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Vote number 2004-138 permanently eliminating the marriage penalty
on Apr 28, 2004 regarding bill HR 4181 Marriage Penalty Relief
Results: Bill Passed 323-95: R 220-0; D 102-95

Vote to pass a bill that would permanently extend tax provisions eliminating the so-called marriage penalty. The bill would make the standard deduction for married couples double that of single taxpayers. It would also increase the upper limit of the 15 percent tax bracket for married couples to twice that of singles. It also would make permanent higher income limits for married couples eligible to receive the refundable earned-income tax credit.

Categorized under Tax Reform



Democrats voting on 2004-138

Neil Abercrombie NOHawaii Democrat (Resigned 2010)
Gary Ackerman YESNew York Dem./Ind./Lib./Working-Fam.
Tom Allen YESMaine Democrat (Retiring 2008)
Rob Andrews NONew Jersey Democrat
Joe Baca YESCalifornia Democrat
Brian Baird YESWashington Democrat (until 2010)
Tammy Baldwin YESWisconsin Democrat
Frank Ballance YESNorth Carolina Democrat (Until 2004)
Xavier Becerra NOCalifornia Democrat
Chris Bell YESTexas Democrat
Shelley Berkley YESNevada Democrat (Senate run 2012)
Howard Berman NOCalifornia Democrat
Timothy Bishop YESNew York Democrat
Earl Blumenauer NOOregon Democrat
Leonard Boswell YESIowa Democrat
Rick Boucher YESVirginia Democrat (until 2010)
Robert Brady NOPennsylvania Democrat
Corrine Brown YESFlorida Democrat
Sherrod Brown YESOhio Democrat
Lois Capps NOCalifornia Democrat
Michael Capuano NOMassachusetts Democrat
Dennis Cardoza YESCalifornia Democrat
Brad Carson YESOklahoma Democrat (retired)
Julia Carson NOIndiana Democrat (Deceased 2008)
Ed Case YESHawaii Democrat
Ben Chandler YESKentucky Democrat
William Lacy Clay YESMissouri Democrat
James Clyburn YESSouth Carolina Democrat
John Conyers NOMichigan Democrat
Jim Cooper NOTennessee Democrat
Jerry Costello YESIllinois Democrat
Bud Cramer YESAlabama Democrat (Retiring 2008)
Joseph Crowley NONew York Democrat
Elijah Cummings NOMaryland Democrat
Danny Davis NOIllinois Democrat
Jim Davis YESFlorida Democrat
Lincoln Davis YESTennessee Democrat (until 2010)
Susan Davis YESCalifornia Democrat
Peter Defazio YESOregon Democrat
Diana DeGette NOColorado Democrat
Bill Delahunt NOMassachusetts Democrat (until 2010)
Rosa DeLauro NOConnecticut Democrat
Peter Deutsch YESFlorida Democrat (Until 2004)
Norm Dicks NOWashington Democrat
John Dingell NOMichigan Democrat
Lloyd Doggett NOTexas Democrat
Cal Dooley YESCalifornia Democrat (Until 2004)
Mike Doyle NOPennsylvania Democrat
Chet Edwards YESTexas Democrat (until 2010)
Eliot Engel YESNew York Democrat/Liberal
Anna Eshoo YESCalifornia Democrat
Bob Etheridge YESNorth Carolina Democrat (Unseated 2010)
Lane Evans NOIllinois Democrat
Sam Farr NOCalifornia Democrat
Chaka Fattah NOPennsylvania Democrat
Bob Filner YESCalifornia Democrat (Mayoral run 2011)
Harold Ford YESTennessee Democrat
Barney Frank NOMassachusetts Democrat
Martin Frost YESTexas Democrat (Until 2004)
Dick Gephardt YESMissouri Democrat (Until 2004)
Bart Gordon YESTennessee Democrat (until 2010)
Gene Green NOTexas Democrat
Raul Grijalva NOArizona Democrat
Ralph Moody Hall YESTexas Democrat
Jane Harman YESCalifornia Democrat (Resigned 2011)
Baron Hill NOIndiana Democrat (until 2010)
Maurice Hinchey NONew York Dem./Ind./Lib./Working-Fam.
