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H.R. 556 (113th): Refundable Child Tax Credit Eligibility Verification Reform Act of 2013

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To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to require individuals to include their social security numbers on the income tax return as a condition of claiming the refundable portion of the child tax credit, and for other purposes.

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Sponsor and status

Sam Johnson

Sponsor. Representative for Texas's 3rd congressional district. Republican.

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Last Updated: Feb 6, 2013
Length: 6 pages
Feb 6, 2013
113th Congress (2013–2015)
Died in a previous Congress

This bill was introduced on February 6, 2013, in a previous session of Congress, but it did not receive a vote.

Although this bill was not enacted, its provisions could have become law by being included in another bill. It is common for legislative text to be introduced concurrently in multiple bills (called companion bills), re-introduced in subsequent sessions of Congress in new bills, or added to larger bills (sometimes called omnibus bills).


67 Cosponsors (67 Republicans)


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What legislators are saying

House to take up Johnson measure to deter illegal immigration, root out fraud and abuse
    — Rep. Sam Johnson [R-TX3, 1991-2018] (Sponsor) on Jul 18, 2014

Harry Reid Plays Politics with Taxpayer Dollars, Hides from His Record
    — Rep. Sam Johnson [R-TX3, 1991-2018] (Sponsor) on Jan 10, 2014

Johnson joins effort to protect veterans, prevent rampant child tax credit fraud
    — Rep. Sam Johnson [R-TX3, 1991-2018] (Sponsor) on Jan 9, 2014

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Feb 6, 2013

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

H.R. 556 (113th) 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.

Bills numbers restart every two years. That means there are other bills with the number H.R. 556. This is the one from the 113th Congress.

This bill was introduced in the 113th Congress, which met from Jan 3, 2013 to Jan 2, 2015. Legislation not passed by the end of a Congress is cleared from the books.

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