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S. 1950 (116th): Strengthen Social Security by Taxing Dynastic Wealth Act

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A bill to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to return the estate, gift, and generation skipping transfer tax to 2009 levels, and for other purposes.

The bill’s titles are written by its sponsor.

Sponsor and status

Chris Van Hollen

Sponsor. Junior Senator for Maryland. Democrat.

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Last Updated: Jun 25, 2019
Length: 25 pages
Jun 25, 2019
116th Congress (2019–2021)
Died in a previous Congress

This bill was introduced on June 25, 2019, in a previous session of Congress, but it did not receive a vote.


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Jun 25, 2019

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

S. 1950 (116th) 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.

Bills numbers restart every two years. That means there are other bills with the number S. 1950. This is the one from the 116th Congress.

This bill was introduced in the 116th Congress, which met from Jan 3, 2019 to Jan 3, 2021. Legislation not passed by the end of a Congress is cleared from the books.

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