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Rep. Gerald Weller
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Illinois
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Amends part A (Temporary Assistance for Needy Families) (TANF) of title IV of the Social Security Act to eliminate the separate work participation rate requirements for two-parent families.
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Amends the Internal Revenue Code to qualify new flexible fuel hybrid motor vehicles for the alternative motor vehicle tax credit through December 31, 2016, subject to a phaseout for vehicles sold after 2011. Defines "new flexible fuel hybrid motor vehicle" as a qualified hybrid motor vehicle which is capable of operating on an alternative fuel, on gasoline, and on any blend thereof, and which is certified by the Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency to have achieved a certain level of city fuel economy using E-85 ethanol fuel.
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Makes provisions of the Economic Growth and Tax Relief Reconciliation Act of 2001 that eliminate the marriage penalty in the standard deduction, the 15-percent tax bracket, and the earned income tax credit, permanent.
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Amends the Internal Revenue Code to allow accelerated cost recovery (i.e., a seven-year recovery period) for ethanol or biodiesel refining property. Defines "ethanol or biodiesel refining property" as property used to produce biodiesel and property used to produce ethanol other than from petroleum, natural gas, or coal (including lignite).
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Amends the Internal Revenue Code to: (1) make permanent the tax credit for producing electricity from certain renewable resources; and (2) redefine "Indian coal production facility" for purposes of the credit as a facility that produces Indian coal (thus eliminating certain requirements for and limits on the tax credit for electricity produced by such facility).
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Affirmation of the United States Record on the Armenian Genocide Resolution - Calls upon the President: (1) to ensure that U.S. foreign policy reflects appropriate understanding and sensitivity concerning issues related to human rights, ethnic cleansing, and genocide documented in the U.S. record relating to the Armenian Genocide and the consequences of the failure to realize a just resolution; and (2) in the President's annual message commemorating the Armenian Genocide to characterize the systematic and deliberate annihilation of 1.5 million Armenians as genocide, and to recall the proud history of U.S. intervention in opposition to the Armenian Genocide.
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Establishes the House Select Committee on POW and MIA Affairs.
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Authorizes the President Pro Tempore of the Senate and the Speaker of the House of Representatives to make appropriate arrangements for the presentation, on behalf of Congress, of a gold medal of appropriate design to comedian Jerry Lewis in recognition of his outstanding service to the Nation.
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