H.R.5444: Taxpayer First Act

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Taxpayer First Act This bill amends the Internal Revenue Code to modify the organizational structure, enforcement procedures, and services of the Internal Revenue Service (IRS). The bill establishes within the IRS the Independent Office of Appeals to resolve tax controversies and review administrative decisions. With respect to the services provided to taxpayers, the bill requires the IRS to: submit to Congress a customer service...

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Date Description
April 19, 2018
Received in the Senate and Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance.
April 18, 2018

On passage Passed by the Yeas and Nays: 414 - 0 (Roll no. 146).

April 18, 2018
Considered as unfinished business.
April 18, 2018
Considered under the provisions of rule H. Res. 831.
April 18, 2018

On passage Passed by the Yeas and Nays: 414 - 0 (Roll no. 146). (text: CR H3411-3416)

April 18, 2018
Considered as unfinished business. (consideration: CR H3429)
April 18, 2018
Considered under the provisions of rule H. Res. 831. (consideration: CR H3411-3422)
April 18, 2018
Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 831, the text of H.R. 2901, H.R. 5437, H.R. 5438, H.R. 5439, H.R. 5440, H.R. 5443, H.R. 5445, and H.R. 5446, all as passed by the House, were appended to the end of the engrossment of H.R. 5444 as new matter.
April 18, 2018
Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
April 18, 2018
POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on H.R. 5444, the Chair put the question on passage of the bill, and by voice vote, announced that the ayes had prevailed. Ms. Jenkins (KS) demanded the yeas and nays and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the question of passage of H.R. 5444 until later in the legislative day.
April 18, 2018
The previous question was ordered pursuant to the rule.
April 18, 2018
DEBATE - The House proceeded with one hour of debate on H.R. 5444.
April 18, 2018
Rule provides for consideration of both H.R. 5444 and H.R. 5445 under closed rules with one hour of debate equally divided and controlled by the Chair and Ranking Member of the Committee on Ways and Means for each measure. Rule also provides for one motion to recommit with or without instructions for each measure.
April 16, 2018
Rules Committee Resolution H. Res. 831 Reported to House. Rule provides for consideration of H.R. 5444 and H.R. 5445. Rule provides for consideration of both H.R. 5444 and H.R. 5445 under closed rules with one hour of debate equally divided and controlled by the Chair and Ranking Member of the Committee on Ways and Means for each measure. Rule also provides for one motion to recommit with or without instructions for each measure.
April 13, 2018
Placed on the Union Calendar, Calendar No. 488.
April 13, 2018

Committee on Financial Services discharged.

April 13, 2018
Reported (Amended) by the Committee on Ways and Means. H. Rept. 115-637, Part I.
April 11, 2018
Ordered to be Reported (Amended) by Voice Vote.
April 11, 2018
Committee Consideration and Mark-up Session Held.
April 10, 2018
Referred to the Committee on Ways and Means, and in addition to the Committee on Financial Services, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker, in each case for consideration of such provisions as fall within the jurisdiction of the committee concerned.
April 10, 2018

Introduced in the House by Lynn Jenkins (R-Kan.)

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