WASHINGTON, D.C. – (CBS) – House Speaker Nancy Pelosi held a bill enrollment ceremony for the Taxpayer First Act on Friday.
Speaker Pelosi praised the bipartisan effort in the crafting and passage of the legislation. She was surrounded by democratic and Republican House members while signing the bill this morning.
Lawmakers say the Taxpayer First Act is a major achievement for under-served communities and people with disabilities.
It protects them from debt collectors and helps them prepare their tax returns. The bill also includes steps to pinpoint and protect people from identity theft.
The bill is now headed to the Senate.