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H.R. 5006: Child Tax Credit for Pregnant Moms Act of 2018

About the bill

December’s tax reform law doubled the child tax credit from $1,000 to $2,000. But should expectant parents get a similar tax credit too?

What the bill does

The Child Tax Credit for Pregnant Moms Act would establish the country’s first tax credit for expectant parents.

This is done by adding the phrase “The term ‘qualifying child’ includes an unborn child for any taxable year” to the tax code. Since the exact amount isn’t specified in the bill, that means it would be equal to the ...

Sponsor and status

Mark Meadows

Sponsor. Representative for North Carolina's 11th congressional district. Republican.

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Last Updated: Feb 13, 2018
Length: 3 pages

Feb 13, 2018


Introduced on Feb 13, 2018

This bill is in the first stage of the legislative process. It was introduced into Congress on February 13, 2018. It will typically be considered by committee next before it is possibly sent on to the House or Senate as a whole.


2% chance of being enacted according to Skopos Labs (details)


Feb 13, 2018

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

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Passed House (Senate next)

Passed Senate

Signed by the President

H.R. 5006 is 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.

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