Includes all politicians who were in office at any point during the 114th Congress.

S. 860 - Death Tax Repeal Act of 2015

Taxation. 114th Congress (2015-2016) View bill details
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Summary:
A bill to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to repeal the estate and generation-skipping transfer taxes, and for other purposes. (by CRS) 
Status:
The bill has been referred to committee. 
There have been no votes on this bill.

Death Tax Repeal Act of 2015

S. 860 — 114th Congress (2015–2016)

Summary
A bill to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to repeal the estate and generation-skipping transfer taxes, and for other purposes. (by CRS)
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Title
A bill to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to repeal the estate and generation-skipping transfer taxes, and for other purposes.
Other Titles
  • Death Tax Repeal Act of 2015
  • Death Tax Repeal Act of 2015
Sponsor
John Thune
Co-Sponsors
Subjects
  • Taxation
  • Inflation and prices
  • Transfer and inheritance taxes
Related Bills
Major Actions
Introduced3/25/2015
Referred to Committee
Bill History

There have been no votes on this bill.

ActionDateDescription
Introduced3/25/2015
3/25/2015Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance.
3/25/2015Introduced in Senate
NumberSponsorDate OfferedStatus

Total contributions given to Senators from interest groups that…

11 times as much
$43,350
$140,449
$3,460,918
$165,148
$805,329
$1,368,439
$2,545,921
$331,305
$3,706,819
$3,898,953
$431,550
$3,868,455
$1,740,226
$547,888
$13,611,099
$1,180,587
$1,004,575
$11,000
$574,458
$2,287,322
$635,786
$2,933,438
$3,152,488
$3,287,723
$2,298,326
$392,318
$2,913,425
$4,874,297
$321,524
$5,392,834
$1,010,372
$971,882
$4,556,122
$2,075,038
$1,010,590
$358,176
$1,185,731
$739,683
$14,631,643
$94,465,187
$8,250,935
$8,250,935

