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H.R. 3549 (115th): Savannah Hope Stillbirth Child Tax Credit Act

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About the bill

Every parent in America is eligible for a tax credit for their child — even a child who dies within minutes after birth. So what about for a child who dies during birth, or minutes before?


About 24,000 children are born stillborn each year in the U.S., meaning they’re dead from the time of birth. That represents about 1% of U.S. births each year.

Fortunately, that numbers has plummeted in recent decades, although any number above zero is still too high.

Any parent can claim the ...

Sponsor and status

Erik Paulsen

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

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Last Updated: Jul 28, 2017
Length: 3 pages
Jul 28, 2017
115th Congress, 2017–2019
Died in a previous Congress

This bill was introduced on July 28, 2017, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.



Jul 28, 2017

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H.R. 3549 (115th) 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 115th Congress, which met from Jan 3, 2017 to Jan 3, 2019. Legislation not enacted by the end of a Congress is cleared from the books.

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