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Current (110th) U.S. Congress

H.R. 3861 / S. 2389
To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to increase the AMT refundable credit amount for individuals with long-term unused credits for prior year minimum tax liability, and for other purposes.
H.R. 3996
To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to extend certain expiring provisions, and for other purposes.
Note: Amended to include H.R. 3861
H.Res. 333
Impeaching Richard B. Cheney, Vice President of the United States, for high crimes and misdemeanors.

109th U.S. Congress

H.R. 6111
To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to extend expiring provisions, and for other purposes.
Note: Specifically Title III, Sec. 402.
H.R. 3385
To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to make the credit for prior year minimum tax liability refundable for individuals after a period of years, to require returns with respect to certain stock options, and for other purposes.
H.R. 810 / S. 471 (Stem Cell Research Enhancement Act of 2005)
To amend the Public Health Service Act to provide for human embryonic stem cell research.
H.R. 2646
To eliminate certain restrictions on air transportation to and from Love Field, Texas.
Note: Repeals the Wright Amendment (see Set Love Free!)
H.R. 1186 / S. 1103
To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to repeal the alternative minimum tax.

108th U.S. Congress

H.R. 3806
To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to allow a credit against the alternative minimum tax where stock acquired pursuant to an incentive stock option is sold or exchanged at a loss.
H.R. 459
To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to provide economic stimulus.
H.R. 433 / S. 503
To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to allow a minimum credit against the alternative minimum tax where stock acquired pursuant to an incentive stock option is sold or exchanged at a loss.
H.R. 430
To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to increase the amount of capital losses that may offset ordinary income.
S. 877 (The CAN-SPAM Act of 2003)
A bill to regulate interstate commerce by imposing limitations and penalties on the transmission of unsolicited commercial electronic mail via the Internet.

107th U.S. Congress

H.R. 3162 (The Patriot Act)
To deter and punish terrorist acts in the United States and around the world, to enhance law enforcement investigatory tools, and for other purposes.
We have met the enemy and he is us.

H.R. 5398
To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to allow a minimum credit against the alternative minimum tax where stock acquired pursuant to an incentive stock option is sold or exchanged at a loss.
H.R. 5166
To simplify the Internal Revenue Code of 1986.
H.R. 1487
To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to repeal the alternative minimum tax treatment of incentive stock options, thereby changing the taxable event from the exercise of the stock option to the sale of stock.
H.R. 2794 / S. 1324
To provide relief from the alternative minimum tax with respect to incentive stock options exercised during 2000.
S. 1142
A bill to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to repeal the minimum tax preference for exclusion for incentive stock options.
S. 1831
A bill to provide alternative minimum tax relief with respect to incentive stock options exercised during 2000.
H.R. 2695 / S. 1383
To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to clarify the treatment of incentive stock options and employee stock purchase plans.

H.R. 437
To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to repeal the alternative minimum tax.
H.R. 275
To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to repeal the adjusted gross income limitations on itemized deductions, the personal exemption deduction, and the child tax credit and to repeal the alternative minimum tax on individuals.
H.R. 871
To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to phaseout the alternative minimum tax on individuals.
H.R. 1600
To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to repeal the limitation on the use of foreign tax credits under the alternative minimum tax.
H.R. 1196
To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to allow State and local taxes to be deducted in computing the alternative minimum tax.
H.R. 15
To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to provide maximum rates of tax on capital gains of 15 percent for individuals and 28 percent for corporations and to index the basis of assets of individuals for purposes of determining gains and losses.

S. 492
A bill to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to repeal the alternative minimum tax on individuals.
S. 616
A bill to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to repeal the alternative minimum tax on individuals, to raise the exemption for small businesses from such tax, and for other purposes.
S. 268
A bill to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to allow nonrefundable personal credits, the standard deduction, and personal exemptions in computing alternative minimum tax liability, to increase the amount of the individual exemption from such tax, and for other purposes.

Local

Measure J
To reduce the impact of budget cuts on Mountain View-Whisman School District schools and protect quality education by providing resources for small schools/small classes, retaining teachers/staff, restoring music/art education, keeping school libraries open, and preserving essential educational programs, shall Mountain View-Whisman School District levy a temporary tax based on square footage of parcels of property, as described in the voter pamphlet, for 5 years with independent citizen oversight, an exemption for seniors and all funds benefiting Mountain View-Whisman School District children?
Measure E
To maintain quality education for students by attracting and retaining qualified and experienced teachers and staff, keeping class sizes small, maintaining arts and music programs and continuing educational programs that enhance student achievement, with no money for administrator salaries, shall the Mountain View-Whisman School District be authorized to levy a 5 per square foot annual tax on buildings and other property improvements for five years exempting the principal residence owned by persons 65 years of age or over?

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