Daily Leader
10:00 a.m.: Morning Hour
12:00 p.m.: Legislative Business

Fifteen “One Minutes”
5:00 – 5:30 p.m. 5:30 – 6:00 p.m.
H.Res. 830 – Rule providing for consideration of H.R. 5192 – Protecting Children from Identity Theft Act, as amended (Rep. Curbelo – Ways and Means) (One hour of debate).  The Rule Committee has recommended a closed Rule that provides for one hour of general debate equally divided and controlled by the Chair and Ranking Member of the Committee on Ways and Means.  The Rule allows one motion to recommit, with or without instructions, and waives all points of order against the legislation.

Suspensions (10 bills)
  1. H.R. 2905 – Justice for Victims of IRS Scams and Identity Theft Act of 2018, as amended (Rep. Young (IA) – Judiciary)
  2. H.R. 4403 – Moving Americans Privacy Protection Act, as amended (Rep. Denham – Ways and Means)
  3. H.R. 5440 – To require notice from the Secretary of the Treasury in the case of any closure of Taxpayer Assistance Center (Rep. Handel – Ways and Means)
  4. H.R. 5446 – To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to restrict the immediate sale of seized property by the Secretary to perishable goods, as amended (Rep. Ferguson – Ways and Means)
  5. H.R. 5438 – To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to allow officers and employees of the Department of the Treasury to provide to taxpayers information regarding low-income taxpayer clinics, as amended (Rep. Holding – Ways and Means)
  6. H.R. 5437 – To require the Secretary of the Treasury to establish a program for the issuance of identity protection personal identification numbers, as amended (Rep. Paulsen – Ways and Means)
  7. H.R. 5439 – To provide for a single point of contact at the Internal Revenue Service for the taxpayers who are victims of tax-related identity theft, as amended (Rep. Renacci – Ways and Means)
  8. H.R. 5443 – To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to require electronic filing of the annual returns of exempt organizations and provide for making such returns available for public inspection, as amended (Rep. Kelly (PA) – Ways and Means)
  9. H.R. 2901 – To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to make permanent Volunteer Income Tax Assistance matching grant program (Rep. Curbelo – Ways and Means)
  10. H.R. 1512 – Social Security Child Protection Act of 2018, as amended (Rep. Marchant – Ways and Means)
H.R. 5192Protecting Children from Identity Theft Act, as amended (Rep. Curbelo – Ways and Means) (One hour of debate).  This bipartisan legislation helps to reduce identity theft by expanding and streamlining the verification system the Social Security Administration (SSA) uses to match a person’s social security number with their name through an outside party, such as a bank.  This bill also permits electronic consent to use this system.

These measures will make it harder for criminals to use social security numbers, frequently the social security numbers of children, with fake names to create “synthetic identities” in order to defraud financial institutions, the government and other individuals. 

H.R. 5192 passed out of the Ways and Means Committee by a vote of 38 to 0.
Bill Text for H.R. 5192:
PDF Version

Background for H.R. 5192:
House Report (HTML Version)
House Report (PDF Version)


The GOP Leadership has announced the following schedule for Wednesday, April 18: The House will meet at 12:00 p.m. for legislative business.  The House is expected to consider H.R. 5444 – Taxpayer First Act (Rep. Jenkins – Ways and Means) (Subject to a Rule) and H.R. 5445 – 21st Century IRS Act (Rep. Bishop (MI) – Ways and Means) (Subject to a Rule).
“The new NBC News/Wall Street Journal poll shows that the tax-cut law, never broadly popular, has sagged in public esteem lately. Just 27 percent of Americans call it a good idea, down from 30 percent in January. A 36 percent plurality call it a bad idea… Moreover, a majority gives thumbs-down on the plan when asked to consider its potential effects… 53 percent foresee a negative impact from higher deficits and disproportionate benefits for the wealthy and big corporations.”

    -     CNBC, 4/16/2018