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S. 2018 (115th): American Family Act of 2017

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A bill to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to make the child tax credit fully refundable, establish an increased child tax credit for young children, and for other purposes.

The bill’s titles are written by its sponsor.

Sponsor and status

Michael Bennet

Sponsor. Senior Senator for Colorado. Democrat.

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Last Updated: Oct 26, 2017
Length: 11 pages
Oct 26, 2017
115th Congress, 2017–2019
Died in a previous Congress

This bill was introduced on October 26, 2017, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.


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Oct 26, 2017

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

Mar 22, 2018
Considered by Senate Committee on Finance

A committee held a hearing or business meeting about the bill.

Apr 11, 2018
Considered by Senate Committee on the Budget

A committee held a hearing or business meeting about the bill.

S. 2018 (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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