"Americans pay more in taxes than they do on their own basic necessities, and the annual filing is always costly and time consuming," he added. "A receipt is the least the government can do to show taxpayers where their dollars are going."

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Brown introduced the Taxpayer Receipt act, S. 437, last year with Sen. Bill NelsonBill NelsonUnited explains passenger removal to senators Overnight Cybersecurity: Ex-officials warn 'Buy American' might harm Pentagon cybersecurity | Chair nudges Trump on cyber order | House gets security training Cruz looks to boost space industry MORE (D-Fla.). But while the bill picked up three sponsors — Sens. Tim JohnsonTim JohnsonCourt ruling could be game changer for Dems in Nevada Bank lobbyists counting down to Shelby’s exit Former GOP senator endorses Clinton after Orlando shooting MORE (D-S.D.), Herb Kohl (D-Wis.), and Lisa MurkowskiLisa MurkowskiTrump’s Army pick faces tough confirmation fight Republican Sen. Collins considering run for Maine governor in 2018 Alaska senators push bill to allow Arctic drilling MORE (R-Alaska) — it never advanced in the Senate Finance Committee, which has jurisdiction over the bill.

The pending April 17 tax deadline has prompted other tax-related bills this week, including one from Sen. Sherrod BrownSherrod BrownDems crowd primaries to challenge GOP reps Battle begins over Wall Street rules Congress nears deal on help for miners MORE (D-Ohio) that would increase penalties against people who commit tax fraud, and Sen. John CornynJohn CornynMcConnell: Senate will pass short-term funding bill to avoid shutdown The Hill's 12:30 Report Overnight Defense: US moving missile defense system to South Korea | Dems want justification for Syria strike | Army pick pushes back against critics of LGBT record MORE (R-Texas) has proposed a small-business taxpayer bill of rights.

The tax deadline was pushed back to April 17 this year because the April 15, usually Tax Day, falls on a holiday, and April 16 is a holiday in the District of Columbia.