What: All Issues : Fair Taxation : H.R. 1308. Child Tax Credit and Military Tax Breaks/Vote on Rules of Debate on a Bill to Extend the Child Tax Credit to Low-Income Families and Provide Tax Breaks for Wealthy Individuals.
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H.R. 1308. Child Tax Credit and Military Tax Breaks/Vote on Rules of Debate on a Bill to Extend the Child Tax Credit to Low-Income Families and Provide Tax Breaks for Wealthy Individuals.
house Roll Call 274     Jun 12, 2003
Y = Conservative
N = Progressive
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Conservative

On this vote, GOP leaders sought passage of a rule governing debate on legislation which would extend the child tax credit to low-income families, provide additional tax reductions for individuals who earn over $150,000 annually, and reduce the tax burden on military families. (Prior to House floor consideration of a measure, a rule drafted by the House Rules Committee-which in effect is an arm of the majority party leadership-must be passed to set parameters on debate.) Progressives opposed the rule based on their objections to the underlying legislation. In their view, the tax breaks included in the bill for individuals who earn over $150,000 a year were unjustified; the recently-passed $350 billion tax cut proposal, Progressives argued, contained plenty of tax reductions for wealthy individuals. Progressives supported narrowly drafted legislation which would limit tax breaks to low-income families who, in their view, where neglected in the GOP-drafted tax cut bill. The rule governing debate passed the House on a 224-201 vote.

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