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Short Titles as Introduced

Improved Employment Outcomes for Foster Youth Act of 2016

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Official Title as Introduced

To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to include foster care transition youth as members of targeted groups for purposes of the work opportunity credit.


Actions Overview (1)

Date Actions Overview
09/07/2016Introduced in House

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Date All Actions
09/07/2016Referred to the House Committee on Ways and Means.
Action By: House of Representatives
09/07/2016Sponsor introductory remarks on measure. (CR: E1214)
Action By: House of Representatives
09/07/2016Introduced in House
Action By: House of Representatives

Cosponsors (6)

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CosponsorDate Cosponsored
Rep. Reichert, David G. [R-WA-8]* 09/07/2016
Rep. Doggett, Lloyd [D-TX-35]* 09/07/2016
Rep. Davis, Danny K. [D-IL-7]* 09/07/2016
Rep. Reed, Tom [R-NY-23]* 09/07/2016
Rep. Bass, Karen [D-CA-37] 09/08/2016
Rep. Cohen, Steve [D-TN-9] 12/02/2016

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House Ways and Means09/07/2016 Referred to

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Introduced in House (09/07/2016)

Improved Employment Outcomes for Foster Youth Act of 2016

This bill amends the Internal Revenue Code to expand the Work Opportunity Tax Credit (WOTC) to include the hiring of qualified foster care transition youth.

(The WOTC permits employers who hire individuals who are members of a targeted group [e.g., qualified veterans, ex-felons, SSI recipients] to claim a tax credit equal to a portion of the wages paid to those individuals.)

A "qualified foster care transition youth" is any individual who is certified by the designated local agency as: (1) not having attained age 27 as of the hiring date, and (2) as having been in foster care after attaining the younger of age 16 or the age specified in provisions of the Social Security Act related to the John H. Chafee Foster Care Independence Program.