Ruben Hinojosa YESTexas Democrat
Joseph Hoeffel YESPennsylvania Democrat (Until 2004)
Tim Holden YESPennsylvania Democrat
Rush Holt YESNew Jersey Democrat
Mike Honda NOCalifornia Democrat
Darlene Hooley YESOregon Democrat (Retiring 2008)
Steny Hoyer NOMaryland Democrat
Jay Inslee NOWashington Democrat
Steve Israel YESNew York Democrat
Jesse Louis Jackson NOIllinois Democrat
Sheila Jackson Lee NOTexas Democrat
William Jefferson NOLouisiana Democrat
Chris John YESLouisiana Democrat (Until 2004)
Eddie Bernice Johnson YESTexas Democrat
Stephanie Tubbs Jones NOOhio Democrat (Deceased, 2008)
Paul Kanjorski NOPennsylvania Democrat (until 2010)
Marcy Kaptur YESOhio Democrat
Patrick Kennedy YESRhode Island Democrat (until 2010)
Dale Kildee YESMichigan Democrat
Carolyn Kilpatrick NOMichigan Democrat (until 2010)
Ron Kind YESWisconsin Democrat
Jerry Kleczka YESWisconsin Democrat (Until 2004)
Dennis Kucinich NOOhio Democrat
Nicholas Lampson YESTexas Democrat (Unseated 2008)
James Langevin YESRhode Island Democrat
Rick Larsen NOWashington Democrat
John Larson YESConnecticut Democrat
Barbara Lee NOCalifornia Democrat
Sander Levin NOMichigan Democrat
John Lewis NOGeorgia Democrat
William Lipinski YESIllinois Democrat (Until 2004)
Zoe Lofgren YESCalifornia Democrat
Nita Lowey YESNew York Democrat
Ken Lucas YESKentucky Democrat (Until 2004)
Steve Lynch YESMassachusetts Democrat
Denise Majette NOGeorgia Democrat (Until 2004)
Carolyn Maloney YESNew York Democrat/Liberal
Ed Markey NOMassachusetts Democrat
Jim Matheson YESUtah Democrat
Robert Matsui YESCalifornia Democrat (deceased)
Carolyn McCarthy YESNew York Dem./Ind./Working-Families
Karen McCarthy NOMissouri Democrat (Until 2004)
Betty McCollum NOMinnesota Democrat
Jim McDermott NOWashington Democrat
Jim McGovern NOMassachusetts Democrat
Mike McIntyre YESNorth Carolina Democrat
Michael McNulty NONew York Dem./Cons. (Retiring 2008)
Marty Meehan NOMassachusetts Democrat (Retired 2007)
Gregory Meeks YESNew York Dem./Working-Families
Robert Menendez NONew Jersey Democrat
Michael Michaud YESMaine Democrat
Juanita Millender-McDonald YESCalifornia Democrat
Brad Miller YESNorth Carolina Democrat
George Miller NOCalifornia Democrat
Alan Mollohan NOWest Virginia Democrat
Dennis Moore YESKansas Democrat (until 2010)
James Moran YESVirginia Democrat
John Murtha NOPennsylvania Democrat (Deceased Feb. 2010)
Jerrold Nadler NONew York Dem./Lib./Working-Families
Grace Napolitano NOCalifornia Democrat
Richard Neal NOMassachusetts Democrat
James Oberstar NOMinnesota Dem./Farmer/Labor (until 2010)
David Obey NOWisconsin Democrat (until 2010)
John Olver NOMassachusetts Democrat
Solomon Ortiz NOTexas Democrat (Unseated 2010)
Major Owens NONew York Democrat (until 2007)
Frank Pallone NONew Jersey Democrat
Bill Pascrell NONew Jersey Democrat
Ed Pastor NOArizona Democrat
Donald Payne NONew Jersey Democrat
Nancy Pelosi NOCalifornia Democrat
Collin Peterson YESMinnesota Democrat/Farmer/Labor
Earl Pomeroy YESNorth Dakota Democrat (until 2010)
David Eugene Price YESNorth Carolina Democrat
Nick Rahall YESWest Virginia Democrat
Silvestre Reyes YESTexas Democrat
Ciro Rodriguez YESTexas Democrat (until 2010)
Mike Ross YESArkansas Democrat
Lucille Roybal-Allard NOCalifornia Democrat
Dutch Ruppersberger YESMaryland Democrat
Bobby Rush NOIllinois Democrat
Tim Ryan YESOhio Democrat
Martin Sabo NOMinnesota Democrat/Farmer/Labor
Linda Sanchez NOCalifornia Democrat
Loretta Sanchez YESCalifornia Democrat
Max Sandlin YESTexas Democrat (Until 2004)
Jan Schakowsky NOIllinois Democrat
Adam Schiff YESCalifornia Democrat
Bobby Scott NOVirginia Democrat
David Scott YESGeorgia Democrat
Jose Serrano NONew York Democrat/Liberal
Brad Sherman YESCalifornia Democrat
Ike Skelton YESMissouri Democrat (until 2010)
Louise Slaughter NONew York Democrat
David Adam Smith NOWashington Democrat
