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.
The bill’s titles are written by its sponsor.
Sponsor and status
Sponsor. Representative for Texas's 3rd congressional district. Republican.
Last Updated: Feb 6, 2013
Length: 6 pages
113th Congress (2013–2015)
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)
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
Feb 6, 2013
Bills and resolutions are referred to committees which debate the bill before possibly sending it on to the whole chamber.
May 14, 2015
Reintroduced Bill — Introduced
This activity took place on a related bill, H.R. 2334 (114th).
Mar 16, 2016
Reintroduced Bill — Ordered Reported
This activity took place on a related bill, H.R. 4722 (114th).
Apr 26, 2017
Reintroduced Bill — Introduced
This activity took place on a related bill, H.R. 2149 (115th).
H.R. 556 (113th) was a bill in the United States Congress.
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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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