Marine resources
  • Medical care
  • Medicine
  • Mental health services
  • Methane
  • Military pay
  • Minimum tax
  • Minorities
  • Minority employment
  • Mississippi
  • Mortgages
  • Motion pictures
  • Mutual funds
  • Natural resources
  • New York City
  • New York State
  • Ocean energy resources
  • Pensions
  • Property tax
  • Public-private partnerships
  • Puerto Rico
  • Railroad engineering
  • Refuse as fuel
  • Research and development tax credit
  • Restaurants
  • Science policy
  • Service stations
  • Small business
  • Solar energy
  • Solid wastes
  • Sports
  • Sports facilities
  • State and local government
  • State taxation
  • Stocks
  • Subsidiary corporations
  • Tax administration
  • Tax credits
  • Tax deductions
  • Tax evasion
  • Tax exclusion
  • Tax exemption
  • Tax penalties
  • Tax preparers
  • Tax rates
  • Tax refunds
  • Tax returns
  • Tax-exempt organizations
  • Teachers
  • Teaching materials
  • Technology
  • Telecommunication
  • Television industry
  • Terrorism
  • Trade
  • Transportation
  • Undercover operations
  • Urban affairs
  • Urban economic development
  • Veterans
  • Veterans' benefits
  • Water resources
  • Welfare
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Major Actions
Introduced5/14/2008
Referred to Committee
Amendments (4 proposed)
Passed House5/21/2008
Passed Senate9/23/2008
Bill History
Chamber/CommitteeMotionDateResult
select this voteHouseOn Motion to Recommit with Instructions: H.R. 6049 Renewable Energy and Job Creation Act5/21/2008This motion DID NOT PASS the House
201 voted YES 220 voted NO 13 voted present/not voting
select this voteHouseOn Passage - House - H.R. 6049 Renewable Energy and Job Creation Act5/21/2008This bill PASSED the House
263 voted YES 160 voted NO 12 voted present/not voting
select this voteSenateMotion to Invoke Cloture on the Motion to Proceed to Consider H.R. 60496/10/2008This motion DID NOT PASS the Senate
50 voted YES 44 voted NO 6 voted present/not voting
select this voteSenateMotion to Invoke Cloture on the Motion to Proceed to H. R. 60496/17/2008This motion DID NOT PASS the Senate
52 voted YES 44 voted NO 4 voted present/not voting
select this voteSenateUpon Reconsideration Motion to Invoke Cloture on the Motion to Proceed to Consider H.R.60497/29/2008This motion DID NOT PASS the Senate
53 voted YES 43 voted NO 4 voted present/not voting
select this voteSenateAmendment SA 5635 agreed to in Senate by Unanimous Consent.9/23/2008PASSED by voice vote
select this voteSenateBaucus Amdt. No. 56339/23/2008This amendment PASSED the Senate
93 voted YES 2 voted NO 5 voted present/not voting
select this voteSenateConrad Amdt No. 56349/23/2008This amendment DID NOT PASS the Senate
53 voted YES 42 voted NO 5 voted present/not voting
select this voteSenateMotion to Waive C.B.A. Baucus Amdt. No.56359/23/2008This amendment PASSED the Senate
84 voted YES 11 voted NO 5 voted present/not voting
currently selectedSenateOn Passage - Senate - H.R.6049 As Amended9/23/2008This bill PASSED the Senate
93 voted YES 2 voted NO 5 voted present/not voting
ActionDateDescription
Introduced5/14/2008
5/14/2008Referred to the House Committee on Ways and Means.
5/15/2008Committee Consideration and Mark-up Session Held.
Put on a legislative calendar5/15/2008Ordered to be Reported (Amended) by the Yeas and Nays: 25 - 12.
5/20/2008Reported (Amended) by the Committee on Ways and Means. H. Rept. 110-658.
Put on a legislative calendar5/20/2008Placed on the Union Calendar, Calendar No. 415.
5/21/2008Rule H. Res. 1212 passed House.
5/21/2008Considered under the provisions of rule H. Res. 1212.
5/21/2008Rule provides for consideration of H.R. 6049 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. Bill is closed to amendments. The rule waives all points of order against consideration of the bill except those arising under clause 9 and 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.
