H.R. 4154 (111th): Permanent Estate Tax Relief for Families, Farmers, and Small Businesses Act of 2009


Nov 19, 2009
111th Congress, 2009–2010

Died in a previous Congress

This bill was introduced in a previous session of Congress and was passed by the House on December 3, 2009 but was never passed by the Senate.


Earl Pomeroy

Representative for North Dakota At Large



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Last Updated: Jan 20, 2010
Length: 44 pages

About the bill

Full Title

To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to repeal the new carryover basis rules in order to prevent tax increases and the imposition of compliance burdens on many more estates than would benefit from repeal, to retain the estate tax with a $3,500,000 exemption, to reinstitute and update the Pay-As-You-Go requirement of budget neutrality on new tax and mandatory spending legislation, enforced by the threat of annual, automatic sequestration, and for other purposes.

Summary (CRS)

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Nov 19, 2009

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Dec 3, 2009
Passed House

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This is a House of Representatives bill in the United States Congress (indicated by the “H.R.” in “H.R. 4154”). A bill must be passed by both the House and Senate in identical form and then be signed by the President to become law.


11 cosponsors (11D) (show)
Committee Assignments

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Dec 3, 2009 2:31 p.m.
Passed 225/200

Related Bills

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H.Res. 941 (rule)

Agreed To (Simple Resolution)
Dec 3, 2009

H.R. 3841 (Related)
Small Business and Family Farm Estate Tax Relief Act of 2009

Referred to Committee
Last Action: Oct 15, 2009

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