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

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

The bill’s titles are written by its sponsor.



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


Feb 25, 1999

This is the first step in the legislative process.

May 25, 2000
Ordered Reported by Committee

A committee has voted to issue 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.

H.R. 8 (106th) was a bill in the United States Congress.

A bill must be passed by both the House and Senate in identical form and then be signed by the President to become law.

This bill was introduced in the 106th Congress, which met from Jan 6, 1999 to Dec 15, 2000. Legislation not enacted by the end of a Congress is cleared from the books.

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