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


May 20, 2010
111th Congress, 2009–2010

Died in a previous Congress

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


Alan Grayson

Representative for Florida's 8th congressional district



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Last Updated: May 20, 2010
Length: 4 pages

About the bill

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.

Summary (CRS)

5/20/2010--Introduced.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 ... Read more >

The bill’s title was written by its sponsor.


May 20, 2010

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This is a House of Representatives bill in the United States Congress (indicated by the “H.R.” in “H.R. 5353”). A bill must be passed by both the House and Senate in identical form and then be signed by the President to become law.


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

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There have been no roll call votes related to this bill.

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