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S. 698 (116th): Child Tax Credit Equity for Puerto Rico Act of 2019

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A bill to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to provide equitable treatment for residents of Puerto Rico with respect to the refundable portion of the child tax credit and to provide the same treatment to families in Puerto Rico with one child or two children that is currently provided to island families with three or more children.

The bill’s titles are written by its sponsor.

Sponsor and status

Robert “Bob” Menendez

Sponsor. Senior Senator for New Jersey. Democrat.

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Last Updated: Mar 7, 2019
Length: 2 pages
Mar 7, 2019
116th Congress (2019–2021)
Died in a previous Congress

This bill was introduced on March 7, 2019, in a previous session of Congress, but it did not receive a vote.


Position statements

What legislators are saying

Senadores Menéndez y Rubio Instan al Liderazgo del Senado a Incluir Ley Bipartita del Crédito Contributivo para Menores de Edad en Puerto Rico en el Próximo Paquete de Ayuda
    — Sen. Robert “Bob” Menendez [D-NJ] (Sponsor) on Jun 3, 2020

English/Espaol: Rubio, Menendez Urge Senate Leadership to Include Bipartisan Child Tax Credit Equity for Puerto Rico Act in Next Relief Package
    — Sen. Marco Rubio [R-FL] (Co-sponsor) on Jun 4, 2020

Rubio, Menendez Instan Al Liderazgo Del Senado A Incluir Ley Bipartita Del Crdito Contributivo Para Menores De Edad En Puerto Rico En El Prximo Paquete De Ayuda
    — Sen. Marco Rubio [R-FL] (Co-sponsor) on Jun 4, 2020

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Mar 7, 2019

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

S. 698 (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. 698. 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 enacted by the end of a Congress is cleared from the books.

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