H.R. 8 (106th): Death Tax Elimination Act of 2000


Feb 25, 1999
106th Congress, 1999–2000


Vetoed & Override Failed in House on Sep 7, 2000

This bill was vetoed. The House attempted to override the veto on September 7, 2000 but failed.


Jennifer Dunn

Representative for Washington's 8th congressional district



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Last Updated: Jul 17, 2000
Length: 14 pages

About the bill

Full Title

To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to phaseout the estate and gift taxes over a 10-year period.

Summary (CRS)

6/9/2000--Passed House amended.TABLE OF CONTENTS: TitleI - Repeal of Estate, Gift, and Generation-Skipping Taxes; Repeal of Step Up in Basis at Death Title II: Reductions of Estate and Gift Tax ... Read more >

The bill’s title was written by its sponsor.


Feb 25, 1999

This is the first step in the legislative process.

May 25, 2000
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.

Jun 9, 2000
Passed House

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

Jul 14, 2000
Passed Senate

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

Aug 31, 2000

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

Sep 7, 2000
House Override Failed

A vote to override the President's veto failed in the House. The bill is now dead.

This is a House of Representatives bill in the United States Congress (indicated by the “H.R.” in “H.R. 8”). A bill must be passed by both the House and Senate in identical form and then be signed by the President to become law.


244 cosponsors (196R, 47D, 1I) (show)
Committee Assignments

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

Jun 9, 2000 12:48 p.m.
Failed 196/222
Jun 9, 2000 1:32 p.m.
Passed 279/136
Jul 11, 2000 10:21 a.m.
Cloture Motion Agreed to 99/1
Jul 14, 2000 10:30 a.m.
Motion Rejected 14/84
Jul 14, 2000 10:59 a.m.
Motion Agreed to 53/45
Jul 14, 2000 11:13 a.m.
Bill Passed 59/39

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H.R. 8 (107th) was a re-introduction of this bill in a later Congress.

Passed House
Last Action: Apr 4, 2001

H.Res. 519 (rule)

Agreed To (Simple Resolution)
Jun 8, 2000

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