H.R. 2488 (106th): Financial Freedom Act of 1999


Jul 13, 1999
106th Congress, 1999–2000


Vetoed (No Override Attempt) on Sep 23, 1999

This bill was vetoed by the President on September 23, 1999 and Congress did not attempt an override before the end of the Congressional session.


Bill Archer

Representative for Texas's 7th congressional district



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Last Updated: Aug 5, 1999
Length: 209 pages

About the bill

Full Title

To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to reduce individual income tax rates, to provide marriage penalty relief, to reduce taxes on savings and investments, to provide estate and gift tax relief, to provide incentives for education savings and health care, and for other purposes.

Summary (CRS)

8/4/1999--Conference report filed in House.TABLE OF CONTENTS: TitleI - Broad-Based and Family Tax Relief Subtitle A: Reduction in Individual Income Taxes Subtitle B: Family Tax Relief Subtitle C: Repeal of ... Read more >

The bill’s title was written by its sponsor.


Jul 13, 1999

This is the first step in the legislative process.

Jul 14, 1999
Reported by Committee

A committee has issued a report to the full chamber recommending that the bill be considered further. Only about 1 in 4 bills are reported out of committee.

Jul 22, 1999
Passed House

The bill was passed in a vote in the House. It goes to the Senate next.

Jul 30, 1999
Passed Senate with Changes

The Senate passed the bill with changes not in the House version and sent it back to the House to approve the changes. The vote was by Unanimous Consent so no record of individual votes was made.

Aug 5, 1999
Conference Report Agreed to by House

The House approved a conference committee report to resolve differences in each chamber's version of the bill. The Senate must also approve the conference report.

Aug 5, 1999
Conference Report Agreed to by Senate

The bill was passed by both chambers in identical form. It goes to the President next who may sign or veto the bill.

Sep 23, 1999

The President vetoed the bill. Congress may attempt to override the veto.

This is a House of Representatives bill in the United States Congress (indicated by the “H.R.” in “H.R. 2488”). A bill must be passed by both the House and Senate in identical form and then be signed by the President to become law.


8 cosponsors (8R) (show)
Committee Assignments

The committee chair determines whether a bill will move past the committee stage.

Jul 22, 1999 2:05 p.m.
Failed 173/258
Jul 22, 1999 2:55 p.m.
Passed 223/208
On the Conference Report
Aug 5, 1999 1:47 p.m.
Passed 221/206
On the Conference Report
Aug 5, 1999 7:06 p.m.
Conference Report Agreed to 50/49

Subject Areas
Related Bills

Legislative action may be ocurring on one of these bills in lieu of or in parallel to action on this bill.

S. 1429 (identical)

Passed Senate
Last Action: Jul 30, 1999

H.Res. 274 (rule)

Agreed To (Simple Resolution)
Aug 5, 1999

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