5/21/2008DEBATE - The House proceeded with one hour of debate on H.R. 6049.
5/21/2008Floor summary: DEBATE - The House proceeded with ten minutes of debate on the McCrery motion to recommit with instructions. The instructions contained in the motion seek to require the bill to be reported back to the House with an amendment in the nature of a substitute which inserts a complete new text entitled "Alternative Minimum Tax and Extenders Tax Relief Act of 2008".
5/21/2008The previous question was ordered pursuant to the rule.
5/21/2008Mr. McCrery moved to recommit with instructions to Ways and Means.
5/21/2008The previous question on the motion to recommit with instructions was ordered without objection.
select this voteVote5/21/2008On Motion to Recommit with Instructions: H.R. 6049 Renewable Energy and Job Creation Act
select this voteHouse Vote on Passage5/21/2008On Passage - House - H.R. 6049 Renewable Energy and Job Creation Act
6/04/2008Received in the Senate.
6/05/2008Read the first time. Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under Read the First Time.
Put on a legislative calendar6/05/2008Read the second time. Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under General Orders. Calendar No. 767.
6/06/2008Motion to proceed to consideration of measure made in Senate.
6/06/2008Cloture motion on the motion to proceed to the measure presented in Senate.
select this voteVote6/10/2008Motion to Invoke Cloture on the Motion to Proceed to Consider H.R. 6049
6/12/2008Motion to proceed to consideration of measure made in Senate.
6/12/2008Second cloture motion on the motion to proceed to the measure presented in Senate.
6/16/2008Motion to proceed to measure considered in Senate.
6/17/2008Motion to proceed to measure considered in Senate.
6/17/2008Motion by Senator Reid to reconsider the vote by which cloture was not invoked on the motion to proceed to the measure [Record Vote Number 150] made in Senate.
select this voteVote6/17/2008Motion to Invoke Cloture on the Motion to Proceed to H. R. 6049
6/18/2008Motion to proceed to measure considered in Senate.
6/19/2008Motion to proceed to measure considered in Senate.
7/29/2008Motion by Senator Reid to reconsider the vote by which cloture was not invoked on the motion to proceed to the measure [Record Vote Number 150] agreed to in Senate by Unanimous Consent.
select this voteVote7/29/2008Upon Reconsideration Motion to Invoke Cloture on the Motion to Proceed to Consider H.R.6049
9/17/2008Third cloture motion on the motion to proceed to the measure presented in Senate.
9/17/2008Motion to proceed to consideration of measure made in Senate.
9/18/2008Third cloture motion on the motion to proceed to the measure withdrawn by unanimous consent in Senate.
9/18/2008Motion to proceed to consideration of measure withdrawn in Senate.
9/23/2008Proposed amendment SA 5634 pursuant to the order of September 18, 2008, having failed to achieve the required 60 votes in the affirmative, withdrawn in Senate.
9/23/2008Amendment SA 5635 ruled in order by the chair.
select this voteVote9/23/2008Amendment SA 5635 agreed to in Senate by Unanimous Consent.
9/23/2008Measure laid before Senate by unanimous consent.
9/23/2008Amendment SA 5633 proposed by Senator Baucus.
9/23/2008Amendment SA 5634 proposed by Senator Conrad.
9/23/2008Amendment SA 5635 proposed by Senator Baucus to Amendment SA 5633.
9/23/2008Point of order raised in Senate with respect to amendment SA 5635.
select this voteVote9/23/2008Baucus Amdt. No. 5633
select this voteVote9/23/2008Conrad Amdt No. 5634
select this voteVote9/23/2008Motion to Waive C.B.A. Baucus Amdt. No.5635
currently selectedSenate Vote on Passage9/23/2008On Passage - Senate - H.R.6049 As Amended
9/29/2008Message on Senate action sent to the House.
NumberSponsorDate OfferedStatus
select this voteS. Amdt. 5633Baucus, Max [D-MT]September 23, 2008Offered on September 22, 2008.

