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H.R. 4958 (116th): No Taxation Without Representation Act

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About the bill

“No taxation without representation,” goes the American mantra. While most Democratic proposals aim to increase Washington, D.C.’s representation, this Republican bill attempts the opposite: eliminating the district’s taxation.

Context and what the bill does

The nation’s capital has a larger population than two actual U.S. states, Wyoming and Vermont, yet does not have the level of political representation granted to all 50 states. For example, it does not have any U.S. senators or Congressional representatives.

Other U.S. territories without statehood status — including Puerto Rico, Guam, and the Virgin Islands — have been exempted from federal income taxes, akin to a consolation prize for not achieving full statehood. Yet Washington, D.C. residents are required to pay federal income taxes.

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Sponsor and status

Louie Gohmert Jr.

Sponsor. Representative for Texas's 1st congressional district. Republican.

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Last Updated: Oct 31, 2019
Length: 7 pages
Oct 31, 2019
116th Congress (2019–2021)
Died in a previous Congress

This bill was introduced on October 31, 2019, in a previous session of Congress, but it did not receive a vote.

Although this bill was not enacted, its provisions could have become law by being included in another bill. It is common for legislative text to be introduced concurrently in multiple bills (called companion bills), re-introduced in subsequent sessions of Congress in new bills, or added to larger bills (sometimes called omnibus bills).


1 Cosponsor (1 Republican)



Oct 31, 2019

Bills and resolutions are referred to committees which debate the bill before possibly sending it on to the whole chamber.

H.R. 4958 (116th) was a bill in the United States Congress.

A bill must be passed by both the House and Senate in identical form and then be signed by the President to become law.

Bills numbers restart every two years. That means there are other bills with the number H.R. 4958. This is the one from the 116th Congress.

This bill was introduced in the 116th Congress, which met from Jan 3, 2019 to Jan 3, 2021. Legislation not passed by the end of a Congress is cleared from the books.

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