John Spratt YESSouth Carolina Democrat (until 2010)
Pete Stark NOCalifornia Democrat
Charles Stenholm NOTexas Democrat
Ted Strickland YESOhio Democrat
Bart Stupak YESMichigan Democrat (until 2010)
John Tanner NOTennessee Democrat (until 2010)
Gene Taylor NOMississippi Democrat (until 2010)
Bennie Thompson YESMississippi Democrat
Mike Thompson NOCalifornia Democrat
John Tierney NOMassachusetts Democrat
Ed Towns NONew York Democrat/Liberal
Jim Turner NOTexas Democrat (Until 2004)
Mark Udall YESColorado Democrat (Senate 2008)
Tom Udall NONew Mexico Democrat (Senate 2008)
Chris Van Hollen YESMaryland Democrat
Nydia Velazquez NONew York Democrat/Working-Families
Peter Visclosky NOIndiana Democrat
Mel Watt NONorth Carolina Democrat
Henry Waxman NOCalifornia Democrat
Anthony Weiner YESNew York Democrat (Resigned 2011)
Lynn Woolsey NOCalifornia Democrat (Retiring 2012)
David Wu YESOregon Democrat
Albert Wynn YESMaryland Democrat (Unseated 2008)



Republicans voting on 2004-138

Robert Aderholt YESAlabama Republican
Todd Akin YESMissouri Republican (Senate run 2012)
Rodney Alexander YESLouisiana Republican
Spencer Bachus YESAlabama Republican
Richard Hugh Baker YESLouisiana Republican (Resigned 2008)
Cass Ballenger YESNorth Carolina Republican
Gresham Barrett YESSouth Carolina Republican (until 2010)
Roscoe Bartlett YESMaryland Republican
Joe Linus Barton YESTexas Republican
Charlie Bass YESNew Hampshire Republican
Bob Beauprez YESColorado Republican
Doug Bereuter YESNebraska Republican (Until 2004)
Judy Biggert YESIllinois Republican
Michael Bilirakis YESFlorida Republican
Rob Bishop YESUtah Republican
Marsha Blackburn YESTennessee Republican
Roy Blunt YESMissouri Republican (until 2010)
Sherry Boehlert YESNew York Republican/Independence
John Boehner YESOhio Republican
Henry Bonilla YESTexas Republican
Mary Bono YESCalifornia Republican
Jeb Bradley YESNew Hampshire Republican
Kevin Brady YESTexas Republican
Henry Brown YESSouth Carolina Republican (until 2010)
Michael Burgess YESTexas Republican
Max Burns YESGeorgia Republican (Until 2004)
Richard Burr YESNorth Carolina Republican (Until 2004)
Dan Burton YESIndiana Republican
Steve Buyer YESIndiana Republican (until 2010)
Ken Calvert YESCalifornia Republican
Dave Camp YESMichigan Republican
Chris Cannon YESUtah Republican
Eric Cantor YESVirginia Republican
Shelley Moore Capito YESWest Virginia Republican
John Carter YESTexas Republican
Steve Chabot YESOhio Republican
Chris Chocola YESIndiana Republican
John Howard Coble YESNorth Carolina Republican
Tom Cole YESOklahoma Republican
Mac Collins YESGeorgia Republican
Christopher Cox YESCalifornia Republican
Philip Crane YESIllinois Republican (Until 2004)
Ander Crenshaw YESFlorida Republican
Barbara Cubin YESWyoming Republican (Retiring 2008)
John Culberson YESTexas Republican
Duke Cunningham YESCalifornia Republican
Jo Ann Davis YESVirginia Republican
Tom Davis YESVirginia Republican (Retiring 2008)
Nathan Deal YESGeorgia Republican (Resigned 2010)
Tom DeLay YESTexas Republican
Jim DeMint YESSouth Carolina Republican (Until 2004)
Mario Diaz-Balart YESFlorida Republican
John Doolittle YESCalifornia Republican (Retiring 2008)
David Dreier YESCalifornia Republican
Jimmy Duncan YESTennessee Republican
Jennifer Dunn YESWashington Republican (Until 2004)
Vernon Ehlers YESMichigan Republican (until 2010)
Jo Ann Emerson YESMissouri Republican
Phil English YESPennsylvania Republican (Unseated 2008)
Terry Everett YESAlabama Republican (Retiring 2008)
Mike Ferguson YESNew Jersey Republican (Retiring 2008)
Jeff Flake YESArizona Republican (Senate run 2012)
Mark Foley YESFlorida Republican
Randy Forbes YESVirginia Republican
Vito Fossella YESNew York Rep./Cons. (Unseated 2008)
Trent Franks YESArizona Republican
Rodney Frelinghuysen YESNew Jersey Republican
