H R 2631 in Congressional Session 109

Official Summary

 

Bill Number : H R 2631

 

Title : To affirm the religious freedom of taxpayers who are conscientiously opposed to participation in war, to provide that the income, estate, or gift tax payments of such taxpayers be used for nonmilitary purposes, to create the Religious Freedom Peace Tax Fund to receive such tax payments, to improve revenue collection, and for other purposes.

 

SUMMARY AS OF:
5/25/2005--Introduced. Religious Freedom Peace Tax Fund Act - Directs the Secretary of the Treasury to establish in the Treasury the Religious Freedom Peace Tax Fund for the deposit of income, gift, and estate taxes paid by or on behalf of taxpayers: (1) who are designated conscientious objectors opposed to participation in war in any form based upon the taxpayer's deeply held moral, ethical, or religious beliefs or training (within the meaning of the Military Selective Service Act); and (2) who have certified these beliefs in writing.Requires that funds in the Religious Freedom Peace Tax Fund be allocated annually to any appropriation not for a military purpose. Expresses the sense of Congress that any revenue increase resulting from the creation of the Religious Freedom Peace Tax Fund shall be allocated in a manner consistent with the purposes of the Fund.

Votes

Title : To affirm the religious freedom of taxpayers who are conscientiously opposed to participation in war, to provide that the income, estate, or gift tax payments of such taxpayers be used for nonmilitary purposes, to create the Religious Freedom Peace Tax Fund to receive such tax payments, to improve revenue collection, and for other purposes.
Votes in the US Senate
This Bill was not Voted in the US Senate
Votes in the US House
This Bill was not Voted in the US House

Sponsors

 
Congressional Sponsors of H R 2631
 
Bill Number : H R 2631

Title : To affirm the religious freedom of taxpayers who are conscientiously opposed to participation in war, to provide that the income, estate, or gift tax payments of such taxpayers be used for nonmilitary purposes, to create the Religious Freedom Peace Tax Fund to receive such tax payments, to improve revenue collection, and for other purposes.

Sponsor: Rep Lewis, John [GA-5] (introduced 5/25/2005)      

ALPHABETICAL [followed by Cosponsors withdrawn]:     (Sort: by date)

    Rep Baldwin, Tammy [WI-2] - 5/25/2005

    Rep Brown, Corrine [FL-3] - 5/25/2005

    Rep Brown, Sherrod [OH-13] - 5/25/2005

    Rep Carson, Julia [IN-7] - 12/15/2005

    Rep Clay, Wm. Lacy [MO-1] - 7/28/2005

    Rep Conyers, John, Jr. [MI-14] - 5/25/2005

    Rep Cummings, Elijah E. [MD-7] - 5/25/2005

    Rep Davis, Danny K. [IL-7] - 5/25/2005

    Rep DeFazio, Peter A. [OR-4] - 5/25/2005

    Rep Delahunt, William D. [MA-10] - 5/25/2005

    Rep Eshoo, Anna G. [CA-14] - 5/25/2005

    Rep Farr, Sam [CA-17] - 5/25/2005

    Rep Fattah, Chaka [PA-2] - 5/24/2006

    Rep Frank, Barney [MA-4] - 5/25/2005

    Rep Hinchey, Maurice D. [NY-22] - 5/25/2005

    Rep Holt, Rush D. [NJ-12] - 6/28/2006

    Rep Honda, Michael M. [CA-15] - 7/19/2005

    Rep Hooley, Darlene [OR-5] - 9/19/2006

    Rep Jackson, Jesse L., Jr. [IL-2] - 5/25/2005

    Rep Jackson-Lee, Sheila [TX-18] - 5/25/2005

    Rep Johnson, Eddie Bernice [TX-30] - 5/25/2005

    Rep Kanjorski, Paul E. [PA-11] - 5/24/2006

    Rep Kilpatrick, Carolyn C. [MI-13] - 9/28/2006

    Rep Kucinich, Dennis J. [OH-10] - 12/15/2005

    Rep Leach, James A. [IA-2] - 5/25/2005

    Rep Lee, Barbara [CA-9] - 5/25/2005

    Rep McDermott, Jim [WA-7] - 5/25/2005

    Rep McGovern, James P. [MA-3] - 5/25/2005

    Rep McKinney, Cynthia A. [GA-4] - 5/25/2005

    Rep Meeks, Gregory W. [NY-6] - 9/15/2005

    Rep Moran, Jerry [KS-1] - 5/25/2005

    Rep Norton, Eleanor Holmes [DC] - 5/25/2005

    Rep Oberstar, James L. [MN-8] - 5/25/2005

    Rep Owens, Major R. [NY-11] - 5/25/2005

    Rep Paul, Ron [TX-14] - 5/25/2005

    Rep Payne, Donald M. [NJ-10] - 5/25/2005

    Rep Rangel, Charles B. [NY-15] - 5/25/2005

    Rep Rush, Bobby L. [IL-1] - 5/25/2005

    Rep Sanders, Bernard [VT] - 5/26/2005

    Rep Serrano, Jose E. [NY-16] - 5/25/2005

    Rep Strickland, Ted [OH-6] - 5/25/2005

    Rep Towns, Edolphus [NY-10] - 5/25/2005

    Rep Watson, Diane E. [CA-33] - 5/25/2005

    Rep Watt, Melvin L. [NC-12] - 5/25/2005

    Rep Woolsey, Lynn C. [CA-6] - 5/25/2005

Other Info

Bill Number : H R 2631

Title : To affirm the religious freedom of taxpayers who are conscientiously opposed to participation in war, to provide that the income, estate, or gift tax payments of such taxpayers be used for nonmilitary purposes, to create the Religious Freedom Peace Tax Fund to receive such tax payments, to improve revenue collection, and for other purposes.

 

 
ALL ACTIONS:
 
5/25/2005:Referred to the House Committee on Ways and Means.