Vote Explanations

  • Why I voted Yes on H.R. 1105

    I voted “Yes” on H.R. 1105, the Death Tax Repeal Act of 2015. The federal estate tax, better known as the death tax, is currently set at maximum level of 40 percent with a $5.4 million exemption amount for individuals. This tax occurs on the occasion...

  • Why I voted Yes on H.R. 622

    I voted “Yes” on H.R. 622, the State and Local Sales Tax Deduction Fairness Act. Beginning in 2005, taxpayers in states that did not have state income taxes could take an itemized federal deduction for state and local sales taxes in lieu of the deduc...

  • Why I voted Yes on H.R. 1562

    I voted “Yes” on H.R. 1562, the Contracting and Tax Accountability Act. The Government Accountability Office has reported that federal contracts have been awarded to thousands of companies that owe more than $5 billion in taxes. H.R. 1562 would prohi...

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Recent News

  • Hanna Calls for New Federal Aviation Bill, Outlines Priorities

    Long-term bill could upgrade Griffiss, boost NUAIR ROME, N.Y. – U.S. Representative Richard Hanna, R-Barneveld, today spoke at Griffiss International Airport about the need for Congress to pass a new, long-term federal aviation bill that would aid up...

  • Hanna, N.Y. Mills Fourth Graders Celebrate ‘Read Across America Day’

    National Education Association marks Dr. Seuss’ birthday, encourages the joy of reading NEW YORK MILLS, N.Y. – U.S. Representative Richard Hanna and fourth grade students at New York Mills Elementary School joined millions of their peers today to cel...

  • Hanna, Kind Introduce ‘Start Saving Sooner Act’

    Launched during ‘America Saves Week,’ bill encourages people to start saving from birth WASHINGTON – U.S. Representative Richard Hanna (R-NY) and U.S. Representative Ron Kind (D-WI) today introduced a bill that makes it easier for young Americans to ...

  • Hanna Reminds People to Beware of Tax Scams

    Taxpayers should be on high alert for phone scams, criminals pretending to be the IRS WASHINGTON – U.S. Representative Richard Hanna is reminding people to beware of beware of phone calls from individuals claiming to represent the Internal Revenue Se...

  • Hanna to Host Purple Heart Veteran at State of the Union

    New Hartford resident Ernest W. Weeks IV to join Hanna at the Capitol WASHINGTON – U.S. Representative Richard Hanna tonight will host a retired U.S. Army sergeant in Washington to hear President Barack Obama deliver his sixth State of the Union Addr...

  • Hanna, Hahn Introduce Bill to Finance Local Infrastructure Projects

    Bill will establish state infrastructure banks, maximize effectiveness of federal dollars WASHINGTON– U.S. Representatives Richard Hanna (R-NY) and Janice Hahn (D-CA) introduced a bill that would re-establish state infrastructure banks to help fund l...

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