Elton Gallegly YESCalifornia Republican
Scott Garrett YESNew Jersey Republican
Jim Gerlach YESPennsylvania Republican
Jim Gibbons YESNevada Republican
Wayne Gilchrest YESMaryland Republican (Unseated 2008)
Paul Gillmor YESOhio Republican (Deceased 2007)
Phil Gingrey YESGeorgia Republican
Virgil Goode YESVirginia Republican (Unseated 2008)
Bob Goodlatte YESVirginia Republican
Porter Goss YESFlorida Republican (Until 2004)
Kay Granger YESTexas Republican
Samuel Graves YESMissouri Republican
Mark Green YESWisconsin Republican
Jim Greenwood YESPennsylvania Republican (Until 2004)
Gil Gutknecht YESMinnesota Republican
Katherine Harris YESFlorida Republican (until 2007)
Melissa Hart YESPennsylvania Republican
Doc Hastings YESWashington Republican
Robin Hayes YESNorth Carolina Republican (Unseated 2008)
J.D. Hayworth YESArizona Republican (until 2007)
Joel Hefley YESColorado Republican
Jeb Hensarling YESTexas Republican
Wally Herger YESCalifornia Republican
Dave Hobson YESOhio Republican (Retiring 2008)
Peter Hoekstra YESMichigan Republican (until 2010)
John Hostettler YESIndiana Republican
Amo Houghton YESNew York Republican/Conservative
Kenny Hulshof YESMissouri Republican (Governor 2008)
Duncan Hunter YESCalifornia Republican (Retiring 2008)
Henry Hyde YESIllinois Republican
Johnny Isakson YESGeorgia Republican (Until 2004)
Darrell Issa YESCalifornia Republican
Ernest Istook YESOklahoma Republican
Bill Jenkins YESTennessee Republican (Retired 2006)
Nancy Lee Johnson YESConnecticut Republican
Sam Johnson YESTexas Republican
Timothy Johnson YESIllinois Republican
Walter Beaman Jones YESNorth Carolina Republican
Ric Keller YESFlorida Republican (Unseated 2008)
Sue Kelly YESNew York Republican (until 2007)
Mark Kennedy YESMinnesota Republican
Peter King YESNew York Rep./Ind./Cons./Right-To-Life
Steve King YESIowa Republican
Jack Kingston YESGeorgia Republican
Mark Kirk YESIllinois Republican (until 2010)
John Kline YESMinnesota Republican
Joe Knollenberg YESMichigan Republican (Unseated 2008)
Jim Kolbe YESArizona Republican
Ray LaHood YESIllinois Republican (Retiring 2008)
Tom Latham YESIowa Republican
Steven LaTourette YESOhio Republican
Jim Leach YESIowa Republican
Jerry Lewis YESCalifornia Republican
Ron Lewis YESKentucky Republican (Retiring 2008)
Frank LoBiondo YESNew Jersey Republican
Frank Dean Lucas YESOklahoma Republican
Donald Manzullo YESIllinois Republican
Thad McCotter YESMichigan Republican
Jim McCrery YESLouisiana Republican (Retiring 2008)
John McHugh YESNew York Republican/Conservative
Scott McInnis YESColorado Republican (Until 2004)
Buck McKeon YESCalifornia Republican
John Mica YESFlorida Republican
Candice Miller YESMichigan Republican
Gary Miller YESCalifornia Republican
Jeff Miller YESFlorida Republican
Jerry Moran YESKansas Republican (until 2010)
Tim Murphy YESPennsylvania Republican
Marilyn Musgrave YESColorado Republican (Unseated 2008)
Sue Myrick YESNorth Carolina Republican
George Nethercutt YESWashington Republican (Until 2004)
Randy Neugebauer YESTexas Republican
Bob Ney YESOhio Republican
Anne Meagher Northup YESKentucky Republican
Charlie Norwood YESGeorgia Republican
Devin Nunes YESCalifornia Republican
Jim Nussle YESIowa Republican
Tom Osborne YESNebraska Republican
Doug Ose YESCalifornia Republican
Butch Otter YESIdaho Republican
Michael Oxley YESOhio Republican
Ron Paul YESTexas Republican
Steve Pearce YESNew Mexico Republican
Mike Pence YESIndiana Republican (Gov. run 2012)
John Peterson YESPennsylvania Republican (Retired 2008)
Tom Petri YESWisconsin Republican
Joseph Pitts YESPennsylvania Republican
Todd Platts YESPennsylvania Republican
Richard Pombo YESCalifornia Republican
Jon Porter YESNevada Republican (Unseated 2008)
Rob Portman YESOhio Republican
Deborah Pryce YESOhio Republican
Jack Quinn YESNew York Republican/Ind./Cons.