opposed this bill

50 Organizations Supported and 1 Opposed; See Which Ones

Organizations that took a position on
Death Tax Repeal Act of 2015

50 organizations supported this bill

60 Plus Association
Martin, Jim (2015, March 26). Death Tax Repeal Long Overdue. Retrieved April 8, 2015, from 60 Plus Association.
American Beverage Licensees
undersigned organizations (2015, March 27). FBETC Letter to Senator Thune Supporting S 860. Retrieved April 8, 2015, from National Electrical Contractors Association.
American Council of Engineering Companies
undersigned organizations (2015, March 27). FBETC Letter to Senator Thune Supporting S 860. Retrieved April 8, 2015, from National Electrical Contractors Association.
American Farm Bureau Federation
undersigned organizations (2015, March 27). FBETC Letter to Senator Thune Supporting S 860. Retrieved April 8, 2015, from National Electrical Contractors Association.
American Foundry Society
undersigned organizations (2015, March 27). FBETC Letter to Senator Thune Supporting S 860. Retrieved April 8, 2015, from National Electrical Contractors Association.
American International Automobile Dealers Association
undersigned organizations (2015, March 27). FBETC Letter to Senator Thune Supporting S 860. Retrieved April 8, 2015, from National Electrical Contractors Association.
American Trucking Associations
undersigned organizations (2015, March 27). FBETC Letter to Senator Thune Supporting S 860. Retrieved April 8, 2015, from National Electrical Contractors Association.
American Wholesale Marketers Association
undersigned organizations (2015, March 27). FBETC Letter to Senator Thune Supporting S 860. Retrieved April 8, 2015, from National Electrical Contractors Association.
Associated Builders and Contractors
undersigned organizations (2015, March 27). FBETC Letter to Senator Thune Supporting S 860. Retrieved April 8, 2015, from National Electrical Contractors Association.
Association For Manufacturing Technology
undersigned organizations (2015, March 27). FBETC Letter to Senator Thune Supporting S 860. Retrieved April 8, 2015, from National Electrical Contractors Association.
Comporium Communications
undersigned organizations (2015, March 27). FBETC Letter to Senator Thune Supporting S 860. Retrieved April 8, 2015, from National Electrical Contractors Association.
Family Business Estate Tax Coalition
undersigned organizations (2015, March 27). FBETC Letter to Senator Thune Supporting S 860. Retrieved April 8, 2015, from National Electrical Contractors Association.
Financial Executives International
undersigned organizations (2015, March 27). FBETC Letter to Senator Thune Supporting S 860. Retrieved April 8, 2015, from National Electrical Contractors Association.
Food Marketing Institute
undersigned organizations (2015, March 27). FBETC Letter to Senator Thune Supporting S 860. Retrieved April 8, 2015, from National Electrical Contractors Association.
Heating, Air-conditioning & Refrigeration Distributors International
undersigned organizations (2015, March 27). FBETC Letter to Senator Thune Supporting S 860. Retrieved April 8, 2015, from National Electrical Contractors Association.
Independent Community Bankers of America
undersigned organizations (2015, March 27). FBETC Letter to Senator Thune Supporting S 860. Retrieved April 8, 2015, from National Electrical Contractors Association.
Independent Electrical Contractors
undersigned organizations (2015, March 27). FBETC Letter to Senator Thune Supporting S 860. Retrieved April 8, 2015, from National Electrical Contractors Association.
International Franchise Association
undersigned organizations (2015, March 27). FBETC Letter to Senator Thune Supporting S 860. Retrieved April 8, 2015, from National Electrical Contractors Association.
international sign association
undersigned organizations (2015, March 27). FBETC Letter to Senator Thune Supporting S 860. Retrieved April 8, 2015, from National Electrical Contractors Association.
Mason Contractors Association of America
undersigned organizations (2015, March 27). FBETC Letter to Senator Thune Supporting S 860. Retrieved April 8, 2015, from National Electrical Contractors Association.
National Association of Home Builders
undersigned organizations (2015, March 27). FBETC Letter to Senator Thune Supporting S 860. Retrieved April 8, 2015, from National Electrical Contractors Association.
National Association of Manufacturers
undersigned organizations (2015, March 27). FBETC Letter to Senator Thune Supporting S 860. Retrieved April 8, 2015, from National Electrical Contractors Association.
National Association of Shell Marketers
undersigned organizations (2015, March 27). FBETC Letter to Senator Thune Supporting S 860. Retrieved April 8, 2015, from National Electrical Contractors Association.
National Association of Wholesaler-Distributors
undersigned organizations (2015, March 27). FBETC Letter to Senator Thune Supporting S 860. Retrieved April 8, 2015, from National Electrical Contractors Association.
National Automobile Dealers Association
