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S. 698: 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)

Introduced on Mar 7, 2019

This bill is in the first stage of the legislative process. It was introduced into Congress on March 7, 2019. It will typically be considered by committee next before it is possibly sent on to the House or Senate as a whole.

3% chance of being enacted according to Skopos Labs (details)

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

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S. 698 is a bill in the United States Congress.

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