Federal Legislation
November 8, 2001

H.R. 1018—Economic Recovery and Growth Act of 2001

Action Requested:
None. Became Public Law No: 107-16 on June 7, 2001.

Background:
Official purpose: To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to provide for economic growth by providing tax relief.

Introduced March 14, 2001 by Rep. Patrick J. Toomey (R-PA 15th)
Cosponsors

Status:
3/14/2001: Referred to the House Committee on Ways and Means.
8/13/2001: See H.R.1836.
6/7/2001: H.R. 1836 became Public Law No: 107-16.
(H.R. 1836, the Economic Growth and Tax Relief Reconciliation Act, included provisions from H.R. 3, the Economic Growth and Tax Relief Act; from H.R. 6, the Marriage Penalty and Family Tax Relief Act; from H.R. 8, the Death Tax Elimination Act; from H.R. 10 as passed in the House, the Comprehensive Retirement Security and Pension Reform Act; and from H.R. 622, the Adoption Tax Credits bill. The Senate included provisions of S. 896 in H.R. 1836 as a substitute amendment. Differences were reconciled in the H.R. 1836 conference committee.)

HSLDA's Position:
HSLDA supported many aspects of this bill, including lowering tax rates, increasing per-child tax credits, and reduction of the marriage tax penalty. Language in H.R. 1018 also included a special rule for home schooling (see section 304(4)(B) of H.R. 1018) that HSLDA supported. However, H.R. 1018 was included in the entire Economic Growth and Tax Relief Reconciliation Act of 2001 and the language was modified. The final bill, which was signed into law in June of 2001, did not include a special rule for home schools.

 Other Resources

Congress Passes Family Tax Relief Act

H.R. 1018 (pdf)

H.R. 1836 (pdf)