In this episode, we look at the bills that passed the House of
Representatives in July but haven't yet become law. Topics include
tax cuts, student loans, education, Hezbollah, and pesticides in
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Permanent Bonus Depreciation Tax Cut
The bills passed the House of Representatives on July 11 by a
vote of 258-160.
Only two Republicans voted against it:
The bill was written by
Rep. Patrick Tiberi of Ohio's 12th
Federal Register Modernization Act
Passed the House of Representatives on July 14 by a vote of
Rep. Darrell Issa of southern California's 49th
America Gives More Act of 2014
The bill passed the House of Representatives on July 17 by a
vote of 277-130.
The bill was written by
Rep. Tom Reed of New York's 23rd
Travel Promotion, Enhancement, and Modernization Act of 2014
Passed the House of Representatives on July 22 by a vote of
Rep. Gus Bilirakis of Florida's 12th
Hezbollah International Financing Prevention Act of 2014
The bill passed the House of Representatives on July 22 by a
vote of 404-0.
Rep. Mark Meadows of North Carolina's
Advancing Competency-Based Education Demonstration Project Act of
The bill passed the House of Representatives on July 23 by a
vote of 414-0.
Rep. Matt Salmon of Arizona's 5th
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Empowering Students Through Enhanced Financial Counseling Act
Mandates that schools make sure that students know and
understand the terms and conditions of their Federal student loans
every year by using either in-person counseling sessions or
must be told that Federal loans usually have better terms and
conditions than private loans.
- Students will get
another counseling session to explain their loan status and the
consequences of failing to re-pay it as they leave college.
The bill passed on July 24 by a vote of 405-11.
All Democrats voted yes. Written by
Rep. Brett Guthrie of Kentucky's 2nd
Student and Family Tax Simplification Act
Passed the House of Representatives on July 24 by a vote of
Rep. Diane Black of Tennessee's 6th
Child Tax Credit Improvement Act of 2014
Increases the amount of money a family is allowed to make and
still claim the child tax credit. Currently, married people can
make $110,000; this bill would increase that to $150,000. Single
people can make $55,000, which would increase to $75,000.
Increases the tax credit with inflation starting in 2015.
- CBO Score:
The bill would increase the deficit by about $115 billion over the
next 10 years.
The bill passed on July 25 by a vote of 237-173
Rep. Lynn Jenkins of Kansas' 2nd
Reducing Regulatory Burdens Act of 2014
Prohibits States from requiring permits to dump pesticides into
oceans and rivers as long as the pesticide is legal to sell.
The bill passed on July 31 by a vote of 267-161.
The bill failed to pass three days prior as an uncontroversial
"suspension" bill. All Republicans voted yes. Written by
Rep. Bob Gibbs of Ohio's 7th