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H.R. 5970 (109th): Estate Tax and Extension of Tax Relief Act of 2006


To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to increase the unified credit against the estate tax to an exclusion equivalent of $5,000,000, to repeal the sunset provision for the estate and generation-skipping taxes, and to extend expiring provisions, and for other purposes.

The bill’s titles are written by its sponsor.

Sponsor and status

William “Bill” Thomas

Sponsor. Representative for California's 22nd congressional district. Republican.

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Last Updated: Aug 1, 2006
Length: 185 pages
Introduced
Jul 28, 2006
109th Congress (2005–2006)
Status
Died in a previous Congress

This bill was introduced in a previous session of Congress but was killed due to a failed vote for cloture, under a fast-track vote called "suspension", or while resolving differences on August 3, 2006.

Cosponsors

3 Cosponsors (3 Republicans)

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Position statements

What legislators are saying

State Labor Department Analysis Reveals Flaws in Republican Trifecta Bill
    — Sen. Maria Cantwell [D-WA] on Aug 3, 2006

?H.R. 597 On Hol in Senate; Majority Leaer Bill Frist Reserves the Right to Bring Up Bill When Congress Retrns From Reess
    — Rep. Eni Faleomavaega [D-AS0, 1989-2014] on Aug 3, 2006

?Faleomavaega Respons to Samoa News Abot Mrs. Amata Raewagen?s Claims Regaring 3A Tax Proposal
    — Rep. Eni Faleomavaega [D-AS0, 1989-2014] on Aug 2, 2006

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History

Jul 28, 2006
 
Introduced

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Jul 28, 2006
 
Text Published

Updated bill text was published as of Considered and Passed by the House.

Jul 29, 2006
 
Passed House (Senate next)

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

Aug 1, 2006
 
Text Published

Updated bill text was published as of Passed the House.

Aug 3, 2006
 
Failed Cloture in the Senate

The Senate must often vote to end debate before voting on a bill, called a cloture vote. The vote on cloture failed. This is often considered a filibuster. The Senate may try again.

H.R. 5970 (109th) 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.

Bills numbers restart every two years. That means there are other bills with the number H.R. 5970. This is the one from the 109th Congress.

This bill was introduced in the 109th Congress, which met from Jan 4, 2005 to Dec 9, 2006. Legislation not passed by the end of a Congress is cleared from the books.

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