H.R. 5353 (111th): War is Making You Poor Act

May 20, 2010 (111th Congress, 2009–2010)
Died (Referred to Committee)
Alan Grayson
Representative for Florida's 8th congressional district
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May 20, 2010
4 pages

This bill was introduced on May 20, 2010, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.

Introduced May 20, 2010
Referred to Committee May 20, 2010
Full Title

To reduce the $159.3 billion from the discretionary overseas contingency operations funds in the President's fiscal year 2011 budget for operations in Iraq, Afghanistan, and Pakistan (without preventing use of mandatory funds from the Department of Defense budget to execute the War on Terror), and amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to provide individuals a "War is Making You Poor" tax credit against the savings attributable to the overseas contingency operations reduction.


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19 cosponsors (17D, 2R) (show)

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War is Making You Poor Act - Limits amounts made available to the Department of Defense (DOD) in any appropriations Act for fiscal year 2011 that may be available for the base budget or for overseas contingency operations in Iraq, Afghanistan, or Pakistan.
Amends the Internal Revenue Code to allow individual taxpayers whose modified adjusted gross income is $35,000 or less ($70,000 for married couples) a tax credit (designated as the War is Making You Poor Tax Credit) equal to their net income tax liability for the first taxable year beginning in 2011.

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