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H.R. 1561 (109th): Childhood Adoption Act of 2005

To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to expand the incentives for adoption and to amend part E of title IV of the Social Security Act to increase adoptive incentive payments.

The bill’s titles are written by its sponsor.

Sponsor and status

Harold Ford Jr.

Sponsor. Representative for Tennessee's 9th congressional district. Democrat.

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Last Updated: Apr 12, 2005
Length: 8 pages

Apr 12, 2005
109th Congress, 2005–2006

Died in a previous Congress

This bill was introduced on April 12, 2005, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.


Apr 12, 2005

Bills and resolutions are referred to committees which debate the bill before possibly sending it on to the whole chamber.

H.R. 1561 (109th) was a bill in the United States Congress.

A bill must be passed by both the House and Senate in identical form and then be signed by the President to become law.

This bill was introduced in the 109th Congress, which met from Jan 4, 2005 to Dec 9, 2006. Legislation not enacted by the end of a Congress is cleared from the books.

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