RECENT VOTES

Alternative Minimum Tax (AMT)

On Wednesday, June 25, 2008, the House considered H.R. 6275: Alternative Minimum Tax Relief Act (AMT) of 2008. This bill provides a one-year patch that will protect more than 25 million taxpayers from the Alternative Minimum Tax (AMT). The original goal of the AMT was to ensure that everyone paid at least a minimum in taxes, and it was targeted toward high-income people who at the time could use multiple deductions and credits to avoid paying taxes. However, the AMT has not been updated for inflation and many middle-class families could be subject to the AMT if a patch is not approved while a longer term approach is developed. An AMT patch has passed the Congress in previous years, but unlike some previous patches, this legislation includes offsets that will not increase the deficit.

I voted YES. H.R. 6275 passed and the entire vote is recorded below:

  YEA NAY PRESENT NOT VOTING
DEMOCRAT

223

6

0

6

REPUBLICAN

10

183

0

6

TOTAL

233

189

0

12

MASSACHUSETTS
DELEGATION

10

0

0

0