In the nature of a substitute.

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select this voteS. Amdt. 5634Conrad, Kent [D-ND]September 23, 2008Offered on September 22, 2008.

To provide alternative minimum tax relief, and for other purposes.

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select this voteS. Amdt. 5635Baucus, Max [D-MT]September 23, 2008Passed by roll call vote on September 22, 2008.

To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to extend certain expiring provisions, and for other purposes.

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S. Amdt. 5636Whitehouse, Sheldon [D-RI]September 23, 2008Offered on September 22, 2008.

Amendment information not available.

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YES$1,791
$0
NO$0
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Includes reported contributions to congressional campaigns of Senators in office on day of vote, from Household & office products interest groups, January 1, 2003 – December 31, 2008.
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Contributions by Legislator

Namesort iconPartyState$ From Interest Groups
That Supported
$ From Interest Groups
That Opposed
Vote
Daniel K. AkakaDHI$0$0Yes
Andrew Lamar AlexanderRTN$2,600$0Yes
Alan Wayne AllardRCO$0$0Yes
John BarrassoRWY$0$0Yes
Max BaucusDMT$0$0Yes
Birch "Evan" BayhDIN$750$0Yes
Bob BennettRUT$0$0Yes
Joe BidenDDE$0$0Not Voting
Jesse "Jeff" BingamanDNM$0$0Yes
Christopher "Kit" BondRMO$7,250$0Yes
Barbara BoxerDCA$0$0Yes
Sherrod BrownDOH$4,750$0Yes
Sam BrownbackRKS$0$0Yes
Jim BunningRKY$4,000$0Yes
Richard BurrRNC$2,500$0Yes
Robert ByrdDWV$0$0Yes
Maria CantwellDWA$14,750$0Yes
Ben CardinDMD$0$0Yes
Tom CarperDDE$0$0No
Bob CaseyDPA$2,300$0Yes
Clarence Saxby ChamblissRGA$4,850$0Yes
Hillary ClintonDNY$8,000$0Yes
Tom CoburnROK$500$0Yes
William Thad CochranRMS$0$0Yes
Norm ColemanRMN$1,850$0Yes
Susan CollinsRME$0$0Yes
Gaylord Kent ConradDND$0$0No
Bob CorkerRTN$8,700$0Yes
John CornynRTX$3,900$0Yes
Larry CraigRID$0$0Yes
Mike CrapoRID$0$0Yes
Jim DeMintRSC$1,350$0Not Voting
Chris DoddDCT$2,300$0Yes
Mary Elizabeth DoleRNC$4,000$0Yes
Pete DomeniciRNM$0$0Yes
Byron DorganDND$0$0Yes
Dick DurbinDIL$1,125$0Yes
John EnsignRNV$0$0Yes
Mike EnziRWY$0$0Yes
Russ FeingoldDWI$500$0Yes
Dianne FeinsteinDCA$8,550$0Yes
Lindsey GrahamRSC$0$0Yes
Chuck GrassleyRIA$1,125$0Yes
Judd GreggRNH$1,500$0Yes
Chuck HagelRNE$0$0Yes
Tom HarkinDIA$0$0Yes
Orrin HatchRUT$1,000$0Yes
Kay Bailey HutchisonRTX$2,900$0Yes
Jim InhofeROK$0$0Yes
Dan InouyeDHI$0$0Yes
Johnny IsaksonRGA$0$0Yes
Tim JohnsonDSD$0$0Yes
Ted KennedyDMA$4,000$0Not Voting
John KerryDMA$0$0Yes
Amy KlobucharDMN$0$0Yes
Herb KohlDWI$0$0Yes
Jon KylRAZ$0$0Yes
Mary LandrieuDLA$0$0Yes
Frank LautenbergDNJ$0$0Yes
Patrick LeahyDVT$0$0Yes
Carl LevinDMI$12,400$0Yes
Joe LiebermanICT$500$0Yes
Blanche LincolnDAR$0$0Yes
Dick LugarRIN$0$0Yes
Mel MartinezRFL$8,500$0Yes
John McCainRAZ$0$0Not Voting
Claire McCaskillDMO$0$0Yes
Addison "Mitch" McConnellRKY$2,000$0Yes
Bob MenéndezDNJ$2,000$0Yes
Barbara MikulskiDMD$1,000$0Yes
Lisa MurkowskiRAK$3,000$0Yes
Patty MurrayDWA$5,500$0Yes
Earl "Ben" NelsonDNE$0$0Yes
Clarence "Bill" NelsonDFL$5,000$0Yes
Barack ObamaDIL$500$0Not Voting
Mark PryorDAR$0$0Yes
John "Jack" ReedDRI$0$0Yes
Harry ReidDNV$0$0Yes
Charles "Pat" RobertsRKS$0$0Yes
John "Jay" RockefellerDWV$0$0Yes
Ken SalazarDCO$1,000$0Yes
Bernie SandersIVT$0$0Yes
Chuck SchumerDNY$2,500$0Yes
Jeff SessionsRAL$0$0Yes
Richard ShelbyRAL$0$0Yes
Gordon SmithROR$0$0Yes
Olympia SnoweRME$0$0Yes
Arlen SpecterDPA$2,500$0Yes
Debbie StabenowDMI$12,200$0Yes
Ted StevensRAK$0$0Yes
John SununuRNH$0$0Yes
Jon TesterDMT$0$0Yes
John ThuneRSD$2,500$0Yes
David VitterRLA$2,500$0Yes
George VoinovichROH$13,750$0Yes
John WarnerRVA$0$0Yes
Jim WebbDVA$0$0Yes
Sheldon WhitehouseDRI$0$0Yes
Roger WickerRMS$0$0Yes
Ron WydenDOR$0$0Yes