undersigned organizations (2015, March 27). FBETC Letter to Senator Thune Supporting S 860. Retrieved April 8, 2015, from National Electrical Contractors Association.
National Beer Wholesalers Association
undersigned organizations (2015, March 27). FBETC Letter to Senator Thune Supporting S 860. Retrieved April 8, 2015, from National Electrical Contractors Association.
National Black Chamber of Commerce
undersigned organizations (2015, March 27). FBETC Letter to Senator Thune Supporting S 860. Retrieved April 8, 2015, from National Electrical Contractors Association.
National Cattlemen's Beef Association
undersigned organizations (2015, March 27). FBETC Letter to Senator Thune Supporting S 860. Retrieved April 8, 2015, from National Electrical Contractors Association.
National Electrical Contractors Association
undersigned organizations (2015, March 27). FBETC Letter to Senator Thune Supporting S 860. Retrieved April 8, 2015, from National Electrical Contractors Association.
National Federation of Independent Business
undersigned organizations (2015, March 27). FBETC Letter to Senator Thune Supporting S 860. Retrieved April 8, 2015, from National Electrical Contractors Association.
National Golf Course Owners Association
undersigned organizations (2015, March 27). FBETC Letter to Senator Thune Supporting S 860. Retrieved April 8, 2015, from National Electrical Contractors Association.
National Newspaper Association
undersigned organizations (2015, March 27). FBETC Letter to Senator Thune Supporting S 860. Retrieved April 8, 2015, from National Electrical Contractors Association.
National Office Products Alliance
undersigned organizations (2015, March 27). FBETC Letter to Senator Thune Supporting S 860. Retrieved April 8, 2015, from National Electrical Contractors Association.
National Restaurant Association
undersigned organizations (2015, March 27). FBETC Letter to Senator Thune Supporting S 860. Retrieved April 8, 2015, from National Electrical Contractors Association.
National Roofing Contractors Association
undersigned organizations (2015, March 27). FBETC Letter to Senator Thune Supporting S 860. Retrieved April 8, 2015, from National Electrical Contractors Association.
National Small Business Association
undersigned organizations (2015, March 27). FBETC Letter to Senator Thune Supporting S 860. Retrieved April 8, 2015, from National Electrical Contractors Association.
National Taxpayers Union
Swift, Nan (2015, April 6). NTU Endorses the “Death Tax Repeal Act.". Retrieved April 8, 2015, from NTU.
National Tooling and Machining Association
undersigned organizations (2015, March 27). FBETC Letter to Senator Thune Supporting S 860. Retrieved April 8, 2015, from National Electrical Contractors Association.
north american die casting association
undersigned organizations (2015, March 27). FBETC Letter to Senator Thune Supporting S 860. Retrieved April 8, 2015, from National Electrical Contractors Association.
Petroleum Marketers Association of America
undersigned organizations (2015, March 27). FBETC Letter to Senator Thune Supporting S 860. Retrieved April 8, 2015, from National Electrical Contractors Association.
Precision Machined Products Association
undersigned organizations (2015, March 27). FBETC Letter to Senator Thune Supporting S 860. Retrieved April 8, 2015, from National Electrical Contractors Association.
Precision Metalforming Association
undersigned organizations (2015, March 27). FBETC Letter to Senator Thune Supporting S 860. Retrieved April 8, 2015, from National Electrical Contractors Association.
SAS Institute
undersigned organizations (2015, March 27). FBETC Letter to Senator Thune Supporting S 860. Retrieved April 8, 2015, from National Electrical Contractors Association.
Service Station Dealers of America and Allied Trades
undersigned organizations (2015, March 27). FBETC Letter to Senator Thune Supporting S 860. Retrieved April 8, 2015, from National Electrical Contractors Association.
Silver Users Association
undersigned organizations (2015, March 27). FBETC Letter to Senator Thune Supporting S 860. Retrieved April 8, 2015, from National Electrical Contractors Association.
Small Business & Entrepreneurship Council
Kerrigan, Karen (2015, April 10). S. 860: The Death Tax Repeal Act of 2015. Retrieved April 13, 2015, from SBE Council.
Southeastern Lumber Manufacturers Association
undersigned organizations (2015, March 27). FBETC Letter to Senator Thune Supporting S 860. Retrieved April 8, 2015, from National Electrical Contractors Association.
Tire Industry Association
undersigned organizations (2015, March 27). FBETC Letter to Senator Thune Supporting S 860. Retrieved April 8, 2015, from National Electrical Contractors Association.
U.S. Chamber of Commerce
undersigned organizations (2015, March 27). FBETC Letter to Senator Thune Supporting S 860. Retrieved April 8, 2015, from National Electrical Contractors Association.
Western Growers
undersigned organizations (2015, March 27). FBETC Letter to Senator Thune Supporting S 860. Retrieved April 8, 2015, from National Electrical Contractors Association.

