The Home School Court Report
VOLUME XV, NUMBER 5
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SEPTEMBER / OCTOBER 1999
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Cover Story
Ninth Circuit Upholds Family Privacy and Parental Authority

Special Features
United We Stand

Two from Washington

National Center Reports
Children Tax ID Act Moves Forward

President Vetoes Tax Relief

Navy Fills Quota

Home Educated Athletes

Across the States
State by State

Regular Features
Press Clippings

Active Cases

Prayer and Praise

President’s Page

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Freedom Watch
Children Tax ID Act Moves Forward

Congressmen John Hostettler (R-IN) and Bill Goodling (R-PA) have gained 21 cosponsors for their Children Tax ID Alternative Act (H.R. 2494). Under the bill, parents with a religious objection will no longer be required to obtain Social Security numbers for their children to claim them as dependents on federal income taxes. (For details, see July/August ‘99 Court Report.)

Although H.R. 2494 was not part of the Tax Refund and Relief Act just vetoed by the president, Congressmen Hostettler and Goodling are looking for an opportunity to resubmit their bill as an amendment to the tax reform package being revised by Congress.

In July, National Center for Home Education staff lobbied 58 congressional offices, mostly House Ways and Means Committee members, and obtained many promises of support for Children Tax ID Alternative Act.

Time is short to get the act into this year’s budget bill. Please continue to pray and ask your congressman to cosponsor H.R. 2494.