About the bill
On Tax Day earlier this month, Jimmy Fallon quipped, “It’s that one day of the year when even Democrats turn into Republicans.” But, aside from the remaining GOP presidential candidates, what exactly is the congressional Republicans’ tax plan?
Although there are several competing proposals, among the most popular — with 73 cosponsors in the House — is H.R. 25 and S. 155, the Fair Tax Act, introduced by Rep. Rob Woodall (R-GA7) and Sen. Jerry Moran (R-KS).
What is the “Fair Tax”?
The plan, nicknamed the FairTax, “would repeal all federal personal income taxes, corporate income taxes, payroll taxes, capital gains taxes and gift and estate taxes, and replace them with a revenue-neutral, personal consumption tax on all retail sales of new goods and services.” The federal sales tax on ...
Sponsor and status
Sponsor. Senator for Kansas. Republican.
Last Updated: Jan 13, 2015
Length: 132 pages
114th Congress (2015–2017)
This bill was introduced on January 13, 2015, in a previous session of Congress, but it did not receive a vote.
What legislators are saying
“Kansas Common Sense - Advocating for Kansas Military Bases with Army Leadership at Pentagon”
— Sen. Jerry Moran [R-KS] (Sponsor) on Apr 20, 2015
“Senator Lankfords Office Releases 2015 Activity Report”
— Sen. James Lankford [R-OK] (Co-sponsor) on Jan 6, 2016
“Woodall, Perdue, & Moran Lead FairTax Effort in Congress”
— Rep. Rob Woodall [R-GA7] on Apr 15, 2015
Jan 13, 2015
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Jan 3, 2017
Reintroduced Bill — Introduced
This activity took place on a related bill, S. 18 (115th).
S. 155 (114th) was a bill in the United States Congress.
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Bills numbers restart every two years. That means there are other bills with the number S. 155. This is the one from the 114th Congress.
This bill was introduced in the 114th Congress, which met from Jan 6, 2015 to Jan 3, 2017. Legislation not enacted by the end of a Congress is cleared from the books.
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