1 organization opposed this bill

National Women's Law Center
Entmacher, Joan & Vogtman, Julie (2015, March 27). House and Senate Pass Budgets Slashing Programs for Struggling Families, Advance Tax Cuts for Multimillionaires . Retrieved April 8, 2015, from NWLC.

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Includes reported contributions to congressional campaigns of Senators in office during the 114th U.S. Congress, from interest groups invested in the vote according to MapLight, November 29, 2010 – November 28, 2016.
Contributions data source: OpenSecrets.org

Contributions by Legislator

Namesort iconPartyState$ From Interest Groups
That Supported
$ From Interest Groups
That Opposed
Andrew Lamar AlexanderRTN$683,847$0
Kelly AyotteRNH$1,872,883$28,334
Tammy BaldwinDWI$363,227$919,425
John BarrassoRWY$585,199$0
Michael F. BennetDCO$934,898$0
Richard BlumenthalDCT$392,701$2,750
Roy BluntRMO$1,738,905$0
Cory A. BookerDNJ$1,107,695$3,700
John BoozmanRAR$620,194$0
Barbara BoxerDCA$17,818$750
Sherrod BrownDOH$809,975$404,184
Richard BurrRNC$1,317,594$0
Maria CantwellDWA$349,799$87,721
Shelley Moore CapitoRWV$1,362,333$42,550
Ben CardinDMD$367,205$0
Tom CarperDDE$463,364$0
Bob CaseyDPA$627,525$0
Bill CassidyRLA$1,801,717$0
Daniel CoatsRIN$142,200$0
William Thad CochranRMS$695,556$0
Susan M. CollinsRME$548,483$20,050
Christopher A. CoonsDDE$425,575$1,000
Bob CorkerRTN$1,195,637$0
John CornynRTX$1,882,910$0
Tom CottonRAR$2,668,046$0
Mike CrapoRID$796,478$0
Ted CruzRTX$3,669,604$0
Steve DainesRMT$1,431,530$0
Joe DonnellyDIN$434,455$0
Dick DurbinDIL$438,678$3,350
Mike EnziRWY$400,950$0
Joni ErnstRIA$609,285$10,350
Dianne FeinsteinDCA$467,743$212,449
Deb FischerRNE$1,002,583$21,250
Jeff FlakeRAZ$2,342,770$0
Al FrankenDMN$593,893$1,750
Cory GardnerRCO$2,035,299$0
Kirsten E. GillibrandDNY$1,020,222$585,592
Lindsey GrahamRSC$882,302$500
Chuck GrassleyRIA$793,828$0
Orrin G. HatchRUT$956,814$0
Martin HeinrichDNM$323,936$0
Heidi HeitkampDND$320,404$174,494
Dean HellerRNV$1,215,410$0
Mazie K. HironoDHI$274,817$339,772
John HoevenRND$367,805$0
Jim InhofeROK$568,249$0
Johnny IsaksonRGA$1,064,876$0
Ron JohnsonRWI$2,251,793$0
Tim KaineDVA$829,699$375,331
Angus S. King, Jr.IME$209,742$0
Mark KirkRIL$972,894$0
Amy KlobucharDMN$622,704$230,065
James LankfordROK$1,054,863$0
Patrick J. LeahyDVT$236,595$0
Mike LeeRUT$1,379,654$0
Joe Manchin, IIIDWV$590,304$0
Ed MarkeyDMA$755,351$8,550
John McCainRAZ$1,114,360$0
Claire McCaskillDMO$751,297$1,198,915
Addison "Mitch" McConnellRKY$2,877,775$0
Bob MenéndezDNJ$946,896$0
Jeff MerkleyDOR$312,500$0
Barbara A. MikulskiDMD$42,500$0
Jerry MoranRKS$776,801$0
Lisa MurkowskiRAK$566,968$11,525
Chris MurphyDCT$632,986$1,250
Patty MurrayDWA$741,557$416,087
Clarence "Bill" NelsonDFL$790,545$0
Rand PaulRKY$1,057,970$0
David PerdueRGA$1,149,194$0
Gary C. PetersDMI$820,137$233,373
Rob PortmanROH$2,616,079$0
John "Jack" ReedDRI$246,725$0
Harry ReidDNV$254,000$250
Jim RischRID$406,437$0
Charles "Pat" RobertsRKS$1,135,628$0
Mike RoundsRSD$752,489$0
Marco RubioRFL$2,465,756$0
Bernie SandersIVT$60,367$1,000
Ben SasseRNE$1,250,126$0
Brian SchatzDHI$624,741$0
Chuck SchumerDNY$1,619,243$5,400
Tim ScottRSC$1,950,222$0
Jeff SessionsRAL$217,934$0
Jeanne ShaheenDNH$567,465$794,579
Richard C. ShelbyRAL$598,638$0
Debbie StabenowDMI$906,698$329,055
Dan SullivanRAK$1,313,369$0
Jon TesterDMT$919,072$186,951
John ThuneRSD$1,042,824$0
Thom TillisRNC$1,368,210$0
Patrick J. ToomeyRPA$3,469,091$0
Tom UdallDNM$334,371$0
David VitterRLA$265,500$0
Mark R. WarnerDVA$1,144,352$0
Elizabeth WarrenDMA$872,305$1,598,633
Sheldon WhitehouseDRI$260,139$0
Roger F. WickerRMS$444,173$0
Ron WydenDOR$886,931$0