Jim Ramstad YESMinnesota Republican (Retiring 2008)
Ralph Regula YESOhio Republican (Retiring 2008)
Dennis Rehberg YESMontana Republican (Senate run 2012)
Rick Renzi YESArizona Republican (Retiring 2008)
Thomas Reynolds YESNew York Republican (Retiring 2008)
Hal Rogers YESKentucky Republican
Michael Rogers YESAlabama Republican
Mike Rogers YESMichigan Republican
Ileana Ros-Lehtinen YESFlorida Republican
Ed Royce YESCalifornia Republican
Paul Ryan YESWisconsin Republican
Jim Ryun YESKansas Republican
Jim Saxton YESNew Jersey Republican (Retiring 2008)
Edward Schrock YESVirginia Republican (Until 2004)
James Sensenbrenner YESWisconsin Republican
Pete Sessions YESTexas Republican
John Shadegg YESArizona Republican
Clay Shaw YESFlorida Republican
Christopher Shays YESConnecticut Republican (Unseated 2008)
Don Sherwood YESPennsylvania Republican
John Shimkus YESIllinois Republican
Bill Shuster YESPennsylvania Republican
Rob Simmons YESConnecticut Republican
Mike Simpson YESIdaho Republican
Lamar Smith YESTexas Republican
Nick Smith YESMichigan Republican (Until 2004)
Mark Souder YESIndiana Republican (until 2010)
Cliff Stearns YESFlorida Republican
John Sullivan YESOklahoma Republican
John Sweeney YESNew York Republican/Conservative
Tom Tancredo YESColorado Republican
Charles Taylor YESNorth Carolina Republican
Lee Terry YESNebraska Republican
Bill Thomas YESCalifornia Republican
Mac Thornberry YESTexas Republican
Todd Tiahrt YESKansas Republican (until 2010)
Pat Tiberi YESOhio Republican
Mike Turner YESOhio Republican
Fred Upton YESMichigan Republican
David Vitter YESLouisiana Republican (Until 2004)
Greg Walden YESOregon Republican
Jim Walsh YESNew York Rep./Ind. (Retiring 2008)
Zach Wamp YESTennessee Republican (until 2010)
Curt Weldon YESPennsylvania Republican
Jerry Weller YESIllinois Republican (Retiring 2008)
Ed Whitfield YESKentucky Republican
Roger Wicker YESMississippi Republican (Senate 2008)
Heather Wilson YESNew Mexico Republican (Senate 2008)
Joe Wilson YESSouth Carolina Republican
Frank Wolf YESVirginia Republican
Bill Young YESFlorida Republican
Don Young YESAlaska Republican



Independents voting on 2004-138

Marion Berry NOArkansas Former Democrat (until 2010)
Sanford Bishop YESGeorgia Former Democrat (until 2010)
John Boozman YESArkansas Former GOP (until 2010)
Allen Boyd YESFlorida Former Democrat (until 2010)
Ginny Brown-Waite YESFlorida Former GOP (until 2010)
Michael Castle YESDelaware Former GOP (until 2010)
Artur Davis YESAlabama Former Democrat (until 2010)
Lincoln Diaz-Balart YESFlorida Former GOP (until 2010)
Rahm Emanuel NOIllinois Former Democrat (until 2009)
Tom Feeney YESFlorida Former GOP
Tom Lantos NOCalifornia Former Democrat (until 2008)
John Linder YESGeorgia Former GOP (until 2010)
Jim Marshall YESGeorgia Former Democrat (until 2010)
Kendrick Meek YESFlorida Former Democrat (until 2010)
Adam Putnam YESFlorida Former GOP (until 2010)
George Radanovich YESCalifornia Former GOP (until 2010)
Bernie Sanders YESVermont Independent
Vic Snyder YESArkansas Former Democrat (until 2010)
Hilda Solis NOCalifornia Former Democrat (until 2009)
Ellen Tauscher YESCalifornia Former Democrat (until 2009)
Diane Watson NOCalifornia Former Democrat (until 2010)