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H.R. 1957: Taxpayer First Act of 2019

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To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to modernize and improve the Internal Revenue Service, and for other purposes.

The bill’s titles are written by its sponsor.

Sponsor and status

John Lewis

Sponsor. Representative for Georgia's 5th congressional district. Democrat.

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Last Updated: Apr 29, 2019
Length: 98 pages
Introduced
Mar 28, 2019
Status

Enacted Via Other Measures

Provisions of this bill were incorporated into other bills which were enacted, so there will not likely be further activity on this bill.

This bill was enacted as:

H.R. 3151: Taxpayer First Act
Enacted — Signed by the President on Jul 1, 2019. (compare text)
Prognosis
3% chance of being enacted according to Skopos Labs (details)
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Position statements

What legislators are saying

Rep. John Lewis Urges Appropriators to Amend Free File Policy Rider
    — Rep. John Lewis [D-GA5] (Sponsor) on May 7, 2019

Kelly, Lewis Legislation to Reform IRS Passes House of Representatives
    — Rep. Mike Kelly [R-PA16] (Co-sponsor) on Apr 9, 2019

House passes Collins bill to stop IRS abuse
    — Rep. Doug Collins [R-GA9] on Apr 9, 2019

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What stakeholders are saying

Institute for Spending Reform SpendingTracker.org estimates H.R. 1957 will save $215 million through 2029.

History

Mar 28, 2019
 
Introduced

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Apr 2, 2019
 
Considered by House Committee on Ways and Means

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Apr 9, 2019
 
Ordered Reported

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Apr 9, 2019
 
Passed House (Senate next)

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

H.R. 1957 is a bill in the United States Congress.

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