Thank you for deciding to take the next steps necessary to help promote the Enrolled Agents Credential Act. With your help, we can get the congressional support needed to give the EA credential the credit it deserves. If you have not had the chance to read the bill or our emails asking you to contact your elected representatives to ask them to support and co-sponsor the bill, we encourage you to do so.
The text of the bill can be found on THOMAS, the Library of Congress’ legislative research website. The text of the two companion bills is identical. The language of H.R. 2313 can be found here, while the bill text of S. 1134 can be found here. You may check THOMAS periodically to check the status of the bill in its respective chamber. You can also monitor which representatives and senators have co-sponsored the legislation as it moves forward and builds momentum. You can do all of this by visiting THOMAS and typing in “enrolled agents” in the search box. You should see the two companion bills after performing your search.
Here is what you can also do to help your profession:
- Write your representative and both of your senators and ask them to co-sponsor the Enrolled Agents Credential Act. Here’s how you do that:
1.) Visit the CongressMerge website, type your address into the appropriate fields and click the "Submit It" button.
2.) After submitting your address, you should see all three of your elected representatives. To the right, you will see phone and fax numbers and an email contact form hosted on each of their congressional websites. Click on those links one-after-the-other until you have contacted all of them.
3.) In your email to your representative in the House, ask your representative to support and co-sponsor H.R. 2313. In your emails to both of your senators, please ask them to co-sponsor S. 1134.
- If you find that your representative or senator is an original sponsor or co-sponsor, please write to thank your legislator for his/her leadership on an issue of great importance to you.
Please take a minute to protect enrolled agents and strengthen the profession by contacting your elected representatives and asking them to support the Enrolled Agents Credential Act of 2013.
Elizabeth "Betsey" Buckingham, EA
National Association of Enrolled Agents