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Legislator Filters
NamePartyState$ From Interest Groups
That Supported
$ From Interest Groups
That Opposed
Andrew Lamar AlexanderRTN$683,847$0
Kelly AyotteRNH$1,872,883$28,334
Tammy BaldwinDWI$363,227$919,425
John BarrassoRWY$585,199$0
Michael F. BennetDCO$934,898$0
Richard BlumenthalDCT$392,701$2,750
Roy BluntRMO$1,738,905$0
Cory A. BookerDNJ$1,107,695$3,700
John BoozmanRAR$620,194$0
Barbara BoxerDCA$17,818$750
Sherrod BrownDOH$809,975$404,184
Richard BurrRNC$1,317,594$0
Maria CantwellDWA$349,799$87,721
Shelley Moore CapitoRWV$1,362,333$42,550
Ben CardinDMD$367,205$0
Tom CarperDDE$463,364$0
Bob CaseyDPA$627,525$0
Bill CassidyRLA$1,801,717$0
Daniel CoatsRIN$142,200$0
William Thad CochranRMS$695,556$0
Susan M. CollinsRME$548,483$20,050
Christopher A. CoonsDDE$425,575$1,000
Bob CorkerRTN$1,195,637$0
John CornynRTX$1,882,910$0
Tom CottonRAR$2,668,046$0
Mike CrapoRID$796,478$0
Ted CruzRTX$3,669,604$0
Steve DainesRMT$1,431,530$0
Joe DonnellyDIN$434,455$0
Dick DurbinDIL$438,678$3,350
Mike EnziRWY$400,950$0
Joni ErnstRIA$609,285$10,350
Dianne FeinsteinDCA$467,743$212,449
Deb FischerRNE$1,002,583$21,250
Jeff FlakeRAZ$2,342,770$0
Al FrankenDMN$593,893$1,750
Cory GardnerRCO$2,035,299$0
Kirsten E. GillibrandDNY$1,020,222$585,592
Lindsey GrahamRSC$882,302$500
Chuck GrassleyRIA$793,828$0
Orrin G. HatchRUT$956,814$0
Martin HeinrichDNM$323,936$0
Heidi HeitkampDND$320,404$174,494
Dean HellerRNV$1,215,410$0
Mazie K. HironoDHI$274,817$339,772
John HoevenRND$367,805$0
Jim InhofeROK$568,249$0
Johnny IsaksonRGA$1,064,876$0
Ron JohnsonRWI$2,251,793$0
Tim KaineDVA$829,699$375,331
Angus S. King, Jr.IME$209,742$0
Mark KirkRIL$972,894$0
Amy KlobucharDMN$622,704$230,065
James LankfordROK$1,054,863$0
Patrick J. LeahyDVT$236,595$0
Mike LeeRUT$1,379,654$0
Joe Manchin, IIIDWV$590,304$0
Ed MarkeyDMA$755,351$8,550
John McCainRAZ$1,114,360$0
Claire McCaskillDMO$751,297$1,198,915
Addison "Mitch" McConnellRKY$2,877,775$0
Bob MenéndezDNJ$946,896$0
Jeff MerkleyDOR$312,500$0
Barbara A. MikulskiDMD$42,500$0
Jerry MoranRKS$776,801$0
Lisa MurkowskiRAK$566,968$11,525
Chris MurphyDCT$632,986$1,250
Patty MurrayDWA$741,557$416,087
Clarence "Bill" NelsonDFL$790,545$0
Rand PaulRKY$1,057,970$0
David PerdueRGA$1,149,194$0
Gary C. PetersDMI$820,137$233,373
Rob PortmanROH$2,616,079$0
John "Jack" ReedDRI$246,725$0
Harry ReidDNV$254,000$250
Jim RischRID$406,437$0
Charles "Pat" RobertsRKS$1,135,628$0
Mike RoundsRSD$752,489$0
Marco RubioRFL$2,465,756$0
Bernie SandersIVT$60,367$1,000
Ben SasseRNE$1,250,126$0
Brian SchatzDHI$624,741$0
Chuck SchumerDNY$1,619,243$5,400
Tim ScottRSC$1,950,222$0
Jeff SessionsRAL$217,934$0
Jeanne ShaheenDNH$567,465$794,579
Richard C. ShelbyRAL$598,638$0
Debbie StabenowDMI$906,698$329,055
Dan SullivanRAK$1,313,369$0
Jon TesterDMT$919,072$186,951
John ThuneRSD$1,042,824$0
Thom TillisRNC$1,368,210$0
Patrick J. ToomeyRPA$3,469,091$0
Tom UdallDNM$334,371$0
David VitterRLA$265,500$0
Mark R. WarnerDVA$1,144,352$0
Elizabeth WarrenDMA$872,305$1,598,633
Sheldon WhitehouseDRI$260,139$0
Roger F. WickerRMS$444,173$0
Ron WydenDOR$886,931$0

