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February 8, 2019

Bills Introduced February 4-8, 2019

Abortion H.R. 956—Rep. Debbie Lesko (R-AZ)/Judiciary (2/4/19)—A bill to prohibit dismemberment abortions, and for other purposes. H.R. 962—Rep. Ann Wagner (R-MO)/Judiciary (2/5/19)—A bill to prohibit a health care practitioner from failing to exercise the proper degree of care in the case of a child who survives an abortion or attempted abortion. Human Trafficking S.410—Sen. Catherine...

Abortion · Family Planning/Reproductive Health · Human Trafficking · International · Miscellaneous · Tax Policy · Veterans · Violence Against Women

January 19, 2019

Bills Introduced, January 14-18, 2019

Abortion S. 119—Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL)/Judiciary (1/15/19)—A bill to prohibit taking minors across state lines in circumvention of laws requiring the involvement of parents in abortion decisions. S. 130—Sen. Ben Sasse (R-NE)/Judiciary (1/15/19)—A bill to prohibit a health care practitioner from failing to exercise the proper degree of care in the case of a child...

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December 21, 2017

Congress Passes Tax Bill

On December 20, Congress approved the conference report for H.R. 1, the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act. The Senate passed its version of the tax bill (S. 1) on December 1 (see The Source, 12/1/17); the House passed its version on November 16 (see The Source, 11/17/17). The conference report reconciled differences between the two...

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December 1, 2017

Senate Approves Tax Bill

On December 1, the Senate passed, 51-49, S. 1, the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act. As instructed by the FY2018 Budget Resolution (H. Con. Res. 71), on November 28, the Senate Budget Committee adopted, 12-11, legislation passed by the Senate Finance Committee on November 16. The House also passed its version of the tax bill...

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November 17, 2017

House, Senate Committee Advance Tax Legislation

House On November 16, the House approved, 227-205, H.R. 1, the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act. The bill cleared the House Ways and Means Committee on November 9 (see The Source, 11/10/17). In addition to consolidating individual tax brackets, the bill would increase the value of the child tax credit and establish nonrefundable non-child dependent...

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November 10, 2017

House Committee Approves Tax Reform Bill

On November 9, the House Ways and Means Committee approved, 24-16, H.R. 1, the Tax Cut and Jobs Act, as amended, sponsored by Rep. Kevin Brady (R-TX). The committee is advancing the legislation as instructed under H. Con. Res. 71, the FY2018 Budget Resolution, which contained reconciliation instructions for tax reform (see The Source, 10/27/17)....

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April 28, 2017

House Committee Approves Working Families Bill

On April 26, the House Education and the Workforce Committee approved, 22-16, H.R. 1180, the Working Families Flexibility Act, sponsored by Rep. Martha Roby (R-AL). The Subcommittee on Workforce Protections held a hearing on the bill on April 5 (see The Source, 4/7/17). The measure, as amended, would allow private sector employees to choose between...

Family Support · Tax Policy

March 18, 2016

Bill to Reform Child Tax Credit Eligibility Clears House Committee

On March 16, the House Ways and Means Committee approved, 21-15, H.R. 4722, a bill to require the inclusion of an individual’s Social Security Number (SSN) in order to claim the refundable portion of the Child Tax Credit (CTC), as amended. Current law permits taxpayers with SSNs and Individual Taxpayer Identification Numbers (individuals who are...

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December 18, 2015

Bill to Extend EITC, Child Tax Credit Clears Congress

On December 17, the House approved, 318-109, the Protecting Americans from Tax Hikes (PATH) Act, which would extend and make permanent several tax provisions, including provisions of the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) and the Child Tax Credit (CTC). On December 18, the Senate approved the measure, 65-33, which was combined, along with the FY2016...

Family Support · Tax Policy

January 23, 2015

First Woman Veteran in Senate Delivers GOP Response to State of the Union

On January 20, Sen. Joni Ernst (R-IA) delivered the Republican response to President Obama’s State of the Union address. Elected in the most recent election cycle, Sen. Ernst is a lieutenant colonel in the Iowa Army National Guard and recently commanded the largest battalion in Iowa. Before her election to the Senate, she served as...

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