A bill to change the tax code to allow deduction for spouse on business travel.
On January 15, 2009 a Senate bill was introduced by Senator Lindsey Graham of South Carolina ( R) which was referred to the Committee on Finance. There were two co-sponsors of this bill: Senator John Ensign of Nevada and Senator Mel Martinez of Florida.
To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to restore the deduction for the travel expenses of a taxpayer’s spouse who accompanies the taxpayer on business travel.
Republican Senator Lindsey Graham of South Carolina, born in 1955, has been in the Senate since 2002. Graham has also served in the House of Representatives. Grahams background revolves around military service. He served in both the Iraq and Afghanistan conflicts as a military attorney and advisor.
Co-sponsor of this bill is Republican John Ensign of Nevada, born 1958, has been in the Senate since 2001. Becoming a veterinarian in 1985, he then became a successful businessman, opening a 24-hour animal hospital in Las Vegas. In 2003, the Associated Press reported that Ensign was one of six Congressmen living in a Capitol Hill townhouse subsidized by The Family, a religious organization.
Co-Sponsor of this bill is Republican Mel Martinez of Florida, born 1946, who is currently serving his first term in the Senate. He served as former Secretary of Housing and Urban Development under President George W. Bush. Born in Cuba, he arrived in the U.S. at age 15.
S 261 <— full text of legislation
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