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NamePartyState$ From Interest Groups
That Supported
$ From Interest Groups
That Opposed
Vote
Daniel K. AkakaDHI$0$0Yes
Andrew Lamar AlexanderRTN$2,600$0Yes
Alan Wayne AllardRCO$0$0Yes
John BarrassoRWY$0$0Yes
Max BaucusDMT$0$0Yes
Birch "Evan" BayhDIN$750$0Yes
Bob BennettRUT$0$0Yes
Joe BidenDDE$0$0Not Voting
Jesse "Jeff" BingamanDNM$0$0Yes
Christopher "Kit" BondRMO$7,250$0Yes
Barbara BoxerDCA$0$0Yes
Sherrod BrownDOH$4,750$0Yes
Sam BrownbackRKS$0$0Yes
Jim BunningRKY$4,000$0Yes
Richard BurrRNC$2,500$0Yes
Robert ByrdDWV$0$0Yes
Maria CantwellDWA$14,750$0Yes
Ben CardinDMD$0$0Yes
Tom CarperDDE$0$0No
Bob CaseyDPA$2,300$0Yes
Clarence Saxby ChamblissRGA$4,850$0Yes
Hillary ClintonDNY$8,000$0Yes
Tom CoburnROK$500$0Yes
William Thad CochranRMS$0$0Yes
Norm ColemanRMN$1,850$0Yes
Susan CollinsRME$0$0Yes
Gaylord Kent ConradDND$0$0No
Bob CorkerRTN$8,700$0Yes
John CornynRTX$3,900$0Yes
Larry CraigRID$0$0Yes
Mike CrapoRID$0$0Yes
Jim DeMintRSC$1,350$0Not Voting
Chris DoddDCT$2,300$0Yes
Mary Elizabeth DoleRNC$4,000$0Yes
Pete DomeniciRNM$0$0Yes
Byron DorganDND$0$0Yes
Dick DurbinDIL$1,125$0Yes
John EnsignRNV$0$0Yes
Mike EnziRWY$0$0Yes
Russ FeingoldDWI$500$0Yes
Dianne FeinsteinDCA$8,550$0Yes
Lindsey GrahamRSC$0$0Yes
Chuck GrassleyRIA$1,125$0Yes
Judd GreggRNH$1,500$0Yes
Chuck HagelRNE$0$0Yes
Tom HarkinDIA$0$0Yes
Orrin HatchRUT$1,000$0Yes
Kay Bailey HutchisonRTX$2,900$0Yes
Jim InhofeROK$0$0Yes
Dan InouyeDHI$0$0Yes
Johnny IsaksonRGA$0$0Yes
Tim JohnsonDSD$0$0Yes
Ted KennedyDMA$4,000$0Not Voting
John KerryDMA$0$0Yes
Amy KlobucharDMN$0$0Yes
Herb KohlDWI$0$0Yes
Jon KylRAZ$0$0Yes
Mary LandrieuDLA$0$0Yes
Frank LautenbergDNJ$0$0Yes
Patrick LeahyDVT$0$0Yes
Carl LevinDMI$12,400$0Yes
Joe LiebermanICT$500$0Yes
Blanche LincolnDAR$0$0Yes
Dick LugarRIN$0$0Yes
Mel MartinezRFL$8,500$0Yes
John McCainRAZ$0$0Not Voting
Claire McCaskillDMO$0$0Yes
Addison "Mitch" McConnellRKY$2,000$0Yes
Bob MenéndezDNJ$2,000$0Yes
Barbara MikulskiDMD$1,000$0Yes
Lisa MurkowskiRAK$3,000$0Yes
Patty MurrayDWA$5,500$0Yes
Earl "Ben" NelsonDNE$0$0Yes
Clarence "Bill" NelsonDFL$5,000$0Yes
Barack ObamaDIL$500$0Not Voting
Mark PryorDAR$0$0Yes
John "Jack" ReedDRI$0$0Yes
Harry ReidDNV$0$0Yes
Charles "Pat" RobertsRKS$0$0Yes
John "Jay" RockefellerDWV$0$0Yes
Ken SalazarDCO$1,000$0Yes
Bernie SandersIVT$0$0Yes
Chuck SchumerDNY$2,500$0Yes
Jeff SessionsRAL$0$0Yes
Richard ShelbyRAL$0$0Yes
Gordon SmithROR$0$0Yes
Olympia SnoweRME$0$0Yes
Arlen SpecterDPA$2,500$0Yes
Debbie StabenowDMI$12,200$0Yes
Ted StevensRAK$0$0Yes
John SununuRNH$0$0Yes
Jon TesterDMT$0$0Yes
John ThuneRSD$2,500$0Yes
David VitterRLA$2,500$0Yes
George VoinovichROH$13,750$0Yes
John WarnerRVA$0$0Yes
Jim WebbDVA$0$0Yes
Sheldon WhitehouseDRI$0$0Yes
Roger WickerRMS$0$0Yes
Ron WydenDOR$0$0Yes

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