H.R. 1336: Voluntary Debt Reduction Act of 2013

Introduced:
Mar 21, 2013
Status:
Referred to Committee
Prognosis
0% chance of being enacted
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Sponsor
Rodney Davis
Representative for Illinois's 13th congressional district
Party
Republican
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Last Updated
Mar 21, 2013
Length
4 pages
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Status

This bill was assigned to a congressional committee on March 21, 2013, which will consider it before possibly sending it on to the House or Senate as a whole.

Progress
Introduced Mar 21, 2013
Referred to Committee Mar 21, 2013
Reported by Committee ...
Passed House ...
Passed Senate ...
Signed by the President ...
Prognosis

3% chance of getting past committee.
0% chance of being enacted.

Only 11% of bills made it past committee and only about 3% were enacted in 2011–2013. [show factors | methodology]

 
Full Title

To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to provide for taxpayers making gifts with their returns of income tax to the Federal Government to pay down the public debt.

Summary

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Cosponsors
5 cosponsors (4R, 1D) (show)
Committees

House Ways and Means

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Library of Congress Summary

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3/21/2013--Introduced.
Voluntary Debt Reduction Act of 2013 - Amends the Internal Revenue Code to allow taxpayers to donate an amount (not less than $1) or designate a portion of any overpayment of tax (not less than $1) to be donated, in addition to any tax owed, which shall be deposited in the general fund of the Treasury and transferred to an account used to reduce the public debt. Requires such donation to be designated on a taxpayer's income tax return at the time such return is filed.

House Republican Conference Summary

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