What: All Issues : Fair Taxation : H J Res 96. Constitutional Amendment to Limit Taxes/Final Passage of a Bill Designed to Increase the Difficulty of Raising Taxes. (2002 house Roll Call 225)
 Who: All Members : New York, District 2 : King, Pete
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H J Res 96. Constitutional Amendment to Limit Taxes/Final Passage of a Bill Designed to Increase the Difficulty of Raising Taxes.
house Roll Call 225     Jun 12, 2002
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This was the seventh time in as many years that the Republicans in the House proposed a constitutional amendment to make it more difficult to pass tax increases. The measure would change the required vote for a tax increase from a simple majority to two-thirds of each body. Progressives complained that this would leave future Congresses no choice but to cut government programs, because such cuts would still require only a simple majority to pass. A constitutional amendment must receive a twothirds vote in each house of Congress to pass. Though a majority of the House favored this constitutional amendment, 227- 178, this vote was still 43 short of the necessary two-thirds. The vote therefore failed, and the amendment was shelved for another year.

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