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H.R. 199 (ih) To protect children and other vulnerable subpopulations from exposure to certain environmental pollutants, and for other purposes. [Introduced in House] ...
108th CONGRESS 1st Session H. R. 1999 To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to expand the availability of the refundable tax credit for health insurance costs of eligible individuals and to extend the steel import licensing and monitoring program. _______________________________________________________________________ IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES May 7, 2003 Mr. Visclosky (for himself, Mr. English, Mr. Quinn, Mr. Kucinich, Mr. Murtha, Mr. Ney, Mr. Cardin, Mr. Oberstar, Mr. Brown of Ohio, Mr. Mollohan, Mr. LaHood, Mrs. Jones of Ohio, Ms. Hart, Mr. Stupak, Mr. Strickland, Mr. Levin, Mr. Dingell, Mr. Doyle, Mr. Rangel, Mr. Rahall, Mr. Lewis of Georgia, Mr. Spratt, Ms. Kaptur, Mr. Davis of Illinois, Mr. Shimkus, Mr. Jackson of Illinois, Mr. Costello, Mr. Lynch, Mr. Matsui, Mr. Hinchey, Mr. Frost, Mr. McGovern, Mr. Kennedy of Rhode Island, Mr. Grijalva, Mr. Holden, Mr. Towns, Mr. Thompson of California, Mr. Ryan of Ohio, Mr. Israel, Mr. Abercrombie, Mr. Wynn, Mr. Conyers, Ms. Corrine Brown of Florida, Mr. Cummings, Ms. Hooley of Oregon, Ms. Millender-McDonald, Mr. Pallone, Mr. Ruppersberger, Mr. Sanders, Mr. Olver, Mr. Baca, Mr. Langevin, Mr. McNulty, Mr. Engel, Ms. Norton, Ms. Berkley, Mr. Green of Texas, Mrs. Christensen, Mr. Matheson, Ms. Carson of Indiana, Mr. Michaud, Mr. Kildee, Mr. Reyes, Ms. McCarthy of Missouri, Mr. Allen, Ms. Woolsey, Mr. Evans, Mr. Cramer, Mr. Filner, Ms. Roybal-Allard, Mr. Gutierrez, Ms. Baldwin, Mr. Bishop of Georgia, Mr. Payne, Ms. Kilpatrick, and Mr. Thompson of Mississippi) introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Ways and Means _______________________________________________________________________ A BILL To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to expand the availability of the refundable tax credit for health insurance costs of eligible individuals and to extend the steel import licensing and monitoring program. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, SECTION 1. SHORT TITLE. This Act may be cited as the ``Health Care Tax Credit Enhancement for Workers and Steel Security Act of 2003''. SEC. 2. HEALTH CARE TAX CREDIT ENHANCEMENT. (a) Decrease in Age Eligibility Requirement.--Subparagraph (A) of section 35(c)(4) of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 (defining eligible PBGC pension recipient) is amended by striking ``age 55'' and inserting ``age 50''. (b) Repeal of 3-Month Requirement of Existing Coverage.--Clause (i) of section 35(e)(2)(B) of such Code (defining qualifying individual) is amended by striking ``9801(c)'' and inserting ``9801(c) (prior to the employment separation necessary to attain the status of an eligible individual)''. (c) Eligibility of Spouse of Certain Individuals Entitled to Medicare.--Subsection (b) of section 35 of such Code (defining eligible coverage month) is amended by adding at the end the following: ``(3) Special rule for spouse of individual entitled to Medicare.--Any month which would be an eligible coverage month with respect to a taxpayer (determined without regard to subsection (f)(2)(A)) shall be an eligible coverage month for any spouse of such taxpayer.''. (d) Effective Date.--The amendments made by this section shall apply as if included in the amendments made by section 201 of the Trade Adjustment Assistance Reform Act of 2002. SEC. 3. MAINTENANCE OF STEEL IMPORT LICENSING AND MONITORING PROGRAM. (a) Maintenance of Program.--The steel import licensing and monitoring program established by the Secretary of the Treasury and the Secretary of Commerce pursuant to the Memorandum signed by the President on March 5, 2002 (67 Fed. Reg. 10593 through 10597) (pursuant to the authority of the President under section 203(g) of the Trade Act of 1974), shall, notwithstanding any other action taken by the President under section 203 of the Trade Act of 1974 concerning the steel products described in the Memorandum, remain in effect until not later than March 6, 2010. In carrying out the program in accordance with the preceding sentence, the Secretary of the Treasury and the Secretary of Commerce shall expand the program to include all iron and steel, and all articles of iron or steel, described in chapters 72 and 73 of the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States. (b) Additional Authority.--The Secretary of the Treasury and the Secretary of Commerce are hereby authorized and directed to take such actions as are necessary to maintain or expand as necessary and appropriate the operation of the program described in subsection (a). <all>
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