Like Countable?

Install the App
TRY NOW

house Bill H. Con. Res. 71

The GOP Budget for Fiscal Year 2018 and Using Reconciliation for Tax Reform and Deficit Reduction

Argument in favor

The American economy needs a boost from comprehensive, deficit-neutral tax reform and this budget resolution would let Congress use the reconciliation process to achieve that.

···
10/03/2017
This is the first step toward much needed tax reform and balancing the federal budget. This is common sense and needs to be passed to clear the way.
Like (40)
Follow
Share
Kathy's Opinion
···
10/03/2017
After less than 3% growth for the entire 8 years of Obama administration. More people on food stamps and more people living pay check to pay check with a raise this economy needs more than a shot in the arm. This tax reform is similar to what President Kennedy proposed in 1961 and passed in1964. It is was projected to have huge deficits but the unemployment rate dived to 3.8% . Imagine if everyone who wanted a job is working , paying taxes and wiping out the deficits. If you say this is just tax reform for the rich you have never worked for a poor person then. Who do you think these "rich" people are hiring? They want to grow their businesses and can do so when the corporate tax goes from 39% to 29%. Then there is my personal favorite the Inheritance tax. It is not just for the rich as I found out when my husband died without a will. I paid $17,000 in inhertitantent
Like (40)
Follow
Share
Sammi's Opinion
···
10/03/2017
Have to start somewhere. Voting no keeps "STAGNANT Status Quo". We need a boost. Everyone is anticipating it. Such a shame if it doesn't happen due to stubbornness!
Like (22)
Follow
Share

Argument opposed

Tax reform could be beneficial, but this budget resolution opens the door for Republicans to produce and pass an overhaul of the tax code in a partisan manner that excludes Democrats.

Claude's Opinion
···
10/02/2017
This should require 60 votes and normal process
Like (566)
Follow
Share
Mauro's Opinion
···
10/03/2017
Stop pushing burden onto middle class and taking away support for the poor just to make rich people pay less taxes. This is NOT what this country is about.
Like (438)
Follow
Share
Barb's Opinion
···
10/03/2017
This is so far out of whack!!! Vote no, give 45 something to complain about. Then IMPEACH him. This budget is all wrong. 45 getting tax breaks!!!! Show his tax returns!!! NOW!!!
Like (280)
Follow
Share

concurrent resolution Progress


  • The senate Passed October 20th, 2017
    Roll Call Vote 51 Yea / 49 Nay
  • The house Passed October 26th, 2017
    Roll Call Vote 216 Yea / 212 Nay
      house Committees
      Committee on the Budget
    IntroducedJuly 21st, 2017

Log in or create an account to see how your Reps voted!

concurrent resolution Progress


  • The senate Passed October 20th, 2017
    Roll Call Vote 51 Yea / 49 Nay
  • The house Passed October 26th, 2017
    Roll Call Vote 216 Yea / 212 Nay
      house Committees
      Committee on the Budget
    IntroducedJuly 21st, 2017

Log in or create an account to see how your Reps voted!

