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H.R.3393: Student and Family Tax Simplification Act

About this Bill

This bill was introduced in the 113th Congress
This bill is primarily about taxation
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Sponsor Diane Black, R-Tenn.
Total Cosponsors 1 (All Democrats)
Introduced Oct. 30, 2013
Latest Major Action July 29, 2014
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  • Bill introduced in the House   
  • Bill passed in the House   
  • Bill passed in the Senate   
  • Bill signed into law

Bill Summary

Title I: Student and Family Tax Simplification Act - Student and Family Tax Simplification Act - (Sec. 102) Amends the Internal Revenue Code to provide for an American Opportunity Tax Credit, in lieu of the current Hope Scholarship and Lifetime Learning tax credits and the tax deduction for qualified tuition and related expenses, that provides for each eligible student (i.e., a student who meets certain requirements of the Higher Education Act of 1965 and who is carrying at least 1/2 the normal full-time course load) a credit of 100% of up to $2,000 of qualified tuition and related expenses (i.e., tuition, fees, and course materials, excluding expenses for courses involving sports, games, or hobbies or for expenses unrelated to academic instruction), plus 25% of so much of such expenses as exceeds $2,000, but not more than $4,000. Makes up to $1,500 of such credit refundable. Modifies the phaseout of such credit based on taxpayer modified adjusted gross income by...

(Source: Congressional Research Service)

Bill Actions

Date Description
July 29, 2014 Read the second time. Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under General Orders. Calendar No. 493.
July 28, 2014 Received in the Senate. Read the first time. Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under Read the First Time.
July 24, 2014 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
July 24, 2014

On passage Passed by the Yeas and Nays: 227 - 187 (Roll no. 449).

July 24, 2014

On motion to recommit with instructions Failed by the Yeas and Nays: 195 - 219 (Roll no. 448).

July 24, 2014 The previous question on the motion to recommit with instructions was ordered without objection. (consideration: CR H6790)
July 24, 2014 DEBATE - The House proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Sinema motion to recommit with instructions, pending reservation of a point of order. Subsequently, the point of order was withdrawn. The instructions contained in the motion seek to require the bill to be reported back to the House with an amendment to require the Secretary of the Treasury to provide a table for student loan borrowers in any publication related to the underlying bill. That table shall illustrate their current monthly payments for higher education loans and the amount that they would pay for that same loan had they been able to benefit from the lower interest rates that would go into effect if H.R. 4582, Bank on Students Emergency Loan Refinancing Act, were passed.
July 24, 2014 Ms. Sinema moved to recommit with instructions to the Committee on Ways and Means. (consideration: CR H6789-6790; text: CR H6789)
July 24, 2014 The previous question was ordered pursuant to the rule. (consideration: CR H6789)
July 24, 2014 DEBATE - The House proceeded with one hour of debate on H.R. 3393.
July 24, 2014 The rule provides for the consideration of H.R. 3393 and H.R. 4935 under a closed rule.
July 24, 2014 Considered under the provisions of rule H. Res. 680. (consideration: CR H6779-6791; text of amendment in the nature of a substitute: CR H6779-6780)
July 23, 2014 Rules Committee Resolution H. Res. 680 Reported to House. The rule provides for the consideration of H.R. 3393 and H.R. 4935 under a closed rules.
July 17, 2014 Placed on the Union Calendar, Calendar No. 392.
July 17, 2014 Reported (Amended) by the Committee on Ways and Means. H. Rept. 113-526.
June 25, 2014 Ordered to be Reported in the Nature of a Substitute (Amended) by the Yeas and Nays: 22 - 13.
June 25, 2014 Committee Consideration and Mark-up Session Held.
Oct. 30, 2013 Referred to the House Committee on Ways and Means.