S. 2650: United States Appreciation for Olympians and Paralympians Act


Mar 8, 2016


Passed Senate on Jul 12, 2016

This bill passed in the Senate on July 12, 2016 and goes to the House next for consideration.


John Thune

Senior Senator from South Dakota



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Last Updated: Jul 12, 2016
Length: 4 pages


29% chance of being enacted (details)

About the bill

Full Title

A bill to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to exclude from gross income any prizes or awards won in competition in the Olympic Games or the Paralympic Games.

The bill’s titles are written by its sponsor.


With 46 golds, 37 silvers, and 38 bronzes, the U.S. won by far the most Olympic medals in Brazil earlier this month. Americans cheered on to victory such home-country gold medal winners as swimmer Michael Phelps, swimmer Katie Ledecky, and gymnast Simone Biles. But now their Olympic medals are about to be taxed, unless a new bill in Congress ...

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Mar 8, 2016

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Jul 12, 2016
Passed Senate

The bill was passed in a vote in the Senate. It goes to the House next. The vote was by Unanimous Consent so no record of individual votes was made.

Passed House

Signed by the President

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