Bill Activity

  • action
    Introduced in House
  • action
    The House Committee on the Budget reported an original measure, H. Rept. 115-240, by Mrs. Black.
  • calendar
    Placed on the Union Calendar, Calendar No. 172.
  • action
    Rules Committee Resolution H. Res. 553 Reported to House. Rule provides for consideration of H. Con. Res. 71 with 4 hours of general debate. Measure will be considered read. Specified amendments are in order.
  • action
    Rule H. Res. 553 passed House.
  • action
    Considered under the provisions of rule H. Res. 553.
  • action
    Rule provides for consideration of H. Con. Res. 71 with 4 hours of general debate. Measure will be considered read. Specified amendments are in order.
  • action
    House resolved itself into the Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union pursuant to H. Res. 553 and Rule XVIII.
  • action
    The Speaker designated the Honorable Doug Lamborn to act as Chairman of the Committee.
  • action
    GENERAL DEBATE - The Committee of the Whole proceeded with four hours of general debate on H. Con. Res. 71.
  • action
    DEBATE - Pursuant to provisions of H.Res. 533, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 30 mintues of debate on the Grijalva amendment in the nature of a substitute.
  • action
    POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on the Grijalva substitute amendment, the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment and by voice vote, announced that the noes had prevailed. Mr. Grijalva demanded a recorded vote and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the question of adoption of the amendment until a time to be announced.
  • action
    DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H.Res. 553, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 30 minutes of debate on the Scott (VA) amendment in the nature of a substitute.
  • action
    POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on the Scott (VA) substitute amendment, the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment and by voice vote, announced that the noes had prevailed. Mr. Scott (VA) demanded a recorded vote and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the question of adoption of the amendment until a time to be announced.
  • action
    Mr. Ferguson moved that the Committee now rise.
  • action
    On motion that the Committee now rise Agreed to by voice vote.
  • action
    Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union rises leaving H. Con. Res. 71 as unfinished business.
  • action
    Considered as unfinished business.
  • action
    The House resolved into Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union for further consideration.
  • action
    Mr. MacArthur moved moved that the committee rise.
  • action
    On motion moved that the committee rise Agreed to by voice vote.
  • action
    Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union rises leaving H. Con. Res. 71 as unfinished business.
  • action
    Considered as unfinished business.
  • action
    The House resolved into Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union for further consideration.
  • action
    DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 553, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 30 minutes of debate on the McClintock amendment in the nature of a substitute.
  • action
    DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 553, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 30 minutes of debate on the Yarmuth amendment in the nature of a substitute.
  • action
    The Committee of the Whole rose informally to receive a message.
  • action
    The Committee resumed its sitting.
  • action
    GENERAL DEBATE - The Committee of the Whole resumed with 10 minutes of general debate on H. Con. Res. 71.
  • action
    The House rose from the Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union to report H. Con. Res. 71.
  • action
    The previous question was ordered pursuant to the rule.
  • vote
    On agreeing to the resolution Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: 219 - 206 (Roll no. 557).
  • action
    Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
  • calendar
    Received in the Senate. Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under General Orders. Calendar No. 245.
  • action
    Motion to proceed to consideration of measure agreed to in Senate by Yea-Nay Vote. 50 - 47. Record Vote Number: 219.
  • action
    Measure laid before Senate by motion.
  • action
    Considered by Senate.
  • action
    Considered by Senate.
  • vote
    Resolution agreed to in Senate with an amendment by Yea-Nay Vote. 51 - 49. Record Vote Number: 245.
  • action
    Message on Senate action sent to the House.
  • action
    Rules Committee Resolution H. Res. 580 Reported to House. Rule provides for consideration of H. Con. Res. 71 with 1 hour of general debate. Previous question shall be considered as ordered without intervening motions. Measure will be considered read. Bill is closed to amendments. Provides for consideration of the Senate amendment and the motion, offered by the chair of the Committee on the Budget, that the House concur in the Senate amendment.
  • action
    Rule H. Res. 580 passed House.
  • action
    Mrs. Black moved that the House agree to the Senate amendment.
  • action
    DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H.Res. 580, the House proceeded with one hour of debate on the Senate amendment to H. Con. Res. 71.
  • action
    The previous question was ordered pursuant to the rule.
  • vote
    On motion that the House agree to the Senate amendment Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: 216 - 212 (Roll no. 589).
  • action
    Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
    This is the first step toward much needed tax reform and balancing the federal budget. This is common sense and needs to be passed to clear the way.
    Like (40)
    Follow
    Share
    This should require 60 votes and normal process
    Like (566)
    Follow
    Share
    Stop pushing burden onto middle class and taking away support for the poor just to make rich people pay less taxes. This is NOT what this country is about.
    Like (438)
    Follow
    Share
    This is so far out of whack!!! Vote no, give 45 something to complain about. Then IMPEACH him. This budget is all wrong. 45 getting tax breaks!!!! Show his tax returns!!! NOW!!!
    Like (280)
    Follow
    Share
    Never vote yes on a bill that is created behind closed doors. This will only make the rich richer by lowering taxes for the wealthy and big corporations. Trump claims that it will create more jobs, but it will only create richer CEOs that make billions already. Consequently, this will increase the deficit, excusing the elimination of Medicare & Social Security. It is proven the trickle down economics DOES NOT WORK.
    Like (192)
    Follow
    Share
    For Americans who are still capable of understanding simple math, removing estate taxes for the top 1% does not equal deficit reduction. Trump to base:"I get a billion dollars in tax relief. You get $500. But my plan actually hurts me and helps you."
    Like (121)
    Follow
    Share
    While the House should pass a budget, it should NOT pass this version. I support The People's Budget which will be offered as an amendment. The People's Budget creates jobs, creates a pathway out of poverty, supports our veterans, creates a sustainable defense through peace and diplomacy NOT war, provides educational opportunities for all - including tuition free college and expands Social Security.
    Like (88)
    Follow
    Share
    The only citizens who benefit from this tax reform are the wealthy and corporations. It’s time to stop corporate welfare
    Like (83)
    Follow
    Share
    This should be done in a bi-partisan manner. This country is not made up of only wealthy republicans. Any new tax reform should include input from Democrats as well.
    Like (75)
    Follow
    Share
    This is a scam. The rich and big business get cuts, the debt explodes and the country suffers.
    Like (60)
    Follow
    Share
    This budget does not benefit working class Americans. The tax reform benefits the wealthiest Americans and the budget threatens essential programs.
    Like (47)
    Follow
    Share
    After less than 3% growth for the entire 8 years of Obama administration. More people on food stamps and more people living pay check to pay check with a raise this economy needs more than a shot in the arm. This tax reform is similar to what President Kennedy proposed in 1961 and passed in1964. It is was projected to have huge deficits but the unemployment rate dived to 3.8% . Imagine if everyone who wanted a job is working , paying taxes and wiping out the deficits. If you say this is just tax reform for the rich you have never worked for a poor person then. Who do you think these "rich" people are hiring? They want to grow their businesses and can do so when the corporate tax goes from 39% to 29%. Then there is my personal favorite the Inheritance tax. It is not just for the rich as I found out when my husband died without a will. I paid $17,000 in inhertitantent
    Like (40)
    Follow
    Share
    NO welfare for the rich, NO welfare for corporations tax relief for the middle class where it will actually HELP the economy. History has shown us time and again that tax breaks for the wealthy lead to economic decline. STOP THE INSANITY!
    Like (39)
    Follow
    Share
    Please don’t exclude democrats in this very important process. Oh look the house passed it. They are really getting on my nerves. Please don’t exclude the Democrats!
    Like (36)
    Follow
    Share
    No more tax cuts for the rich they can afford their fair share. We can't afford to make up for it. Especially if we lose the DACA kids. This is insane, they think we pay their share while working to keep a roof over our heads while they can get tax breaks and rebates? No just no! Every one that votes to give rich people more money needs to lose their seats!
    Like (32)
    Follow
    Share
    If the tax reform bill is that good you should be able to get bipartisan support and not need reconciliation to get it passed! Since the bill and the Republicans are deceiving the American people, you should need 60 votes to get the bill to the floor of the Senate. Revenue neutral, what a joke!
    Like (28)
    Follow
    Share
    This tax reform bill is a blatant gift to the wealthy and corporate America. You need only look at the differences in benefit from the poor to the uber-wealthy. Republicans always claim it's a boost to the economy. Sometimes that is a result but it is always led to record deficits down the road since revenue is lost and spending (especially defense) continues to increase.
    Like (27)
    Follow
    Share
    This is a NO WIN for the working class. Don't keep the poor poorer while lining the pockets of the super wealthy.
    Like (26)
    Follow
    Share
    This budget is bad as are the tax cuts. We should never go forward with a budget just to get it done. This budget needs to be thoughtful with no cuts to Social Security, Medicare, Medicaid or any other safety net program.
    Like (24)
    Follow
    Share
    Have to start somewhere. Voting no keeps "STAGNANT Status Quo". We need a boost. Everyone is anticipating it. Such a shame if it doesn't happen due to stubbornness!
    Like (22)
    Follow
    Share
    MORE