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Congressman Rob Bishop

Representing the 1st District of Utah

Rep. Bishop Votes to Kill the Death Tax

April 16, 2015
Press Release

WASHINGTON—  The House voted today to repeal the Death Tax. Congressman Rob Bishop was a co-sponsor of this bill and voted in favor of its passage today. Congressman Bishop issued the following statement regarding the Death Tax Repeal Act of 2015

 "I voted to repeal the death tax today because it is an immoral double taxation. It hits grieving  families at the most tragic of times. One should not be required to pay a tax for dying. The death tax can force a farmer to sell land, equipment and property simply to pay the government after a loved one's death. While republicans are trying to do away with this unfair tax, President Obama is trying to increase it. The death tax hurts small business, small companies and small farmers. A family should be allowed to mourn when they lose a loved one, not forced to fill out another tax form."