Interest Groups that supported this bill

$ Donated
Republican/Conservative$14,631,643
Commercial banks & bank holding companies$13,611,099
Restaurants & drinking establishments$5,392,834
Book, newspaper & periodical publishing$4,874,297
Computer software$4,556,122
Telephone utilities$3,898,953
Finance, Insurance & Real Estate$3,868,455
Industrial/commercial equipment & materials$3,706,819
Engineering, architecture & construction mgmt svcs$3,460,918
Liquor wholesalers$3,287,723
Auto dealers, new & used$3,152,488
Petroleum refining & marketing$2,933,438
Professional sports, arenas & related equip & svcs$2,913,425
Trucking companies & services$2,545,921
Livestock$2,298,326
Residential construction$2,287,322
Forestry & Forest Products$2,075,038
Food stores$1,740,226
Auto dealers, foreign imports$1,368,439
Vegetables, fruits and tree nut$1,185,731
Special trade contractors$1,180,587
Truck/Automotive parts & accessories$1,010,590
Gasoline service stations$1,010,372
Electrical contractors$1,004,575
Fabricated metal products$971,882
Heavy industrial manufacturing$805,329
Mining$739,683
Manufacturing$635,786
Outdoor advertising services$574,458
Plumbing, heating & air conditioning$547,888
Builders associations$431,550
Small business associations$392,318
Chambers of commerce$358,176
Wholesale trade$331,305
Household & office products$321,524
Farm bureaus$165,148
Alcohol$140,449
Fiscal & tax policy$43,350
International trade associations$11,000

Interest Groups that opposed this bill

$ Donated
Women's issues$8,250,935
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