While NH-01's Guinta sides with the majority to eliminate it, NH-02's Kuster votes to keep it.
(April 16, 2015) - Congressman Frank Guinta (NH-01) voted with the majority today to eliminate the Estate Tax, also known as the "Death Tax." The legislation passed the House of Representatives 240-179. While some Democrats did join with the majority, Congresswoman Annie Kuster (NH-02) was not one of them. She voted to support it.
Derek Dufresne, spokesman for Citizens for a Strong New Hampshire, released the following statement:
"Congressman Guinta, along with a majority in the House of Representatives, have properly recognized that the Death Tax is one of the most onerous and unjust taxes on the books. We applaud him and his colleagues who voted today to kill it.
"In contrast, Congresswoman Kuster clearly believes it is fair to tax the money in a person's estate despite the fact it has already been taxed over the lifetime that it was earned. She thinks it is good policy to support a tax that encourages family-owned businesses and farms to be broken up rather than passed onto another generation. Considering her record, we aren't surprised by her vote, but once again Congresswoman Kuster has sided with extreme liberals rather than the good of her constituents."