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S. 2420 (115th): Child Tax Credit for Pregnant Moms Act of 2018

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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

Steve Daines

Sponsor. Junior Senator for Montana. Republican.

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Last Updated: Feb 13, 2018
Length: 3 pages
Feb 13, 2018
115th Congress, 2017–2019
Died in a previous Congress

This bill was introduced on February 13, 2018, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.



Feb 13, 2018

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

S. 2420 (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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