Federal Legislation
October 24, 2007

H.R. 3831—‘Family Tax Relief Act of 2007’

Action Requested:
HSLDA is monitoring this legislation and will send out updates as the bill moves in Congress.

Background:
The “Family Tax Relief Act of 2007” was written to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 in order to make improvements to the child tax credit. This amendment will increase the child tax credit by $200 per child, from $1,000 to $1,200. This amendment would serve to increase the benefit given to parents on a child by child basis. In addition, this amendment is not subject to the sunset provision, making it a permanent change to the Internal Revenue Code.

Introduced: 10/15/2007—Introduced in the House and referred to the House Ways and Means Committee.

Status:

10/15/2007Referred to the House Committee on Education and Labor

Sponsor:
Congressman Phil English (R-PA)

Cosponsors: http://thomas.loc.gov/cgi-bin/bdquery/z?d110:HR03831:@@@P (4)

Bill Summary and Status: http://thomas.loc.gov/cgi-bin/bdquery/z?d110:h.r.03831:

HSLDA's Position:
Support